The Sachem East Varsity Football team dropped its third straight game of the season and are struggling to get that first W. On Friday night they lost 20-0 to a solid Northport team in a game where the Arrows had some opportunities, but couldn’t seem to generate any offensive drives.
Then, just when they were knocking at the door on the goal line before the half, they got stuffed on a run play up the middle. The Arrows signaled touchdown, but the refs ruled they were short of the goal line by inches. The turnover on downs ended the half and snatched any momentum the Arrows might have been able to grab.
We spoke with Head Coach Mark Wojciechowski after the game and here’s what he had to say about the frustrating loss.
The turning point of the game:
“Not scoring before the half. Our kid said he was in. We’ll look at the film, we got the endzone view, we’ll tell from there, but the officials get to call the game. If you leave it close for them, they’re always going to call it the way you don’t want to. We should have put it through the back of the endzone and we didn’t.”
Is the offensive line not creating lanes for the running game?
“We’re working hard. I think there are breakdowns at times. The back is inexperienced. Timothy Condon and Phil Brum ran a little bit today. We just didn’t break through the holes, I thought. There are times where we just didn’t get up to the next level.”
On opening up the field a bit more for QB Danny Wolff to throw the ball.
“We want to pick our spots where we throw the ball and get [Danny] some confidence.He made some nice throws. He got us there. Some kids dropped the ball. You can’t have drops; we can’t afford the drops.”
On where the team goes from here:
“We’ll be here tomorrow. We’ll go through our normal Saturday thing after a Friday night game. We’ll take care of business and we’ll get right back at it. Tell them just throw it away.”
Sachem East’s next game is scheduled for Friday night at Half Hollow Hills High School at 7 p.m.