Feeding off the pulse of a homecoming crowd, the Arlington High School football team got back in the win column after three straight losses Friday with a 44-32 victory over visiting White Plains.
“It feels great. These last three weeks have been very difficult,” Admirals coach Dominick DeMatteo said. “It was a great homecoming crowd and the energy was exciting. I think the guys were more in tune, getting a positive vibe back and winning.”
Rob Tannenbaum had two rushing touchdowns to help lead the Admirals. Parrish Durham also rushed for two touchdowns.
DeMatteo estimated, however, that the Admirals committed 10 or more penalties — a facet of his team’s game it needs to eliminate in order to be successful.
“I think if we can cut down the penalties, we can compete with anyone,” DeMatteo said. “At the end of the day I think our biggest opponent is the Arlington Admirals.”
Yet, the coach was pleased with how his team performed on offense.
“I think we showed we can move the ball,” DeMatteo said.
The Admirals (3-3) will wait to find out who they are playing next week, which is Section 1 qualifying week.
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