Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Wolverines play WNEU Golden Bears

On Sunday, the Wolverine football team traveled to Springfield, MA, to take on the Western New England Golden Bears. After winning the coin toss, the Wolverines elected to take the ball first, hoping to set the tone for the game. Although the offense failed to capitalize on their opening possession, the physical play of the revamped offensive line layed a strong foundation for later success. The Wolverine defense took the field and again carried the team early in the game, refusing to budge and denying the Golden Bears on their first two possessions.

The Wolverine offense finally got things going late in the 1st quarter, with Brock Dale connecting on several passes, including a pivotal 3rd and long completion to Derek Paquette. Byron King capped the drive by busting through the line for a touchdown run, and Dale salvaged a bad snap on the point after with a scrambling connection to Bobby Paul for 2 points.

The Wolverine defense continued to hold, forcing a safety in the 2nd quarter, again getting on the scoreboard defensively. Late in the first half, Garrett Agustin's interception ended the Golden Bears' 2 minute drill, and the team ran down the clock and went into halftime up 10-0.

The Wolverine defense continued to carry the team in the 3rd quarter, holding the Golden Bears scoreless. Injuries to the Wolverine running backs forced Devon Lofton out of the secondary and into the backfield, where he instantly capitalized with a long run up the sideline. The offense stalled in the redzone, but James DeMartini bailed them out, booting a field goal to put the Wolverines up 13-0.

The Wolverine defense denied any hope for the Goldern Bears, shutting them out again in the 4th. The Wolverine offense bled out the clock behind excellent play by the offensive line and power running by Lofton and Paquette, with the backbreaking drive resulting in a touchdown scamper by Lofton. The point after put the Wolverines up 20-0, where the score would stay through the final whistle.

The Wolverines play again this Friday at the College of the Holy Cross.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012


2012 Bridgton Academy Football Roster

# Last First Ht. Wt. Pos. Previous Team Hometown State
1 Van Dyke Justin 5'10" 162 DB St. Josephs Academy St. Augastine FL
2 Griffith Geeivonti 5'7" 189 RB Cathedral H.S. (Boston) Randolph  MA
3 DeMartini James 5' 9.75" 200 WR/K/P Haddon Heights HS Haddon Heights NJ
4 King Byron 5' 7.5" 190 RB Hudson Catholic Brooklyn NY
5 Lofton Devon 5'8" 170 RB Fairfield Ward H.S. Fairfield CT
6 Young Rashand 5'10" 186 WR The Williams School Ledyard CT
8 Nosafieman Yosa 6'0.5" 180 DB Boston College Dorchester MA
9 Hughes Taylor 6'2" 192 QB/WR Nantucket H.S. Nantucket MA
11 Cooper Cameron 6'3" 203 WR Bonney Eagle HS Buxton ME
12 Dale Brock 5'11.5" 180 QB Lakewood HS Palos Verdes CA
13 O'Sullivan Seamus 6' 195 LB Holy Name HS South Grafton MA
15 Dobbins Kelly 6' 0.5" 187 DB Putnam H.S. Springfield MA
17 Audet Zachary 6'   WR Sharon HS Sharon MA
21 Rowe Jarett 5'9.5" 156 DB Weston H.S. Weston MA
23 Chabot Nicholas 5'8.75" 176 WR Gorham HS Gorham ME
25 Paquette Derek 6' 221 RB/HB Triton H.S. Rowley MA
26 Lowery Craig 5'10" 155 DB Fairfield Ward H.S. Fairfield CT
27 Casey Jarrod 5'10" 181 DB Milford H.S. Milford MA
29 Normant Thibault 5'8.5" 137 DB Winchester HS Winchester MA
31 Sturgis Billy 6' 229 LB LaSalle Bristol RI
33 Amabile Peter 5'11" 248 DL Long Beach HS Long Beach NY
34 Poulin Brooks 5'10.5" 222 FB Acton Boxborough Boxborough MA
36 Agustin Garrett 5'10" 220 LB Minnechuag Regional HS Wilbraham MA
40 Castahna Thomas     LB Pembroke HS Pembroke MA
44 Manni Joseph 5'6.5" 194 LB Cranston West HS Cranston RI
45 Rochon Tim 6'0.5" 213 LB Concord H.S. Concord NH
46 Donovan Patrick 5'10" 181 LB Marshfield H.S. Marshfield MA
51 El-Ghoul Jesse 6'1.5" 220 OL/DL Leominster HS Leominster MA
53 Vollans Jonathan 5'8" 194 OL/DL Nantucket H.S. Nantucket MA
63 Tasoulas Mack 5'11" 225 OL/DL Keen HS Keen NH
64 Stilphen Alexander 6'4" 222 OL/DL Deering HS South Portland ME
67 Elledias, III Evelio 6' 253 OL/DL Byram Hills HS Bedford NY
68 McCourt Daniel 6'4.5" 241 OL/DL Pembroke HS Pembroke MA
72 Carucci Scott 5'10" 262 OL/DL Stonham H.S. Stoneham MA
78 Williams Malcolm 6'2" 325 OL/DL South Hampton H.S. Long Island NY
80 Barker Clayton 6'2" 206 WR Darien HS Darien CT
81 Paul Robert 6'5" 201 TE Westfield HS Westfield MA
85 Nahoum Eris 5'10.5" 168 WR Goshen Central HS Goshen NY


