Erickson Recap: Salisbury still Undefeated, Avon grabs W And More

The last two undefeated teams in the Erickson League squared off on Saturday.  Salisbury came out on top, making the Knights the clear favorites to win the league.

Here is how the rest of this week played out:

Salisbury (5-0) 62 – 27 Brunswick (5-1)

Salisbury continued their league dominance when they defeated Brunswick by 35 points. Tylor Cook ’16, Salisbury’s star running bad had a spectacular game to put it lightly.  Cook had 24 carries for 193 yards and a total of 4 touchdowns including a 58 yard run, which brought the Knights to a lead of 48 to 20. Cook has now rushed for 919 yards and 19 touchdowns this year.

Salisbury’s defense held Brunswick’s running game to a meek 29 yards on 28 attempts. Salisbury has continued its dominance and will hope to continue such a powerful offensive display.

Barring a collapse, Salisbury should have a clear path to for an Erickson League title.

Their quest continues at winless Taft this Saturday with a 3 o’clock kickoff.

Brunswick will look to bounce at home vs. the Kent Lions.

 

Trinity-Pawling (3-2) 21 – 8 Hotchkiss (1-4)

Trinity Pawling moves to a game over .500 with a win over the Bearcats this past weekend. TP has been led by their senior running back Khaleed Exum-Stong, who has been a big play threat all season. This was TP’s first convincing win of the season, as their previous two were won by a combined 11 points.

Hotchkiss continues their woes this season as they fall to 1-4 on the year. In their four losses, offense has not come easy as they have been out scored 112-29.

Hotckiss’ lone win this year came vs the struggling Winged Beavers of Avon. Saturday will be an opportunity for the Bearcats to get back into the win column when they host Berkshire.

TP has a matchup with a fellow all-boys rival in Avon.

Avon Old Farms (1-4) 43 – 39 Taft (0-5)

Both Taft and Avon were winless going into their matchup.  Both teams desperate for their first win battled on Avon’s parents weekend.

The turning point of a 37-33 game was a key interception made by Avon’s Thomas Healy ’16, on Taft’s 21 yard line. Avon would capitalize with a rushing touchdown for PG Nick Orekoya. Avon took a ten point lead with little time left and would help seal a victory for the Winged Beavers. Avon’s first victory of the year comes by way of winning in a shootout.

Though down by 13 in the first, Avon was able to come out with the win. The Winged Beavers look to avenge their only league loss from last year vs TP.

Taft still searching for their first win, will have a tough game next week vs the undefeated Knights from Salisbury.