Nov. 2, 2008
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The Yale junior varsity football team picked up its second win of the season Sunday, topping Bridgton Academy 27-17.
A perfectly-placed 25-yard touchdown pass down the right sideline from freshman quarterback Dawson Halliday found freshman wide receiver Chris Morris in stride behind the defense for Yale's first score at 9:39 of the first. The Elis missed the extra point, so Bridgton took a 7-6 lead when it scored six minutes later.
The Wolverines added a field goal, but an interception by freshman defensive back Bedford Booth ended another Bridgton drive in the second quarter, keeping the score 10-6 at halftime. Yale took the lead on an eight-yard lob from freshman quarterback Bryan Farris to freshman wide receiver McConnell Smith at 11:35 of the third.
A punt block by freshman linebacker Nick Schneider set up Yale's next score, a two-yard run by freshman fullback Josh Kozel to make it 20-10 at 7:57 of the third. Bridgton got within 20-17 with 14:01 to play, but an interception by junior defensive end Jack Wallace '10 set Yale up at the Bridgton three for a TD pass from Farris to freshman tight end Alex Birks. Sophomore defensive end Pat Ruwe added an interception late in the fourth to seal the win.
The Yale JV (2-2) plays at Harvard Friday, Nov. 21.