Monday, September 28, 2009

Bridgton Runs out of Time in Loss to Holy Cross

The Bridgton Academy Football squad had a late surge this past Friday afternoon against a tough Holy Cross team but fell short, losing 28-20. Trailing 21-7 at halftime (the lone score coming from a 5 yard pass from Kenny Brock to Keith Williams late in the second quarter), the Wolverines knew that they had to bring their level of play up a notch if they had any aspirations of coming out of Worcester victorious.

Even though it seemed that Bridgton couldn’t defend the pass well on defense, nor capitalize in the red-zone on offense, the team knew they were capable of competing with the Crusaders. To start the third quarter the Bridgton Academy offense took the field, marching down to Holy Cross’ 1 yard line, taking over six minutes off the clock. On the next play Melikke Van Alstyne took the ball off tackle to make it a 21-14 game. After a botched punt by the Crusaders, the offense took the field two minutes later and again, found the end zone to make the score 21-20 with 5:04 to play in the third quarter.

Unfortunately, that was as close as the squad would come. However, it should be noted that the defense stopped two drives by Holy Cross late in the game, giving the offense a chance to tie in the end. On fourth down, with five seconds to play in the game, the Wolverine offense was 15 yards away from scoring. Even though Brock’s pass fell short, the Wolverines held their heads high. They will get back to their winning ways this Sunday against Springfield College. Kickoff is at 2 o’clock.

-Coach Shairs

(more photos and commentary to come)

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