Despite Challenging Season, Pinkerton Football Remains Optimistic

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Despite Challenging Season, Pinkerton Football Remains Optimistic

Jacob Robinson, Domenic Eiro, and Jeffrey Remillard

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Mack Plaque has been Pinkerton’s to win for nearly two decades, but the 2019 competition put that into question. Though the Astros won overall, the football game against Londonderry was a blowout loss and ultimately discouraged the students about Pinkerton football’s future success this season. Since the Londonderry game, many key players like running back Brady Day, fullback Jake McGinnis, and quarterback Jeff Potvin have experienced extensive injuries that have prevented them from playing. Despite this, the team has its fair share of enthusiasm.

When asked about his overall confidence with the team, Senior wide receiver Connor Colburn said, “I’d say I’m pretty confident…because our people are coming back soon…yes, there [are] many injuries, and there have been many injuries this season, but I feel like when they come back our team will be right back up to strength.” There is no shortage of spirit and tenacity in this team, as they fully believe with numerous players back they can make a run into the playoffs.

Colburn went into depth when questioned about the loss against Londonderry, stating that the main mood in the locker room after the game was “Definitely anger. I think everyone was frustrated with how we played in that game,” and following up with that he feels that “all that matters is how we play in the playoffs.” 

When asked on the subject of replacements, he said, “A lot of people have been stepping up and filling spots.” He then elaborated by speaking of the team’s running back, Brady Day. “[Brady] was a key part of the offense, not just running-wise, but he also played quarterback against Salem and did pretty well, so his loss definitely impacted the team, but, like I said, we’ve got depth; we’ve always got people who can fill that spot.” He then stated emotionally that “I feel like…y’know, Pinkerton’s always Pinkerton,” referring no doubt to the camaraderie between the various players across our school’s illustrious history.

Pictured is Pinkerton Academy’s quarterback Jeff Potvin during the historic loss against Londonderry.