Groton goes to the air to deflate Bobcats

BINGHAMTON – Bainbridge-Guilford committed to stopping Groton’s powerful running game to the point where it dared the Indians to throw the ball.

The Indians took that dare, and made B-G pay.

Groton quarterback Josh Senter threw three TD passes and finished with 154 yards passing to lead his team to a 28-14 Class D playoff win over the Bobcats Saturday afternoon at Binghamton Alumni Stadium.

“They are a run-oriented team that has two great running backs,” said B-G fourth-year head coach Tim Mattingly. “We knew that, so we felt that we needed to stop the run. We loaded the front with eight men and only had a cover three (man-to-man) defending the pass.”

Through three quarters, Groton had just 97 yards rushing, far behind its typical pace of 300-plus rushing yards per game. To make up for that shortfall, Indians signal-caller, Josh Senter, made some big throws, and his receivers pulled in even bigger catches.

Senter threw for the tying score with 5:48 left in the first half. He underthrew receiver Isiah Young, who needed to come back to the ball to make the catch. The B-G defensive back fell down after the catch, and Young scored from 42 yards out.

Late in the first half, Senter hit running back Sammy Wright, and again the B-G pass defender fell down as Wright scored from 20 yards out. Two successful two-point conversions gave Groton a 16-8 halftime lead.

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