HAMDEN, Conn. (WTNH)–“I think the adventures of Murch and Melvin would be a great sitcom,” said Hamden Hall head coach Joe Linta.
But running into Matt Murchison and Melvin Wells on the field, is no laughing matter for opponents. These two are big enough to block the sun.
Wells is 6-4, 356 pounds, and Murchison is 6-4, 305.
You’d be hard-pressed to find a pair of high school linemen in the state. They’re Hamden Hall’s Human Eclipse.
“When we get up to the line, you won’t find a lot of kids our size,” Murchison said. “[Opponents] look up at us anmd are like, this is going to be a long day.”
“I think it’s very difficult for two kids on the defensive side of the ball to beat those two,” Linta said.
Opponents aren’t the only ones afraid to see them coming. The scale is no match, and neither is the lunch table.
The favorite in an eat-off?
“I want to say me,” Wells said.
Murchison said he tried dieting over the summer, but it didn’t stick.
“I’d go home and eat four plates of pasta,” he said.
Still, both players have come a long way since their freshman year. Murchison has worked himself into a Division 1 college recruit. Wells, his understudy, is working towards the same goal. He’s dropped nearly 30 pounds since transferring to Hamden Hall over the summer.
Linta said no one could run them over, but our own John Pierson gave it a try.
Check it out.