The Mathews High School varsity football team dropped to 0-4 on Friday, losing by a 53-7 margin to powerhouse Essex. The undefeated Trojans, hosts for Friday night’s game, were state runners-up last season and are atop the 1A East Region rankings.
"Every time we made a mistake, they scored … and we obviously made too many mistakes," said Mathews head coach Ryan Wenner.
The Devils’ only points came off a second-half kickoff return by junior Jesse Ingram, with placekicker P.J. Johnson converting the PAT.