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Indians pull past Bucs

August 31, 2013
The Inter-Mountain

By John Wickline

Upshur Bureau Chief

TENNERTON- Bridgeport exploded for four unanswered touchdowns in the first half here Friday, breaking open a tight game and spoiling Duane Stoeckle's debut as the head coach of the Buckhannon-Upshur High School football team.

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Buckhannon-Upshur’s Brandon Mallett (20) looks for running room Friday after escaping from Bridgeport’s Stepen Gage (37) Friday night in Tennerton.

Quarterback Anthony Caldera rushed for 94 yards and two touchdowns to lead Bridgeport to the 47-28 victory in the season opener for both teams. Anthony Bonamico ran for 79 yards and two touchdowns.

"We hurt ourselves with an interception and a couple of fumbles," Stoeckle said. "A team like that, you can't give them extra opportunities."

Bridgeport drew first blood, marching on 55 yards after a failed Buckhannon onside kick attempt. Anthony Bonamico went untouched up the middle from a yard out for the Indians. But B-U quickly rallied back to draw even. After a pass to Marcus Lofton fell incomplete, the Buccaneers went right back to their sophomore receiver on a reverse play, and Lofton weaved his way through defensive traffic for the next 52 yards for the score. Lofton finished with 51 yards on just three carries.

"We want to get the ball into Marcus' hands," Stoeckle said. "We want him to know he's one of our guys."

The rest of the half, however, belonged to the Indians. Alex Thorne scored on a 47-yard run to give Bridgeport a lead it would not relinquish, followed by touchdown runs of 17 yards by Anthony Bonamico, 34 yards by Caldera and eight yards by Dante Bonamico. Bridgeport led 33-7 at halftime.

Caldera scored his second touchdown of the night midway through the third quarter to stretch the Indians' margin even farther.

Buckhannon started cutting into that lead less than a minute later when Phil Petrulak put his head down and bulled through from two yards away.

Bridgeport backup quarterback Conner Coalton broke free near the start of the final quarter for a 29-yard touchdown run.

Buckhannon would score the final two touchdowns in the waning moments of the game. Quarterback Bryson Fluke, after losing five yards on his initial carry of the game, made up the lost ground on the very next play. Fluke faked a handoff, opted to keep the football and was gone by the defense shortly thereafter for a 55-yard scoring scamper. He led the B-U ground attack with 87 yards on just four carries. Fullback Chase Lewellyn added a 1-yard plunge to close out the Buckhannon scoring.

Caldera completed both pass attempts for 35 yards, both of which were caught by Dante Bonamico. Buckhannon quarterback Dillon Gaudet completed four of his six passes for 44 yards.

Caldera scored his second touchdown of the night midway through the third quarter to stretch the Indians' margin even farther.

Buckhannon started cutting into that lead less than a minute later when Phil Petrulak put his head down and bulled through from two yards away.

Bridgeport backup quarterback Conner Coalton broke free near the start of the final quarter for a 29-yard touchdown run.

Buckhannon would score the final two touchdowns in the waning moments of the game. Quarterback Bryson Fluke, after losing five yards on his initial carry of the game, made up the lost ground on the very next play. Fluke faked a handoff, opted to keep the football and was gone by the defense shortly thereafter for a 55-yard scoring scamper. He led the B-U ground attack with 87 yards on just four carries. Fullback Chase Lewellyn added a 1-yard plunge to close out the Buckhannon scoring.

Caldera completed both pass attempts for 35 yards, both of which were caught by Dante Bonamico. Buckhannon quarterback Dillon Gaudet completed four of his six passes for 44 yards.

The Buccaneers will travel to Morgantown next Friday to take on the University High Hawks.

 
 

 

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