Monday, September 15, 2008

Wolverines Beat Springfield 23-8

The Bridgton Academy football team starts the season 2-0, as they won their second contest of the season 23-8 against Springfield College on Sunday. This was the Wolverines first game on the road and came on the heels of a strong opening performance against Husson College, where they won their kickoff home game 36-12.

“We got on the board first in the with an 18 yard field goal by Mitch Ryder in the first quarter. In the second quarter defensive back Allen Fessette had an interception that eventually resulted in points for the Wolverines when Tanner Boucher connected with Isaiah Quinones for a ten yard touchdown to go up 10-0, Ryder connected on the extra point,” said head coach Rick Marcella.

In the third quarter Springfield began what looked to be a comeback after the Wolverines handed them an extra set of downs after a roughing the kicker penalty. Springfield took advantage of the opportunity and scored and then converted on their two point attempt, bringing the game back to a one possession game.

Bridgton had numerous opportunities in the red zone in the third quarter but was unable to convert. On another trip into the red zone the Wolverines turned the ball over. But a strong defensive effort led by linebackers Francis McGrath and Craig Richardson, kept Springfield from getting on the board again.

“In the fourth quarter our offense heated up, Buddy Leathley connected with Joe Robichaud on a 21 yard pass for a touchdown. Later in the quarter Anthony Fitts had a 15 yard run for a score. On that possession our extra point was blocked,” Coach Marcella said.

“Overall we didn’t improve as much as I had hoped, and despite showing flashes of brilliance we still had to many mental lapses in the game. As a coaching staff we’ll shoulder some of that responsibility and we’ll work hard to improve,” Marcella said. “Looking to Norwich next week we are facing an improved program. Their varsity has started 2-0, first time since 2004, and an improved varsity means an improved JV. We need to adjust to the travel and eliminate the mental mistakes on the field,” continued Marcella.

Bridgton Academy heads to Norwich University this Sunday for a 2:00 p.m. game. Then the Wolverines return home for their second home game against Curry College on Sunday, September 28th at 1:30 p.m. Bridgton will play their third and final home game of the season on Saturday, October 11th against Navy Prep at 1:00 p.m.


Carolyn Rose said...



You all played a GREAT game.
I can't wait to see some snap
shots of the game also.

You have 2 WINS under your belt this is a great way to start the season off.. CONTINUE your HARD WORK and you'll get the results.

Job was well done with all the players.

Anonymous said...

Can anyone tell me if #12-Tom Whyld saw any on-field time at all?

Would like to keep track of the young man's progress!

Coach Lambert Jnr
Asst. Head Coach
Bristol Aztecs-BAFL Premier (UK)

gopats13 said...

I believe that #82 Thomas Whyld did see some time on the field but I'm not 100% sure. I will pay more attention during the next game and leave an update.

Great game in Springfield .... looking forward to this Sunday in Norwich. Go Wolverines!

Wolverines said...

Tom has seen time on the field, we'll see if we can get you an update. Home game this weekend against Curry College, so there will be a lot of photos up on the blog next week.

maggiekell said...

I want to see more profiles of players. Get psych for the game againt Holy Cross...they are going to be ready.

maggiekell said...

Let's see more pictures of the defense..they are holding opponents to low scoring...they are playing tough