Chargers Tame the Wildcats in Southern Berkshire ShowdownUpdatedSaturday May 30, 2020 byKristopher Ireland.
Great Barrington, MA – Southern Berkshire Chargers started fast on Sunday against the Lee Wildcats. After stiffening on defense, the Chargers scored 3 consecutive touchdowns to jump out to a big lead. Chargers relied on their thunder and lightning combo of Matthew Vallone and Michael Paris. Paris started the scoring on a 5-yard touchdown run, which was set up by a 25-yard rumble by Vallone. Cooper Bunce refused to be left out of the action as he added a speedy 40-yard touchdown run, Trey Hyde, Jaheem Dumpsen, and Mason Reiner had big blocks on the play. Bunce and Vallone also added two 2-point conversions a piece.
Paris continued his dominance as he dashed for additional touchdown runs of 20-yards, 10-yards, and 40-yards. He finished the day with 84 yards on 5 carries. Luca Bertini shimmied his way to a nice 5-yard touchdown run. Other notables on offense included scat back Johnny Ireland taking 7 totes for 105 yards, Mikey Ireland took his first career carry for 4 yards and Gunnar Laine hammered his way for 5 yards on a fullback dive.
The offensive and defensive lines once again controlled the trenches, led by Logan Burdick, Jordan New, Noah Inthirath, Rhys Culbreth Julian Swanson, Tyler Seward, Harry Morey, Chase Peyre, Kieran Bryant.
Defensively, Sothern Berkshire was all over the field, Ireland ended with 6 tackles and a pass defended while Bunce had 5 tackles, a force fumble, and a pass defended. Mateo Buffoni and Ennis Walsh made some stellar plays in the secondary.
Southern Berkshire will return to action next Sunday in Pittsfield @ 11:30 against YMCA Saints.