Faith, Family, Football: How Moeller Football Has Turned the Tables

Moeller Defense photo by Chris Malone

Moeller Defense photo by Chris Malone

This year the Moeller Football team has been doing spectacular. They have a record of 6-1 currently and play St. Ignatius this upcoming Saturday. The team this year has been looking great. The offense has had some good plays and some not so good while the defense has been looking fantastic. They have only given up 38 points through 4 games. Overall the team has looked very good.

Since the success of the football team, interviews have been conducted with some of the players and coaches. Linebacker Luke Szabados, defensive end Ryan Mullaney, and safety Jack Lampert are three key players on Moeller’s defense. Ryan Mullaney said of the 2018 season, “I hope that we have a successful year and we make it far in the playoffs.” As the season continues Mullaney’s comments look like they are on the correct path. The football team is now currently 6-1.

“I think the most enjoyable part of playing Moeller Football has definitely been the brotherhood that you experience when you are on the field. It is just something you can’t even explain to people who haven’t experienced.” said Luke Szabados. Jack Lampert explained his hopes for the season, “I want to beat St. X, win the GCL, and win state.” So far the football team has beaten St.X and clinched a GCL Championship after beating Elder last week. “Yes the atmosphere has been much different. This year everything is more positive and I feel like we are closer as a team,” said Jack Lampert.

Then Mr. Andy Cruse, the wide receivers coach spoke about Moeller’s rigorous schedule, “Our schedule is always one of the tougher schedules around and this year is no different. It is important that we take it one week at a time and continue focusing on us by improving each day.” Though Mr. Cruse has played higher levels of football, he still loves the lights on Friday nights most, “My favorite game atmosphere is still a big time high school football game because there is really nothing like it. The authenticity, the closeness of the teams and fans make it so special.”

Chrys Watkins running through St.X photo by Chris Malone

Chrys Watkins running through St.X photo by Chris Malone

Some of the students we talked to were Julian Miller and Tanner Hughes. Hughes said, “I think that the football team has a bunch of talent this year and I think that they can do very well this season.” With the football team having a record of 6-1 Hughes’ prediction is looking very accurate. Julian said, “I think that the offense is solid but what I have noticed as a big strength is the defense we have. With big play makers on that side of the ball like Jack Lampert, Luke Szabados, Alex Merritt, and Ryan Mullaney will definitely be helpful in winning games.”

Moeller Football is known to be one of the best football schools in the country. In the past 3 years they haven’t been the best as they used to be but this year things are changing.

Evan Davis