Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Wovlerines Take Season Opener 32-0

The Bridgton Academy football team traveled to Bangor on Sunday to take on the Husson Eagles JV. The game featured a strong offensive showing for the Wolverines as well as a defensive shut out that gives the team a boost of confidence as they start their season.

The scoring started early, as Bridgton marched down the field on their first drive and Kenneth Brock (Burlington, NJ) found Keith Williams (Simi Valley, CA) three yards out for the first score of the game with 11:12 remaining in the quarter. The Wolverine defense did a good job of holding the Eagles and the next time the ball saw the end zone was half way through the second quarter when Brock took the ball in on his own from a yard out. On the very next series Scott Benzing (Brookfield, CT) caught a pass in the middle of the field from 71 yards out and took it in for the final score of the half. Bridgton went into halftime with a 19-0 lead and the defense dreaming of a shutout.

The second half opened with Bridgton pinning the Eagles back on their two yard line. In the next play the Eagles quarterback lost the handle on the ball as Christian Weeman (North Attleboro, MA) came off the corner on a blitz and forced the fumble. Weeman recovered the ball in the end zone for another Wolverine touchdown.

Later in the fourth quarter Bridgton’s offensive attack continued as Phil Bigelow (East Orange, NJ) ran it in for a score from six yards out. The defense kept the pressure on and the Eagles failed to find the end zone before time expired.

With a final score of 32-0 the Bridgton Academy coaching staff was pleased with the day, however they were quick to remind the team that the schedule doesn’t get easier as the season goes along.

Next up for the Wolverines, a trip to Milton, MA to take on the Colonels of Curry College, coached by Skip Bandini, a member of the Bridgton Academy class of 1977 (a class mate of Coach Daley, Bridgton’s linebacker coach). Kickoff is set for 2 pm on Sunday, September 20.

Daniel Alexander #50 (Sammamish, WA) makes a tackle.
Mallik Van Alstyne #1 (Salem, MA) makes a cut and causes an Eagle defender to miss.
Jack Wright #75 (Forest Hill, FL) is on the line and ready.
John Moscatel #20 (Lexington, MA)making a tackle.

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