The Big Game: Will Mack Be Tested Early?

by Lee Benson

If McClymonds had a “big game,” it would be the one this Friday against on Central Catholic in Modesto.  Last year’s Mack team is still smarting from the 42-12 loss the Modesto powerhouse inflicted on them: it eliminated McClymonds from a shot at the state’s biggest game.

This year may be different, says Coach Carlos Anderson. Mack is 2-0, off an overwhelming 40-7 crushing of Ferndale last week, while Central Catholic lost to St. Mary’s 47-27. Mack’s quarterback is new, Emoni Fountain, a senior who transferred from Skyline High School.

And the Mack team is more than hopeful. Cornerback Quadry Wesley,  a junior,  says, “I don’t think that it will be close, We are going to serve them”. “It’s a big game and it’s the one we plan on winning,” adds running back Lester Stanley.

McClymonds has been working very hard since that game and very prepared to take on this challenge, says Coach Ron Smith.  In addition to  Fountain, returning players include Kelton Reynolds, Joseph Sanford, Jacob Miles, and star running back LaVance Warren who rushed for 220 yards against Ferndale last week.

“Revenge will be sweet,” predicts defensive tackle Jacob Miles.

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