Phillips Big Blue Football '18

Sat, Nov 10, 2018 03:30 PM @ Phillips
Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Final
Phillips Exeter 0 0 0 0 0
Phillips 6 8 0 0 14

Phillips sends Modeste out a winner

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Andover's Mike Thompson threw two touchdowns and Phillips Academy send retiring coach Leon Modeste out a winner after 32 years with a 14-0 victory over archrival Phillips Exeter. 
"This was a great way to end a wonderful ride at Phillips Academy," said Modeste. "I am a happy man right now. It was a perfect way to end it."
Thompson opened the scoring in the first with a 26-yard TD pass to Will Litton. He then connected with Jake Bedell on a 9-yard score in the second. 
"Thompson has really grown up this season," said Modeste. "And he is only a junior. We will see big things from him."

 From there it was up to the defense, which delivered a shutout. Sal Lipoli — who rushed for 143 yards on 25 carries — made a team-high 10 tackles and intercepted a pass. Ben Carbo added eight stops. 

 "We had some struggles this season, but the kids really stepped up," said Modeste. "And I am fortunate to have my successor, Trey Brown, here to experience it all with me."

Game Statistics:

First Quarter

PA — Will Litton 26 pass from Mike Thompson (kick failed)

Second Quarter

PA — Jake Bedell 9 pass from Thompson (Sal Lipoli rush)



RUSHING: PA — Lipoli 25-143, Thompson 12-86, Erik Fotta 1-3

PASSING: PA — Thompson 11-13-0, 138

RECEIVING: PA — Jake Bedell 5-52, Will Litton 5-47, Lipil 1-26

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