Football Season Concludes with Senior Day Loss to Wooster


Photo Courtesy of Lily Jurman

Football concluded its season in a game against The College of Wooster.

Oberlin’s 2022 football season concluded Saturday, Nov. 12 in a 56–13 defeat to The College of Wooster. Wooster, seeded fifth in the North Coast Athletic Conference, was one of the top teams Oberlin football faced this season. However, the Yeomen initially rebounded well from resounding defeats in the two weeks prior, keeping the game within reach offensively in the first half and shutting out Wooster in the third quarter.

Although the Yeomen had a rough start to the season, losing by only a few points to Kalamazoo College and Alvernia University in their first two contests and blowing a halftime lead to Kenyon College in a 28–21 loss, they still fought valiantly before a large crowd of families, students, and Oberlin residents, many of whom arrived to celebrate the graduating seniors and stayed until the end of the game despite the snow and freezing rain that fell.

Before the first kickoff, the team took the time to honor their graduating players Chris Allen Jr., Brian Colarusso, Matt Siff, Hulan Edward, Bobby de Luna, and Brandon Davies. Allen Jr. and Colarusso especially stepped up for the team. The former snuck in Oberlin’s first touchdown of the day, following first-year Solomon Brennan’s impressive 73-yard kickoff return. Allen Jr. found the endzone again in the second quarter, this time through the air. Colarusso caught Allen Jr.’s beautiful 36-yard pass for his 12th career touchdown, finishing the game with eight catches for 125 yards and three rushes for 28 yards. Siff came in as Allen Jr.’s backup in the second half, finishing the game with 61 yards off four completions. Edward, de Luna, and Davies were injured, so they did not have the opportunity to compete.

Oberlin football is losing only six graduates, and therefore has time to develop the young team. First-year players like Brennan give the team plenty of reason to remain hopeful and confident going into the next few years. Although they finished with a 0–10 overall record, their worst since 2016, and now a 49th consecutive season without a winning overall record, the football team will strive to break the streak next season.