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Militia Run Pass the Bearcats

Darius Rannie and the Militia down the Bearcats                                              

DANBURY, CT- The Western Connecticut Militia open the 2016 season in style by disposing of the Connecticut Bearcats 30-12. The game was headlined by the Militia’s stout defense and physical running attack. “Our goal is to win a championship” said head coach Lonnie Young, “anywhere you look that’s how championships are won; tough defense and a running game”. Both were in full effect Saturday afternoon.

The Militia got on the board in the first quarter behind a 7 play-56 yard drive that was capped off with an 11 yard run in the end zone by quarterback Kevin Oberg. This was Oberg’s first NEFL action since going down with a knee injury in last year’s playoffs. “It felt great to be out here in front of our home crowd” said Oberg, “I felt good-more importantly we played well enough to win the game”.

The run game continued to click behind a 74 yard rush for a score by Lionel Assie and a short plunge by Aaron Taylor. The scores gave the Militia a 21-6 lead going into the half.

The Militia defense stymied the Bearcat, limiting them to just over 200 yards of offense in the game. Defensive linemen Jasper Ramsey, Charles Burney, and new arrival Dustin Linden harassed Bearcats passers all game while collecting 5 sacks. Linebacker Raq Taft intercepted Snowden in the fourth quarter to put the game on ice and giving the Militia a dominating victory.

“Our goal is to win every week including the post season” said Oberg, “it’s great to win week one but we have bigger plans”. One of the best regular season records over the past 4 seasons, the Militia was defeated in the NEFL AAA Championship last season by the Boston Bandits. The Militia will travel to Meriden next week to take on division rival the Connecticut Panthers at Falcon Field.

BOXSCORE

TEAMS 1Q 2Q 3Q 4Q FINAL
Bearcats 0 6 0 6 12
Militia 7 14 9 0 30

 

CONNECTICUT BEARCATS

PASSING Completions Attempts Yards Touchdowns Interceptions
Rich Snowden 1 5 1 0 1
Ryan Falaguerra 5 15 105 1 0

 

RECEIVING Catch Yards TD’s Catch Yards TD’s
Conner Falaguerra 2 66 1 Kevin Sylvester 1 2 0
Montrell Dobbs 2 3 0 KJ Ellison 1 36 0

 

RUSHING Rush Yards TD’s Rush Yards TD’s
Rich Snowden 1 -3 0 Montrell Dobbs 11 55 0
Duce Elliott 2 12 0 Justin Wilson 2 39 0

 

DEFENSE STAND OUTS Tackles Sacks INT Misc.
Gerald Patrick 4 ½ 0
David Reese 3 0 0
James Martin 2 1 0
Will Melvin 4 0 1 28 yard TD
Lynwood Dorsey 2 0 0 Fumble Recovery
Frankie Gionfriddo 2 0 1

 

SPECIAL TEAMS
Ryan Falaguerra 0 for 1 PAT

 

 

 

Western Connecticut Militia

PASSING Completions Attempts Yards Touchdowns Interceptions
Kevin Oberg 11 22 155 1 2

 

RECEIVING Catch Yards TD’s Catch Yards TD’s
Darius Rannie 4 51 0 Anthony Jubles 1 20 0
Lionel Assie 2 10 0 Ken Charter 2 46 1
Donte Clark 2 28 0

 

RUSHING Rush Yards TD’s Rush Yards TD’s
Lionel Assie 7 94 1 Kevin Oberg 7 50 1
Aaron Taylor 6 33 0 Ken Charter 1 5 0
Kevin Wolfolk 4 25 0 Mike Forsett 3 3 0
Lou Moore 2 2 0

 

DEFENSE STAND OUTS Tackles Sacks INT Misc.
Jasper Ramsey 3 1 0 Pass Deflection
Marc Lugo 1 1 0
Dustin Linden 2 1 0
Raq Taft 4 1 1
Charles Burney 1 0 0 Blocked Punt
Hakeem Pierce 2 1 0

 

SPECIAL TEAMS
Luigi Liovvi 3 for 3 PAT
Andy Benzicewicz 1 for 1 PAT

TOTAL OFFENSE

OFFENSE Rush Plays Rush Yards Passing Plays Passing Yards TOTAL OFFENSE
Bearcats 16 115 20 106 36 plays/ 221 yards
Militia 30 212 22 155 52 plays/ 367 yards

 

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