Tough Loss for Phoenix Varsity Football vs New Hampton

Team:  Varsity Football

Date:   Oct 3, 2014

Hyde:  6
New Hampton School: 46   

The Phoenix travelled due west for 3 hours to take on the perennial top Evergreen League team under the lights.  The New Hampton Huskies took the opening kickoff and drove 55 yards in 6 plays with #21 Isiah White, capping the drive with a 5 yard dive to go on top   0 – 7 at the 10:49 mark.  On the second play from scrimmage, White intercepted a Hyde pass and on the next play #9 Nick Heras caught a 7 yard TD pass from New Hampton QB #1 Adam Enxing.  These three names would haunt Hyde for the rest of the game.  With 10:17 remaining in the first, Hyde found itself facing a 14 – 0 score.

On the next Hyde possession, Toby Taradeina ’15 put together a 14 play 65 yard drive for the score as Aiden Sperry ’15 rambled off tackle 17 yards for the TD to close the gap to 6 – 14 with 4:59 to go in the first quarter.  New Hampton took the kick off to the Hyde 35 and two plays later Fullback #34 Carter Dillon blasted 11 yards for the TD.  Hyde’s next drive looked promising as Taradeina found Deker Adelman ’15 for a 21 yard reception.  The drive stalled and one play after the ensuing punt, #21 White dove off tackle and scampered in for the score and a 6 – 27 lead.   White then intercepted his second pass and fullback #34 Dillon bulldozed 66 yards for the score to put the Huskies on top 6 – 33 to close the 1st quarter.

The second quarter saw Hyde fall behind 6 – 46 as injuries took their toll on the starting lineup.  The second half had both teams play to a draw as many JV players got a chance to play.  Andrew Palermo ’16 carried 14 times for 93 yards, while James Bristow ’18 stepped in at QB and lead the team on several solid drives.   Austin Makris ’15 continued to anchor the line on both sides of the ball.  The team has less than a week to heal the bruises and put together an attack plan for the game against Dexter next Friday.  The JV squad will host Lincoln Academy Monday on the Phoenix Field at 4 pm.

Next Game: MONDAY OCT 6           JV HOME vs. Lincoln Academy           @ 4:00 pm

Next Game: FRIDAY OCT 10           HOME vs. New Hampton School           @ 2:00 pm

Coach Romac