Monday, September 13, 2010

Football Crushes Curry

The wolverine football team started the season off strong with a home victory over Curry this Sunday winning 40-8. The game started off slowly with the offense struggling to get things started. The defense continued to play a solid game offering plenty of opportunities for the offense. Once the team stepped on the field for the second half, the offense quickly found their groove and started adding points to the scoreboard.

Coach Marcella was happy with his defense calling them "solid throughout." However, there is always room for improvement. "The team overcame a shaky start. The offense overcame and performed especially rolling into the second half. Overall I am very pleased with what they have done so far," said Marcella.

On offense quarterback Jacob Grills (Niantic, CT) went six for fifteen passing with eighty three yards and a touchdown. Kevin Bumpus (Bridgwater, MA), also at quarterback, went five for eight with 155 yards, three touchdowns, seven rushes, and seventeen yards. Running back Julian Griffin (Hartsdale, NY) had ten rushes and fifty two yards. Jonathan Winbush (Worcester, MA) had two receptions, twenty three yards, and a touchdown. Owen Ianotti (North Bennington, VT) also had two receptions, 131 yards, and two touchdowns (one catch was for ninety nine yards). Stephen Sweeney (Mahwah, NJ) rounded out the offense with four receptions, fifty four yards, and a touchdown.

On defense Troy Moore (Worcester, MA) had twelve total tackles (eight solo and four assisted) as well as a fumble recovery. Parrish Rogers-Reed (Westfield, MA) had fifteen total tackles (ten solo and five assisted) as well as a forced fumble. Charlie Bates (Reading, MA) had four total tackles (three solo and one assisted) with two pass breakups.

Every player got good experience playing against a team from the next level and it was a successful one. Bridgton Academy will look to improve on yesterday's game when facing Springfield college this weekend on Sunday September 19th at 1:00 P.M.

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