Bath: Hyde Phoenix Football drops a tough one to New Hampton School

Huskies outrun the Phoenix

 

The Phoenix travelled northwest into the mountains of New Hampshire to take on the Huskies of New Hampton School.  A large family weekend crowd gathered around the gridiron in expectation that the 4 -1 Huskies would roll over the Phoenix.  The first half the crowd was very quiet.  Except for those die hard Phoenix fans that travelled into the mountains to cheer us on!

 

 

Hyde stopped New Hampton on their opening drive and took possession on their own 39.  Seven plays later TJ Norris ’13 (14 carries for 87 yards and 1 TD) rambled outside, led by tackle Zach Mann ’14, fifteen yards for the score. 

He then added the extra point and the Phoenix were up 7 – 0. 

 

Captain Jack Howarth ’14 (4 unassisted tackles on the day) led the defense in stopping the potent New Hampton offense for the rest of the first quarter.  On the Huskie opening drive of the second quarter, Dwight Stevens ’13 and Cody Baker ’13 combined to stuff, then strip the ball from a Huskie runner and take possession on the New Hampton 49.  Seven plays later, on a fourth and inches, Dwight Stevens ’13 (15 carries for 120 yards and 1 TD) rambled 42 yards for the touchdown.  Hyde: 13 – a quiet New Hampton: 0. New Hampton answered with a long 48 yard pass leading to a first and goal at the Hyde 4 yard line.  On 4th and 4, Huskie receiver Anthony Pate caught the TD from freshman quarterback Milan Murray to close the gap to 13 – 8.  Five minutes and nine plays later, Norris ran off tackle…stopped and threw an almost perfect pass to senior Troy Jones for a 25 yard TD score with 38 seconds remaining in the half.  The half ended with Zach Mann sacking Huskie QB Murray.  Spirits were high as the teams went into the 15 minute halftime with Hyde on top 19 – 8. 

 

Halftimes?

 

Hyde took the kickoff and went 3 and punt.

New Hampton took one play, a 69 yard bomb from Murray to #1 Todd Collier (16 carries for 143 yards and 2 catches for 83 yards and 2 TD’s) to close the gap to 19 -14.

 

Eight minutes later Husky QB Murray (11 carries for 78 yards with 5 completions for 160 yards with 2 TD’s) scampered 8 yards for the go-ahead TD: 19 – 20 to end the third quarter.

 

Two minutes into the fourth, Husky running back Mathew Dean broke through the line and streaked 25 yards for the 4th Husky TD: 19 – 27

Five minutes later #1 Todd Collier punched in from the 1 yard line: 19 – 34

Three Minutes later, QB Murray scampered 25 yards for his second TD to close the scoring:

Hyde: 19 – New Hampton: 41.  This one stings.  The Phoenix will host the Lumber Jacks of Hebron Academy next Saturday November 3rd at 6pm under the lights.  Go Phoenix!!!!!