A Good Day for a WIN!: Phoenix JV Football vs Medomak Valley

Team:  Junior Varsity Football
Date:   Oct 9, 2013
Score:  Hyde:  20           Medomak Valley: 14

Hyde Phoenix hosted Medomak Valley under a bright blue fall sky.  The first quarter saw both defensive units stand tough, negating any offensive threat. With 3:59 remaining in the first, Zach Messina ’15 blocked the attempted punt and rambled 46 yards for the touchdown.  Medomak began a sold drive that Greg Kidger ’17 ended with an interception.  Aiden Sperry ’15 (10 carries for 56 yards and a touchdown), Evan Robish ‘14 (3 completions for 37 yards with 2 4 carries for 12 yards), and Deker Adelman ‘15 (2 receptions for 28 and a 45 yard punt return for a touchdown) maintained the offensive threat for the first three quarters of the game as the Phoenix expanded to a 20 – 0 lead with 9:41 to go in the game.  Bill Lyu ’16 ran for 5 carries gaining 26 yards.  Sam Zanta ’15 was in on several tackles and forced a fumble, while Austin Makris ’15 and Bryan Wang ’15 each spent time chasing the Medomak QB out of the pocket and into the waiting tackles of Chris Proach ’14 and Andrew Martz ’14.

Late in the fourth quarter, the Hyde Phoenix made a great defensive stand on a fourth and goal as Team Captain Alan Wu’15 recovered a fumble and Hyde took over on their two yard line…. You can see where this led… a Medomak Safety and a 20 – 2 score with 4:35 to go in the game. Medomak took the free kick down to the Hyde 38 yard line and punched it across the goal line 2 minutes later to make the score 20 – 8. On the ensuing Hyde possession, he who shall not be named carried the ball 9 yards and …fumbled it away.  Six plays and two minutes later Medomak Valley QB #32 Jeff Wright scored his second TD on the day and closed the score to 20 – 14 with 1:25 remaining in the game. Hyde was able to run out the clock for the victory.It was a great game for both teams as they were able to play all their players and gain valuable playing time experience.

Coach Romac

Next Games:
Saturday Oct 12 AWAY vs. DEXTER SCHOOL 2:00 PM
Monday Oct 14 AWAY JV Away vs. Damariscotta 4:00 PM (Maine)
Saturday Oct 19 AWAY vs. PORTSMOUTH ABBY SCHOOL 2:00 PM (Rhode Island)