The Ravens outfly the Phoenix
The Phoenix hosted the Ravens of Portsmouth Abby School in front of an energetic family weekend crowd. On their first possession, Hyde drove the ball 75 yards in 9 plays as senior fullback Steven Dwight (7 carries for 58 yards) rambled 27 yards for the first score. This would end up being his only touchdown on the day. Terry Norris added the extra point and the Phoenix were up 7 – 0 after 3 minutes of play.
The Ravens took possession and found only two yards up the middle on their first play. The next play went outside to senior tailback, #8 Austin Kreinz (19 carries, 350 yards and 6 touchdowns on the day). 60 yards later he rolled into the end zone for his first of six touchdowns in the game. Hyde brought the kickoff to the 30 yard line, but were forced to punt. Raven lineman Michael Stark recovered the errant snap in the end zone. Three minutes after the Phoenix first score, they found themselves down 14 – 7 with 5:42 remaining in the first quarter. The Phoenix took possession and rolled 61 yards in 10 plays as senior Troy Jones ran outside 10 yards for the score. A missed extra point left the Phoenix down 13 – 14 with 11:51 to go in the half. Three minutes later, #8 notched his second TD, Ravens: 20 – Phoenix: 13. Four minutes later on a first and 10, Kreinz ran 75 yards for his third score, Ravens: 28 – Phoenix: 13. Four minutes later, with seconds to go in the half, Kreinz capped a 48 yard drive with a 14 yard TD run for his fourth score, halftime, Ravens: 36 – Phoenix: 13.
The third opened as the second had ended. Kreinz took a toss sweep 56 yards for his 5th TD of the game at the 10:48 mark, Ravens: 42 – Phoenix: 13. Hyde took advantage of a good runback by senior Cody Baker and then marched 40 yards in 4 plays, capped by a Terry Norris ’13 (12 carries for 59 yards on the day) 13 yard TD rumble, Ravens: 42 – Phoenix: 19. The Hyde defense stiffened, and forced a Kreinz fumble with 3:24 to go in the third. Kreinz immediately returned the favor by intercepting a Phoenix halfback pass. Seven minutes later, on a 3rd and goal from the 5, Krienz finished his scoring with a 5 yard off tackle sweep, Ravens: 48 – Phoenix: 19. With 3 minutes to go in the game, senior Troy Jones (13 carries for 77 yards on the day) scored his second TD after a 9 play 46 yard drive to close the scoring with the Ravens on top 48 – 27.
Next Saturday, Oct 20th, the 3 and 1 Phoenix will travel to
Dexter School (2 and 2) for a 2 pm game just outside of Boston town.