Marching Band Leads Parade; Varsity Football Tops Curtis
By RREZE KADRIJAJ and
The marching band led a parade of students and staff from the school to Midwood Field on Saturday, November 17, to see the boys varisty football team take on Staten Island’s Curtis High School in the playoffs.
The varsity football team, led by Head Coach Anthony Odita and Assistant Coach Jonathan Skelly, beat Curtis High School 28-18, raising Midwood’s record to 8-1. Midwood was able to break Curtis’s three game winning streak.
Running back Tyler Bartholomew ’19 ran for over 150 yards and two touchdowns.
On the defensive side of the ball, Jack Lou ’19 had a 99 yard fumble return for a touchdown, along with five tackles and a sack.
Mr. Odita said, “In pregame warm-ups, the guys were really focused, fired up, and ready to play.”
Boys Varsity is now ranked third in the city and advances to the playoff semi-finals.
Additionally, this was the football team’s first home playoff game in close to ten years and their first playoff game at the new field. That was a source of motivation, Mr. Odita said.
“They had a strong desire to win today,” said Mr. Odita