Sr. Bulldogs drop to 0-5 after being blanked by Massey

 

By Ron Giofu

The General Amherst Bulldogs took the field on a chilly night last Thursday and the reception they got from the Massey Mustangs could be described that way as well.

The Bulldogs and Mustangs played in the third game of a tripleheader at Tecumseh Vista Academy as part of the annual “WECSSAA Football for Breast Cancer” event with the Mustangs coming away with a 36-0 victory.

General Amherst’s Ellis Rosati (28, white jersey) tries to fight off a pair of Massey tacklers last Thursday night at Tecumseh Vista Academy.

General Amherst’s Ellis Rosati (28, white jersey) tries to fight off a pair of Massey tacklers last Thursday night at Tecumseh Vista Academy.

Massey scored on their first three drives of the football game, including a nine-yard run on the opening drive, a 76-yard touchdown run on the second and a one-yard touchdown run, the latter being preceded by a General Amherst fumble.

The Mustangs added an unconverted touchdown in the second quarter, 31-yard touchdown pass, to make it 27-0 game at halftime. They got another touchdown in the third quarter on a one-yard run with the Bulldogs conceding a safety in the fourth quarter on a third down punt play deep in their own territory.

Bulldogs head coach John Rudak said his team is playing as best as they can but they don’t have enough players to overcome the challenges they face.

“The guys are working hard. We just don’t have the numbers,” he said. “In some situations, we don’t have the skill as well.”

The Bulldogs have been battling injuries and depth issues at points this season but Rudak said the players are continuing to work as hard as they can. He said they weren’t as worn down as they were in their previous game, a 64-12 loss at Essex, but they played hard.

Nathan Charron (13) carries the ball Oct. 13 against Massey.

Nathan Charron (13) carries the ball Oct. 13 against Massey.

General Amherst has a shot for its first victory of the season Friday night as they played the Brennan Cardinals at Windsor Stadium. The Cardinals are also 0-5. That game starts at 6 p.m.

The season concludes the following week with a game against L’Essor at Centennial Park Oct. 28 at 3 p.m.

In the other senior football games at Tecumseh Vista Academy last Thursday, Sandwich beat St. Anne 49-0 while Villanova downed Brennan 36-14.

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