Monday, October 27, 2008

Brown University JV too much for Wolverines to handle, fall 35-12

The Bridgton Academy Football team headed down to Providence, RI this past Sunday to play Brown University’s Junior Varsity team. Even though both sides of the ball played extremely hard, the Wolverines fell short, 35-12. Big plays were made by the defense—Justin Tervo (Millbury, MA) recovered a fumble early in the first quarter and Schuyler Waterhouse (Phoenix, AZ) had a great first game at defensive tackle—allowing the offense to capitalize early because of them. With 14:06 left in the second quarter, Buddy Leathley (Manlius, NY) found his way into the end zone off the right tackle to make the game 7-6 in favor of the Bears. Joseph Robichaud (Madison, CT) had a spectacular catch during the series to keep the drive going. Unfortunately, the Wolverine defense let up a couple of long runs and a few long passes. Bridgton's final score came from Shane Ferguson (Pt Pleasant Bch, NJ)—a 15 yard pass from quarterback Isaiah Kempf (Thousand Oaks, CA) with 2:51 to play in the game—though it would not be enough.

Head Coach Rick Marcella offered some insight on the afternoons contest: “As a team we went out there and really competed with them, that was something that had been lacking from us in the last couple of games. I was pleased for the most part with out level of intensity; we are just struggling to find ways to win right now.”

The team will have a chance to get back into the win column when they travel down to Connecticut to take on the Yale Bulldog's JV squad this coming Sunday, November 2nd in New Haven, kickoff is scheduled for 1:00 p.m.

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