Friday, November 10, 2017
South Hadley High School
Chicopee Comprehensive High School
If someone were to tell you that quarterback Nathan LePage would score the winning points for the Colts in their 37-35 victory at South Hadley High School Friday night, you wouldn’t be too surprised. It’s the fact that those points came off of LePage’s foot instead of his arm that was the twist in the story.
14 unanswered fourth-quarter points had turned a 35-21 advantage into 1 point deficit. Solid runs from Isaiah Gomez and Andrew Hernandez allowed the Colts to move the ball down into the shadow of the end zone with the clock running out. Having missed on several pass attempts on the drive, LePage buckled down and shook them off to record the game-winner as time expired.
Despite the frigid conditions that had gripped Western Massachusetts all day, both offenses had explosive games. The Colts recorded nearly 500 yards of total offense (493 to be exact), rushing for 274 yards and passing for another 219. Big plays included a 60 yard TD bomb from LePage to Kenny Mitchell and a 45-yard rumble by Hernandez that found the end zone.
Check out a highlight video from the game here.
The Colts will close out the gridiron season in the annual Sword Game against Chicopee High on Thanksgiving morning. It will be a 10:30 am kickoff at Dan Dulchinos Field at Chicopee Comprehensive.
10:22 – South Hadley: Mike Pratt passes 55 yards to Liam Dawson. Kick is no good.
6:42 – Safety rewarded to Chicopee Comp
4:57 – Chicopee Comp: Nate Lepage passes 30 yards to Devin Donahue. 2 point conversion good.
6:50 – Chicopee Comp: Isaiah Gomez rushes for 1 yard. 2 point conversion is no good.
6:59 – Chicopee Comp: Nate Lepage passes 60 yards to Kenny Mitchell. 2 point conversion no good.
6:39 – South Hadley: Mike Pratt passes 65 yards to Liam Dawson. 2 point conversion is good.
6:13 – Chicopee Comp: Isaiah Gomez rushes 7 yards.
5:51 – South Hadley: Liam Dawson rushes 30 yards. 2 point conversion is good.
7:55 – Chicopee Comp: Andrew Hernandez rushes 45 yards.
4:38 – South Hadley: Rushing touchdown from Liam Dawson
3:24 – South Hadley: Hunter Carey rushes 70 yards.
0:03 – Chicopee Comp: Nate Lepage’s field goal attempt is good.