Boston High School: Dustan Whitcomb

New England Roundup: Vermont

October, 13, 2010
The BFA-St. Albans football team is 6-0 and hasn’t allowed more than 14 points in a game this season. Why have the Bobwhites been so successful on defense?

Vermont“Part of it is they don’t play any,” Hartford coach Mike Stone said. “They hold onto the ball forever. They’re a Wing-T team that likes to grind it out with long drives that take time off the clock.

“They’re style is physical. They limit your touches. It’s a good recipe up in Vermont, especially with the weather.”

Hartford will play at BFA-St. Albans on Friday night in a game that features the only unbeaten teams in Division I. Hartford is 5-1 overall and 5-0 in the league. The Hurricanes’ only loss came in a non-league game against Catholic Memorial (West Roxbury, Mass.).

BFA-St. Albans is in first place, one spot ahead of Hartford, in the Division I standings. The Vermont Interscholastic Football League uses a quality point rating to determine playoff teams. The QPR is combination of a team’s victories within its division and its strength of schedule.

“I think we’re the underdog,” BFA-St. Albans coach Geoff Murray said. “I think they’ve scored at least 36 points against every Division I opponent. I’ve always thought Hartford was the team to beat in Division I. They can throw it, but if you don’t stop the run you could be in trouble.”

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