After a tough loss against BFA-St. Albans on Friday, the Redhawks will face Mount Anthony High at home on Saturday.
The Bobwhites defeated the Redhawks 28-14 under the lights last week, bringing them to 4-1 and the Hawks to 3-2. CVU went into Friday’s game with several of its key players—especially on the offensive line—sitting out due to injuries.
“We went into it with a definite disadvantage because of that, but the guys who stepped up and played played really, really well,” Provost said. “That was a real bright spot.”
The Redhawks went into halftime behind 28-7—with one touchdown from Charlie Shea—and Provost said the halftime talk centered on taking the plays one at a time. In the second half, the Redhawks shut down the Bobwhites, and a touchdown by Steele DuBrul brought the game to its final tally of 28-14. Rex McCoy blocked two significant punts, Provost said.
“The result was not what we wanted, but the effort was really admirable,” he said.
Provost said the Bobwhites are known as a strong, physical team.
“BFA was everything we expected them to be, but we really learned something about ourselves, that we can go head-to-head with these strong teams if we don’t make any mistakes.”
Up next for the Redhawks is a home game against Mount Anthony, set for 2 p.m. on Saturday.
“They’re down a little record-wise, but on film they look pretty darn tough,” Provost said. “We expect they’ll give us everything they’ve got.”
—Stephanie Choate, Observer staff