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Raiders give Yale 40-0 loss

September 17, 2008
ALMONT — Almont made host Yale absorb a 40-0 loss in a Blue Water Area Conference varsity football game last Friday night.

With the result, Almont improves to 2-1 and 1-1. Yale drops to 2-1 and 1-1.

"This was our best defensive game of the season," Almont Coach Jeremy Ferman said. "We were able to hold Yale to 115 rushing and 20 passing yards," he noted.

"It was a much better game than we played a week ago versus Richmond. Our team came out focused and remained focused the entire game."

In Friday's game, Almont grabbed a 7-0 edge after one quarter was complete.

Quarter number two saw Almont collect seven points, while allowing Yale none.

That made it 14-0, Almont, at the halftime break.

When the action resumed, Almont established even more breathing room.

Aided by a 13-0 third quarter advantage, Almont raised their lead to 27-0 at the 36-minute mark.

Almont then outscored Yale 13-0 the rest of the way, assuring themselves of a 40-0 win at night's end.

The victorious Almont side generated their 40-point output aided by a Steve McClure one-yard touchdown run (followed by a successful extra-point kick courtesy of Ben McNally); a McClure three-yard touchdown tote (followed by an accurate extra-point boot from McNally); a McClure four-yard touchdown run (followed by a successful extra-point kick courtesy of McNally); a McClure 29-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown; a Garrett Savage 59-yard touchdown run (followed by an accurate extra-point boot from McNally); and a 30-yard touchdown run by Savage. Those tallies came with 6:10 showing on the first quarter clock; 1:38 before halftime; with 7:13 showing on the third quarter clock; 5:09 before the third quarter was to end; with 7:26 showing on the fourth quarter clock; and with 19 seconds to play.

On the evening, Zott completed five of five pass plays for 124 yards as Almont's quarterback.

His successful tosses went to two different targets. Their ranks consisted of Pat Russell (four catches for 83 yards) and Addam Wierbicki (one reception for 41 yards).

The Almont ground attack managed 196 yards on 38 totes.

Individually, Savage led Almont. He finished with 111 yards on 11 totes. Zott (eight rushes for 34 yards) and McClure (37 yards on 13 totes) supported their performances. The remaining six Raider totes netted a combined nine-yard gain.

Tom Chilcote and Ben Strouse paced Almont's defense, registering seven solo stops each. Dillon Melly and Wierbicki tacked on five solo stops apiece to the Raides' cause.

The Almont defense also claimed three takeaways. Kyle Pilarski, Strouse and McClure (a fumble recovery each) notched those.

Almont will look to make it back-to-back BWAC wins this Friday when they entertain Algonac. That matchup lists a 7 p.m. starting time.

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