Senior Minutemen beaten by HF; Juniors remain unbeaten

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BENNINGTON — The Bennington Senior Minutemen were handed their first loss of the season by a very good Hoosick Falls team, 44-12.

Three first half turnovers inside Minutemen territory led to the Minutemen falling behind early and a fast, aggressive Hoosick Falls team made it very difficult to come back.

There were still some bright moments for the Minutemen that showed their competitiveness. Tanner Bushee broke free for a 60-yard TD run in the second quarter and Cash Campolungo found a crease in the defense for a long TD run as well. Billy Baldwin and Carter Thompson both had some good moments on offense and defense producing some nice gains and stops.

The Senior Minutemen fall to 3-1 with the loss and will host Manchester next Sunday at 1 p.m.

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Juniors stay undefeated beating Hoosick falls 18-12, in a game that could have gone either way. The Minutemen defense held Hoosick Falls scoreless in the second half.

The offense was led by Asa Reis who had all three touchdowns for the Minutemen. Devin Brown also had several long run plays almost getting in the end zone twice. Also having a great day was Matt Pratt on defense making several key stops for the Minutemen. The team is now 4-0 and plays Manchester on Sunday at 11 a.m. at MAU Middle School.

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Bennington Minutemen flag team one played the Brunswick Bulldogs on a dreary Saturday morning. Outsized team one held their own finishing the game in a tie.

Dyllan Coultier was able to QB sneak for about 10 yards up the gut almost scoring his second touchdown on the year. Colin Gulley did a great job blocking an aggressive Bulldog player that was much bigger than he was helping his team to run the ball more effectively and giving his quarterbacks time to pass the ball. Asher West broke two big runs for touchdowns and had what appeared to be a third but ended up stepping out of bounds at the 7-yard line.

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Minutemen flag Team2 is still undefeated, winning 28-0, their fifth win in a row.

The Minutemen defense looked the best they've looked all season, allowing only two Bulldog first downs all game. These boys steam rolled over there opponents offense time after time. Flags flying left and right behind the line of scrimmage from the biggest and best D line out there consisting of the quick footed Conner Marsh, sticky handed Jr Cooks, strong arming Jaxson Reed, tough guy Garret LaCroix and the beast Talin Bartholdi.

The two quickest corners in the league, Abram O'Brien and Mavrick Pratt allowed nothing to get around them. Not a soul got by the best safety out there Adrian Coulter. And to have a monster of a middle line backer like Reno Jarvis there's no team out there that could be more well rounded. The first three touchdowns came from an animal of a QB Talin Bartholdi who maneuvered his way through the Bulldogs defense all game long. The last touchdown coming from Jr. Cooks who always impresses the fans when he gets the ball. These touchdowns didn't come with out big runs from the two smallest but biggest hearted running backs the Minutemen have. the fire ball Carson Kenyan who had a Twenty five yard run and from the wild cat Damien Shores who had a 30 yard ramble.

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