Thursday, October 29, 2009

Bears Trip Up Wolverines

Wolverine Football was on the road once again, this time they traveled to Providence, Rhode Island where they took on Brown University, their second Ivy League foe in as many weeks. Bridgton found itself in familiar territory, by answering a Brown score with one of their own; however the defense was not able to make enough stops to allow the offense to make up the difference as the Wolverines fell 38-21.

Bridgton, coming off of a tough week at Columbia, which sidelined many players for the week and others for the season, saw the effects of not having a full squad during practice. Coach Marcella said, “We had a tough week in practice, and injuries and sicknesses have caught up to us.”

The Wolverines threw the ball well, however catching it was an issue as four balls were dropped, including one on the first play of the game that would have been an easy score. Seven different players caught passes and five of those players had over 30 yards receiving.

It was the defense that was unable to hold off the Brown attack as Coach Marcella said, “We had poor alignments, coverage and tackling, which is the recipe for disaster.” With the rushing attack held to less than two yards per carry, the Wolverines were forced to rely on the passing game, which turned the ball over twice in the red zone.

Head Coach Rick Marcella continues to stress to his players the need to improve and get better. With players returning from injuries and a full week of practices the Wolverines will be ready to face Yale University, as they travel to New Haven, Connecticut. Yale, a team the Wolverines had beaten seven straight times, has now beaten Bridgton two out of the last three meetings. With new coaches, with NFL experience, Coach Marcella looks for the game to be, “another good test, in which we will have to play well to give ourselves a chance to win.”

1 comment:

bobbysgirl53 said...

Looking forward to Yale!! Good luck to #27 and the rest of the Wolverines. Casey, hope you had a good week and a GREAT birthday!! Luv you and see you in New Haven.