Patriots to seek redemption Saturday from Shanahan loss last week

Caleb Carter, Staff writer

Saturday at noon the stage will be set for the Archbishop Carroll football team to redeem themselves after a tough loss last week against Bishop Shanahan. Carroll will face a gritty Neumann-Goretti team on Halloween. 

The Patriots are looking to bounce back after losing to Bishop Shanahan 14 to 7. In that game, Shanahan scored on their first play from scrimmage to set a clear tone for the rest of the contest. They again scored early in the second quarter to push it to 14-0.

Though Carroll’s Brennan Robinson rushed for a touchdown to cut the lead to single digits, Carroll hurt themselves with a series of penalties and turnovers.

The Patriots will be coming into this game as 1-1 while Neumann has played no games yet. Neumman has a game scheduled today against Bonner. 

Patriots senior receiver Malachi Hansen talked about how Carroll would approach Saturday’s game differently from its unsuccessful battle against Shanahan.

“Since it’s Week 3, we’ve been able to really prepare and get all the kinks out,” Hansen said. “With them not being able to practice because of COVID, we have an advantage when it comes to being prepared physically.”

Hansen is one of many players on the Carroll Football team who feel good about this weekend’s game.

Senior tight end Darryl Simpson also expressed optimism going into Saturday’s game after last Friday’s loss.

“I’m confident that we will come out with this win,” Simpson said.

The last time these two teams met was October 2019. Neumann came out with a crushing win, 64-20. However, this year Neumann is missing its star player, Tysheem Johnson, because of an early commute to Ole Miss.

With Neumann-Goretti missing arguably their best player and Archbishop Carroll suffering a bitter loss a week ago, the Patriots have hope for their big matchup in a Philadelphia Catholic League Saturday fight.