Wolfpack V Football Take Down Holderness Bulls With a Field Goal to Win 17-14

The Wolfpack travelled on a business trip to Holderness, NH to take on the Bulls of Holderness School. From the first kick-off the team knew it was going to be a battle to the very last whistle. The Bulls put 7 points on the board first, but the Wolfpack answered quickly with a 66 yard reception by Aaron Petion ’17 from Jake Vasapolli ‘18. As the game neared the end of the first half Holderness was able to punch another one in the end zone to go up 14-7 heading into the third quarter. Coach Saucier challenged the Wolfpack at the half to dig a little deeper, be more physical, and have more heart. The team did exactly that and took back the momentum in the second half. After a long drive from the Wolfpack’s own red-zone, and two huge first down conversions by Ian Ricketts ‘ 17 and Teddy St. Louis ’18, Ricketts was able to punch it in on a two yard dive. The PAT was good and the Wolfpack tied the game at 14-14 with less than six minutes to go in the game.

A huge defensive stop by the Wolfpack gave the boys a chance with just under a minute to play to win the game. Ten seconds on the clock coach Saucier calls his last time out and makes a call that he has not made in thirteen years of coaching – “kick the field goal!” Sophomore kicker, Jakob Robinson ’19, runs out on the field to attempt a 22 yard field to give the Wolfpack the lead 17-14. A perfect snap and hold by Victor Wright ’17 and Sean Duffy ’18, gave Robinson exactly what he needed to sail the ball through the up-rights. It was clear from the moment the ball left Robinson’s foot that the kick was good! With six seconds to go in the game the Wolfpack kicked the ball off and the Bulls had one play to take the lead. A Hail-Mary pass attempt by the bulls was picked off by Jordan Knight ’17 to seal the win for the Wolfpack.

The team improved to 2-0 on the season.

Stats on the Day:

Ricketts ’17 – 8 carries for 30 yards, 1 touch down, and 6 tackles

Knight ’17 – 25 carries for 89 yards, 2 tackles, and 1 interception

Quintin Felder ‘18– 2.5 tackles (1.5 sacs)

Spencer Levin ’17 – 4 tackles and 1 forced fumble and recovery

Aaron Petion ’17 – 1 TD 66 yard reception

Josh Angel ’17 and Ippokratis Georgiatis ’18 – 5 tackles and 4 tackles respectively on the day