The football team has worked hard since the end of last year, and they are ready to reap the benefits against this year’s tough schedule. Coming off two somewhat disappointing seasons, the Fords look to bounce back this year under a strong coaching staff and Sixth Form leadership.
The Fords have an extremely difficult schedule. Nonetheless, the team feels prepared to do what it takes to come out on some of their stronger opponents.
“The team realizes what we need to do all we can leading up to the games to be as prepared as possible,” head coach Mr. Mike Murphy said. “There is not one game on our schedule that is not against a quality opponent, so that means that week-in and week-out we will need to be our best to win.”
This tougher schedule, Coach Murphy believes, motivated the team to be more productive on the field and in the weight room throughout the offseason.
“Knowing what challenges lie ahead of us kept this team focused throughout the summer. We were very productive and hardworking with some of our best attendance numbers for a summer session ever. This is a compliment to these players and our coaches who spend the better part of eight weeks preparing for our ten-game schedule. The sessions were tough, but yet the spirit and work ethic was terrific,” Coach Murphy said.
With all of this hard work, the Sixth Formers committed themselves to creating a strong brotherhood for the team and leading through example.
Captain Kwaku Adubofour, in particular, values being one of the most experienced players on the team this year.
“My fellow seniors and I are doing our best to be exemplary leaders and have really embraced our roles.”Kwaku Adubofour ’20
“Being a senior is an amazing thing because I feel like an older brother to all of the underclassmen,” Adubofour said. “Because I’m a senior, my actions are mirrored by my teammates as well, especially the freshmen and sophomores. This helps create a new and improved culture as long as I behave right.”
“My fellow seniors and I are doing our best to be exemplary leaders and have really embraced our roles,” Adubofour said.