Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Brown Drops BA

The football team suffered a tough loss this week. After a long bus ride, the team arrived in Providence, RI ready to put Brown University’s J.V. squad to the test. BA started off strong as they scored the first touchdown of the game. After a blocked field goal attempt, BA was up 6-0. However, Brown quickly scored as well to go up 7-6. After that Brown’s attack never let up, which resulted in the 49-6 final score.

On offense Jacob Grills (Niantic, CT) had a total of 200-yards on the day and scored Bridgton’s only touchdown of the game. Steve Sweeney (Mahwah, NJ) tallied four receptions for a total of 42-yards. On defense Troy Moore (Worcester, MA) had a total of nine tackles, seven of which were unassisted. Parrish Rogers-Reed (Westfield, MA) had 10 total tackles, five unassisted. John Casaletto (Wakefield, MA) also had a very productive day for BA.

The team will face Yale University's JV program this Sunday on the road. Kickoff is 12:00 P.M.

Photos on Facebook

Check out this link to see some pictures from the football game at Brown University on Bridgton Academy's Facebook page!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Troy Moore wins Athlete of The Month

Troy Moore (Worcester, MA) has been awarded Co-Athlete of The Month for September 2010. The award is given by the Wolverine Strength program and is considered one of the highest honors given by the Athletic Department. Not only is athletic performance taken into account but also character and sportsmanship both on and off the field.

You can read about it here:

Monday, October 18, 2010

BA Drops Merrimack 24-21

Bridgton Academy went into the fall break with a win over the Merrimack College Warriors with a score of 24-21. Unfavorable weather conditions at the start of the trip seemed wary however by the start of the game it seemed to be a very windy afternoon. The defense forced many turnovers including 6 interceptions and a handful of fumble recoveries. The offense struggled to capitalize on the numerous turnovers from the warriors but generated enough points to get the win.

The Bridgton Academy football team also received a great presentation from Merrimack staff prior to the game. It was a great chance for the young wolverines to see and experience first hand the college atmosphere. The Dean of Admissions, the compliance director and the head coach all gave presentations to the Bridgton Academy Football team.

Fall break is coming to an end and the team is hitting the field to prepare for their next contest. The Wolverines will travel to Brown University this Sunday to play at 1:00 PM.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Photos On Facebook

Click this link to see some pictures from the football game vs. St. Anselm on facebook!

Player Profile: Jon Day


IN HIGH SCHOOL: I was the kid that could show up to class and get by with decent grades but never did the homework… which is why I am here now

HEARD ABOUT BA: When the Columbia Football Coach suggested I attend for a year

GOALS AT BA: I want to increase my SAT scored by 100 points and graduate with a GPA of 3.5 or better

BA IS DIFFERENT THAN HIGH SCHOOL: You have extremely intimate, positive relationships with the coaches here

BEST THING ABOUT BA: The competitive nature that an all male post graduate environment provides


ACTIVITIES AT BA: I am a study-hallstar and a member of the kudos club

OUTSIDE OF BA: I sing and I’m in musicals

ROLE MODEL: Mark Sanchez or Jeremy Shockey

FAVORITE BOOK: The Twilight Saga





FAVORITE MEAL: Steak and a Salad with Italian Dressing

FAVORITE QUOTE: Go hard or go home

MY FRIENDS WOULD BE SURPRISED TO KNOW: I have been professionally diagnosed as a medium

BA PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS SHOULD KNOW: You have to find your own internal positive energy

Monday, October 11, 2010

Football Ends Parents Weekend With a Win

The football team had a nice end to Parents Weekend with a big win over St. Anselm's College with a score 42-35. It was quite the shootout between the two teams on a great afternoon. The Wolverine Defense played very well capitalizing on turnovers from the hawks and Bridgton Academy offense had a very productive day on the ground as well as through the air. Bridgton Academy finished with a winning home record of 2-1.

