Tough Loss for Varsity Football in Season Opener

9/25/10

Hyde School                        7

Vermont Academy            18

On Saturday, the Wolfpack opened their season at home vs. the Wildcats from Vermont Academy. It was a warm but beautiful afternoon for football.

Vermont struck early as they scored on the first play of the game on a “bells and whistles” throw back pass. However, Hyde answered immediately on the ensuing drive and drove the ball down the field and scored their first touchdown of the season when senior QB Derek Kubitz ’11 ran in the sneak. Senior kicker Pat Donnellan ’11 added the extra point to put Hyde up 7-6.

Vermont scored once again before half-time and once again in the fourth to seal the victory. Hyde had its chances late in the game despite having lost Kubitz on the last play of the first half. Junior Bryant White ’12 stepped in valiantly at QB for the entire second half.

The Hyde defense played tremendously led by junior defensive end James Schnatterly ’12. James recorded two sacks and numerous tackles and led with infectious energy.

Player of the game went to post-graduate Justen Wilson ’11 who rushed for 90 plus yards and established himself as the clear leader of the Wolfpack squad.

Hyde looks forward to hosting Kimball Union Academy on Saturday at 2:30pm.