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Christian Bryant and fellow Bearcats swarm a Militia ball carrier                              
Photo courtesy of James D. Bender (Sports Page Magazine / JDB Sports)

WALLINGFORD, CT- Looking to revenge their season opening loss to the Western Connecticut Militia, the Connecticut Bearcats swamped their division rival 38-0 at Riccitelli Field. “We knew we couldn’t allow ourselves to be swept by the Militia” said head coach Dom Colivito, “we’ve been playing well the last few weeks; we clearly put it all together Saturday”. The Bearcats have won three consecutive games and are currently in a three way tie for first place in their division.

After a scoreless first quarter, Jerhome Bunch sprinted 73 yards through the Militia defense for the Bearcats first touchdown. The following series saw a drive capped off by an exciting 38 yard run by Montrell Dobbs. A 30 yard touchdown pass from Ryan Falaguerra to Andy St. Fleur gave the Bearcats a dominating 24-0 lead going into the half.

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The Bearcats defense was spearheaded by their line. “We had around 8 to 10 guys get work on the defensive line” said David Reese, “when you can stay fresh like that we are going to be hard to beat”. The Bearcats pressured Kevin Oberg all evening while recording 5 sacks and multiple knockdowns. Rookie linebackers DeVante Credle (7 tackles) and Will Melvin (3 tackles, sack) were flanked by veteran All Star Gerald Patrick (8 tackles). The secondary limited the Militia to under 50 yards passing with the implantation of Tevon Moye at free safety. “We were where we needed to be all night” said Moye, “we learned a lot from that week one loss, we needed to make sure that collapse didn’t happen again.

The second half saw quarterback Rich Snowden hit a streaking Vinny Muli for a score in the air and a second rushing score for Bunch. “We had nearly 200 yards passing and well over 240 yards on the grounds against one of the league’s top defensive team” said Snowden, “We played balanced football tonight; it shows us what we can do when everyone shows up ready to play”.

The Bearcats continue the tough part of their schedule as they travel to the Connecticut Panthers next Saturday evening. The Bearcats defeated the Panthers 26-6 in week three.

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Jerhome Bunch (above) overwhelmed the Militia with 140 yards on the ground and two scores.

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