BAINBRIDGE – A week off from competition and the Bainbridge-Guilford Bobcat varsity football team returned to live action without missing a beat.
The opening drive of the Bobcats 34-13 beat down of Delhi on the road this past Saturday, September 16, proved to result in six points.
And some drive it was. Nick Petrutoni took the opening game kickoff and ran it back 93 yards for the early score in the lopsided affair – B-G never looked back as they led the entire game.
We were focused on them, we watched them play at Harpursville and at Tioga. We thought they had a pretty good idea what we wanted to do and what we could do against them,” said Bainbridge-Guilford head coach Israel Lorimer. “It is fun, but it is always next hurdle. We are super quick and I just thought we could wear them out. The game plan was to jump on them early and sap it out of them. You can’t do much better than a kickoff return though. He (Petrutoni) had one in the first week too, but it got called back for a block in the back.”
Following a Trevor Halaquist extra-point and 36-yard field goal – followed by a second quarter Ben Bivar plunge from one yard out – the Bobcats took a solid 17-0 halftime score into the locker room.
Bivar finished as Lorimer’s lead back in the contest with 18 carries for 138 yards and two rushing touchdowns.
“It was hot today, 85-88, it was pretty warm. Second half, Petrutoni had another touchdown. Then they ended up scoring. It was a fake punt, he acted like he was running it, then throws to the Aloisio kid, a 43-yard touchdown,” said coach Lorimer. “They onside kick it, we get it back and go 60 yards and score right back on it. We took a lot off the clock, we really ground some clock off.”