NEW BERLIN – Styles make matchups, and Bainbridge-Guilford imposed its will in the second half of Friday night’s game at Unadilla Valley.
Winless through four games, the Bobcats extended their decade-long dominance over the Storm picking up a 24-22 victory.
B-G forced three second-half turnovers, one a pick-six from defensive back Bailey Green, Green caught a go-ahead TD pass from Austin Carr, and durable running back Dylan Moffitt scored what would be the winning points on an 11-yard TD run.
“We had a great week of practice, and the kids transferred that to the field tonight,” said B-G coach Tim Mattingly after the victory. “I think our kids played their best game of the season.”
While Mattingly lauded his team’s inspired play, UV mentor Mark Segina lamented his own club’s uneven mix of turnovers, penalties, and occasional venture into the sublime. “To be honest, I thought we came out a little lackadaisical,” Segina said.
For all intents and purposes, B-G should not have been a winless club entering week five. It had certain victory snatched away from it on the final play of the game against Delhi, and in every contest, established a solid running game.
Through two quarters against UV, that one consistent – running the ball – was held in check by the Storm defense. The Bobcats did have 109 yards rushing in the first half, but nearly half of those came on scrambles from Carr.