WA Football hungry to tackle the competition


Bruce Rich

WA Football players pose for a picture. (Wilson, Haggan, Rudiman, Fremault)

James McDermott, Sports Editor

After kicking off their season with a 44-6 blowout win against Dracut, WA Football looks to continue dominating whoever is on the other side of the line of scrimmage every Friday night.

Following a successful 2021 campaign, recording eight wins and three losses, WA Football is hungry to get off to a strong start to their 2022 season. After the past two seasons being affected by COVID-19, senior captain Drew Wilson is excited to be back on the field.

“This season the team is a lot more driven to win games and the desire is much greater versus last season when we were coming off of a COVID-19 season,” Wilson said. “We are glad to be back with the full atmosphere of football.”

Senior captain Luke Fremault has the same feeling that this year’s team is much more locked in than last year’s roster.

“This year the team seems more energetic and more hungry to win,” Fremault said. 

Both Wilson and Fremault have zero hesitation when saying that the possibility of ultimately reaching the heights of State Champions this season is within reach. Due to the team’s belief that they could go all the way this year, they pushed themselves every day in the offseason to ensure they were at one hundred percent for opening night. 

“Our coaches prepared us physically and mentally,” Wilson said. “The practices were gruesome to start off the year, along with mental preparation to get after it every play.”

Although WA Football is confident in their chances this season, Wilson and Fremault also explained some challenges that the team is aware they will have to overcome in order to accomplish their goals. 

On the field, the Ghosts will have to overcome their undersized interior line. Working as a team to refine their blocking technique has helped them make up for their lack of size according to Wilson. In addition, Fremault and Wilson both noted that the team needs to remain calm and steady during difficult situations on and off the field. 

After an offseason full of hard work and a promising first performance against Dracut, WA is looking to ride their momentum into their upcoming matchups. 

WA will take on Billerica Memorial this Friday, Sept. 16 at 7 p.m. at home on Trustees Field.