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September 28, 2013

Bees blown out by Bridgeport: VIDEO AND PHOTOS

FAIRMONT — Bridgeport’s high-powered offense, bolstered by a number of players, was just too much for East Fairmont (1-3) to handle as the Bees were overcome by a score of 65-21 Friday at East-West Stadium.

East Fairmont threw an interception on its first play of the game, and it was all downhill from there as the Bees committed five turnovers total in the game.

“We tried to do some things just a little different, but we couldn’t do them as well,” East Fairmont coach Bill Haddox said after the game.

The difference that Haddox was talking about was the passing game.

 

Quarterback Jake Delaney dropped back a total of 17 times during the first half, something he’s not used to doing, while the Bees only ran the ball 12 times in the opening half. They would later switch back to their normal offense as Haddox said that’s what his guys know and do the best.

Bridgeport’s Anthony Bonamico ran the ball just 11 times for 171 yards and two scores to lead the Indians’ ground game. He didn’t play any in the second half, but the team had a grand total of 11 players who carried the ball for a combined 467 yards rushing at the final whistle.

Bridgeport would go up 14-0 before the Bees got onto the scoreboard, but a 76-yard bomb from Delaney to Myles Johnson, who caught two passes for 81 yards, would get the crowd excited and the Bees would cut the deficit in half.

The very next offensive play for Bridgeport would quiet the Bees’ home crowd, though, as A.C. Caldera chucked the ball 60 yards downfield to Dante Bonamico for the score.

“Defensively, we couldn’t get our guys to do the things they needed to,” Haddox said. “Mistakes are what hurt you.”

The Indians would then coast to a 45-7 lead at the half after a slew of touchdowns before Delaney found Ronnie Mills in the end zone just before the half to make it 45-14. Mills would go on to have four catches for 74 yards.

Delaney would finish the game 18-of-25 passing for 220 yards and two touchdowns.

Coming out, the Bees recovered an onside kick and seemed to have momentum, but their drive would stall.

“We were just trying to play as hard as we could,” said Haddox of the decision to start the half with an onside kick.

This gave way to Bridgeport, which put the second team into the ball game.

“We had to play flawlessly against them and still, yet, not be able to handle them,” Haddox said of Bridgeport’s team.

East still showed some fight, however, in the beginning of the fourth quarter after two quick fumbles by each team.

Scotty Shroyer then took a handoff 22 yards for the score to make it 45-21. He would lead the Bees in rushing with 84 yards and the score.

Bridgeport would add some late scores, including an interception return for a touchdown, and East Fairmont would not be able to claw their way back into the game.

“They’re just bigger, faster and stronger than our kids,” said Haddox. “But our kids played hard. But we just weren’t good enough tonight to handle all that weight and speed.”

The Bees fall to 1-3. They will travel to play North Marion next Friday night. It’ll be the Bees’ first in-county game and the team’s third Big 10 game of the season. The Bees have yet to win in Big 10 play.

Email Matt Welch at mwelch@timeswv.com or follow him on Twitter @MattWelch_TWV.

 

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