Let’s kick it off


Devin McGill

The Dolphins line up against the Chiefs to start a play at Ocean Lakes Stadium on Sept. 9.

Dolphins football playoff run was ended harshly by the Lancers of Manchester High after a blowout score of 59-7 last season on Nov. 12. This year, they plan to flip things around and make this a statement season. 

After losing a scrimmage this summer against Kings Fork High School from Suffolk, the boys learned a lot and have prioritized things to improve on. With a young team and only a few returners, coming together has become an obstacle for the team’s unity. Players on the team attested to how the vigorous off-season training has helped bring the team together and make them stronger.

“This training has brought out the worst in us, but also the best,” said junior outside linebacker and tight end Ethan Mapstone. “This coaching staff has prepared us not only physically but mentally as well, and for that, I would say we are prepared.”

The first official game of the season for the Dolphins was home against the Landstown Eagles on Aug. 26, resulting in a 23-6 loss. No matter the score or rankings the student section never waivers in support for their football team. By creating themes for the student body to be involved in, it creates an encouraging environment for the Dolphins as they continue the season. A big goal for the team this season is to move up in the rankings and prove a lot of people wrong about this organization after a few down seasons.

“We are young, but can be dangerous,” said Ethan.