By Jackson Mackey

On Saturday, September 22nd, the Byram Hills Varsity football team faced off against their rival, the Fox Lane Foxes. With Matthew Levy joining David Bruskewicz in the booth to call the game, Byram was due for another victory. Over the last few years, Byram has not had a strong football team, but this year the tides are turning. Byram began their season with a heart-wrenching loss to Rye team at home. Showing resilience, the Bobcats came out strong, winning their next two games. After their third game, the Bobcats boasted a winning record.

To open this past Saturday’s game, the Foxes were dominating, jumping out to a 17-6 lead by the middle of the second quarter. After it seemed as if momentum had shifted too far in Fox Lane’s direction, quarterback Jack Kenny hooked up with wide receiver Steven Franco for a long passing touchdown. After a big defensive stand, the Bobcats gained a 20-17 lead by halftime. Sophomore running back Matthew Weiler shined as usual due to fantastic blocking by the offensive line, running all over Fox Lane’s defense and accumulating three touchdowns throughout the game. An interception by cornerback Cole Picca sealed the deal late in the game, marking the beginning of Byram’s second-half domination in the second half of the game, resulting in a 34-17 victory. When talking about the game, Picca described how “it was a fantastic team win and when the whole team plays well, the victory feels that much better. Great all around effort from the team and our coaches.”

Make sure to come out for homecoming on Friday, September 28 at 7:00 pm, under the lights to watch your Bobcats continue their playoff push against Harrison. GO BYRAM!