By Evan Freedman, BPSsports.com Correspondent
In what was a homecoming game for Burke Head Coach Byron Beaman, the Bulldogs lost to O’Bryant Friday at Madison Park. This was a game that Beaman especially wanted for his team, but the squad didn’t perform up to his expectations.
“I don’t see the fire in our kids,” said Beaman after the 19-2 loss. “Maybe it’s the fact that we’re a traditionally losing program. It might just be a lack of skills. We need to find the will to compete or it’s going to be a long season.”
At times, Burke looked promising against O’Bryant (2-2), but dropped balls and missed tackles negated their chances.
“There’s no sense of urgency,” said Beaman, who called this season an “eye-opening test of patience.” “We have some things going for us; We have the size to compete, we have a great bunch of guys…but it’s disappointing.”
Although Burke is winless with a tough game against Latin Academy ahead of them, Beaman is not concerned with records:
“Wins and losses don’t matter right now. We need to have a more competitive attitude.”
Evan Freedman is a freelance writer based on the North Shore. He also teaches at Catholic Charities North. He can be reached at email@example.com