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PHS Football Stumbles against South Brunswick

Piscataway Chiefs lose to the South Brunswick Vikings 20-7 but are hopeful to sneak into the Playoffs.
Walace Lau and Tirth Patel

On September 22, 2023 the Piscataway High School Chiefs football team hosted the South Brunswick Vikings in their Week 5 matchup. Unfortunately, Piscataway lost to South Brunswick 20-7 which sets them to a 2-3 record.

Walace Lau and Tirth Patel

Elan Mccrorley, quarterback for the Piscataway Chiefs, reflected back to his team’s loss against South Brunswick, but he’s optimistic that his team can rebound back to a winning record.

“I feel like after South Brunswick it was obviously a tough loss and hard one to swallow,” said Elan. “But it’s football you have to bounce back.”

Similarly, Vincent Novak, punter for the Piscataway Chiefs, was also upset about his team losing to South Brunswick. He mentioned how his team put in the effort, but fell short to achieve the victory.

“I felt disappointed after our game against South Brunswick, knowing we gave it our all,” said Vincent.

Walace Lau and Tirth Patel

No matter a win or loss players always need to improve their game so that their team can play future games at a competent level and hopefully win more games. Communication and team chemistry are vital factors for teams to excel and Vincent believes his team can improve on the communication aspect.

“I think communicating and working as one is something we could always improve on,” said Vincent.

There were some moments when the Chiefs’ offense was able to drive the ball down field to set themselves for a possible field goal or touchdown, but the offense was a bit messy for some quarters. Elan described how he needed to get the ball to his playmakers more efficiently.

“What I’ll improve from South Brunswick is just getting the ball to our players and let them play ball,” said Elan.

Walace Lau and Tirth Patel

Currently, Piscataway has 3 games remaining and it’s possible that the Chiefs can sneak into the playoffs. Finishing the season on a strong note is arduous, but Troy Hutchison, guard for the Piscataway Chiefs, is hopeful that his team will be ready for the playoffs. He believes his team has worked hard since preseason and can possibly win a title this year.

“I think we will be ready to play [in the playoffs] by the time it comes,” said Troy. “We have been working hard all season and plan to take it home this year.”

Vincent is also confident that his team can enter the playoffs, but he thinks that his team should keep working hard everyday.

“I think we are definitely prepared to play in the playoffs,” said Vincent. “We just need to keep working and improving everyday.”

Walace Lau and Tirth Patel

Every team hopes to go to the playoffs and win a championship. Piscataway’s offense and defense have shown that they can make big plays on the field, but training and communication are important factors for this team to win future games. Piscataway looks to catch a win as they take on East Brunswick this Friday October 6, 2023 at 6 pm.

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Wallace Lau, Editor In Chief
I’m a Senior at Piscataway High School. This is my 4th year working for the Chieftain. I love playing football and basketball during my free time.

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