September 22, 2010 ALMONT — Almont made it back-to-back wins pitted against Blue Water Area Conference varsity football rivals, registering a 21-18 road triumph against Yale last Friday night.
With the decision, Almont improves to 3-1 and 2-1. Yale falls to 1-3 and 1-2.
"We had the ball almost 30 minutes compared to 18 for Yale," Almont Coach Jeremy Ferman said.
"That was key to tonight's outcome," he noted.
"Our offensive and defensive lines also came up big for us."
In Friday's contest, Yale grabbed a 12-7 edge after one quarter was complete.
Quarter number two saw Almont manage seven points, while holding Yale to none.
That left Almont clinging to a 14-12 edge at the halftime break.
When the action resumed, Yale bounced back.
Aided by a 6-0 third quarter edge, Yale took an 18-14 advantage at the 36-minute mark.
Almont then outscored Yale 7-0 from that point on, leaving the field with a favorable 21-18 outcome.
The winning Almont side notched their 21-point output aided by an Evan Shelton one-yard touchdown run (followed by a successful extra-point kick courtesy of Peter Deppe); a Tom Nowicki to Jordan Stanek seven-yard touchdown pass (followed by an accurate extra-point boot from Deppe); and a Brent Gibbs to Stanek 13-yard touchdown pass (followed by a successful extra-point kick courtesy of Deppe).
Nowicki (four of nine for 33 yards and two interceptions) and Gibbs (two of four for 13 yards) shared playing time for Almont at the quarterback position.
The duo's successful tosses went to two different targets. Stanek (four catches for 49 yards) and Shelton (two receptions for four yards) comprised that group.
The Almont ground attack managed 175 yards on 47 totes.
Individually, Stanek (12 rushes for 61 yards), Travis Zelkowski (61 yards on 14 totes) and Shelton (17 rushes for 53 yards) notched Almont's best credentials. The remaining four Raider rushes netted no gain.
Nick Ouillette (nine solos) paced Almont's defense. Rene Santana added five solos to the Raiders' cause.
Almont will look to make it back-to-back BWAC wins this Friday when it entertains Algonac. The confrontation begins at 7 p.m.