#2 in New England 8 man football
#5 MaxPrep ranking in all of Maine 8 man football teams
OFFENSE scored 208 points for a 35 points per game scoring average
DEFENSE gave up 96 total points for a 16 point per game average
HEBRON 26 W
HEBRON 38 W
HEBRON 6 L
HEBRON 32 W
HEBRON 60 W
HEBRON 46 W
The 2022 LumberJack football season was one for the record books. Not only did they turn it completely around from last year. They went from 1-5 to 5-1 within 1 football season. This team accomplished so many goals, but it was all due to the entire team working together for the common goal of getting better and winning football games.
The season wouldn’t have been the same without the big win in the first game. Traveling to CT and taking on league rival Gunnery was a HUGE task. But, the team stuck to the game plan and the offense led the way in the air and the defense shut down the passing attack of the mighty Gunnery Highlanders. 3 key fumble recoveries in the red zone lead to 3 Hebron TD’s and prove to be key plays of the game.
In week 2 another league rival, the Forman Lions traveled to Hebron for the first home game of the season. The LumberJacks kept the ball on the ground and racked up 218 yards of rushing, 70 yards of passing and 122 yards of special teams rushing along with 6 TD’s. Dufour led the D with 14 tackles on the day and Tucker led the O with 60 yards receiving, 60 yards rushing and 114 yards on special teams. Everyone was able to play in this contest and it really helped improve several younger players
Week 3 was homecoming for the Jacks and Holderness school was in town. Unfortunately, this was a game that the Jacks would have liked to have played again. Being down 3 players by the second quarter the Jacks had to scramble on offense and the defensive unit struggled as well. This game was the only blemish for the Jacks on the season.
With a bye week behind them the Jacks got back into action with a local scrimmage against Sacopee Valley High School. This was a great way to work on new plays, new players and to get the team back in action and ready for Millbrook.
Week 4 was another New York rival, the Millbrook school. After traveling to CT to stay overnight the team arrived at Millbrook and put on another offensive and defensive show. Newcomer to the backfield Gage Johnson ran for 58 yards on 10 carries. Dufour racked up 83 yards on 12 carries and 2 touchdowns. Tucker had 228 yards rushing, 2 TD and 77 yards passing with another passing TD. The defense held Millbrook to 2 TD on the day. Pierre led the D with 6 tackles, 2 sacks and a TD on a blocked punt. Hatch was another force on D who caused that block punt, along with 5 tackles and 1 sack on the day. Alex Castillo was another strong leader at MLB racking up 5 tackles as well.
Heading into week 5 the Jacks started to find their groove and rhythm on Offense and Defense. They faced Pomfret school and kept the truck running similar to the Millbrook game. Several RBs touched the ball as the offense scored 5 TDs on the day. Tucker had a punt return for a TD along with 66 yards on the ground and 3 rushing TDs. Johnson had 82 yards rushing along with Aldridge adding 45, Dufour pounded 25 more yards for the Jacks. Hebron had 220 yards on the ground for the day. On D, Mason Hatch led the way with 6 tackles. PO was also at 6 tackles with 1 sack and 1 fumble recovery. In addition, the Jacks had 2 interceptions for TD’s. Aldridge had a 35 yard TD interception along with Castillo adding a 25 yard pick 6. The Jack headed into the final game of the year with a 4-1 record.
The final game of the season was played at Pomfret school against The Harvey school from Katonah, NY. The Jacks knew it would be a dog fight and they had everyone back and healthy and ready. The jacks struck first on a 34 yard bomb to Tucker from Fuentes to put the Jacks up 8. The offense kept rolling and racked up 108 yards in the air. Garvin had 22 yards receiving along with Gagnon’s 22 yards, Tuckers 51 yards and Aldridge’s 5 yards. The Jacks kept pounding the ball and 5 different running backs touched the ball for a total of 266 yards on the ground. Tucker led the way with 150, Dufour added 44, Aldridge had 55, Fuentes added 8 and Gagnon had 9 yards. Defense was outstanding and PO had 6 tackles and 1 QB sack along with his bookend teammate, Hatch who added 6 tackles and 2 sacks as well.
The jacks finished 5-1 on the season and placed 2nd in NEPSAC 8 man football