NORWALK, Conn. – The Brien McMahon High football team endured another tough week at the hands of one of the best teams in the conference, falling to New Canaan, 38-14, on Friday.
Turnovers sank the Senators’ chances again, giving the ball up to New Canaan five times on fumbles and interceptions. Three of those turnovers led to touchdowns and two came late in the first half when McMahon was still within striking distance.
“We have to improve every day and every week and become a better football team,” McMahon head coach A.J. Albano said. “We can’t make the same mistakes over and over. We put ourselves in a hole.”
The offense provided some bright spots for McMahon, including a 105-all-purpose-yard game for Trevon Forney. The junior hauled in a 15-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter from quarterback Matt Downey.
Forney also showed off his footwork in the fourth quarter, weaving through a sea of Rams for a 39-yard touchdown run. McMahon’s other premiere running back, Kyle Jordan, ran for 70 yards.
The defense could not slow the Rams, however, who were uncharacteristically run-heavy in their attack. New Canaan quarterback Nick Cascione picked McMahon apart with three rushing touchdowns and two passing touchdowns. Cascione passed for 93 yards and ran for 108.
“I know we only put 14 points on the board, but we were able to move the ball fairly well tonight,” Albano said. “But you give a high-powered team like New Canaan a short field, they’re going to score nine times out of 10."
McMahon (2-2) travels to Wilton next Saturday for a 3 p.m. game.
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