Monday, November 2, 2009

Yale Recap

The Wolverine Football team traveled down to New Haven, Connecticut this weekend to face the Yale Bulldogs Junior Varsity squad. Even though the loss 34-26, the team showed signs of improvement. With Jonathan Balcacer (Peabody, MA) out most of the week due to illness, John Price (New Cannan, CT) stepped in and had a great week of practice; he ended the game with a handful of tackles and a forced fumble/recovery. The play resulted in a 6 yard run by Melikke Van Alstyne (Salem, MA) with 6:39 left in the first quarter to make it a 7-6 ballgame. With :04 seconds left in the first, Ken Brock (Burlington, NJ) found Keith Williams (Simi Valley, CA) down the middle for an 80 yard touchdown strike. The two point conversion failed and the Wolverines went into the half down 14-12.

With 6:07 left in the third, the Bridgton offense drove down the field where Phil Bigelow (East Orange, NJ) took it into the end zone from 15 yards out. The defense tried to hold it together, but let up two more touchdowns before the day was over. Although, with :55 seconds left, Brock found Williams yet again from just over 40 yards out. With Alex Colorito’s (Beaverton, OR) two point conversion catch in the back of the end zone, the Wolverines were only down eight. However, the onside kick failed and the Bulldogs took two quick kneel-downs to end the game. The team is headed down to Hanover, NH to play Dartmouth’s J.V. team next Sunday. Kickoff is scheduled for 12:00.

-Coach Shairs

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