Phoenix Varsity Football Loses Tough Rematch to Titlon 20-47

Team:  Hyde- Bath Varsity Football

Date:   Sept 26, 2015

 Score:  Hyde:  20          Tilton School: 47 

The Rams of Tilton School arrived on campus ready to avenge their loss last week.  The Phoenix were fresh off their last week’s victory and ready to tally another.  The first quarter saw Tilton execute two solid drives to one touchdown by Ram #21 Josh Jones (97 yards rushing with 2 TD’s), and then Phoenix senior Trevor Saucier (5 carries for 11 yards) ran the kick off for a 79 yard Touchdown at the 3 minute mark.  After the 1st it  looked as if  it might be a defensive battle

Then, the second quarter saw the offense explode on both sides of the ball.  18 seconds into the 2nd, Hyde senior Shemar Jack (5 carries for 138 yards) rambled 68 yards for a score and with a 2 point EP pass to Conor Rowe ’18 the Phoenix lead 14 – 6.  A minute later Ram #1 Devyn Perkins drove 11 yards for the TD to close the gap 14 – 12.  Shemar Jack answered with another 68 yard TD behind the blocking of Jason Tang ’16 and Max Hewitt ’18 to put the Phoenix up 20 – 12 with 10:02 remaining in the 2nd quarter. And then… Ram full back Perkins took over and ran for 2 more touchdowns with Ram QB Andrew Sharkey and Half Back Josh Jones adding a TD each to put the Rams up 41 – 20 at half time.

Jordan Bushey ‘16 stepped into fill the halfback shoes after Jack and Gerry were both lost to injuries in the first half.  Jordan carried ten times for 78 yards in the second half with 9 tackles on the day.  Devon Sanford ’16 added 7 tackles for the day and ran as a fullback to fill in for injuries.  Jake Durkin ’16 ran for 24 yards and made 10 tackles on the day.  Conor Rowe ’18 added some key down field blocks and a two point conversion. Sam Hunt ’17 started at center in his first varsity football game after only 3 weeks of playing the game.  Sophomore Jake Dawson also had several key tackles from linebacker.

The JV squad will take on Lincoln County on Monday Sept 28th at home @ 4:30 PM

Next Varsity Game: Saturday Oct 10      

Home vs. Hebron Academy           @ 6:30 pm            McMann Field in Bath