Bridgewater defeats Stevenson, 37-22, improves to 2-0
Demetreus Jalepes rushed 25 times for 154 yards and two scores, while adding two receptions for another 39 yards.
Stevenson took the ball first and opened with a 12–play drive that ate up over seven minutes, but the Eagles got a sack from Ramey and Anthony Morris Jr. and swung momentum further when a completion to Trey Stephens got BC out of the shadow of their own end zone.
Jalapes was nearly corralled for a big loss but broke free and cut back left for nine yards. Stephens broke a tackle after the catch and scored to get BC on the board first.
After Cameron Williams also broke a tackle for extra yardage, Jalepes dragged a pile of defenders into the end zone for a 13-0 scoreline.
Bridgewater then went to the two-minute drill and Jarrod Denham forced his way into the end zone to give the Eagles a 23-0 lead heading into halftime.
Stevenson wrested back some control of the clock in the third quarter, scoring twice to make it a nine-point game. Keenan Franz made a leaping catch along the sideline and then caught a slant on the next play to get the Mustangs on the board. Stevenson then marched off a 17-play, 86-yard drive to make it 23-14, still in the third.
The hosts nearly had a stop on the next possession, but a roughing-the-passer flag extended the drive and Scroggins carried it in for a 30-14 BC lead.
The Mustangs did score again and convert the two-pointer to make it a one-score game. Matt DeMasi broke a screen play for 32 yards, Scroggins picked up a 4th-and-1, and Jalepes finished off the drive for the final 37-22 scoreline. Deshomd Denny recovered a fumble to officially end it.
Bridgewater is 2-0 after this win over the second-ranked team in the Middle Atlantic Conference. The Eagles open ODAC play next Saturday night at Shenandoah.
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