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3-0 Start
The Woodstock Academy football team is off to a 3-0 start after a 36-0 win over Amistad Academy Sept. 28. (Photo by Jeremy Useted/The Woodstock Academy).

The Woodstock Academy Centaurs football continued its record-setting ways Sept. 28, rolling to a 22-point lead by halftime and coasting to a 36-0 win over Amistad Academy.
The Centaurs, for the first time in the history of the program, are off to a 3-0 start.
“We’re feeling good about the start, “said Centaurs coach Sean Saucier.
Woodstock Academy didn’t immediately get it into gear. The Centaurs were forced to punt on their first possession and allowed Amistad to get near midfield when it first had the football.
On the second possession, Woodstock Academy quarterback Ethan Davis (10-for-17, 104 yards passing) completed a 23-yard pass to Luis Miranda and added a 22-yarder to Trey Ayotte to get the ball to the Amistad 26.
But the Centaurs bogged down and on a 4th-and-5, got the Amistad defense to jump offside to get the first down.
Two plays later, Gavin Savoie scored on a 2-yard run.
The defense again forced Amistad to punt, and the offense looked like it was going to march right down the field when it got 25 yards in four plays.
But a second holding call in two series backed it up and it took another offside call against Amistad to get a first down at the 6-yard-line.
After an incomplete pass, running back Ian Welz (17 carries, 70 yards) scored the Centaurs’ second touchdown.
Savoie carried only three times for 11 yards.
Amistad turned the ball over just before the half when Seth Libby recovered a fumble at the Amistad 16-yard-line.
On the first play, Davis (5 carries, 23 yards) scrambled for 14 of those yards.
Unfortunately for the Centaurs, it took another four plays before Davis burst through from a yard out to give Woodstock Academy the big halftime lead.
The Centaurs failed to score in the third quarter although they had their opportunities.
They were slowed down by a lost fumble at the Amistad 33.
Safety Aidan Morin got the ball back for Woodstock Academy when he settled under a wobbly pass, got the interception and returned it to the Amistad 46.
Despite getting another first down off an Amistad offside penalty, the Centaurs turned over the ball on downs at the Amistad 17.
“There is room for improvement. It’s all mental mistakes really,” Saucier said.
One of those came immediately following the interception when Davis hooked up with Miranda for a 40-yard pass only to have it called back for an ineligible receiver downfield.
The hosts failed to move the ball and an Amistad punt was returned by Miranda to the Amistad 28.
Welz carried for 12 of those yards, Davis shoveled a 5-yard pass to Nick Bedard (4 catches, 19 yards) and the quarterback finished things off with an 11-yard touchdown pass to Travis White (3 catches, 45 yards).
After another Amistad fumble was recovered by Hunter Anderson, the Centaurs embarked on a time-consuming, eight-play, 34-yard drive capped by a 1-yard touchdown run for Adam Exley.
Woodstock Academy allowed Amistad only 61 yards in offense including a negative-4 yards passing.
 “We’re excited to host Plainfield. I think that has become a bigger game than maybe initially thought,” Saucier said. The Panthers (2-1) are coming off a 30-13 victory over Windham.
Marc Allard
Director of Sports Information
The Woodstock Academy


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