Football: Otter Valley, Tigers win, Eagles fall
ADDISON COUNTY — Middlebury and Otter Valley both won to move to 2-0 in early season football action, while for the second straight week the Mount Abraham-Vergennes cooperative team dropped a game to a Division II title contender.
The Tigers blanked host BFA-St. Albans, 14-0. After a scoreless first half, quarterback Andrew Gleason tossed two third-quarter touchdown passed to Doug DeLorenzo in the second half, a 12-yarder and a 35-yarder, to account for both scores.
The Bobwhites turned the ball over four times, three on fumbled punts, one leading to the first Tiger score. Spencer Carpenter also intercepted a pass. Carpenter also rushed 20 times for 86 yards, while Gleason finished three of seven for 56 yards. The Tigers did not allow a completed pass in three Bobwhite attempts.
The Bobwhites dropped to 1-1 in the D-I clash.
The Tigers host their first game of the season this Friday when Brattleboro (0-2) visits, followed by Colchester (0-2) at Doc Collins field the week after.
Under rented lights on Friday in the Eagles’ first-ever night game, visiting Bellows Falls used a big-play aerial attack in a 39-14 win over the hosts. Terrier QBs Caleb Lisai threw for 139 yards and two TDS and 79 yards and one TD, respectively, while Jacob Streeter had a 87-yard TD reception and Caleb Hackett an 80-yard TD catch. Jahyde Bullard added two scores on the ground for the 2-0 Terriers.
QB Coleman Russell and fullback Casey Kimball rushed for scores for the Eagles, and Wyatt Gendreau tacked on the extra points. The Eagles travel to Fair Haven for another D-II contest on Friday night.
OV won a D-III clash by 50 points on the road for the second straight week, this time by 56-6 vs. the Poultney-Mount St. Joseph cooperative team at MSJ.
OV QB quarterback Colby McKay went six of 13 for 110 yards and three TDs and running back Brent Nickerson scored twice while running 17 times for 204 yards. OV also scored after five MSJ turnovers, including Greg Whitney’s 35-yard run after he ripped the ball away from a runner. Other defensive plays included a Collin Parker interception and Dan Allen and Neiko Young fumble recoveries.
Tyson Cram,Payson Williams andWill Ross caught touchdown passes, and Dylan Mackie andCorey Chandler tacked on late scoring runs for the Otters, who will host Woodstock on Saturday in what should be their first test of the season.
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