Chad Walker (Lafayette, 2006) Head Coach/OC

Travis Dube (Bowdoin, 2004) Defensive Coordinator/LB's

Joe Daley, BA '77  (Colby, 1981) Defensive Line

Paul Hinman (Bowdoin, 2011) Running Backs/Video Coordinator

Jeff Franklin (Central State, 2009) Special Teams Coordinator/DB's

Steve White (Morgan State, 2007) Wide Receivers

Paul Sundquist (Maine, 1980) Offensive Line

Headmaster:  Grady Vigneau

Athletic Director:  Joseph Sawicki

Athletic Trainer:  Sam Adams, ATC

Monday, September 10, 2012

Wolverines vs. S.W. Connecticut RESULTS

The Bridgton football team traveled to Bridgeport Connecticut to take on the two time defending national
champions of the Intercollegiate Club Football Federation (iCFF), the Southwest Connecticut Grizzlies. The
Grizzlies play in the Yankee Collegiate Football Conference and are currently ranked first in the country by the
iCFF. The hotly contested game featured 4 lead changes and was never more than a one score game.

The Wolverines opened the game by kicking off and almost recovering the kick. The event was a bit fortuitous
as 4 plays later, the Grizzlies put the ball on the astroturf and cornerback Craig Lowery (Fairfield, CT) scooped
up the fumble and raced 56 yards for the first score of the season. The moment provided a bit of redemption
for Lowery who was a member of the 2011 Wolverine squad before losing most of the season to a knee injury.
Lowery, now a team captain, has provided a great deal of leadership to the team here in his second go around.

The Grizzlies tied the game 2 series later after a Bridgton fumble set them up in Wolverine territory. The
scoring play was the result of an athletic scramble by the Grizzlies’ quarterback, coincidently a former high
school teammate of Lowery’s, broke containment and tossed a short touchdown pass to his right. With the
game tied at 7, the Wolverine offense went on the march moving the ball across midfield before the drive
fizzled out. The ensuing Grizzly drive ended immediately as Pete Amabile (Long Beach, NY) recovered
a fumble to give the ball back to Bridgton deep at the Grizzly 30. Unfortunately, Bridgton was unable to
capitalize and turned the ball over on downs. Once more, fortune favored the Wolverines as an errant Grizzly
snap turned into a third turn over and second defensive score of the game. This time safety Jarrod Casey
(Milford, MA) scooped up the fumble and returned it for a TD. The extra point sailed wide right and BA went
up 13-7.

The Grizzlies managed a nice drive just before the half, but it was snuffed out when Joe Manni (Cranston, RI)
recorded one of his 2 sacks and 5 tackles for loss (TFL).

The second half saw the Wolverine offense find its stride. The opening kick was returned to midfield by
Devon Lofton (Fairfield, CT). The offense then went on an 11 play drive that was highlighted by a 4th down
conversion on a pass from Brock Dale (Palos Verdes, CA) to Cam Cooper (Buxton, ME). Ultimately, the drive
was capped by a 2 yard TD plunge by Dale to put BA up 20 to 13. The Grizzlies answered with a short drive
that ended with a field goal to make it 20-16. With the offense on the march again in the fourth, the Grizzlies
stepped up and made a great leaping interception and returned it to the Wolverine 20. The Grizzlies took the
lead, 22-20, with 6:40 left in the game on a 1 yard TD run by their quarterback.

After a BA punt, the defense was able to come up with a critical stop on third down and force the Grizzlies
to give up the ball. During the drive, Jess El-Ghoul (Leominster, MA) made one of his 3 TFLs to put the
Grizzlies in bad down and distance. With the ball back in their hands the Wolverines offense would not go
quietly, quickly driving the field to place themselves in position for a 31 yard field goal with 25 seconds left.
Here BA’s luck ran out as the kick fell missed just right and the Grizzlies claimed the victory. Bridgton is next
scheduled to take on Springfield College’s JV team next Sunday, September 16th at Springfield.