Phoenix Suffer Tough Loss to the Railroaders

The Phoenix varsity football team went up against the Brunswick Railroaders on Friday, Sept. 23. The team lost 35-61


Amelia Chen

Senior Basit Qadri (11) tackles the Railroader opponent while sophomore DJ Harvey (10) runs to catch the ball.

Amelia Chen and Alyssa Yoon

On Friday, Sept. 23, students packed the stands with America Out gear to cheer on the Phoenix football team for their second home game of the season. With a win against Hampshire the previous week, both the students and football team went into the game with excitement. The Railroaders took a lead in the first half of the game with a score of  7-35. Despite the lead, the Phoenix were able to slowly catch up. 

Throughout the game, the Phoenix scored five touchdowns, four of which came from senior Basit Qadri. Qadri was able to score three touchdowns back to back in the third quarter, upping the intensity of the game. “We did a good job preparing, just sometimes we forget our jobs during the game,” Qadri said. The final touchdown came from sophomore DJ Harvey.

Despite the strong effort from the boys, the Phoenix lost 35-61.