Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Wolverine Football Recap

Here is a great game write up from Sundays match up against Curry College written by Coach Rick Marcella. It was extremely well presented in chapel on Tuesday by BA football player Jonathan Day.

The Bridgton Academy Football team opened for the 2010 season with a 40-8 victory over the Curry College JVs at home on Sunday. The first quarter of the game was shaky to say the least in all aspects for the Wolverines. A litany of both mental and physical errors on both sides of the ball left us at the short end of an 8-0 score midway through the 2nd quarter.

Bridgton pulled even midway through the 2nd stanza on a 15-yard crossing route from Kevin Bumpus to Jonathan Winbush followed by Daryl Shuler's run for the two-point conversion. Led by LB Parrish Rogers-Reed and NT Troy Moore, the defense forced Curry to punt with just over three minutes left in the half. Mike Allen's scintillating 24-yard punt return left the home 11 with a short field. Facing a 3rd and 12 situation quarterback Kevin Bumpus lofted a perfect aerial to a wide open Owen Ianotti for a 31-yard touchdown and the lead. Joe Dowling's diving catch in the end zone gave BA an eight point lead and they never looked back.

In the 2nd half the defense continued to stifle the Curry run game while the secondary, led by Charlie Bates and Shawn Sweeney, thwarted anything that resembled a passing attack. Matt Tuleja, Connor Candito, and Jeremy Leggerio also turned in strong performances as did newly anointed DE's Mike Kennedy and Shane McGrail.

Quarterback Jacob Grills finished the day with six rushing attempts for 43-yards and two touchdowns and threw for 83-yards including a sweet 31-yard screen pass to Steve Sweeney that the "Jersey Jet" took to the house- courtesy of a downfield de-cleater throw by the "Big Man from Pakistan." The play of the day was what has to be a school record tying 99-yard touchdown catch and run as Bumpus and Ianotti hooked up on a play simply known as "Sucker"! All told, three of Bumpus' five completions went for Touchdowns. Julian Griffin lead a trio of RB's with 53-yards on the ground and the offensive line featuring OC Ian Smith and the Twin Towers- Dalton Gifford and Alex Demarco paved the way for the offense which registered 426-yards of total offense.

The Wolverines travel to Springfield College this Sunday September 19th to play against Coach Burgess' alma mater at 1:00 P.M.

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