Saturday, November 13, 2010

Cheverus Stags take Western Maine Class A Title



After Cheverus hung on to beat Deering 35-34 on Saturday afternoon at Boulos Stadium, the usually stone-face of Cheverus Head Coach John Wolfgram actually had a smile on it when asked about Peter Gwilym's decision to return an interception out of the end zone in the first half.

"That's Peter Gwilym decision," said Wolfgram, smiling. "I would have preferred he stayed in (the end zone), but I think he made the right call."

Gwilym's 109 yard interception return for touchdown (that's not a misprint) in the first half was almost a footnote as Deering erased a 29-6 Cheverus to take a 34-29 lead late in the fourth quarter. Deering's Jamie Ross was a one-man offensive wrecking crew, finishing with a final line 26-for-50, 372 yards, with three touchdowns and three interceptions in the air, and adding 18 carries for 93 yards with two touchdowns on the ground. Two of the interceptions happend inside the Cheverus 20 yard line, killing scoring chances that turned out to be crucial in the final margin. Ross also just barely missed a 36 yard field goal with just under a second left that would have given Deering the win. It went wide left.

Deering actually outgained Cheverus 501-317, but 5 turnovers were the difference in thsi one.

Afterwards, as Coach Wolfgram answered a question about comparing the feeling of this game to the feeling after last year's Western A Final (a loss in miserable weather in Windham), he paused for a moment as his wife and granddaughter came up to congratulate him.

"This," he said, "feels much better."

Notes: Gwilym had 58 yards rushing and completed 6 of 9 passes for 102 yards and a touchdown through the air (in addition to his interception return)

The Inaugural Maine Sports Network broadcast was not boring. What a 2nd half by Jamie Ross and Deering to come withing a foot of beating Cheverus. Recaps, audio, Video from and more coming.

Huge thanks to Joe from DVM, Tom for MBR, Evans Boston from WGME, Mister Sparky Joe and everyone that helped us get the amazing game to people that couldn't make it.

Matt Boutwell and Jeff Schools contributed to this report


mandb97 said...

You guys did a fantastic job. Matty was great during the fourth quarter. I have no idea how Boston could keep a straight face. The only problem was the last 21 seconds were lost on the web when the connection disappeared.

JeffCMSB said...

Yeah..I got so caught up in the game..I forgot to keep checking the feed. We were using our brand new equipment, so that kinda thing was bound to happen. This won't happen this coming week.

We do have that audio coming from another source, so soon as I get it, I will add it. Thanks for listening..and keep checking..we have LOTS of great stuff planned this basketball season.

mandb97 said...

That's fine. I want to emphasize how much I enjoyed the coverage.

JeffCMSB said...

Appreciate it! We had an absolute blast doing it. We love this stuff!


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