Wareham players shine on Upper Cape Football team
Juzary Salim, Andrew Brightman, and Jonathan Brightman, now three of the star players for Upper Cape Tech, have been playing football together since they were about six for the Wareham Tigers.
Salim, a running back, and Andrew, a wide receiver, are seniors, while Jonathan is a junior tight end.
Salim said that because the trio have been playing football together for a decade or so, they have a chemistry together that makes them play well.
All three also play basketball, but they uniformly agreed football was their favorite sport.
“You actually become a family and get close with the team,” said Salim.
Jonathan agreed, and said he liked making new friends through football.
“They’re good representation of Wareham in our program,” Head Coach Ken Owens said. “They’re good athletes, period.”
Owens said that Andrew is “as good a receiver as there is,” and Salim rushed 145 yards in the game against Bourne. Jonathan is a starting player for the second year, and will likely be the primary receiver when his brother graduates.
This year, the athletes are hoping the team make it to the Superbowl, which will be held at Gillette Stadium.
The team is strong, and includes 24 senior players. Upper Cape won its first game against Bourne High School 27-6, solidly defeating the rival team.