September Sports Update

Boone Gross, Contributing Writer



After playing one home game in the 2020-21 six-game season last year, the football team looks forward to its first full season since 2019. The team had a rocky start with a 24-0 loss against Lexington. Starting quarterback, Benjamin Berinksy ’23 told the Register Forum, “Lexington was a good football team. We made a couple of little mistakes that Lexington capitalized on.” 

The team struggled offensively while failing to defend Lexington’s passing attack. While the game was a blowout, the Falcons had some bright spots. Senior presence on the defense was clear throughout the game, as team captains Will Kauffmann ‘22 and Remy Williams Jr. ‘22 managed to stifle the Minutemen’s run. 

Overall, the football team doesn’t think the scrimmage is an indicator of games to come. Still, Cambridge will need to improve their offensive decision-making if they want to make any kind of splash in the league. In particular, they will have to replace last year’s senior class, as practically the entire team’s receiving ends graduated. 


Boys Varsity Soccer

Coming off of their state championship campaign last year, confidence is soaring and comradery is at an all time high for the boys varsity soccer team. “We had a lot of talented players, and managed to come together very well as a team,” Henry Powers ’23 told the Register Forum. Powers called senior leadership last year the “glue” that managed to turn a talented roster into a team capable of winning the state championship. He also told the Register Forum that a big motivator for the championship campaign was an opening game draw against Belmont. “It was disappointing,” Powers said, “We knew we were better than that, and that we had the talent to win the state [championship]. Tying, or losing just wasn’t an option.”

But success this season is not guaranteed. The team lost many key players, and will continue to after the 2021 season. As of now, no one under the age of 16 is on the varsity roster, meaning they will have a very new roster come 2022. Still, Powers was confident in youthful talent on the JV team, and is hopeful of the team’s chances to repeat their championship run. 


Girls Varsity Volleyball

After a winless 2020 season in which the girls volleyball team won only three sets, the team is desperate to bounce back. History is not quite on their side, as they haven’t posted a record over .500 since the 2017-18 season, but there is reason for optimism. The team did not lose any senior leadership or talent as none of their roster was older than a junior last season. Last year, the team was inexperienced and had trouble coming together in games. With last year’s bitter taste of an 0-10 record fresh in their mouths, the team is eager to comeback and make a solid mark on the league.