By Steev Riccardo
OXFORD – The Oxford Pirates came back from a 23-point deficit to the David Prouty Panthers on Saturday afternoon but their comeback bid fell short and they were beaten in their homecoming 36-28 in front of a large crowd at Oxford High School.
Sophomore quarterback Matt Faucher had an outstanding game in a losing effort for the Pirates, scoring all of the Pirates points including three second-half touchdown runs in a valiant losing effort.
Trailing 29-6 at half time, the Pirates refused to quit and scored 14 unanswered points to make a 29-20 game.
Faucher added a late 4-yard run following a Panthers touchdown but it wasn’t enough for the struggling Pirates.
“A lot of things are starting to click,” said Pirates head coach Mike Adams. “We put a challenge into them at half time and we told them that is not who they are and things started to come together.”
“We put together one great drive on offensive in the first half and we struggled defensively. We had to find our identity and in the second half we really played tough and aggressively.”
The Pirates will take on the Uxbridge Spartans next Saturday afternoon in Uxbridge. “They are a tough team and hopefully we can put together a full game against them instead of a half a game,” said Adams.
- Monday, 24 September 2012
- Posted in Categories: : Sports