B-G 38, Watkins Glen 6
Mike Carlin scored on receptions of 27 and 34 yards, on a 4-yard run and on an 11-yard interception return to lead visiting Bainbridge-Guilford to a Section Four Football Conference non-division victory Friday.
“Mike has really stepped up,” B-G coach Tim Mattingly said. “Our normal starting fullback was ineligible last week versus Walton, so we converted him from tight end to fullback. He’s stepped in and done a really nice job. The last three games, he’s been outstanding.”
In the first quarter, Carlin caught touchdown passes from Cole Webb, and Lucas Butcher hit extra points to give the Bobcats a 14-0 lead.
“Both were bootlegs,” Mattingly said of Carlin’s TD catches. “We had him in a tight formation and he ran corner patters. On the second one, he made nice catch over two defenders.”
After Watkins Glen scored, Carlin answered with a 4-yard TD run as B-G grabbed a 21-6 lead after one quarter.
Carlin contributed his interception return in the third quarter, Butcher hit a 23-yard field goal in the fourth quarter and Pedro Aparicio capped the scoring with a 10-yard scoring run.
“We’ve gone through a lot of growing pains,” said Mattingly, whose team started the season with four straight losses but has won two of its last four games. “To their credit, they’ve come to practice and worked hard. We don’t have anyone who’s quit and we’ve steadily gotten better and better each week. Our offensive and defensive lines have been outstanding. We’ve raised that level to where it needs to be and right now, we’re playing our best football.”
Carlin rushed for 75 yards and had 61 receiving yards. Dylan Moffitt finished with a game-high 125 rushing yards on 11 attempts for B-G (2-6), which will play an undetermined opponent this weekend.