Athlete Spotlight: Yah-Sin Calhoun

Senior Yah-Sin Calhoun at the Holmdel game.

Photo Courtesy of Kristen Tomazic

Senior Yah-Sin Calhoun at the Holmdel game.

Currently, our Boro Colonials football team will be heading into the playoffs with a 5-4 record. Though there were several ups and downs this season, the boys have stuck together and kept fighting strong. Celebrating together after a victorious game and being as close together through losses, quarantines, and injuries, the Fighting Colonials have not only become a team but a family. 

Before heading into this Saturday’s game against the Howell Rebels, I spoke with senior Yah-Sin Calhoun about what last week’s (34-21) win against Holmdel meant to him: “Honesty, it was a great feeling. We [were] down bad the last couple weeks and finally getting this win meant a lot to us, and my seniors, you know, it’s just good to be back on track,” he stated. 

The players showed their winning attitude heading into the Howell game in hopes of a win. Calhoun explained the game as a “win or ‘go home’ situation” where the boys would need to execute and play their hardest. He demonstrated that goal during the game with 16 rushes, 65 yards, 2 receptions for 32 yards, and 8 total tackles, leading Freehold Boro to a 17-14 win over the Howell Rebels. 

Yah-Sin has learned many lessons both on and off the field, but one that has stuck with him the most was “Hard work pays off and preparation is key.” 

Our football team is constantly training themselves, whether it is running through plays in practice, or watching a film, they are staying at the top of their game. Even during the summer pre-season, the boys were in the gym to work on their strength, speed, and fitness to prepare themselves and used scrimmages and 7-on-7s to keep them in shape for the upcoming season.

The first game of playoffs will be against Long Branch High School in Long Branch on Saturday, November 6, at 1:00pm. 


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