With our co-founders now both head coaches of prestigious schools in their designated Make A Play chapters, we thought it was appropriate to have them go head-to-head in a scrimmage; Fieldston Eagles versus the Albany Falcons.
As we welcomed 2016 just a few days ago, the Ethical Culture Fieldston High Eagles led by Head Coach Rafael Salazar took a road trip upstate for a visit to Head Coach Sean Brown and the Albany High Falcons. While the Eagles got some zzz's on the bus ride and preserved their energy, upon their arrival they were ready to meet and go up against the Falcons on their home court.
Their scrimmage consisted of 4 six-minute quarters, and ended with a final game running for 16 minutes. Both teams played aggressively and showed depth within their bench. Every player had an important role to play, with proof of showmanship and teamwork. The Falcons expressed versatility with their experience of playing under the influence of Coach Sean. While the Eagles were hungry and fresh off of Coach Ralph's plays.
In the end, they broke even taking one game a piece, leaving everyone in speculation. All in all, both teams displayed respect for one another, since majority of the players came from the training and influence of Make A Play's New York City and Albany chapters. Their connection to Make A Play also showed a bond off the court, when all the players got together after the scrimmages and took some time out to chitchat and enjoy company, good eats and delicious cake to celebrate one of the Eagles' birthday, Justyn (Happy Birthday!).
On the Eagles way back home to New York City, driving through the streets of Albany was sort of a historic tour for the students. The experience left an impactful feeling on the team, building their team unit energy. And with this uplifting event, we foresee many more significant road trips to come.
Make A Play Staff