The Dick’s Sporting Goods Junior Pee Wees defeated the Oakwood (Pawtucket) Raiders in a non-conference game on Saturday, Oct. 13, for their sixth straight victory.
The 12-0 win improves the Eagles’ record to 6-1. It was the team’s fourth shutout, and they have allowed just 14 points in the past 6 games.
The offense was driven by big gains on the ground from running back Zach Newberg, who opened the game with a 52-yard run that put the Eagles on the 3-yard line. Quarterback Nick Roach punched the ball in for his first of two TDs.
Halfbacks Kyle Greenberg and Lexi Malnerich both had several gutsy runs for first downs. Running back Will Rywolt had a great day rushing, including a 22 yard run that brought the Eagles to the 3-yard line.
RB/End/Kicker Peter Burgess was effective as always, and just missed kicking a two-point conversion. Centers Hunter Norris and Matt Peecher were challenged throughout the game by the sneaky Oakwood pass rushers, but were able to stay focused and manage their snaps. The "Monster Offense" line of Meredith Kaplan, Logan Graham, Sergio DaSilva, Jack Kelleher, Marley Karnes and Robert Cahill saw a lot of action in this game, driving the ball all the way to the 1-yard line before the Raiders caused a touchback fumble. Linemen AJ Prete and Ben Silva provided solid blocking as well.
The Eagle defense was again very stingy, recording its fourth shutout. Jon Adamson, Chase White, Slade Crane, Foster Egan, Noah Werbel, Roach and Martin Agustin all made great tackles to stop the Oakwood rush. Cornerback Seth “Textbook” Mitchell shot down the Raiders sweep attack with his trademark smart, fast defense and excellent tackles.
Barrington heads to Tiverton High School on Sunday, Oct. 21, to face the Sakonnet Schooners.
-- Todd Rywolt