Saints Neutralize ChargersUpdatedTuesday October 1, 2019 byKristopher Ireland.
Pittsfield, MA – Saints scored on their opening drive to put the Chargers in an early deficient. Chargers responded by taking the ball to the Saints 1-yard line, but their drive stalled as they hit their 10-play limit. Matthew Vallone plowed for an 11-yard run and Cooper Bunce had a 20-yard QB bootleg on the drive.
The Chargers held the Saints in check for most of the day, but had trouble containing the big play. After two Saints scores, the Chargers responded when Cooper Bunce rolled right found Johnny Ireland deep over the middle for a 40-yard TD pass. Chargers scored again on a well-executed 8 play drive which was capped off by a 10-yard TD run by Michael Paris. Big plays on the drive included Bunce hitting Ireland on a 13-yard quick slant, Bunce with a nice 12-yard scramble, and Ireland zigging and zagging for 10-yards.
Offensively, Bunce had a big day by ending 3-5 for 70 yards and a TD while adding 50 yards on the ground. Michael Paris ran hard all day ended with 25 yards rushing, and Mikey Ireland added a nice 6-yard run.
In the trenches the Charger lineman played hard and clean all day: Trey Hyde, Jaheem Dumpsen, Mason Reiner, Logan Burdick, Jordan New, Noah Inthirath, Rhys Culbreth Julian Swanson, Tyler Seward, Harry Morey, Chase Peyre, Kieran Bryant. Ennis Walsh had blocked well at wide receiver.
Defensively, Michael Paris led the team with 6 tackles, Mateo Buffoni had a great game at safety, while Luca Bertini played stellar at corner with some big tackles. Linebacker Gunnar Laine ended with 2.5 tackles.
Southern Berkshire will return to action next Sunday Home @ 11:30 against Adams Cheshire.