Belchertown vs Greenfield

18 05 2014

BELCHERTOWN- The Greenfield Green Wave (2-1) held on to beat the resilient Belchertown Orioles (0-2) 28-12. After jumping out to a 20-0 lead in the first half, Greenfield battled off the Orioles comeback attempt.

After seeing their lead cut to 20-12, Greenfield’s Mikal Dobbins fumbled the ball near midfield at the Orioles looked to drive for the game tying score. The Green Wave’s defense forced a punt which led to a 15 play, 79 yard touchdown drive that secured the victory for Greenfield, while eating up over eight minutes of clock in the fourth quarter. Jordan York-Welcome capped off the drive with a one yard run to make it 28-12.

York-Welcome led a Greenfield rushing attack that saw three players carry the ball six or more times. York Welcome had 16 carries for 84 yards and a touchdown. Sophomore Brayton Stack had 6 carries for 31 yards and Freshman Elijah Brown 7 carries for 17 yards.

The Wave ran for 140 yards as a team and also passed for another 134. Quarterback Connor Eckstrom had 134 yards, 3 touchdowns and one pick on 8-16 passing.

Belchertown got a strong performance from their quarterback, Nick Leduc. Leduc had 32 yards on 6 carries and also completed 6-16 passes for 111, 2 touchdowns and one pick and threw some nice deep balls that were dropped.

Greenfield jumped out to a 20-0 lead in the first half on three touchdowns by Eckstrom. Stack took a screen pass and followed some nice blocking 30 yards for the first score. Then Eckstrom found Hickey on a deep corner for a 28 yard score. With 2:01 remaining until halftime, Hickey took a pass in the flat and made a couple defenders miss on his way to a 32 yard score.

Belchertown responded in the third quarter with a 37 yard bomb from Leduc to Jake Bradway. Following an interception, Leduc hit Mastorakis on a screen pass and the junior receiver went up the sideline for a 35 yard score.



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