Lots of action in this one, final score Woodstock 60, Poultney 26. Look for more online and in this week’s Standard.
How they got there? Defense and Tom Baumann, who has four TDs today.
Reserves are in with five minutes left. Woodstock leads 53-26.
Not over yet? Poultney returns kickoff 85 yards. Blue Devils trail by 14.
Poultney fumbles the exchange on its first play and Kaija recovers. Tom Baumann scores his second touchdown in 22 seconds. Woodstock 40, Poultney 20. Nearing the end of the third quarter.
After a Bradley Lewis interception, the Wasps ran over the Blue Devils with diminutive underclassman Nik Davis and Tom Baumann, who ran in a score from 19 yards out. Woodstock 33, Poultney 20.
Players cramping up in the heat. Oliver Kaija just checked out. No sign of Poultney’s dangerous receiver Shepardson either.
Sam Cole runs it in from three yards out with 7:11 left in the third quarter. Extra point is blocked. Woodstock 26, Poultney 20.
Some first half stats:
Woodstock’s Oliver Kaija has 12 rushes for 113 yards and two scores. Tom Baumann has four rushed for 95 yards and a score.
Woodstock has given up 213 yards passing in the first half – most of that to Poultney’s tall receivers Sean Shepardson and Sam White who have caught all three scores for the Blue Devils.
Woodstock also has six penalties for 50 yards.
Woodstock responds with what it does best: A 12-play, 68-yard drive all on the ground, capped off with a 1-yard Oliver Kaija touchdown run. Then Poultney responds with what it does best: A drive finished off by a 16-yard pass from Brandon Davenport to Sean Shepardson. It is 20-20 at the half.
Poultney 14-13. Another deep pass then the Blue Devils converted the two-point conversion with another pass.
That’s the end of the first quarter, Woodstock 13, Poultney 6.
Woodstock forces a fumble then converts the score, with an Oliver Kaija touchdown. Wasps don’t convert the kick, 13-6.
Woodstock answers back on its first play, a 73-yard touchdown run by Tom Baumann. 7-6 Wasps.
1:08 p.m. 6-0 Poultney after an 88-yard touchdown pass.
12:55 p.m. Game is about to kickoff. Ramsey Worrell just gave his first pre-game speech as head coach.