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Bandits Crash Eagles’ Home Opener

Boston’s Andre Williams makes his way towards the endzone during a Week 3 game at Mill City. (Photo courtesy of Valley Photography)

The Boston Bandits avenged last season’s loss to the Mill City Eagles with a relentless attack. The Eagles looked poised to repeat last season’s upset when they recovered a high punt snap on the Bandit 14. The first of two Johnny Granfield touchdown passes put the Eagles up 6-0 when David Brito-Reyes hauled in the early pass. The Bandits answered quickly with a 19 yard run by Andre Williams (he would wind up with over 130 yards rushing with two TD’s and a TD reception).

Mill City’s David Hamilton tries to catch a pass while surrounded by three Boston defenders. (Photo courtesy of Valley Photography)

The Bandits unleashed an onslaught in the second quarter with three touchdown passes from Giovanni Sanders (two to Bernard Davis and one to Williams). Interceptions by Asante Easter and Khary Bailey-Smith along with a blocked field goal by Alvin Edwards set the Bandits up for the big quarter. But the Eagles refused to go quietly before the half when Granfield connected on a last play pass to Steven Pelletier putting the score at 35-13.

The Bandits held the Eagles at bay to open the third quarter then Sanders connected with Luis Garcia Jr. for a 50 yard touchdown score upping the lead to 42-13. The Bandits iced the clock with a big 58 yard TD run by R-Jay Vereen Jr and a 4 yard TD run by Eric Sisson. Hermes Lima was a perfect 8-8 on PATs. The Bandits (2-0) next play the New Hampshire Nor’easter Saturday August 10th in Manchester at 5pm while the Eagles (0-2), after their upcoming bye week, will travel to play the Marlboro Shamrocks on Saturday August 17th at 7pm.

Boston’s QB Giovanni Sanders threw four touchdown passes in the Week 3 victory over Mill City. (Photo courtesy of Valley Photography)

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