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MILTIA TAME THE GATORS

Militia players run on to the field against the Gators, pictured above

DANBURY, CT-With nearly 400 yards of offense and an opportunistic defense, the Militia revenge their only loss as they defeat the Gators 21-13 in the GAME OF THE WEEK. &ldquot;Our goal was to keep the ball on the ground&rdquot; said offensive lineman Mike Swartz, &ldquot;we felt we could push them around tonight and we did just that.&rdquot; Limited running the ball in their week one meeting, the Militia gained 168 yards on the ground including a 112 yard, two score performance from Lionel Assie.

Set up by a 66 yard punt return by Akeem Wright, the Gators Dino Mancenelli connected with tight end Anthony Jubles in their second possession for a quick 24 yard touchdown pass.  The next possession saw the Militia construct an 87 yard drive culminating in a scoring plunge by Assie. Focusing on a zone read running game; both Assie and Kevin Oberg (41 yards rushing) ran behind their overpowering offensive line for a drive that took nine minutes off the clock. The score tied the game at 7-7 as the first half expired.

The second half saw the Militia continue to run the ball at the undersized Gators defenders. A 7 play drive leads to another score by Assie and a 14-7 lead. Late in the third quarter receiver Ron Christy caught a 57 yard bomb to set the Gators up deep in Militia territory.  A four yard scoring run by Aaron Taylor puts the Gators in position to tie the game. A failed extra point attempt preserves the Militia one point lead heading into the final quarter.

After a few possession exchanges, the crowd in Militia Valley Stadium could see the effects of Western CT's running game on the Gators.  After converting two first downs on the ground, Oberg threw a well-placed fade pattern on the sideline to the speedy Will Andrews for a 57 yard catch and run to seal the game. &ldquot;They are a great team; we did what we need to do tonight to win&rdquot; said Jason Davis. Similar to week one, this game was decided by one score. &ldquot;Don't be surprised if we see each other again in the playoffs.&rdquot;

The win does place the Militia in a favorable position in the post season nearly securing home field advantage if they win out. &ldquot;Being in Danbury for the playoffs is very important to us&rdquot; said Davis. After a 5-0 start, the loss is the second consecutive one for the Gators. With programs like the Western Mass Warriors and the Tri State Bulldogs on their schedule, they know they have to get themselves turned around.

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BOXSCORE

TEAMS

1Q

2Q

3Q

4Q

FINAL

Militia

0

7

7

7

21

Gators

7

0

6

0

13

WESTERN CT MILITIA

PASSING

Completions

Attempts

Yards

Touchdowns

Interceptions

Kevin Oberg

13

21

209

1

2

RECEIVING

Catch

Yards

TD's

Catch

Yards

TD's

Will Andrews

5

98

1

Lionel Assie

1

20

0

James Wish

1

11

0

Jason Davis

2

26

0

Gary Coles

2

25

0

Edwin Heath

2

29

0

RUSHING

Rush

Yards

TD's

Rush

Yards

TD's

Kevin Oberg

9

41

0

Lionel Assie

17

112

2

Anthony Avery

3

7

0

Daurice Elliott

3

8

0

 

DEFENSE STAND OUTS

Tackles

Sacks

INT

Misc.

Rueben Kerse

3

Chanslor Davis

2

2

Danny Roach

1

1

Hardison Freeman

2

1

Fumble Recovery

Dan Fasion

1

1

Brandon Davis

2

1

 

 

BRIDGEPORT GATORS

PASSING

Completions

Attempts

Yards

Touchdowns

Interceptions

Dino Mancinelli

3

12

51

1

0

Dave Godik

3

7

77

0

2

RECEIVING

Catch

Yards

TD's

Catch

Yards

TD's

Kevin Wolfolk

1

8

0

Aaron Taylor

1

4

0

Anthony Jubles

1

24

1

Dionne Moffett

1

13

0

Ron Christy

2

67

0

Keith Rosedom

1

12

0

RUSHING

Rush

Yards

TD's

Rush

Yards

TD's

Akeem Wright

6

43

0

Aaron Taylor

5

33

1

Eric Brown

1

9

0

Kevin Wolfolk

4

18

0

DEFENSE STAND OUTS

Tackles

Sacks

INT

Misc.

Carlos Brown

1

1

Dante Williams

6

½

Jasper Ramsey

3

Perquan Moore

2

1

Marcel Lugo

2

Hakin Pearce

2

½

1

Greg Lesperance

2

Steve Dunbar

2

Leo McTaggerett

1

Pass Deflected

TOTAL OFFENSE

OFFENSE

Rush Plays

Rush Yards

Passing Plays

Passing Yards

TOTAL OFFENSE

Militia

32

168

25

209

57 plays/377 yards

Gators

16

103

22

128

38 plays/ 231 yards

 

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