Fort Hamilton snaps seven-game losing streak, beats New Utrecht
Fort Hamilton quarterback Sharif Legree walked off the field at New Utrecht smiling and shaking his head at the same time.
“We needed this,” said Legree, still shaking his head. “It feels amazing to get all of that pressure off of our [backs]. We still have a long way to go, but this is huge. I hear a lot of people saying, ‘What happened to Fort Hamilton? I thought they were supposed to be good.’ Well, we’re still here — we never left.”
After going into the season with high expectations, the Tigers dropped their first three games of the season, but a 30-6 victory on Saturday over New Utrecht has them feeling optimistic that they can still salvage this season.
The win against New Utrecht snapped a seven-game losing streak that stretched back to last season. It also says a lot about Fort Hamilton’s chances, considering the Utes have already beaten some tough teams in Brooklyn including Brooklyn Tech, Canarsie and South Shore.