Friday Night Lights

On Friday, September 6, the Marshfield High School football team played their first home game of the new season against Monett. The bright and hopeful start didn’t last throughout the night as the Bluejays suffered a tough loss with the final score being, 49-20. The offensive yards totaled out to 320 to go along with 3 touchdowns. Starting varsity quarterback Brennan Espy, threw for 221 passing yards in the loss. 

“I think we stayed under control and moved the ball the best we could, there was just a lack of effort and enthusiasm …we’ve gotta work a lot harder to fix our mistakes this week at practice,” said Espy. 

On the receiving side of the ball, senior wide receiver Brooks Espy, had this to say about the loss, “We just had a bad game, we didn’t play like we know we can…having a bunch of new varsity starters has been a big change since sixteen seniors graduated last year.” 

The Jays head football coach, Cody Bull, who is in his third year of coaching here at MHS, said, “I felt like we could’ve played better…we’ll continue to practice and work on things that need improvement.” 

Bull seems to be enjoying his tenure here at Marshfield as the head football coach, saying, “I enjoy being around our players and I enjoy how hard they work.” 

Bull came to MHS after being offered a job while working as an offensive coordinator at a high school in Texas. The loss puts the Jays at an even 1-1 record on the season. Everyone on the team from the players to the coaches, seem to be aware of what this team is capable of. They hope to achieve it this Friday night on the road against Mount Vernon.