By Sam Benton (V)


The boys’ varsity football team has started the season off very strong despite the challenges they have faced due to COVID-19 and a significantly shortened preseason. This year’s Big Blue Football team has an incredibly talented and physical lineup with a lot of size up front.

Captain Thomas Robertozzi (VI) hopes to keep the momentum going. He is determined to pick up from where he left off last year after returning from an offseason injury.

“As a captain of the football team, my biggest role is to make sure we all stay together and support each other … Since freshman year, I have always wanted to have a winning football season, but injuries have gotten in our way throughout these last two years. This year though, I feel the season is going to be a lot different than the others and that we are going to leave Pingry Football on a high note.” 

Robertozzi is also quite fond of Coach Christopher Shilts and wants to have a “tremendous year for him because he has always been one of my biggest supporters and by my side.” Already turning his word into action, he was nominated for his performance against Newark Academy where he rushed for 147 yards and three touchdowns.

The team has already shown many strides and looks to finish the season with a winning record for the first time in recent years. They are in search of their third consecutive win against MKA this Saturday, October 17.