Senior Football Players Reminisce

The team amassed 37 wins over their four years in the program


Mike DiPasquale RB fights off a Heritage Defender. The Cougars defeated the Huskies 48 to 14 in the Oct. 14 matchup.

As the 2022 football season comes to a close after making it to round three of the NCHSAA playoffs, the seniors are sad but eager for the future. 

WF seniors faced many big rivals throughout these four years, but there was one team that really stuck out.

“My favorite memory was beating Heritage all four years because they were a big town rivalry. Also, we’ve never lost to them,” Kyle Leary said. 

Along with team memories, the boys also had many individual accomplishments. 

“Getting three sacks against Hoggard is my favorite memory,” Mathew DeJesus said. 

The bonds formed playing every Friday night was a favorite memory for one player. 

“Being with my friends and playing ball with them because it brought me closer with the team,” Antoan Black said. 

In addition to favorite memories, the senior players took with them some lessons learned through football. 

“Fight through adversity, and do whatever it takes to win,” Dashaun Grant said. 

Being on the football team has given many of the players admirable qualities. 

“The best thing I was taught with my time on the team is maturity,” Tavian Williams said. 

DeJesus shared additional traits that emerged from his football experience.

“Being on the team has taught me discipline, being in the right place at the right time, always holding myself accountable and being on time,” DeJesus said.