‘Bury Remains Undefeated, the Pride Win Their Second Straight, and More:

Salisbury has only two more games to secure the title; however, the games come against Trinity-Pawling and Avon Old Farms who both beat them last year. The Knights aim to make sure history doesn’t repeat itself. In the meantime, here’s last week’s recap:

Salisbury (6-0) 52-0 Taft (0-6)

Tyler Cook ’16 of the ‘Bury continued his great season against Taft as he scored 5 TD’s on the day and they all came in the first half. His season has been amazing with 1,074 rushing yards and 24 TD’s so far. He is averaging 179 Yards per game and 4 TD’s per game.

QB John Seter ’17 had a good day in the air even though he only threw 9 times. He was able to complete 6 of those passes for 148 yards, and 84 of those yards were during one scoring strike in the first quarter.

The ‘Bury defense harrassed Taft’s offense, holding them to less than 2.0 yards per play. Fight for every inch eh? “Bury was able to block a punt for a TD, and able to cause 4 turnovers. 18 players for the ‘Bury registered tackles during the day.

Avon (1-5) 30-44 T.P (4-2)

On the third play of the game, T.P’s QB Brandon Harris ’17 ran an option play for a TD. The option offense tore up Avon’s defense all day.

On Avon’s first drive, Jesse Walsh ’18 was able to find the TE Tucker Spears ’16 for a 60 yard TD. Walsh had a good day through the air and only threw one interception compared to 3 TD’s Interceptions has been an issue for Walsh all season, so it is encouraging to see an improvement against a stout defense. Avon’s run game on the other hand was shut down as the biggest run was a 15 yard scramble from Walsh himself. Mark Michaud ’16 scored twice on the day for Avon with both scores coming on catch and runs in the red zone.

TP didn’t throw the ball much, (5 times to be exact) but behind their RB’s Re’mahn Davis ’18 and Khaleed Exum-Strong ’16, who didn’t want to go down, they ran the ball down Avon’s throat. Avon stopped T.P’s offense from scoring only twice on the day. With  performances on offense, however, they were able to keep it close.

T.P’s Rushing attack could not, and would not be stopped. #5 channled is inner beast mode en route to a huge day on the ground with over 100 yards rushing on the day. T.P is still looking to secure a chance at the title as they need Salisbury to lose as they are one game behind.

Brunswick (5-1) 35-14 Kent (2-3)

‘Wick came into this game with something to prove after last weeks demoralizing loss to the Knights. John Fox ’17 caused a fumble on the first drive on the game for the Bruins. ‘Wick scored 3 plays later on a TD pass from Henkle ’18 as he tossed one up to Spencer Decker ’17 for the first score of the game. Henkle had a great day though the air, throwing for 4 TDs and rushing for one more.

The ‘Wick defense lead the way causing 5 tunrovers on the day. As they were able to intercept the ball 4 times and causing one fumble. As they came out of the gates ready to play against a falling Kent team that has slipped down the stretch of the season.

Henkle has been on a tear this year, scoring at least 2 TD’s per game. The defense, minus the game against Salisbury, has not allowed more than 22 points. They have shut down oppsoing teams and caused nn average of three turnovers per game. They look to keep up their dominant season next week against Westminster.

Kent, meanwhile, has faced the two toughest league opponents in Salisbury and Brunswick the past two weeks and lost both games. They hope to get back on track at Hotchkiss.

Hotchkiss (2-4) 32-28 Berkshire (4-2)

Berkshire was losing by 26 entering the 4th quarter. They called for a comeback, and the doctor ordered with a 20 point run in the fourth. They compounded that with scores on three out of four drives to bring the game within reach, but staunch defense from Hotchkiss lead them to their second win on the season.

Sol Broady ’18 lead a steady Hotchkiss offense with 190 total yards including 101 on the ground and 89 through the air. He also provided the game-clinching 34 yard TD run.

The Bears defense tightned up in the fourth to lead a comeback effort that fell just short. Hotchkiss is building a steady hand in the Erickson league as they continue build their program around grit and intensity. They have won two of three as they host Kent this week under the lights.

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