Week 2 Football: Mahar holds off McCann, 7-0, in defensive battle

Staff Reports

Published: 09-15-2023 11:39 PM

With the way the Mahar defense was playing, one touchdown was all it would need. 

It was a defensive battle between the Sens and McCann Tech at the Woodward Complex on Friday, with the game scoreless at the half. 

Mahar was able to light up the scoreboard with 1:21 to play in the third quarter, capitalizing on good field position following an interception when Senator quarterback Morgan Softic connected with Jayden Delgado for a 26-yard score. Mitch Krasco made the extra point to put Mahar ahead, 7-0. 

“It was defense, defense, defense after that,” Senators coach Percy Eady said. “Bend but don’t break. We preached controlled aggression and they were controlled. Our defense hit all their matchups and held their milestone.”  

Softic made a big play late to help the Sens ice the win. Facing a fourth-and-4 and Mahar holding the ball in its own territory, Softic fumbled the snap, picked it up and weaved his way through traffic to barely pick up the first down. 

McCann got the ball back and marched down late, getting inside the Mahar 20, but a pass on the final play of the game into the end zone was broken up to secure the 7-0 independent win.

It was Eady’s first win with the Sens and he was given a Gatorade bath afterward. 

“It was awesome,” Eady said. “They really deserved this win. It was a really hard camp. They worked so hard and deserved this. It’s really for the kids. The Gatorade bath was awesome and it’s a moment I’ll never forget it. But this was all about these kids and the hard work they put in to win.” 

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