Georgetown Royals Football '08

Sat, Oct 18, 2008 01:00 PM @ Georgetown
Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Final
Murdock 6 0 0 0 6
Georgetown 7 7 7 7 28
Jim Vaiknoras, Staff Photographer

Georgetown steps up to remain unbeaten

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Saturday, October, 18 By Conor Clancy

GEORGETOWN — Going into Saturdays home game against non-league Murdock, Royal head coach Matt Bouchard was unsure of how his defense would hold up against the hard-running Blue Devils. Georgetown had lost two of its starting defensive players in middle linebacker Chris Esposito and defensive tackle Eric Gesualdi.

However, the result was more of the same from Gerogetown as they dropped Murdock 28-6 with another big game from senior quarterback Joe Esposito. Esposito ran for 123 yards and two rushing touchdowns. Esposito got alot of help from wingback Anthony Conte who hauled in five passes of his passes for 80 yards and a touchdown on offense to go along with two key interceptions on defense. Esposito also threw for 128 yards and had an interception on defense.

“We did whatever we needed to get the win this week,” said Conte. “With guys out this week everyone needed to step up and I think we did that.”

Murdocks offense came out sporting a very tight wing-t formation and looked to run the ball heavily. Although the Royals were outgained statistically running the ball, the defensive unit held off Murdock for the majority of the day.

“When you play against a team that runs right at you, you must control the line of scrimmage and I thought we did that very well today,” said Bouchard

Playing for Gesualdi, junior Juan Llanos joined defensive lineman Nathan Brudnick and Matt Kumph for the great d-line play and linebacker Jeff McLaughlin filed in flawlessly in the middle for Chris Esposito. Cornerback Jamie Spears also made his presense felt by providing several big hits and the three interceptions between Conte and Joe Esposito helped hold the Blue Devils scoreless the rest of the game.

Murdock only struck on their opening drive, scoring on their fifth play from scrimmage but Esposito responded quickly less than two minutes later with a 60-yard sprint down the sideline for the score.

Midway through the second quarter Conte put the Royals up for good 14-6, with a 1-yard touchdown run. Just one play earlier Conte had made a spectacular diving catch landing on the 1-yard line for a gain of 20.

A scary moment in the third quarter happened when Murdock senior Alex Quintal was carted off the field with a neck injury after colliding helmets with another player. Quintal remained motionless for several moments and lost conscience before  regaining feeling in his extremities and giving the crowd a small wave before being loaded into the ambulance.

Gesualdi had gone down late in the week during practice with an injury and Esposito was not available for the game as the result of an “in house situation” as desribed by Bouchard

Game Statistics:

First Quarter

M — Tyler Willett 3 run (Kick fail), 7:45

G — Joe Esposito 60 run (Esposito kick), 5:52

Second Quarter

G — Anthony Conte 1 run (Esposito kick), 7:51

Third Quarter

G — Esposito 1 run (Esposito kick), 1:45

Fourth Quarter

G — Conte 7 pass from Esposito (Esposito kick), 2:41



RUSHING: G (33-186) — Joe Esposito 16-123, David Kenneally 9-52, Jamie Spears 2-11, Anthony Conte 5-3, Tyran Harrigan 1-(-3); M (27-194) — Tyler Willett 16-100, Alex Quintal 3-56, Evan Breau 7-29, Glen Spellman III 1-9

PASSING: G — Esposito 8-15-0, 128 yards; M — Spellman 3-7-3, 24 yards, Daniel Brunelle 0-1-0

RECEIVING: G — Conte 5-80, Michael Ruh 1-45, Kenneally 1-5, Harrigan 1-(-2); M — Breau 2-21, Timothy Niles 1-7

6 Story Comments

0         newsman

Our Thoughts and Prayers go out for the Murdock Football player and his family.

Report! #1 10/18/2008 08:51 PM

0         ibleedblue34

who and what is MURDOCK, anyway? Can someone get Georgetown a REAL schedule? Geez; what are they, division 4?

Report! #2 10/18/2008 09:23 PM

0         ibleedblue34

from another website: Really, macaroni penguin said: Someone needs to get Georgetown a REAL schedule next year. It’s nice that we let them come up; but, come on, shouldn’t they be required to play teams equal to those that are played the remainder of the league? This is such a JOKE. Matignon? Murdock? Complete JOKE. We'd have absolutely embarrassed them if they had been required to play us. Amesbury beat us, but only in over time.

Report! #3 10/18/2008 09:28 PM

0         Ottobuffum

Sounds like you're a little bitter. It doesn't matter who Georgetown plays, Amesbury beat you, Georgetown beat Amesbury. Do the math.

Report! #4 10/18/2008 11:40 PM

0         footballfan57

Rivalries aside, we are all in this sport of football together. In that spirit, we will all keep the injured Murdock player in our thoughts and prayers....from the extended georgetown football family.

Report! #5 10/19/2008 07:46 AM

0         GtownAllTheWay

From GMHS, the kids were told that the injured player is fine. He had a level 3 concussion but thankfully is recuperating. It was a scary moment for everyone on and off the field. That he is on the mend and not seriously injured is good news.

Report! #6 10/20/2008 09:25 PM