Friday, September 29, 2017

BC High Runs Over Brockton at Harvard Stadium

By Matt Feld (@mattyfeld612)

- Danny Abraham and Tommy Aicardi will both sport a Harvard uniform next fall, and Friday night they looked comfortable on their future home turf.

Abraham rushed for a pair of touchdowns while Aicardi spearheaded a stout Eagles’ offensive line as BC High defeated Brockton, 42-18, at Harvard Stadium.

The contest was played at Harvard Stadium due to planned field renovations on BC High’s home turf.

Will Bowen added three scores while Bobby DeMeo had a 96-yard touchdown run to complement Abraham’s two touchdowns.

Up front, the Eagles continued their stellar play. Behind Aiciardi and the rest of the offensive line, BC High rushed for at least 200 yards for the fourth consecutive game to start the season.

All six of BC High scores on Friday came on the ground, and the Eagles piled up 277 of their 329 yards by running the ball.

“We take a lot of pride in how we play up front," Aicardi said. "Danny (Abraham) and Will (Bowen) do a lot of the work but we've come together as a unit really well."

Perhaps the most impressive thing about BC High’s offense has been Bowen’s (44 yards, 3 TDs) conversion to quarterback.

After the Eagle’s projected starter in Matt Sullivan went down to begin the year, Bowen took over the role, playing under center for the first time since he was a freshman.

With his three touchdowns on Friday, Bowen now has nine on the year.

“I am always just trying to do all that I can to make the team better,” said Bowen. “When (Sullivan) went down I knew someone would have to step up in a big way and I’ve just worked hard to fill the role once my number was called.”

Bowen tallied all three of his scores in the first half around a Dexter Cumberlander 3 yard touchdown for Brockton to hand the Eagles a 28-6 lead at the half.

Down 22 to begin the third quarter, the Boxers got a burst of energy as Jose Monteiro Jr. hit Paul Mitchell for an 89 yard touchdown to pull Brockton within 28-12.

The Boxers, however, had no answer for the Eagles running game.

On BC High’s next possession Bowen and Abraham combined to lead a 10 play drive capped off by a 25 yard touchdown run for the Crimson bound Abraham to increase the Eagles lead to 35-12.

Bobby DeMeo capped off the Eagles offensive output with a 96 yard rush off an end around.

“It starts up front,” said BC High head coach John Bartlett. “We’ve been pleased with how the line has been on both sides our coaches have done a really nice job with that.”

BC High now heads into Catholic Conference play where they will open up with Malden Catholic.

Brockton, meanwhile, will also continue their tough non-conference slate when they head to Xaverian to take on a desperate Hawks team.

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