By River Bunkley
If one could describe the Engineer’s 2012-2013 football season in one word, it would be exceptional. Finishing the season with a 7-3 record, this year’s team far exceeded the expectations of many.
Under the leadership of Coach Kyle Mckenna, the football team has performed better than they have in previous years, and has “really cemented [themselves] in Tech football history,” says starter Chaz Perry ’13.
The start of the 2012-2013-football season, was a rough one for Tech. In their first game against Thomas Jefferson Campus, Brooklyn Tech lost 13-7.The Engineers then went on to lose to John F. Kennedy by one point, 14-13. The team made a valiant effort to make up for their first loss. “I regret not beating JFK the first time,” states Perry.
However, after these first two losses, it was all Tech.
In their next game the Engineers beat Herbert H. Lehman 32-0. This game seemed to set a precedent for the rest of the season, in that Tech’s opponents would have a tough time scoring against the Engineers’ strong defense. In their next game Tech defeated Fort Hamilton 42-0. Their winning streak continued for five more games defeating New Utrech, Grand Street Campus, Canarsie Educational Campus, New Dorp and John F. Kennedy.
In their quarterfinal playoff match the Engineers faced the undefeated Tottenville Pirates. Tech played tough, but lost to the Pirates, 32-8. This game not only brought Tech’s seven-game winning streak to an end, but also its 2012-2013 season.
Looking back on this year’s season, Kareem Ellis ’13 says, “I feel that we accomplished a lot of our goals this season so even though we didn’t win it all, we made a lot of people proud.”
And Ellis is right. The Engineers have made their school proud. They have brought new attention to the team, and have made Tech a force to be reckoned with in their league.
“The thing I will miss the most are the friends that I made,” says Ellis.
Chaz Perry agrees, “I’ll miss the way it sort of forged the team into a family.”
“I think the team will continue making us a real threat in the PSAL” says Perry. It’s clear to him that Tech’s football future is bright.