October 12th, 2013
On Saturday, Hyde traveled north to Maine to take on divisional opponent Hebron Academy. It was a physical, tough game that took a team effort to win. Freshman running back Marcus Greenidge ’17 started off the scoring when he ran 25 yards off-tackle for the score in the first quarter. Marcus ran hard all day for the Wolfpack while filling in for injured PG running back Kyle Jordan ’14 and had a great team first attitude all afternoon.
In the second quarter, PG fullback/linebacker Todd Jones’ 14 barreled 15 yards up the middle for another Wolfpack score. Hebron then found the end-zone when the Lumberjack running back lateralled the ball back to the quarterback after getting swarm tackled by Jones and PG lineman Khalil Reese ’14 at mid-field and the quarterback ran it 50 yards for a touchdown. However, on the ensuing kick-off, junior returner Dexter Thompson ’15 took it 92 yards for the score to quickly shift the momentum back to Hyde heading into the half up 18-7.
The second half was a physical chess match which ended up scoreless. Defensively, Jones lead the way with too many solo tackles to count. The Wolfpack interior defensive line of Reese, sophomore Omri West ’16, and senior captain Jon White ’14, proved to be too much for the Hebron offensive line to handle. Senior captain Rodney Felder ’14 played great at cornerback and recorded an interception while senior captain Kenny Grant ’14 had a key fumble recovery in the second half.
Junior quarterback Harrison Smith ’15 had a great day in his first start. He ran the offense with poise and his confidence grew as the game went on, calling a few key audibles down the stretch.
Hyde looks forward to staying in Woodstock this weekend for the first home game of the season on Saturday when they host Holderness School at 3pm for its’ parent’s weekend. Hyde’s record now sits at an even 2-2 on the season.