Vermont Ravens 15th season
New England Football League 28th season
8-15-21 2:00PM Kick-off
South Burlington HS
New Haven Venom – 12Vermont Ravens – 35
A late arriving Venom team took not much time warming up and proceeded to score on their first possession off from speedy #23 running back Dennis Coleman’s 97-yard jaunt down the right sidelines. The 2-point rushing attempt was no good and the score was Venom 6 Vermont 0 at the 7:58 mark.
Vermont running back #3 Akeem Williams found a nice hole off the left side and sprinted into the end-zone from 3 yards out tying the score 6-6 and with kicker #24 Drew Lamb's PAT good the score was 7-6 with 3:12 to go in the first quarter. Williams had 63 yards on 10 carries and 1 TD on the day.
The big play in the drive was a Leclerc pass to receiver #5 Austin Mayo who made a diving catch at the 3-yard line for a 28-yard gain.
The first half’s only other score was in the 2nd quarter at the 2:55 mark as Raven QB #11 Jake Leclerc hit receiver #12 Kenny Phillips II just inside the end-zone for the go-ahead touchdown. The point after attempt by Lamb was wide right and the score held into halftime 13-6 Ravens.
Leclerc did it himself in the third quarter capping a drive with a 3-yard run off the left side and with the touchdown and the ensuing 2-point conversion of Leclerc to fullback Lamb the score was 21-6 Vermont 7:27 third.
Later in the quarter Vermont running back #18 Terrence Tedo Whitney had an incredible run as he broke tackles and steamrolled the opposition all the way to the end-zone from 18 yards out. He would carry 3 more times on the day accounting for 52 yards, and 13-yard average, to go with his one touchdown. The PAT attempt by Lamb was wide right and the score was 27-6 2:21 left third quarter.
Vermont’s last touchdown on the day had Leclerc find an open receiver Phillips again for a score this time from 21 yards out. Phillips would finish with 5 catches for 81 yards and two touchdowns.
New Haven had one drive left in them as time wound down in the game and that was again Dennis Coleman #23 the fleet Venom running back scoring from 48 yards out. The 2-point conversion attempt failed and the scoring on the day was done. Vermont let the clock run down and claimed the victory improving to 3-1 on the season. The Venom slip to 0-4.
Raven quarterback Leclerc finished the day 10-16 for 144 yards and 2 TD’s and 1 INT. Leclerc also ran for 2 times for 5 yards and scored one touchdown.On defense Raven SS #20 Roy Rose had 6 tackles, 3 of them solo, one sack and two stops in the backfield for negative yards.More stats forthcoming after watching the film.
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