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2017-10-04 / Sports

D/H Eagles ‘11’ Tames Bulldogs, 34-13

By Tom Coddington


TAKING HIM DOWN — DA defenders Mike Scarimbolo (20) and Bryce Bracchy bring down D/H’s Jackson Miller during Friday’s game. Miller, however, rushed for 172 yards to help his team to a 34-13 victory. 
Benjamin Patton/The Reporter TAKING HIM DOWN — DA defenders Mike Scarimbolo (20) and Bryce Bracchy bring down D/H’s Jackson Miller during Friday’s game. Miller, however, rushed for 172 yards to help his team to a 34-13 victory. Benjamin Patton/The Reporter HANCOCK — The Deposit/ Hancock football team improved its record to 3-0 in Section IV Class D Division V and 4-1 overall with a 34-13 victory over visiting Delaware Academy on Friday night.

The Eagles’ first score was recorded with 8:20 remaining in the first quarter, when Darren Shaver passed for 36 yards to James Bowie. Shaver followed with a conversion pass to Tyler Young. With 6:39 left in the quarter, Shaver intercepted a Bulldog pass and ran the ball into the end zone from 28 yards away. A conversion run failed, and the host squad had a 14-0 lead at the end of the first frame.

Nine seconds into the second quarter, the visitors trimmed the margin to 14-7 when Nate Craft threw a 25-yard pass to Will Branigan and Warren Pardee kicked the extra point. Shaver came back, just 52 seconds later, with a 66- yard scoring run. A conversion run failed. With 2:18 left on the first half clock, Jackson Miller went into the end zone from two yards out, and the halftime score was 26-7 after a conversion pass failed.


BEFORE THE GAME — Deposit/Hancock football player, senior Patrick Esolen holds the American Flag during the National Anthem before the Eagles’ 34-13 win over visiting Delaware Academy on Friday. 
Benjamin Patton/The Reporter BEFORE THE GAME — Deposit/Hancock football player, senior Patrick Esolen holds the American Flag during the National Anthem before the Eagles’ 34-13 win over visiting Delaware Academy on Friday. Benjamin Patton/The Reporter The third quarter was scoreless, and 42 seconds into the fourth frame, Shaver scampered 30 yards for the Eagles’ final touchdown of the night, and Miller ran for the extra points. As the game came to the close, the Bulldogs created the final score on a one-yard run by Mike Scarimbolo, and no conversion was attempted. For D/H, Miller rushed 14 times for 172 yards, and Shaver carried the ball eight times for 134. Shaver completed four of nine passes for 71 yards.


NEAR THE END ZONE ­— D/H’s Ray Rynearson closely defends DA’s Cristian Aloisio near the end zone during his team’s Friday win against the visiting Bulldogs. 
Benjamin Patton/The Reporter NEAR THE END ZONE ­— D/H’s Ray Rynearson closely defends DA’s Cristian Aloisio near the end zone during his team’s Friday win against the visiting Bulldogs. Benjamin Patton/The Reporter For the Bulldogs, Scarimbolo led the rushing with 39 yards out of the team’s 71. Mike Griswold complete six of 16 passes for 49 yards and Craft’s touchdown pass was the only reception out of five attempts.

“We came out and scored quickly,” commented Eagles’ Head Coach Butch Wormuth. “The offense moved the ball well. There was a lot going on with Homecoming and Senior night and I think the team started looking ahead to Unatego at the half, which caused a bit of a let-off. Overall, we are happy with the defensive play this week, and hope to continue to get better. This week will be a test, and the team seems eager,” he concluded.



AFTER A CATCH — D/H’s Cooper Hall carries the ball after a catch, while DA’s Warren Pardee defends during the game on Friday. 
Benjamin Patton/The Reporter AFTER A CATCH — D/H’s Cooper Hall carries the ball after a catch, while DA’s Warren Pardee defends during the game on Friday. Benjamin Patton/The Reporter

IN FOR TWO — D/H’s Tyler Young crosses the goal line for a two-point conversion during Friday’s game. 
Benjamin Patton/The Reporter IN FOR TWO — D/H’s Tyler Young crosses the goal line for a two-point conversion during Friday’s game. Benjamin Patton/The Reporter

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