The Hyde Phoenix JV Football team travelled to Phillips Academy Wednesday to face Big Blue in our first game of the season. The weather was atrocious, the teams were well matched, and the play was spirited. Phoenix miscues lead to 13 early Andover points before the Hyde defense stepped up and stifled Big Blue for much of the second half. The final score was Andover 20, Hyde 0, though we had our opportunities on offense.
Despite the score, this was an outstanding game for the Phoenix. Hats off to the offensive and defensive lines whose tough play dominated the action in the second half! Individual standouts included junior linebacker Ted Peters, sophomore running back Isaac Pfosi, and freshman defensive tackle Yousuf Al-Taie.
The Phoenix varsity football team travels to Kents’ Hill School on Saturday while the JV’s have a few weeks to prepare for Phillips Exeter Academy.