The Lackey Chargers defeated Great Mills on the road 46-2 to open the season 3-0 for the first time since 2004. The offense compiled 350 yards and the defense had two safeties and three interceptions in holding the Hornets under 100 total yards of offense.
Jonathan Bridgett showed improvement in all areas of his game on Friday night. He adjusted his body on the first play of the game to make a big 39 yard reception and set the tone for the offense. On the defensive side of the ball, he had two interceptions and returned one 64 yards for a touchdown to open the scoring on the night. He was also 4 out of 5 on PAT’s, handled the kickoff duties, and returned punts and kickoffs. He continues to be one of the most valuable pieces overall.
On the offensive side of the ball, Robert “Boogie Middleton continues to develop into the Chargers most dynamic play maker. He rushed 12 times for 163 yards and three touchdowns. He also completed 6-12 passes for 85 yards, including a thirteen yard strike to junior Justin McIntyre in the back corner of the end zone. Wesley Johnson took over in the second half and led the team down the field, scrambling 39 yards for the final touchdown.
Chris “Hulk” Thompson had another standout performance as he led the Chargers with five tackles for loss, four of which were sacks. He leads the conference with nine sacks on the year. Justin McIntyre also had an interception late in the fourth quarter to seal the victory. Junior Drevon Freeland had a big recovery midway through the 2nd quarter on the Chargers first onside kick attempt of the year and also filled in at safety and did an adequate job.
The Chargers will look to go 4-0 when they travel to face the McDonough Rams in Pomfret next Friday night at 7:00.