Monday, September 29, 2008

New Singke Wing Team Gets First Win!

Stark’s first win of the season comes on the road at Bedford

David Wilson’s arm was well rested when he dropped back and found his open receiver on a 29- yard second-quarter touchdown. Wilson and the John Stark Single Wing offense used a heavy rushing attack to dominate the time of possession, earning a 26-6 road win on Friday, Sept. 19, at Bedford High School.

John Stark didn’t put the ball in the air until Wilson’s pass with 11:14 remaining in the second quarter, and only threw the ball three times in the contest, instead using its multi-back set to keep the ball out of Bedford’s hands.

The defense was able to keep the Bulldogs from putting together any offensive consistency, and kept them out of scoring range until a high snap gave Bedford the ball with a first down on the John Stark 12-yard line with just under a minute remaining in the contest.

Bedford took advantage, scoring the first points in the program’s three-game history with 10 seconds remaining to spoil John Stark’s bid for a shutout. In addition to Wilson’s touchdown strike to Garrett Wagner, the signal-caller also added a 7-yard run in the first quarter to open the scoring and capped Stark’s scoring on a 1-yard rush with 3:53 remaining in the game.

John Stark’s head coach, Bob Clarke, was impressed with his team’s ability to run the ball with such ease.

“You can’t beat that,” he said. “It’s a coach’s dream. When you run the ball and block that well, you’re going to do well.”

After losses to Portsmouth and Pembroke, the win against Bedford was the first of the season for the Generals.

As his team huddled around him after the victory, Clarke told the players to keep the result in mind as they head forward. “Remember this feeling,” he said. “You aren’t as tired at the end of a game when you win.” Brendyn Miller also chipped in a touchdown for the Generals on a 6-yard run, slicing through the Bedford defense on a draw play.

Following John Stark’s second score of the game, Kevin LeBlond contributed a 35-yard extra point after a General penalty moved the spot of the kick back.

The Generals next take the field on Saturday, Sept. 27, travelling to play Hollis/Brookline.


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