by Street Roberts '20
Sea of Blue. Although that may have only been the BEEF club’s theme for Saturday’s matchup against the Severn High School Admirals, the St. Albans football team took it to heart. Swarming, gushing, flying all over the field, the Bulldogs looked like a Sea of Blue, crashing into the opponent on the defensive side like a massive wave and then darting in between opponents on the offensive side like water through rocks. They truly played like a team.
Following a dismantling of Anacostia the week before, the Bulldogs came out with determination in their eyes, quickly jumping out to a 9-0 run that was highlighted by a leaping touchdown grab from sophomore Jaden Coffen. The touchdown sparked a fiery passion from players and fans alike, as ohs-and-shrieks echoed all throughout the Cathedral close. A grueling tug-of-war ensued, which featured dazzling touchdown receptions from senior wide receivers Henry Holliday and Cole Mattheisen. However, the Bulldogs had trouble on the defensive side of the ball matching up against a talented Severn running back who would scored all four of their touchdowns that afternoon. After three-and-a-half intense quarters, the Bulldogs found themselves with a 22-19 lead, courtesy of several dimes from senior quarterback Nick Beatrice. Unfortunately, an unlucky turnover on the St. Albans 20-yard line opened the gates for Severn, who were able to score a lucky touchdown in the final minute to seal the game for Admirals.
Although a disappointing loss, the game showcased the St. Albans Bulldogs’ resilient spirit, as they battled hard until the very end. They captured the essence of a “Sea of Blue”, and their effort offers hope for better things to come down the road.
Get ready for next week, as Soccer takes on Washington International School on Wednesday at 4:30, and Football looks to rebound versus rivals Potomac on Saturday. Go Dogs. Roll BEEF.