Academy pg 9 10-11-18

The Woodstock Academy offense sputtered, the special teams struggled and the defense tried its best to keep the Centaurs in the game.
That combination produced the third straight loss for the Centaurs football team as it fell to Amherst, Mass. on Homecoming night under the lights on South Campus, 22-8, Oct. 5.
J.J. Block of Amherst got to a Damian Bonneau-Nichols punt after the Centaurs failed to move the football on their first possession.
The Hurricanes (3-2) recovered on the Centaur 25-yard line.
Five plays later, quarterback J.B. Mills (14-for-28 passing, 186 yards) found Block for a 5-yard touchdown pass and an 8-0 lead for Amherst after the two-point conversion was successful.
The Centaurs got the conversion back when Luis Miranda tackled Dan Block in the end zone for a safety with 5:40 left in the first points half.
But the offense, which accounted for only 155 total yards in the game, failed to produce a first-half touchdown.
The Centaurs punted the football away on four of their remaining first-half possessions, an interception ended the other.
Amherst made it 14-2 just nine seconds before halftime when sophomore C.J. Woodfine-Holmes took a Wildcat snap in from a yard out.
The lone offensive highlight of the game for the Centaurs (1-4) came in the third quarter.
Nick Bedard, who shared time at quarterback with Derek Thompson, used a quarterback draw, to weave his way through the Amherst defense and score from 49 yards out.
Bedard was the leading rusher for the Centaurs with 88 yards in 13 carries.
Woodstock Academy then recovered the onside kick that followed Bedard’s touchdown scamper on the 50-yard line.
The Centaurs drove to the Amherst 8-yard line but stalled when Bedard was sacked on a 4th-and-4.
Amherst countered with a 10-play drive that was capped by a Mills to Holmes (7 catches, 119 yards) 9-yard touchdown pass to account for the final.
The Centaurs completed only 3-of-15 passes for 33 yards.
Ian Welz was the second-leading rusher with 29 yards in eight carries.
Sophomore Gavin Savoie, who led the team in rushing against Ludlow, Mass. the week before, was limited to just two carries after suffering an injury to his left leg in the first quarter.
The Centaurs get a week to heal.
Woodstock Academy has a bye week and won’t return to the field until 2 p.m. Oct. 20 when it hosts Capital Prep Harbor.
Marc Allard
Sports Information Director
The Woodstock Academy


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