by Christopher S. Pineo
The Matignon High School Warriors football team has developed dynamically in an early season characterized by adversity, tough losses and injuries.
Coach David P. Mosca and his coaching staff have high hopes for the Warriors this season.
The coaching staff said that facing defeat such as the 38-14 loss at Charlestown Sept. 22 fits into the plan of cutting the teeth of the young team through facing higher levels of competition.
Mosca said that he was proud of his team after the game on Saturday.
The team had intended to return with a strong showing after losing the previous week to Dorchester.
Assistant Coach Yann V. Kumin said he was ready to see the team rise to the occasion on Saturday. “Discipline will win this game.”
The Charlestown team, with 27 seniors on the roster, scored repeatedly in the first half of the game. Each time Charlestown scored in the first half the younger, smaller Matignon team was unable to stop the two point conversion.
The Warriors defense was unable to entirely shut down the passing game of their opponents. Although in at least one play the Warriors defense caused an incomplete pass through pressuring the quarterback.
Another difficulty faced by the defense was characterized by a fundamental deviation from the basics of tackling. The defense seemed unable to effectively tackle their opponents without giving up a few additional yards.