Football Ends Season Reflecting on Strong Growth

Evan Dadson ‘23
EE Staff Writer

Marking the end of a season full of highs and lows, the Trumbull High School Eagles Football Team lost their last game of the season 52-7 to their cross-town rivals, the St. Joseph’s High School Cadets, on Thursday, November 28, 2019. The Cadets started off strong with five touchdowns in the first half of the game. However, the Eagles eventually found their footing, converting three fourth-downs on their touchdown drive capped off with a twenty-four yard touchdown pass from Junior quarterback Riley Simpson to Senior Captain Kyle Atherton. The Eagles then held the Cadets down to two touchdowns in the second half, allowing none in the fourth quarter. The Cadets went on to win the FCIAC’s by virtue of Darien’s loss to New Canaan earlier that day, in tandem with their undefeated regular season. 

In reference to the game, Coach Marce Petroccio says, “We played as hard as we could but made a lot of mistakes. I’m proud of my kids, and we’ll get ready for next year.” Petroccio also notes that the team was very young this year, and he anticipates a stronger team for the coming years. The Varsity team finished with a 3-7 season; however, as Atherton puts it, “Our record may not reflect how much progress we’ve made during the season, but we’re really building up the program again.” With an 8-2 Freshmen team and a 6-3-1 Junior-Varsity team, one can be assured what Atherton can play out to be true.

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