by Matthew Hochberg
The George Mason High School football team’s momentum came to a screeching halt on Sept. 16, falling to Luray High School 41-25 on the road. Despite the loss, head coach Tony Green understands this is just one game in a long season of ups-and-downs for the 2-1 team. “We played a good football team,” he said. “We scored first, but then it got away from us.”
That first score came from a Dustin Green 46-yard touchdown run. Even with the early score from the senior, Luray followed up by going on a 35-0 run and deflating any hope there was for a Mason comeback. Green, though, sees ways his team can improve moving forward.
“We played well at times, but also didn’t follow assignment. We definitely learned something.”
Junior fullback Finn Roou managed to get the Mustangs back on the scoreboard in the third quarter with a 23-yard run into the end zone. He found the back of the field once more in the fourth quarter for the final points of the game.
Despite the tough loss, the team is still above .500 and Green looks at every outcome – win or lose – as a positive. “We are still trying to find our way, we have to come together as a team. We can’t dwell on the past. Every week is a new journey.”