B-G earns hard-fought victory over UV-E

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B-G 22, UV-Edmeston 13

NEW BERLIN – Not until Billy Holden’s interception return with around a minute to play did Bainbridge-Guilford finally put away a much-improved Unadilla Valley-Edmeston team on Friday night.

The Bobcats, a 2009 Class D playoff team, secured the win when Holden picked off a fourth-down pass from Storm quarterback Brandon Miles, and ran unfettered 10 yards. Danny Gormley took in a Ryan Porter pass for the all-important two-point conversion.

“It was just a slugfest,” said B-G coach Tim Mattingly summing up the game. “They (UV-E) were hyped up at the beginning. They had a big pep rally and a band…the whole deal. They marched out with 40 kids and they were stoked. We got down early, but to our credit, we were able to pull out the victory.”

B-G turned the ball over on its second offensive play of the game, and UV-E capitalized on Miles’ 10-yard TD scamper.

The Bobcats drove for the go-ahead score in the second when Dakota Vandermark rushed it in from four yards. Porter tacked on the two-point run for an 8-7 lead at the break.

Porter scored in the third on a one-yard sneak, yet UV-E answered on Brett Gage’s two-yard TD run. A missed extra point by the Storm left them one-point shy, 14-13, until Holden’s touchdown.

“This really was a slugfest,” said UV-E coach Stan Foulds, concurring with Mattingly’s statement. “I think we came out really prepared and maybe we shocked them. They told us (B-G’s coaches) how impressed they were with how we looked. That’s what we like to hear.”

Vandermark rushed for 81 yards to lead B-G, and Gage had 50 yards for UV-E. “UV-E is vastly improved, and Stan is doing a nice job with his kids,” Mattingly said. “This is a good step forward for a team that hasn’t won in two years. I don’t see them taking the same route (winless) as last year.”

Score by quarters

B-G 0  8  6  8–22

UV-E 7  0  6  0–13

Scoring summary

UV-E:  Brandon Miles 10 run (Zak Ruffles kick)

BG:  D. Vandermark 4 run (Porter run)

BG:  Porter 1 run (run failed)

UVE:  Brett Gage 2 run (kick failed)

BG:  Billy Holden 10 yard interception return (Porter pass to Danny Gormley)

Football Summary


First downs 6 5

Rushes-yds 37-143 42-136

Passing yds 0 0

Comp-att-int 0-3-0 0-8-2

Punts 3-26 4-33

Penalties 1-10 6-65

Fumbles-lost 4-2 4-1

Individual Statistics

Rushing:  BG: Daren Terpstra, 5-23, Vandermark, 17-81; Holden, 9-29, Porter, 6-12. (UV) Westbrook, 6-14; Gage, 18-48, Ruffles, 10-44, Miles, 6-26, Badger, 1-2, Conklin, 1-2.

Passing:  (BG) Porter, 0-3-0, 0 yds; (UV) Brandon Miles, 0-8-2, yds.

Receiving:  none.

Oxford 41, Newfield 16

OXFORD – The last two season openers, Oxford didn’t even score a point. Friday night at home, the Blackhawks had 34 points on the board by halftime, and the starters were pulled after the first offensive series of the third quarter in a blowout victory over Newfield.

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