Warrior Weekly: Wayland Football wins first game of the season

WSPN’s Charlie Moore recaps Super Bowl LIII.

WSPN’s Charlie Moore recaps Super Bowl LIII.

Duncan Stephenson

WHS Sports:
Fall sports are officially under way! The girls soccer team has gotten off to a tough 0-3 start, but will look to bounce back this Wednesday at home vs. Boston Latin. The boys team won 3-2 over Westford Academy. After being upset last year in the state tournament, the boys hope to win the state title this year for the second time in three seasons. Field hockey also played their season opener this past week, falling to Lincoln-Sudbury 0-5. Football faced off against Hopkinton on Friday night in Medway, winning 16-14. Junior Joey Lydon made the game winning play, breaking up a pass in the end zone on a Hopkinton two-point conversion attempt.

College Sports:
After the greatest opening weekend the sport has ever seen, college football wasn’t quite as exciting this past Saturday. Most ranked teams played easy games against weak out of conference opponents. This coming week’s slate of games is highlighted by No. 3 Ohio State traveling to No. 14 Oklahoma. The game will feature a matchup between two Heisman Trophy candidates in J.T. Barrett of Ohio State and Baker Mayfield of Oklahoma. Look for Oklahoma to jump ahead early, but I think J.T. Barrett will prove too much for the Sooners’ defense.

Ohio State – 38
Oklahoma – 31

Professional Sports:
Finally NFL football is back and it didn’t disappoint. Eleven of the 16 games played were decided by one score or less. Top performers included A.J. Green of the Bengals, Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston and Jimmy Garoppolo, who led the severely undermanned Patriots to a 23-21 win over the Cardinals in Arizona. New England’s win was incredibly impressive. Beating an elite team, on the road, without their two best players (Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski), makes me believe this team can go 4-0 without TB12. Perhaps more important than the win itself was the fact that Garoppolo showed himself to be a very capable NFL quarterback, and will now be, most likely, Brady’s successor.