It took a career rushing game from Gardner’s Peter Gallant to earn top billing ahead of Quabbin’s quarterbacking sensation Dylan Kierman, as the Wildcats won for the first time this season 29-27. Gallant rushed for 190 yards on 30 carries and a pair of touchdowns, but it was his big second half gaining 140 yards on the ground that allowed the Wildcats to escape with the win. “In the first half I was bouncing out too much, but in the second half coach (Walt Dubzinski) told me to hit the hole harder,” said Gallant. “I started trusting my linemen and we put it together and got the W.” Trailing 20-15 going into the fourth quarter, Gardner was nearly stopped on a fourth down play but a pass interference call against Quabbin gave the Wildcats the ball on the eight-yard line. Gallant did the rest bulling over from the eight and then quarterback Matt Seward passed to Jake Shetrawski for the conversion and a 23-20 lead with ten minutes left in the game. Quabbin put the ball back into the trusty hands of Kierman who gained nearly 350 all-purpose yards for the evening. He was 13-33 with 264 yards passing and also rushed for another 64 yards on the ground.
Gardner 29, Quabbin 27
Friday, Sep. 27, 2013, at Barre
|Gardner||TD||Devin Williams 1-yard run (Peter Gallant kick)|
|Quabbin||TD||Justin Coppolino 80-yard pass from Dylan Kierman (kick failed)|
|Gardner||TD||Matt Seward 1-yard run (Matt Seward run)|
|Quabbin||TD||Sebastian Brooks 13-yard pass from Dylan Kierman (Patrick O'Sullivan kick)|
|Quabbin||TD||Nick Thyden 11-yard pass from Dylan Kierman (Patrick O'Sullivan kick)|
|Gardner||TD||Peter Gallant 8-yard run (Jake Shetrawski pass from Matt Seward)|
|Gardner||TD||Peter Gallant 18-yard run (kick failed)|
|Quabbin||TD||Chris Chabot 8-yard pass from Dylan Kierman (Patrick O'Sullivan kick)|
Updated: Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, 9:08 a.m.