MARLBOROUGH – The Marlborough High School football team defeated Algonquin Regional High School (ARHS) 34-0 in the Panthers’ return game Oct. 21.
“It was a great night for the kids. They [the team] were well prepared and they came out and played with a lot of emotion and I think that carried them through the game,” said Marlborough sporting director Jeff Rudzinsky.
Rudzinsky said Algonquin played “really hard” but the Panthers were “very excited” thanks to the large crowd of fans who spotted Marlborough’s kit.
Marlborough head coach Sean Mahoney said the Panthers’ main objective for this season was to “play hard and be good teammates”.
He added that playing ARHS had “become a competitive rivalry”.
Algonquins head coach Mark Allen said his team also began to see Marlborough as a big rival.
He noted that the players worked hard throughout the week to prepare for a “difficult and physical game”.
“Coach Mahoney is doing a great job with his team and they’re playing hard,” Allen said.
Titans season their season hasn’t gone the way they would have liked due to injuries, Allen said, but the Titans are “looking past that” and continuing to build camaraderie and learn lessons of life.
Algonquin’s goals for the rest of the season are to keep working hard throughout practice, play hard on Friday nights and win as many games as possible, according to Allen.
“I’m extremely proud of our team for being so tight-knit and supporting each other through the good times and the bad times,” he said.
The Panthers’ next game will be against Westborough and the Titans’ next game will be against Wachusett. Both matches will take place on Friday, October 28.
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