In high school football action on Saturday, September 11th in Fairfax, BFA-Fairfax quarterback Andrew Barden ran for 125 yards and two touchdowns, and he added a touchdown pass to lead his Bullets past the Mill River Minutemen 27-6. Zach Machia was on the receiving end of Barden's 20-yard touchdown pass.
Chris Wehner added a four-yard touchdown run for BFA-Fairfax, who improved to 1-1 on the year. Mill Rivers lone touchdown came on a superb 43-yard run by Adam Mackey.
Raiders capture Loyzelle Championship
In a game that saw a lot of scoring opportunities slip away, Stephen Powrs and Ed Curry found the net to lead their Rutland Raiders past the Fair Haven Slaters 2-0 in the semifinals round of the Harry Loyzelle Tournament, last Tuesday (September 14th) in Rutland. Rutland improved to 2-2 with the win, while the Slaters fell to 0-2 on the year.
Timo Krekeler scored twice, and his Middlebury Tigers eeked out a 2-1 overtime win over the Mill River Minutemen in the semifinals of the Loyzelle Tournament, played last Tuesday (September 14th) evening, under the lights in Rutland. Ethan Roy assisted Krekeler on both of his goals. The game winner came with just 1:30 left in overtime. Luke Davis scored the lone Mill River goal.
In Thursday (September 16th) night's championship game Greg Roy scored twice to lead the Raiders to a 3-2 win. Roy's second goal, the game winner, came with just 6:30 left to play in sudden death overtime. Rutland improved to 3-2 with the tournament title. Andrew Myhre's goal pulled Middlebury who fell to 2-2-1 with the loss.
Mill River posted a 4-2 win over Fair Haven in the consolation game. Fair Haven remained winless at 0-3 following the loss.
Minutemen break away from Otters in girls soccer
In Brandon, Mill River and Otter Valley were locked in a 1-1 halftime tie, but Amanda Ley scored to put Mill River in front for good as the Minutemen went on to a 4-2 victory in Tuesday's girls soccer game. It kept Mill River unbeaten at 2-0-1. Mill River goalie Lauren Abdelnour preserved the win with her seven saves.