Team: Varsity Football
Date: Nov 2, 2013
Score: Hyde: 42 Hebron Academy: 29
Saturday night under the lights on a crisp fall evening:
“How sweet it is”.
Hebron’s Lumberjacks arrived hungry for a win. The Phoenix were ready to fly.
Jared Jensen ’14 took the opening kickoff 85 yards for the touchdown, Sean Smerczynski ’14 added the 2 point conversion and with 13 seconds gone in the game and most of the fans still at the snack shack…
Hyde was on top 8 – 0.
Twenty five seconds later, Jack #11 Duane Thompson picked up the bouncing kick off on his 10 yard line…90 yards later he was in the end zone with kicker Anthony Petrov adding the extra point: 8 – 7.
“I like this game…it’s so exciting!”
Five minutes later, Jensen would add a 22 yard running TD, and Hyde never really looked back. Jensen would end the evening with 16 carries for 177 yards, 1 interception and more than a few tackles on defense. The second quarter belonged to the Phoenix as Sean Smerczynski ’14 (18 carries for 132 yards on the day) added a 2 yard scamper finishing a Hyde 62 yard drive started in the first quarter at the 11:07 mark of the 2nd. Caleb Jones ’14 would add two more Phoenix TD’s (6 carries for 59 yards with 9 tackles) on short bursts to cap off sustained Hyde drives. The Tenacious Phoenix-D, stifled the Jack-Attack with D-Ends Chris Collins ’14 (a sack and 8 tackles) and Sam Zanta ’15 (1 sack and 6 tackles) and Ryan Moran ’15 (2 tackles a sack and a fumble recovery) sealing the outside run while Jack Howarth ’14 (7 tackles and a sack) and Sean Smerczynski ’14 (8 tackles and 2 sacks) plugged up the middle.
“Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.”
The third quarter both teams took to the air to gain ground and add points to the score board. Jack #21 Naquan Bowlin scampered 80 yards down the sideline after a quick bubble screen on the second play of the third quarter. Six minutes later, again capping a sustained Hyde drive, Chris Collins ’14 (4 catches for 53 yards) added his 6 points and the 3rd quarter ended with Hyde in control of the air and ground and leading 42 – 13.
“Fight on and fly on to the last drop of blood, the last drop of fuel, the last beat of the heart”
The Lumberjacks never quit. Bowlin and Thompson each added a second TD to close the scoring and the game with a Phoenix Victory!
 Jackie Gleason, The Honeymooners
 “Scotty” aboard the Enterprise, Star Trek X
 Muhammad Ali (nee Cassius Clay).
 Baron Manfred von Richthofen