Those were the words of someone within the Manchester Central football team, who will remain nameless. He said them to me during the 3rd quarter of the Little Green's embarassing 24-0 loss to Nashua North way back on September 19. Well, what a difference 7 weeks can make!
After that game, Central dropped its record to just 1-2 to begin the year. Since that point, they've won 6 of their last 7 ballgames, including a win over defending champion Nashua South. And in the last 2 weeks, they've beaten Pinkerton and Salem.
The Salem win tonight was by a 45-7 margin, with the only Blue Devil score coming in garbage time. And this was against Salem's starters!
How has Central turned it around? I asked Coach Ray that question after the game tonight. "We got healthy, our seniors became leaders, and we started to really get after it on defense," he explained.
There's no question the Little Green are heading into the Playoffs playing their best football of the year. They'll be a scary foe for whoever has to play them next Saturday.