Wreckers Stomp Senators

Matt Kelly 10 leads the Wreckers to Victory with three TDs. Photo courtesy of Staplesfootball.com (Dan Gelman)

Matt Kelly ’10 leads the Wreckers to Victory with three TDs. Photo courtesy of Staplesfootball.com (Dan Gelman)

Matt Hawes ’10 and Jack Hennessy ’10
Staff Writer and Web Sports Editor

Matt Kelly '10 leads the Wreckers to Victory with three TDs. Photo courtesy of Staplesfootball.com (Dan Gelman)
Matt Kelly '10 leads the Wreckers to Victory with three TDs. Photo courtesy of Staplesfootball.com (Dan Gelman)

After a slow start, the Staples Wreckers dominated the second half, beating Brien McMahon by the score of 45-0.

In wake of the controversy surrounding the potentially sexist baking scandal, the Wreckers only scored 10 points in the first half. It was the first time that the Wreckers had failed to score in the first quarter this year.

Quad Captain Brandon Pacilio ’10 was pressured many times in the first half and had trouble finding his receivers.

Although Staples got a tough 29 yard touchdown run from Ryan Burke’11 and a 31-yard field goal from Santiago Cuartas’10, it was the Wrecker’s defense that dominated once again. Opposing teams have struggled to score against the tough Wreckers defense led by quad captain, middle linebacker Jake Santora ‘10. Staples’ defense has only surrendered 19 points all year.

After putting a slow first half behind them, Staples got back on track scoring 35 points in the second half. The Wreckers scored all five times the offense touched the ball.

“The team started out slow but came out pumped in the second half,” said defensive back and wide receiver James Betar ’10.

Matt Kelly ’10 carried the offense scoring three touchdowns, two rushing and one on punt return. Kelly electrified the home crowd when he broke off on a 72 yard punt return blowing by the McMahon players. He finished the day with 200 yards on the ground.

The Wreckers continued to pile it on in the second half as Keith Gelman ‘10 and John Heil ’12 had four yard and 12 yard touchdown runs respectively.

The Wreckers’ defensive line forced McMahon quarterback Damien Vega into making inaccurate throws all day and Staples’ secondary capitalized intercepting him three times.

The win over Brien McMahon (2-3) brings the Staples football team to a promising 5-0 start. The Wreckers look forward to the game next week at Harding.