On offense Kevin Bumpus (Bridgewater, MA) went 6 for 12 passing with nine rushes for 25-yards. He also tallied a touchdown for the Wolverines. Daryl Shuler (Peekskill, NY) had a total of 155-yards. He had 16 rushes for 115-yards and 40-yards for receiving and one touchdown. Jacob Grills (Niantic, CT) had a total of 125-yards and three touchdowns. One was passing and two were rushing.

On defense Troy Moore (Worcester, MA) had eight tackles for the day, five solo and three assisted. Derek Karr (Littleton, MA) had a big day with four solo tackles, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery for a 26-yard touchdown. Sir-Tay Jackson (New Rochelle, NY) had five total tackles, a fumble recovery, and an interception for 70-yards. AJ Marsiglia (Berlin, CT) also had a very productive day making plays all over the field.

After a short week of practice the football team will travel to Merrimack College this Friday October 15th to play at 1:00 P.M.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Parents Weekend is Here!

The football team is working hard to prepare for their game against St. Anselm this Sunday October 10th at 1:00 P.M. They can't wait for their families and friends to come out and support them!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Player Profile: Julian Griffin

HOMETOWN: New Rochelle, NY

IN HIGH SCHOOL: I was the MVP for the semi states and state finals for my football team

HEARD ABOUT BA: From my cousin Sir-Tay who heard about it from his cousin Mo Murray who holds the rushing record at BA

GOALS AT BA: I want to graduate with a 3.0 and get a scholarship

BA IS DIFFERENT THAN HIGH SCHOOL: It’s a lot harder, a lot more work, and more structured

BEST THING ABOUT BA: Study hall, it gives you time where you are able to get your work done

WORST THING ABOUT BA: You can’t use your phone while you eat lunch. And the occasional Saturday class.


OUTSIDE OF BA: Basketball and video games



FAVORITE MOVIES: Pineapple Express, Four Brothers, Taken



FAVORITE MUSIC: Rap/Hip Hop- Lil Wayne

FAVORITE MEAL: Filet Mignon, Fried Shrimp, Mashed Potatoes, with Ice Tea, and Fried Ice Cream

MY FRIENDS WOULD BE SURPRISED TO KNOW: That I am stronger than I look


Monday, October 4, 2010

Photos on Facebook

We posted some pictures on Bridgton Academy's Facebook page. Click this link to check them out!

BA Holds Navy to A Close Game

The football team started off the weekend with a home game against the Naval Academy Prep School. It was a very hard fought battle for the Bridgton Academy Wolverines as they lost a close game. Navy is Bridgton's only opponent this season that prepared just as hard as the Wolverines did this week. The final score was 33-30 and proved to be an exciting but tough game to swallow as many of Bridgton's players experienced a new level of commitment, intensity, and love for the game of football. Running Back Daryl Shuler (Peekskill, NY) said post game "I have never been in a game like situation where everything came down to the wire".
On defense Troy Moore (Worcester, MA) had a great game with twelve total tackles, ten of which were solo. Jeremy Leggerio (Bohemia, NY) had twelve tackles as well. Derek Karr (Littleton, MA) stepped up with 14 total tackles, ten which were solo, and three for loss of yardage, as well as two sacs. Sir-Tay Jackson (New Rochelle, NY) was a key player with four tackles (one for loss) and an 82-yard interception.
Bridgton introduced the "wild wolverine" package which allowed the skilled player Michael Allen (Chandler, AZ) to take control of the Offense at the Quarter Back position and make plays during the game. Allen had eight rushes for 52-yards and a touchdown. Other key offensive players included Daryl Shuler (Peekskill, NY) who had 13 rushes for 85-yards and a touchdown. Stephen Sweeney (Mahwah, NJ) had two receptions for 81-yards and tallied another touchdown for the Wolverines. Quarterback Jacob Grills had 111-total yards of offense with two touchdowns (one rushing and one throwing).
“This week our execution was much improved. I am a perfectionist so I see that we still have a ways to go but our level of intensity was perhaps the biggest improvement we saw. The team played hard for four quarters. We just need to eliminate the mistakes that hurt us,” said Coach Marcella.

The team will play at home next weekend for Parents Weekend. They will face St. Anselm College at 1:00 P.M. on Sunday October 10th.