Reading A Rockets Go 4-0 by Beating Dracut 18-14

  • October 3, 2016

The Reading A Rockets went 4-0 by beating the Dracut Middies 18-14 behind three Troy Pollock touchdowns and another week of smothering defense.  On Reading’s second drive of the game Troy Pollock ran 52 yards behind blocks by Giancarlo Musto, David Swanson and Logan Fortuna to lead 6-0. Pollock increased the lead to 12-0 when he picked off a Middie pass and sprinted 25 yards to the end zone. The Middies then scored at the end of the half to cut the lead to 12-8.
The Reading D established dominance in the second half when Steve Needham stopped the Middies on a key fourth down play and Evan Theis stuffed a fake punt on fourth down for a loss.
Pollock scored on a 1 yard keeper after a long drive to make the score 18-6. Blocking on the drive by Adam Diemer, David Lynch, Joe Gilligan, and Sean Cronin was critical to runs by Dan Dimare and a 15 yard pass to Dom Decrescenzo.

Dracut showed little quit in them when they completed a double pass for a long 87 yard TD. Reading now was in the fight they expected from the Middies. The defense won the battle after a big stop by Shaun Bekkenhuis and a huge sack by Dan O’Connor, Jay Kajander and Decrescenzo. Time ran out on the Middies and the Rockets celebrated another win over a tough opponent.