Phillips Big Blue Football '14

Sat, Nov 08, 2014 05:45 PM @ Phillips
Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Final
Phillips Exeter 0 12 0 0 12
Phillips 7 6 0 0 13

Phillips Andover earns rivalry win over Exeter

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ANDOVER — Phillips Andover may not be headed to a postseason bowl like a season ago, but the Blue Blue accomplished what mattered most.

They beat Phillips Exeter.

Phillips closed out its season in style, edging their century-old archrival 13-12 in their annual meeting on Saturday.

"This is what our season is all about, beating our rival" said Andover coach Leon Modeste. "It is always great to beat exeter. It is always a battle in such a historic rivalry, and this win is a great way to end the season."

The Big Blue took the lead in the first when receiver-turned running back Mike Panepinto (188 yards) broke free for a 24-yard touchdown run.

The Big Red responded with a score, but Phillps Andover freshman QB Travis Lane of Georgetown extended the lead to 13-12 with a 35-yard touchdown pass to Nick Forti before halftime.

Phillips Exeter's best chance to score again came late in the fourth when they advanced inside Andover territory. But Matt Wayland and John Belluche knocked down a pass on second and third down and Anthony Maxwell sacked the QB on fourth down to close out the victory.

Andover nose guard Cam Fryer was a monster with two sacks and seven tackles while Dane Wagner added 11 tackles and two sacks.

"I'm very happy with the way we finished off the year," said Modeste. "We were finally healthy and played a very good game. Now we head into the winter season."

Game Statistics:

First Quarter

PA — Mike Panepinto 24 run (James Flynn kick)

Second Quarter

PE — Kenton Dunford 14 run (kick failed)

PA — Nick Forti 35 pass from Travis Lane (kick failed)

PE — Cecil Williams 54 pass from Dunford (kick failed)



RUSHING: PA (44-295) — Mike Panepinto 28-188, Anthony Maxwell 13-82, Jumaane Ford 2-20, Brendan Misterman 1-5

PASSING: PA — Travis Lane 4-10-0, 59

RECEIVING: PA — John Belluche 2-21, Nick Forti 1-34, Ford 1-4

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