MMHS Fall Sports in Review – Cameron Beall

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before, but Memorial Football is on the verge of their third, yes you did read that right, THIRD straight winless season.  On the heels of an embarrassing 48-7 home loss, the Crusaders will head into their senior night and final game of the season looking for their first win since they won the Turkey Bowl back in 2014.

Despite coming within one touchdown in two separate games, the Crusaders have still been outscored 144-367 this season.  When Memorial lost to Spaulding 28-42 in perhaps the most important game of the year, the Crusaders etched their names into the NHIAA history books.  The MMHS Football program now stands alone with the longest losing streak in New Hampshire history, with 26 straight losses, and counting.  The team will certainly be looking to snap this streak when the 7-1 Goffstown Grizzlies head into town for senior night.  Who knows, maybe Coach Colcord has a few tricks up his sleeve for his senior’s final game.  This team has shown some flashes of brilliance in a couple games this year, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves here— there’s always next year folks.

The Girl’s Volleyball team wrapped up their season last week finishing with a record of 1-17.  The girl’s lone win of the season came against crosstown rival Manchester Central.

Boy’s Soccer is back in the playoffs yet again, and is looking to redeem themselves after an unsatisfactory Division I Championship Game last season.  After a very slow start to the season, the team finished with a 6-8-2 record, landing themselves a date with Exeter High in the first round of the Division I tournament.  The Crusaders will head into Exeter as an 11 seed.  Memorial did have a 3-2 win against Exeter just a couple weeks ago and will be riding momentum from a shutout win in Merrimack to close out the regular season.

Girl’s Soccer tallied a record of 4-11-1 this season, and just missed out on a playoff spot trailing the 5-11, 12 seeded Merrimack Tomahawks who landed the final playoff spot.

What may have started off looking like a promising season for Crusader Field Hockey went downhill fast.  The ‘Sades came out strong in the season opener with a 1-0 win over Nashua South, but then went on to lose the final 13 games of the season.  The Girl’s ended with a less than impressive 1-13 record.

Following a disappointing fall season, the winter looks to be promising for two Memorial squads.  Both Boy’s and Girl’s Basketball have their eyes set on their respective championship games.  Each team is very top heavy with very talented Seniors, including Haleigh Shea and Jake Santiago.  Despite the underwhelming production from Memorial Athletics this season, these two basketball teams will prove to be the bright spot in a somewhat dull year thus far.

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