Monday, November 9, 2009

Dartmouth Tops Bridgton

The Bridgton Academy Wolverines headed down to Hanover, NH this past Sunday morning to play Dartmouth’s Junior Varsity team. Even though both teams played very well, the Big Green pulled out the victory, 14-12. Early in the game, the Wolverine offense turned the ball over twice and before the first quarter was over, Bridgton found themselves in a 14-0 deficit. On Dartmouth’s next series, however, Brian Wilcox (Jericho, VT) came hard off the edge causing the quarterback to fumble. He picked it up and bulled his way down to the 30 yard line. The Wolverines kept knocking on the door throughout the entire first half, yet they could not put the ball in the end zone. Down 14-0 at the half, Bridgton came together and played the best half (collectively) they had all year. Early in the third Ken Brock (Burlington, NJ) drove the Wolverine offense down the field and took it in from four yards out. However, the extra point had failed and Bridgton trailed 14-6. Later in the period, Brock took it in again from 3 yards away making the score 14-12. The two point conversion failed as Nick Finger (Millbrook, NY) was pulled down from the behind. With a few minutes to go, Ken Brock and Co. were knocking on the door yet again but turned the ball over on downs close to the 20 yard line. The defense couldn’t stop the run with just under 3 minutes to play and Dartmouth’s quarterback took a knee for the final two plays.

The Bridgton Academy Wolverines will head down to St. Anselm in Manchester, NH to end their season this Saturday at noon.

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