NORWALK, Conn. – The Brien McMahon High football team nearly upset Staples the last time the two teams met, but it was not meant to be this time.
Staples came out with guns blazing, lighting up the scoreboard for 28 points in the first quarter. When the dust settled, Staples had routed the previously unbeaten Senators 55-14.
An early holding penalty that erased a long run by Kyle Jacobs took the wind out of the Senators’ sails early. Staples was all over McMahon from that point on, leading the Senators 49-0 at halftime.
“It just unraveled very quickly,” McMahon head coach A.J. Albano said. “Some penalties and some turnovers didn’t help the situation. They beat us in every facet of the game.”
Staples outgained McMahon in total offense 479-20 in the first half alone. The Wreckers pulled their starters for the entire second half.
A week after a breakout performance against Warde, Trevon Forney was silenced by Staples’ starters. Forney did find the end zone in the fourth quarter on a 45-yard scamper, but the damage had been done.
Kyle Jordan added a one-yard rushing touchdown to round out the McMahon scoring.
“We were far from perfect and we were just a half a second late on almost every play. They play the game fast,” Albano said. “We’ll watch the tape and correct as many mistakes as we can. It doesn’t get any easier next week playing New Canaan on the road.”
McMahon travels to New Canaan Rams on Friday at 7 p.m.