Teamwork to make a tackle
HB Jr Cavaliers U11 went up against the first place Concord Capitals Sunday. Facing a team that has yet to give up any points on defense this season proved to be a difficult task this day, but the Cavs played an honorable and hard fought game. In Game 4 of their season, they worked together as a unit to make some strong plays.
On Concord’s first drive the Cavs defense came out hard. This defensive stand was capped off by a 4th down stop at the sticks by Harrison Migneault.
In the first quarter HB’s offensive line and backfield provided stellar protection to obtain a fourth down conversion on an 18-yard pass by QB Cody Siegel to Dillon O’Sullivan.
The second quarter found the Cavs behind by two TD’s and at a loss when their QB/nose guard suffered a hip injury and was out for the remainder of the matchup causing last minute adjustments to be made on both sides of the ball.
The second half HB’s defense shared tackles across the board as players Jim Lingley and Evan Peters stepped up to help their team block the Capitals run while the Cavs linebackers were aggressive in blitzing Concord to make some much needed stops.
Game 4 of the Cavaliers season ended in a loss, but showed some strong athleticism both by seasoned and first time players. U11’s coaching staff look ahead to next Sunday’s game at Windham.
HB Rolls at John Stark
The HB Jr. Cavaliers Varsity and JV teams traveled to John Stark on Sept. 12 to face the Generals in a highly anticipated matchup. In the Varsity game the Jr. Cavs came away with a 46-0 win. In the 1st quarter a Quinten Wimmer interception set up the first touchdown of the game which was scored by Quinten. Quarterback Sander Wimmer completed a 2-point conversion pass to Henry Boudreau.
The Jr. Cavs defense provided the offense with excellent field position and set the tone for the game. Ben Goolsby took advantage of the excellent field position that the defense provided for the 2nd score of the game, Sander Wimmer connected with Shea Philbrook for the 2 point conversion giving the Jr. Cavs a 16-0 lead at the end of the 1st Quarter. Scoring in the second quarter started with Ben Goolsby scoring on a 25-yard run. The scoring continued with a 40 yard touchdown pass from Sander Wimmer to Goolsby and the 2-point conversion by Goolsby to put the Jr. Cavs up 30-0 at halftime.
continued the scoring in the third quarter along and Goolsby closed out the scoring in the 4th quarter with another touchdown. The Defense had several interceptions and sacks during the course of the game. Quinn Connors and Shea Philbrook had excellent games on both sides of the ball and the offensive and defensive lines led by Salvatore Fabbio had an excellent day and set the tempo on both sides of the ball for the Cavs.
The JV team came out ready to play and defeated John Stark 24-0. On the first series of the game the Jr. Cavs JV team drove the ball down the field behind their offensive line that allowed Marc-Andre Thermitus and Jack Delaney to pick up significant rushing yards. Blake Bergerson had a great block on the John Stark Defensive End that allowed Marc-Andre Thermitus a clear path to the end zone. A Jack Delaney interception and return gave the offense excellent field position for Marc-Andre Thermitus to score his second touchdown of the game. Quarterback Wyatt Bingham connected with Tyler Thibodeau increasing their lead heading into halftime.
The offense picked up where it left off in the third quarter. Blake Bergerson read a down field block by Torin White that allowed Bergerson to score.
In the fourth quarter John Stark made a threat with several chances of scoring from within the 10-yard line. The defensive line anchored by Joshua Parr dug their heels in the ground and where determined to hold the Generals from crossing the goal line. Adam Slater, Teddy Moscatelli and Bergerson played very well defensively for the Jr. Cavs.
Jr. Cavs beat ConVal
The Jr Cavs Varsity traveled to Peterborough for a game against ConVal on Sept. 19. The Jr. Cavs scored on their first offensive series with AJ Johnson scoring on a 20-yard run. Sander Wimmer converted the 2-point conversion to Ben Goolsby. Quinten Sander started the second drive for the Jr. Cavs with several key runs to get them to the ConVal 15-yard line when Sander Wimmer connected with Ben Goolsby for a 15-yard touchdown pass.
At the start of the second quarter Quinten Wimmer returned an interception for a 49-yard touchdown and Sander Wimmer connected for the 2-point conversion. AJ Johnson set up the fourth touchdown of the game with a 25-yard run with Quarterback Sander Wimmer rolling right to score and the 2-point conversion by Goolsby making the score 30-0. The defense held ConVal to four plays before the Cavs found themselves with the ball again with Goolsby scoring with a 40-yard run and the 2-point conversion.
In the third quarter the Jr. Cavs found themselves on their own 1-yard line when Marc-Andre Thermitus rounded the corner with a key block by Henri Boudreau and Austin Etchells for a 99-yard touchdown run. John Rutledge and Kyle Manley had excellent games on the offensive and defensive lines for the Jr. Cavs.