The first (and hopefully last) Fall II high school football season ended triumphantly for the Bedford High School Buccaneers Friday at Weston High.
The 33-0 Bedford victory was not as close as the final score suggests. Adding to the exclamation point ending the season was a feat that may never be replicated.
Although no one officially keeps track of these things, the game was in all probability the first time in program history that each senior captain scored a touchdown. The reason this is unusual is that at least one captain is almost always a lineman, who only rarely handles the ball period.
Bedford controlled both lines of scrimmage for the entire game and put this one out of reach on the final play of the first half. Junior quarterback Jake Morrison took the shotgun snap at the 14 with one second showing on the clock and found classmate Charlie Naylor crossing to the left corner of the endzone to make it 19-0.
Bedford’s first half touchdowns were by Morrison and senior center and Capt. Gustavo Coto. How did that happen? Fighting for the goal line, Morrison lost the football at the three-yard line. The ball bounced into the endzone and Coto emerged from the scrum with the football, as the official signaled touchdown.
The other two captains, Adam Legere (receiving) and Zackery Poor (rushing), added touchdowns more conventionally in the third period.
Bedford scored on every possession except its first, which ended with a turnover. The fourth quarter was played with a running clock because of the margin.
Morrison completed passes to five different receivers. The defense had just as much to say about the outcome, as Weston never penetrated the 25-yard line.
The Bucs finish this unusual season with a record of 5-2, bookended by Dual County League victories over Weston.
Mike Rosenberg can be reached at email@example.com, or 781-983-1763