The A.N. Myer senior football team provided the latest example of it requiring an entire team to win a championship.
With contributions from numerous players on both sides of the ball on a cold and rainy November afternoon, the Marauders defeated the Westmount Wildcats 12-0 to win the Southern Ontario Secondary Schools Association Bowl at Notre Dame.
“It was a massive team win,” Myer head coach Dave Buchanan said. “We had contributions from everybody.”
Among Buchanan’s highlights were: younger kids stepping up for injured players on defence; an injured Evan Goforth catching a long TD pass and successfully defending against a receiver 10 inches taller than him; an incredible TD pass thrown by backup quarterback Noah Walters; a grinding effort by starting quarterback Thomas Somerville, including a late TD run that sealed the victory; and, a banged up Mitch Casucci running hard at the end of the game.
Buchanan feels it is grit that makes this year’s version of the Marauders special.