Football season wrap-up


Credit: Elena Erdekian

Above, is quarterback Robert Jones in the annual Thanksgiving game against Weston. WSPN gives you a summary of the Warrior’s season.

Duncan Stephenson

Wayland’s varsity football team ended the 2014 season with a record of 7-4. Although they did not reach their goal of winning the Dual County League small title, the team was able to come away with victories in its final three games.

The team believes that the Warriors ended their season on a high note by beating Weston 35-34 in a game for the ages, in front of their home fans. Unlike most Turkey Day games, this matchup between Wayland and Weston was played on a Saturday due to the weather. Nevertheless, the Warriors were unfazed by the unexpected change and earned a win over their longtime rival.

“That was one of the greatest Wayland-Weston Turkey Day games I’ve ever been apart of, as a player or a coach. For it to end with us stopping their two point conversion and then catching the onside kick, it was just a great day,” head coach Scott Parseghian said.

From the game, Parseghian said that a few notable plays stick out in his mind.

“The Weston game had highlights after highlights. The blocked punt, [junior] Mike Connell’s punt return, [junior] Jimmy Lampert’s go-ahead touchdown. From the [Lincoln-Sudbury] game, I guess the one play would be [senior] Andy Carmichael stopping them on fourth and one,” Parseghian said.

When asked to describe this year’s team, Parseghian answered without any hesitation.

“Fighters. They never gave up. They kept fighting through whatever was thrown at them. We had some injuries this year; we had to make some adjustments to both offensive and defensive packages. But they just kept battling through it all and came ready to play,” Parseghian said.

Overall, the Warriors had a successful season and hope to carry to momentum of ending on three straight wins into next year.

Varsity Record: 7-4

Junior Varsity Record: 3-5

Freshman Record: 10-0-1