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Grafton football falls short once again

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Clippers huddle up during the York game

Clippers huddle up during the York game

Clippers huddle up during the York game

Sam Janousek, Sports Editor

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Grafton Football suffered yet another loss, this time at the hands of Tabb by a deficit of 35-0. The football team, sporting a 1-7 record, has struggled immensely when compared to last year’s 9-3 record.

Senior quarterback Demetrius Moore said the change in coaches that occurred over the summer negatively impacted the team.

“Our coaching staff downgraded,” Moore said.

Former head coach Matt Mcleod accepted a coaching position at Lafayette citing his health as reason for leaving Grafton.

After this, new coach Paul White was hired but soon had to resign also based on health reasons. Finally, Grafton found their current coach in Ryan Wenner, former Matthews High football coach. Moore said he blames new coaching staff has been blamed for the unsuccessful season.

“They don’t really coach, we don’t practice,” Moore said.

Wenner has had unsuccessful seasons at past schools as well. While coaching for Matthews High School, Wenner led the team to only 8 wins, and experienced 22 losses during his three years there.

Demetrius Moore is not  the only player frustrated with the team’s success, Junior Quinton Coppola stated, “ The coach is new to coaching football and the team doesn’t listen well.”

The frustration within the team is evident and hope for the future seems bleak. With only one game left against Lafayette, the team is hoping to rebuild in the next few seasons.

However, in order to rebuild there is often a necessity for change. In order for the team to rebuild, they need “ new players and new coaching staff,” Moore said.

The Lafayette game will be Saturday, November 4th, starting at 7pm, and is expected to be a tough game for the Clippers. The Rams have had a successful season, assisted by former Grafton coach Matt Mcleod, with an 8-1 record and expect an easy win against Grafton.

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