St. Bernard’s 62, Quabbin 47

Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, at Fitchburg

If local football fans were looking for defense, the Bernardian Bowl was not the place to be last night. In a game that featured a combined 109 points and 920 yards of offense as well as a contrast of styles, it was the St. Bernard’s ground game that won the shootout over the Panthers’ air attack, as the Bernardians held on for a 62-47 win. In addition to being the most points scored in St. Bernard’s history, the teams combined for the highest scoring game in Central Mass. History – eclipsing North’s 72-34 win over Nipmuc in 2005 by 3 points. “A wild game for sure,” St. Bernard’s coach Tom Bingham said. “Both offenses were firing, which made for a long night for the defenses. Fortunately, we held them early and built a big lead.” St. Bernard’s (5-1) rushed for 426 yards, led by Kenny Delgado’s 149 yards and 139 from quarterback Sean Maki. Fullback Adam Hyde added 96 yards as the Bernardians dominated the line of scrimmage. Maki scored four touchdowns and threw for another (a 10-yard strike to Zachary Merchant), while Delgado scored on runs of 70 and 39 yards. Hyde added a 5-yard run while Merchant had an interception return for a touchdown. “Coach (Jared) May did a great job of calling the offense – everyone was in sync,” St. Bernard’s coach Tom Bingham said. “We got a great game out of all our backs, but Hyde was huge in the fourth quarter for us. He really was a workhorse and helped chew up some clock.”

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First quarter
St. Bernard’sTDSean Maki 52-yard run (Sean Maki kick)
St. Bernard’sTDZach Merchant 10-yard pass from Sean Maki (Sean Maki kick)
St. Bernard’sTDZach Merchant 15-yard interception return (Sean Maki kick)
QuabbinTDNick Thyden 66-yard pass from Dylan Kierman (Patrick O'Sullivan kick)
Second quarter
St. Bernard’sTDSean Maki 31-yard run (Sean Maki kick)
QuabbinTDNick Thyden 18-yard pass from Dylan Kierman (kick failed)
St. Bernard’sTDKenny Delgado 70-yard run (Sean Maki kick)
QuabbinTDDylan Kierman 14-yard run (rush failed)
St. Bernard’sTDSean Maki 10-yard run (kick failed)
Third quarter
QuabbinTDDylan Kierman 3-yard run (Dylan Kierman run)
St. Bernard’sTDKenny Delgado 39-yard run (kick failed)
QuabbinTDNick Thyden 49-yard pass from Dylan Kierman (Patrick O'Sullivan kick)
Fourth quarter
QuabbinTDDylan Kierman 10-yard run (kick failed)
St. Bernard’sTDAdam Hyde 5-yard run (Sean Maki kick)
QuabbinTDJustin Coppolino 13-yard pass from Dylan Kierman (Patrick O'Sullivan kick)
St. Bernard’sTDSean Maki 52-yard run (Sean Maki run)


Updated: Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, 10:38 a.m.

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