Next for the Huskies was a stop at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. The team was greeted by a personalized message on the video board outside the venue, given a private room to eat in, access to two Hall of Fame videos, and time to view all of the exhibits. Senior captain and wide receiver Matt Maschmeier thought both of these unique experiences contributed to a stronger team dynamic.
The Huskies struggled offensively, with quarterback Gabrione, citing three interceptions and instances of miscommunication. Despite these obstacles, the Huskies were able to score two touchdowns, both from Maschmeier, and did so rushing and receiving. Head Coach Sean Drendel was proud of the fight the team showed, but believes a few key players missing and inconsistency from the team negatively impacted the Huskies.
One of the highlights for the Huskies both in Massillon and throughout the beginning of the season has been the offensive line. Gabrione said he valued how hard the line has worked and how effective their play has been.
“Our O-line stepped up a lot this year and they’ve given me a lot of time to control the ball,” Gabrione said.
Drendel specifically wants the team to focus on the remainder of their Dupage Valley Conference games and on using those to propel the team forward.
“We’re gonna try to regroup and get ready for the conference,” Drendel said. “We can still be conference champs. As crazy as it sounds at 0-3, but you only have to win your conference games.”