The field was in 2 feet of water but that didn’t stop our Bishop Guertin Cardinals last night from winning big despite field conditions.
It was a huge game last night with at least one QB Sack, multiple tackles and Chase scoring a 44 yard touchdown on fumble recovery.
Here are a couple of the write ups from last night…so darn fun to watch.
I have highlighted Chase’s mentions in red for easy reading.
Bishop Guertin football team brushes off Dover comeback attempt
By TOM KING
Saturday, September 14, 2013
DOVER – There was no drama for the Bishop Guertin High School football team this week.
After dropping a tough one-point opener last weekend, the Cardinals’ 42-20 win over Dover at Dunaway Field on Friday was a case of a stronger, deeper football team beating a weak one. No last-minute drive was needed as the Cards picked up their first win of the season to even their record at 1-1.
“No drama, although it was getting a little tight there,” Guertin coach Travis Cote said. “We talked at
halftime how they weren’t going to give up.”
Sure, it got a little close, with 0-2 Dover rallying from a 28-8 halftime deficit to close to within 28-20 with 8:54 remaining.
But Cards quarterback Tom Hurley (5 for 9 for 87 yards and 2 TDs) hit Stavros Anagnost on a 56-yard TD 16 seconds later, and Brandon Levesque scored his second TD of the game, a 7-yard run with 3:50 to play, to ice it.
“It feels good to get the win,” Hurley said. “We needed that after a tough loss last week. I was able to get (the long TD pass) off just in time.”
Guertin also took advantage of three Dover first-half turnovers.
“You can’t give them three turnovers at their end of the field and expect to win games,” Dover coach Ken Osbon said.
“I told them at halftime, ‘Let’s climb back in. We’ve got to find a way to make a dozen more plays.’ ”
The Cards grabbed a 14-0 lead after one quarter with Levesque, who had 109 yards and two TDs on seven carries, bursting through the middle for a 50-yard TD run just 2:04 into the game. He played in place of Anthony Reale, who’s expected back from a knee injury in a week.
“He really stepped up big tonight for Tony,” Cote said.
Just over six minutes later, Mike Devereaux capped a nine-play, 48-yard drive with a 2-yard run and two-point conversion run.
The Green Wave made it a game thanks to a BG muffed punt at midfield, setting up Dover QB Derek Stegman’s 37-yard TD pass to Eric Waddington with 10 minutes left in the half.
But Guertin added two scores in that time, thanks in part to Dover mistakes.
The Green Wave fumbled the ball away inside their own 20, leading to Hurley’s 12-yard TD pass to Aidan Loftus with 5:15 left in the half. Chris Fox missed his second PAT kick, though, and the score stood at 20-8.
No problem. Two minutes later, Chase Hughes scooped up a fumble and raced 42 yards to pay dirt and Devereaux added a conversion run for the Cards to grab a 28-8 lead to take into the locker room.
Still, Dover put up two straight scores to close to within 28-20 with 8:54 to play.
Derek Stegman had two TD runs, his 10-yarder capping an amazing 16-play, 92-yard march that chewed up 8:30 of the third quarter. But the Cards answered with that big Hurley TD pass of their own, catching Dover in a blitz.
© 2013, The Telegraph, Nashua, New Hampshire
DOVER — The Dover High School football team accomplished everything it wanted to in its first two offensive series of Friday night’s game against perennial powerhouse Bishop Guertin.
Unfortunately for the Green Wave, it all unraveled when Guertin responded with one big play of its own.
Guertin earned a 42-20 victory at Dunaway Field in a Division I game that was closer than the final score suggested. Dover (0-2) climbed back from a 28-8 halftime deficit with two touchdowns to open the second half to cut Guertin’s lead to 28-20 early in the fourth quarter.
“We needed about a dozen more plays tonight,” Dover coach Ken Osbon said. “Twelve more plays, defensively and offensively, this is a different game.”
Quarterback Derek Stegman ran for both second-half touchdowns for the Green Wave, and engineered a pair of drives that covered 92 and 73 yards. He connected with Josh Lyndes for a 35-yard gain on the first drive and also hit Darren Correnti for a 15-yard gain on 4th-and-10 at the Guertin 25-yard line.
On the next drive, he hit Nate Stegman for a 48-yard gain on 3rd-and-11. Stegman’s touchdown runs were for 10 and 6 yards and Dover trailed 28-20 with 8:54 to go in the game. Stegman was 7 for 13 passing for 111 yards.
“They weren’t going away,” said Guertin coach Travis Cote, whose team improved to 1-1, about Dover. “We let them get back in it, but they didn’t give up. You have to give them credit. They played hard.”
While the Dover drives also bookended a three-and-out by the Green Wave defense, Guertin wasted no time on its second possession. Quarterback Tom Hurley threw a 56-yard touchdown pass to Stavros Anagnost for a touchdown that put the Cardinals up 36-20. Dover sputtered on its next drive and Guertin tacked on another touchdown, this time Brandon Levesque from 8 yards out, capping a four-play, 62-yard series.
Dover was coming off a season-opening 48-6 loss at Exeter last week, and things seemed to be unraveling fast for the Green Wave on Friday night as Guertin scored on its first two possessions to take a 14-0 lead at the end of the first quarter.
Dover’s second drive of the game was kept alive when Lyndes recovered a fumbled punt return for a 28-yard gain early in the second quarter. Four plays later, Eric Waddington scored the Green Wave’s first touchdown, leaping over a Guertin defender as he ran 37 yards to the end zone.
“After pounding it and pounding it, you get that open grass,” Waddington said. “It’s a great feeling. All the credit to our linemen. They had a great zone-step, they got on their guys. The receivers got on their guys and gave me open lanes to run in.”
Not enough can be said about Waddington, who played a terrific game. He ran for a 2-point conversion on his own touchdown and blocked an extra point. He also made a big tackle for a loss on third down of Guertin’s first series of the second half.
“Eric’s effort tonight was fantastic,” Osbon said. “We couldn’t ask anything more out of him tonight. He’s one of our best players and tonight he showed it.”
Playing well on the front line for Dover Friday night were Tyler Foley, Brendan Madsen and Isaiah Bickham.
“Our whole front line was outstanding tonight,” Waddington said.
Waddington’s touchdown cut Guertin’s lead to 14-8 with 10 minutes to go in the first half. Guertin scored twice more in the quarter, once on a 40-yard fumble return by Chase Hughes and an 11-yard pass from Hurley to Aidan Loftus.
Dover looks for its first win Friday at Alvirne.
Bishop Guertin, 42-20
Guertin (1-1) 14 14 0 14 — 42
Dover (0-2) 0 8 6 6 — 20
Scoring: G-Levesque 50 run (kick blocked); Devereaux 2 run (Devereaux run); D-Waddington 37 run (Waddington run); G-Loftus 11 pass from Hurley (kick failed); G-Hughes 40 fumble return (Devereaux run); D-D. Stegman 10 run (run failed); D-D. Stegman 6 run (run failed); G-Anagnost 56 pass from Hurley (Devereaux run); G-Levesque 8 run (pass failed).
Rushing leaders: G-Levesque 10-118, Rivera 7-50; D-Waddington 19-116, Stegman 9-24.
Passing: G-Hurley 5-9-83; D-D. Stegman 7-13-111, Priester 0-1-0.
Receiving: G-Anagnost 1-56, Loftus 2-16; D-N. Stegman 3-59, Lyndes 2-43.
Turnovers: G-1, D-2.