Zack Gorczynski (#11) on the run
By Steev Riccardo
Oxford - The Oxford Pirates lost a heartbreaker 12-6 in double overtime on Saturday morning in an inter-league game against the Worcester South Colonials.
The game had an unusual 11 a.m. start time, rescheduled from Friday night as a precautionary measure due to the threat of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in Central Mass.
The Pirates received the opening kickoff but could only muster one first down highlighted by a Zack Gorczynski 13-yard run.
Liam Pinkett made a nice play and picked off a South pass to give the Pirates the ball back on the Colonials first play from scrimmage, but once again the Pirates were stalled and forced to punt.
The only other highlight in a quiet defensive first half struggle was a 25-yard run by the Pirates Tyler Barrie.
The two teams went on to play a scoreless second half that resulted in a rare 0-0 tie at the end of regulation.
Both teams scored in the first overtime, forcing a second overtime in which South eventually scored in and held the Pirates on their last possession, leaving town with the win.
Sophomore quarterback Matt Faucher scored the Pirates’ only touchdown.
The 0-2 Pirates will take on the David Prouty Panthers at home next Saturday afternoon at 2:30 in its homecoming game.
- Monday, 17 September 2012
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