Monday, September 27, 2010

Football Falls to Holy Cross

Bridgton Academy football suffered its first loss of the season by the hands of the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA with a score of 29-6. The experience of a higher level of competition which proved to be a test for the wolverines was an unsuccessful one. The Wolverines were plagued with turnovers and penalties hurting them in the end. Although the defense played very hard, the offense was unable to produce points to match the intensity set by the Holy Cross Crusaders. The only score for Bridgton Academy came late in the game where Jacob Grills (Niantic, CT) cranked a long pass to receiver Michael Allen (Chandler, AZ) down the sideline but it was not enough to catch up to the Crusaders.

Daryl Shuler (Peekskill, NY) led the offense with 11 carries for 73-yards. Allen had two receptions for a total of 101-yards which included a 95-yard touchdown. Hunter Beckman (Shrewsbury, MA) added to the productive running game.

On defense Troy Moore (Worcester, MA) lead the pack with 10 tackles including a sac. Jeremy Leggiero (Bohemia, NY) also had 10 tackles for the day. Tanner Baillargeon (Glen, NH) had a standout day with three tackles, two pass breakups, and an interception.

Coach Marcella saw a lot of opportunities for improvement in this week’s game. “Our team played well below their potential this week. It was only highlighted by the lack of discipline on both sides of the ball. Attention to detail is a crucial element of the game, and this week it was not there. Now we are looking to move forward from here,” said Marcella.

1 comment:

L Strike said...

I was in attendance at the Holy Cross game and was very disappointed in the lack of intensity and lack of execution on both sides of the ball. There was no "buzz" on the sidelines and it appeared at times that they were intimidated by playing at team of a higher caliber. If any of them are planning on playing D-1 football; I hope that they can raise their own level of play! Good luck to all of the player and the coaching staff in the up coming games! Larry Strycharz 72