Though things didn't start off on a positive note for his Bishop McDevitt team on Sunday night, five-star defensive end Noah Spence still realizes there's still a full season ahead. At the same time, as one of the leaders on his team, he's not wasting any time getting his team to regroup for their second game of the season in just three days.
"It's just real hard," Spence said. "(Losing) makes it harder. We just have to become smarter on both sides of the ball. Everything, we looked like we're real young. When we're together as a team, we're on this.
"We wanted this game. It was still a game, and we want every game. We took this loss personal. We'll come back from this."
Despite the 28-7 loss to Gateway on Sunday night, Spence still finished with seven tackles. Three of those tackles were for losses. At times, he felt "quadruple-teamed" against Gateway.
"I just to try my best and make every play," Spence added. "They're going to game plan against me, but I'm just going to do my thing."
Spence would also like to put his recruiting on the backburner. His reasoning, simply because he's focusing on the McDevitt season. He's not sure of when his official visits will take place. He is firm with his list of seven schools that he released a month ago. That list includes Penn State, Florida, North Carolina, Maryland, USC, North Carolina State and Notre Dame.
Maryland is a school that hasn't been discussed much. Spence talked a little about why the Terps made that list.
"Maryland has always been on my top list," Spence added. "It's a good school; great coaches. I talk to the head coach a lot, and then I talk to (defensive end coach Greg) Gattuso a lot too."