Bridgewater closes out with big win over Catholic
Muhammad Kahn led the defense with 2.5 sacks, six total tackles, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. Eight different Eagles were involved in a tackle for loss on the day.
The Eagles went up 22-0 in the first quarter, including a pair of 50+ yard touchdown passes by Scroggins.
Jennings broke a screen pass for 51 yards and the score on the Eagles’ first possession of the contest. With 3:02 left in the quarter, Scroggins went over the top to Rayvon Johnson for a 50-yard TD.
Josh Brooks had broken up a pass to force a 3-and-out on the opening possession of the game, Chance Morris‘ sack ended the next drive, and a Sammie Harper fumble recovery stopped the Cardinals for a third time in the opening period.
With 1:49 left in the first quarter, freshman Brady Barefoot picked up a blocked punt and returned it for a touchdown. Josh Cretaro carried in a fake on the conversion to make it 22-0 Eagles.
The BC defense kept forcing turnovers in the second quarter. After Malivai Barker‘s two-yard plunge capped an 11-play, 80-yard scoring drive, the Cardinals muffed the ensuing kickoff and Luke Barnum recovered.
That led to a Zane Grudzinski TD catch and a 36-0 first half lead. Kahn added a strip sack at the end of the second quarter to keep the hosts off the board heading into the break.
It only took 2:16 for BC to score again in the third quarter, with Scroggins buying time and then hitting Jennings in the corner of the end zone for a 43-0 scoreline.
Bridgewater (5-5, 4-3 ODAC) ends the season on a three-game winning streak and with a winning record in conference play.
It was Catholic’s final game as an associate football member of the ODAC, with the Cardinals (3-7, 0-7) set to join the NEWMAC beginning next fall.