Sunday, November 02, 2008

Opportunistic JV squad wins

The unofficial final offensive numbers added up to just 163 yards including 48 yards passing but it was enough for the Yale junior varsity team to defeat Bridgton Academy 27-17 at Clint Frank Field on Sunday

Yale forced five turnovers, blocked a punt and would have also been credited for a blocked field goal if not for an inadvertent whistle.

Dawson Halliday threw a 24-yard touchdown pass to Chris Morris (Halliday's only completion of the game) while Bryan Farris had scoring strikes of 9 yards to McConnell Smith and 3 yards to Alex Birks. The other score came on a 1-yard run by Josh Kozel.

Jake McCrary led Yale with 60 yards rushing on 10 carries and fellow freshman Alex Thomas has nine carries for 42 yards, 33 coming on one carry. Thomas did lose a pair of fumbles and both he and McCrary left the game with injuries. Kozel finished the game at tailback and had nine carries for 24 yards.

Defensively, Nick Schneider had a team-high 10 tackles and also blocked a punt. Reed Spiller and Andrew Pappas had eight tackles each while Matt Battaglia made seven tackles. McConnell Smith, Dan Walsh and Marcus Wallace each had fumble recoveries while Colin Kruger and Bedford Booth had interceptions - the second in the last two weeks for Booth.

Former Notre Dame-West Haven standout Sean Bostic-Sealy had a fumble recovery and former Hand High star Joe Robichaud had six catches for 64 yards for Bridgton Academy which outgained the Bulldogs 354-163 according to my unofficial tabulations.

The Yale JV squad improved to 3-2 and will end the season with a game at Harvard on Nov. 21.

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