Joe Milliken - Sports Editor
Photo by Doug MacPhee
The Bellows Falls Terriers football team had arguably their biggest win in a few years on Saturday, after knocking off rival Windsor, 38-31, in the annual Dale Perkins Trophy game at Hadley Field in Westminster.
However this game also had plenty of twists and turns, as the Terriers once held a 30-8 lead over Windsor, before the Yellowjackets came storming back to take the lead on a field goal with just over six minutes left in the game.
But the Terriers struck last when quarterback Ben Hewitt scored the go-ahead touchdown with less than a minute remaining in regulation.
This was a game filled with excitement from start to finish, as both teams fought hard until the end.
There were also plenty of strategy, including BF coach Bob Lockerby inserting his 200-pound lineman Josh Pratt as a running back.
The Terriers jumped out early in this one, going up 16-0 in the first quarter on two touchdown runs from Tim Muzzey and two, 2-point conversions from the aforementioned Pratt.
But the Jacks came right back with 57-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Gavin Callahan to Jacob Page to finish the quarter.
However in the second quarter Bellows Falls came right back with rushing touchdowns from Pratt and Hewitt for the 30-8 lead.
To the Yellowjacket's credit, they came back again with a 15-yard TD pass from Callahan to Tyler Kibling and a two-point conversion from Austin Soule to end the half.
In the second half Windsor did not let up, scoring two more touchdowns on a 1-yard touchdown run from Callahan and Holloway touchdown catch to cut the Terrier lead to 30-28 after three quarters.
Holloway then kicked a field goal at the start of the fourth quarter to give Windsor their first lead of the game at 31-30, before the Terriers struck one last time when QB Hewitt rumbled in from one yard out with just under a minute left in regulation to seal the victory for the Terriers.
For the game, Muzzey led the Terriers rushing attack with 159 yards on 20 carries and two touchdowns, while Ryan Hayward added 67 yards on 10 carries.
The lineman-turned- power back Pratt also had 41 yards, including a touchdown and two, 2-point conversions.
Callahan also had an outstanding game for Windsor, throwing for 198 yards and two touchdowns, while running for another.
The big win puts the Terriers at 5-1 on the season and tied atop the division with Windsor.