Jr. Bulldogs open 2014 football season with 40-21 win over Villanova

 

 

Jack Jasey (33) of General Amherst stiff-arms a Villanova defender during last Tuesday’s win at Centennial Park. Mitch Wright had five touchdowns in the win. It was the season opener for the Bulldogs.

Jack Jasey (33) of General Amherst stiff-arms a Villanova defender during last Tuesday’s win at Centennial Park. Mitch Wright had five touchdowns in the win. It was the season opener for the Bulldogs.

By Ron Giofu

 

The General Amherst Bulldogs junior football team started the season in positive fashion with a 40-21 victory over the Villanova Wildcats last Tuesday afternoon at Centennial Park.

Mitch Wright had five touchdowns – four on offense and one on defense – to help lead his team to victory. After Villanova opened the scoring with a touchdown pass, Wright answered back with a 34-yard run to the end zone and added a 20-yard interception return in the second quarter which helped put the Bulldogs up 14-7. The two teams traded scores before the first half was out with Wright scoring for his team.

Villanova lost two fumbles in the first half and threw two interceptions and added two more interceptions in the second half but despite the turnovers, the Wildcats were still in the game through three quarters. Villanova took a 21-20 lead early in the third quarter but Ellis Rosati scored on a ten-yard run later in the quarter. Wright scored on 33 and 21 yard runs in the fourth quarter to round out the scoring.

Amherst head coach Dave Scott was happy with his offense, defense and special teams.

“I think everyone played really well. We ran the ball well enough to win. The defense held when they had to and made some good plays,” said Scott.

Scott said the Bulldogs can be better but was pleased with their overall performance in the first game of the year.

Wright said the team has a good core of players and that they had been looking forward to playing Villanova for two weeks. He credited the offensive line for opening up the holes for him to scamper through.

“It was just a really good game,” he said.

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