P.G. Steamrolls Through The Fog

Breakers Crush Greenfield; Prepare For Carmel Showdown.

Written by Eli Swanson, Staff Writer

Kolby Foster returned the opening kickoff 90-yards on a foggy evening at Breaker Stadium on the way to a smooth 47-6 victory for Pacific Grove over the visiting Greenfield Bruins. The fog grew as the game went on, making it difficult to see the field even from the stands. Despite the weather, the Breakers were on fire early, scoring 47 points before the half.

 

Three touchdowns from Jason Leach complemented beautiful runs by Noah Cryns and John Buttrey, who ran for a 46-yard touchdown along the right sideline to make the score 20-0 in the first quarter. It became clear early on that the Bruin defense had no answer for the explosiveness of the Breaker backfield, who ran all over the field before a running clock was put in place for the second half.

 

Possibly the only negative of the first half for the Breakers was a fumble at the Greenfield 3-yard line that occurred when Anthony Coppla was stood up attempting to sneak the ball over the plane. Nevertheless, the defense held throughout the game and were really never in any danger.

 

Leach converted a 22-yard score on the opening play of the second quarter to put the game far out of reach at 26-0. Leach ran over defenders all night long, including a 1-yard touchdown run during which he leveled a Bruin defender at the goal line before calmly striding into the end zone.

 

Anthony Leon scored the only Greenfield points of the evening when he ran the ball into the North end zone during the fourth quarter. The Breaker defense allowed fewer than ten points for the fifth time this season. The Breakers have outscored their opponents 162-29 over the past four games.

 

With the win, the Breakers move to 8-1 overall (6-0 MTAL). The Bruins go to 1-8 (1-5 MTAL). The Breakers have locked up a playofff spot, and most likely will receive a first-round game at home with a win next week-end.

 

Next up for the Breakers is a showdown with Carmel for the MTAL crown and, more importantly, The Shoe. For more on The Shoe Game, check out the links here and here.