Ludlow vs Athol

18 05 2014

LUDLOW- The Athol Red Raiders took advantage of five Ludlow Lion turnovers and got outstanding performances from their dual quarterback system to get their first win of the season.

Athol (1-2) got 166 total yards from Andrew Poor and 247 all-purpose from Jerry Parker. Poor had 2 touchdown passes while going 6-11 for 57 yards and had 6 catches for 94 yards. He also ran the ball 9 times for 15 yards.

Parker was 9-11 for 170 yards a touchdown passing and had 5 catches for 54 yards and a touchdown. He also had 23 rushing yards on 16 carries.

Athol jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the first quarter when Ludlow fumbled on their first play of the game. The Red Raiders took advantage of the short field with a 15 yard touchdown pass from Poor to Parker. The lead became 8-0 before halftime when Ludlow’s Brian Pacheco fumbled in the end zone and recovered it to prevent the touchdown, but giving up a safety.

Ludlow responded in the second half as Pacheco took a toss around the left end of the line and tore down the sidelines for a 42 yard touchdown that cut the lead to 8-6.

Athol responded the very next drive. Poor hit Mark Brighenti on 5 yard catch and run. Three plays later, Brighenti hauled in a 3yard touchdown pass from Poor on fourth and goal to make it 14-6.

The Red Raiders then sealed the win with a 53 yard strike from parker to poor to make it 22-6. Ludlow’s comeback hopes ended when Pacheco’s attempt at a halfback pass was intercepted by Poor.

Ludlow’s quarterback Daniel Rodrigues had a strong game, but it wasn’t enough to get a victory. Rodrigues as 6-10 for 83 yards and hit six of his first seven pass attempts.

Brian Pacheco carried the ball 10 times for 52 yards and had the long touchdown run, but his two fumbles led to the first eight Athol points and gave them momentum to dominate the first half.

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