Stalcup, Bulldogs blast Eagles on Senior Night
MANCHESTER >> The Burr and Burton football team worked like a well-oiled machine on Friday night against the Mount Abraham/Vergennes co-op squad.
The Bulldogs offense scored on six of their seven first-half possessions and senior quarterback Griffin Stalcup threw four touchdowns in a 43-0 win over the Eagles at Applejack Field.
Overall, Stalcup completed 8-of-13 for 214 yards and the four scores in about a half. Two of his touchdowns went to his favorite target in Carter Vickers, the senior caught four passes for 48 yards.
Vickers scored the Bulldogs' opening touchdown on the ground on the second play from scrimmage, a 51-yard jet sweep to make it 6-0, then kicked the point after himself for a 7-0 advantage.
After a three-and-out from the Eagles, Stalcup went back to work, hitting Jay McCoy on a 34-yard pass and then Sam Cottrell on a 31-yard screen and run for a touchdown to make it 14-0 with 6:11 left in the first quarter.
The BBA defense forced yet another 3-and-out and BBA went to work, with Andrew Smith running for 30 yards and Stalcup hitting Vickers for 15 yards and then a 13-yard touchdown on 4th-and-10 to go up 21-0.
On the next drive, BBA forced a punt, but a roughing penalty got Bulldogs coach Jason Thomas fired up on the sideline. But the Eagles were unable to take advantage and Stalcup marched BBA down the field, taking only three plays to put another score on the board. First he hit McCoy for 28, then Vickers for 13 and finally a 7-yard touchdown pass to take a 28-0 lead.
The next possession took only 13 seconds as Stalcup threw a bomb to Sean Apps for a 74-yard catch and run and a 35-0 lead.
The Bulldogs put a capper on the rout with five minutes left in the half when Taber Ameden scooted 35 yards through the middle of the Mount Abraham defense and added the two-pointer when the snap was bad.
Jake Baker intercepted Eagle quarterback Coleman Russell on the next possession, and by that point, the Bulldogs put their backups in, including McCoy under center. McCoy hit DJ Mulroy for 46 yards on the third play from scrimmage, but for the first time on the night, the Bulldogs were stopped.
Ameden ran six times for 51 yards and a score.
The Bulldogs' defense was stout, holding the Eagles to 59 yards on the ground and 81 yards through the air, most of those yards coming with the game safely in hand.
BBA moves to 6-0 on the year and travels to Lyndon for a D-II matchup on Saturday, Oct. 15.
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