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Bulls Win Rematch

The Bulls offensive line was the difference in Week 4

PORTLAND, ME – The Southern Maine Raging Bulls utilized a total team effort in their 42-34 victory over the New Hampshire Charge in our Week 4 NEFL GAME OF THE WEEK. The Bulls revenge their season opening lost to the Charge and are now considered one of the pleasant surprises of the season.

“We needed all three phases of the team to win this weekend,” said Head Coach Ronnie Bates. The Bulls offensive line led the way as they opened up rushing lanes all day for their runners. Back Teven Colon finished the day with a best four scoring runs. “Winning starts with the offensive line, if they are playing well it gives us a chance to win every week.” First year quarterback Isaiah Bachelder did a great job of controlling the pace of the game and making plays when the Bulls needed him to. A high percentage passer, Bachelder completed a touchdown pass to Justin Cocroft along with running a score in from the Bulls red zone. “Isaiah is slowly but surely becoming a solid leader for us. He’s keeping us in every game and making the right decisions when he needs to.”

Defensively the Bulls collected 3 interceptions and pressured Charge ball carriers through the game. “We allowed more points than we would have liked but made big stops in the second half when we had to have them.” Special teams also made an impact in the game. The Bulls kick and punt team’s limited big plays from returner Junior Brown. Also, kicker Steve Goodrich extended the lead throughout as he went 6/6 for PAT’s.

“We are maturing and getting better each week,” said Bates. “This is a rebuilding year however we are putting some good things together. We hope we can get this group into the playoffs.”

This week the Raging Bulls play maybe the top game of the weekend as they travel to Meriden to take on the Connecticut Panthers. Both teams had early slip-ups but have rebounded well over the last few weeks. After dropping two games in a row, the Charge travel to play against the Merrimack Valley Nor’easter in Lowell, Massachusetts.

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