Monarch football ends season in loss to Marauders

Monache dominates in the trenches to pull out win over Exeter

EXETER – On Friday night, Nov. 5, the Exeter Monarchs went head-to-head with the Monache Marauders in the first round of Division IV playoffs. Unfortunately, that was the end of the road after suffering a 25-8 loss, bringing an end to their season with a 6-5 record.

Exeter’s lone points came during the third quarter on a kickoff return for a touchdown by senior DeWayne Coleman, racing across 45 yards for the score. Richard Amaya added an 11-yard catch for the two-point conversion.

When asked for an opinion on the team’s effort, head coach Keirsten Lamb exclaimed “we played hard” while also displaying his dismay for such a lopsided score. Coach Lamb also said that Monache was a very physical team which is to be expected during this time of year.

Throughout the first half, the Monarchs had a hard time moving the ball while hardly letting Monache gain yards at any one time. Joe Barrera, Gunner Lentz, and Matthew Howell tackled the stable of Monache running backs with 20 combined tackles throughout the game. The second half is where the Monarchs really started to feel the heat but they still put up a fight.

When asked about how this may affect or build towards next season, Lamb said that it shows what needs to be improved on. He also added that Monaches’ offensive line dominated the line of scrimmage which ultimately burned the Monarchs in the end.

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