Burlington continued their win streak on Veterans Day in Winchester.
The Devils defense stopped their opponent on all of their possessions except for one, when Winchester’s senior running back Derek Gianci ran for an eighty four yard touchdown, the only score from the team. Burlington’s defense regrouped after allowing the Winchester touchdown. Junior defenseman Anthony Elkins and senior linebacker Brady McGonagle recovered a bad snap punt made by Junior Liam Poole and Burlington’s Junior defenseman Gabe Santiago forced a sack on sophomore/quarterback Harry Lowenstein.
Burlington’s offense found the end zone six times in the game. Seniors quarterback Ronan Noke, wide receiver Sammy Doherty and running back Adam Eldeeb all got two touchdowns. Noke had one in the first and another in the third, while Doherty also had one in the first and another in the third and Eldeeb added another two touchdowns with one in the third and another in the fourth. The Red Devils came out of the game with a 41 to 7 victory over Winchester High School.
Head Coach Dan MacKay is pleased to see his team perform well on all sides of the ball.
“I thought we have been executing our offense the last three or four weeks at a much higher level which is evident through our point totals of 36, 42, and 41,” MacKay said. “That is a tribute to our student-athletes staying focused and continuing to work hard and improve in practice. Our defense played very well and were fast and physical throughout the night. We just had one play we didn’t fit right and they made us pay. Other than that we were on point. Special teams executed as well, we blocked another punt, had a few good returns, and did well covering kickoffs. We did not have to punt at all for the second straight game which is always a good thing,”
The Red Devils continued to execute on offense throughout the evening.
“Our QB Ronan Noke has found a good rhythm with his receivers and our offensive line has been doing very well in their pass protection,” MacKay said. “We have also found a good rhythm in our run game. So things are starting to click there. That is due to the reps they have been getting in practice and their ability to continue to focus on what they can control to get better.”
Burlington improves to (2-8) on the season and will host the Thanksgiving Day game against the Bedford Buccaneers at Varsity Field on November 25 at 10 a.m.
“The biggest thing I’m looking forward to is the opportunity to compete,” MacKay said. “There is nothing better than Thanksgiving day football. It brings the community, alumni, and current student-athletes together.”