Nature Abhors a Vacuum: Phoenix Varsity Football Fall to Hebron 6-46

Score:  Hyde:  6
Hebron Academy: 46

The Phoenix hosted the MAISAD and Evergreen league rival Lumberjacks of Hebron Academy under the lights in Bath. The first quarter saw both teams drive then sputter offensively on their first possessions.  Hyde then completed an 8 minute drive, with Shemar Jack ’16 driving in from 18 yards for a TD early in the 2nd quarter to go up 6 – 0.  Two minutes later Hebron capped a quick, four-play, and 54 yard scoring drive with Marquis Scott punching in what would be his first of four TD’s on the night. Then, with 2:09 remaining in the half, Scott again found the end zone and the teams went into half time with Hebron in the lead 14 to 6.


When players get injured or are unable to play, another steps in to fill the vacuum created or left by the departing player. Unlike nature, football voids are not always totally filled.  Hebron took advantage of this partial vacuum early in the 3rd quarter as they scored four times in less than 4 and a-half minutes. Capitalizing on on-sides kicks and interceptions, the Lumberjacks jumped to a 46 – 6 lead with 7:29 remaining in the 3rd quarter and never looked back.  The Phoenix did not have big enough shoes to fill the voids left behind.

This week of recovery is what the Phoenix need as they prepare to travel north to take on the Huskies of Kent’s Hill School.

Coach Romac

Next Game: Saturday Oct 17    AWAY vs. Kent’s Hill School         @ 2:00 pm