On Sept. 12 night, the Junior Varsity Football team lost to the top ranked Gouverneur Wildcats in the
league opener by a final score of 44-0.
The Wildcats featured a dominant offense and an aggressive defense that caused problems for the Bears
throughout the game. The strong Wildcats offense scored on every possession in the first half giving
them a 30-0 lead heading into halftime.
In the second half, sophomore running back Matthew Bradish-Hayes would give the Bears offense life
with a 15-yard gain and a Golden Bear first down. Freshman slot back, Daniel Richardson broke tackles
and fought for another first down for the Bears. Then freshman quarterback Daniel O’Neill connected to
wide receiver Hayden Towle for positive yardage; however, the Bears efforts were not enough to beat
the aggressive Wildcat defense.
Defensively, the Bears were led by Sophomore defensive end Marcus Anton and Freshman defensive
back Ryan Faunce who made key defensive stops for the Bears in the second half. Freshman Wyatt
Delorme, Richardson, Towle, and Bradish-Hayes contributed to the third quarter shutout for the Bears
The Wildcats would go on to score two more touchdowns in the fourth quarter ending the game with a
final score of 44-0.
“In Gouverneur we always know that we will see a well prepared, well coached and talented football team. That is exactly what we ran into today,” said Head Coach Bill Porter. “We had some difficulty managing their penetration. Their linebacker speed was exceptional. I did feel as if we acclimated a bit as the game went along and we did some better things. Coach Dobbs and I really like our young team and look forward to continued improvement with them over the coming weeks.”
Next, the Golden Bears kick off their home opener against the Ogdensburg Blue Devils on Monday,
September 19 at 4:15 p.m. on John Oliver Football Field.
This post comes courtesy of Foley Age.