By Joel Alicea
East’s 2017 Varsity football season is nearing its end with a current record of 2-5. And although this season hasn’t been the most successful season for our Varsity football team, it was a very productive season.
The team got off to a bad start. Coach Erick Mundorff said, “We had a season of ups and downs. We played a tough schedule and we underachieved against some better teams. We were young and some guys lacked experience of playing football at the high school level.” Senior Varsity football player James Rivera said, “The experiences I have learned is that a team is not a team when everyone doesn’t play as a unit.” Chemistry is a big component of playing as a team. It was clear that at the beginning of the season, chemistry wasn’t good amongst the players and it led to a bad start. As chemistry started to build, they came together and began to win games.
Despite the ups and downs they had throughout the course of the season, Mr. Mundorff and the coaching staff have developed a plan to improve for next year. They have some new offensive plays that will help them. Mundorff said, “This will make our team more successful and more versatile.”
As film composer John Powell once said, “The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.” Even though this season was tough, the players and coaches all learned from their mistakes and are ready to change and improve for next year.