Berlin 7, Bristol Eastern 0
High School Football
Bristol Eastern 0 0 0 0 - 0
Berlin 0 7 0 0 - 7
LAST SCORING PLAY: Berlin's Eric Garcia scores on a 14-yard pass from Alec Norton
B-Eric Garcia 14 pass from Alec Norton (Paul Fontes kick), :31
FOURTH QUARTER: Eastern is incomplete on final play at Berlin wins 7-0 in the season opener. ... Bristol Eastern comes up with a stop, but takes over at its own 2 with five seconds to play. ... Berlin has a fourth and goal from the one with 10 seconds to play. Timeout Berlin. ... Owen Taylor gets the first down for Berlin and the Redcoats have a first and goal from the 10 with 1:48 to go. Timeout Berlin. ... Berlin has a fourth and inches with two minutes to go. ... Berlin gets big first down on a 10-yard pass from Alec Norton to a sliding Owen Taylor. ... Berlin has a first and 10 at the Eastern 21 with 4:12 to go. ... Eastern is incomplete on fourth and sixth play and Berlin takes over with 5:49 to go. ... After a personal foul penalty on Eastern after the recovery, Lancers start at own 44 with 6:35 to play. ... Berlin fumbles and Eastern recovers with 7:21 to go. ... Eastern fumbles and Berlin recovers with 10:50 to go in game. ... Eastern's Tommy Curtin runs for two yards on fourth and short, picking up first down. ... Eastern's run by Dante Collins is inches short on third and four and the Lancers will go for it.
THIRD QUARTER: Eastern will have a third and four from the Berlin 20 to start the fourth quarter. ... Eastern has second and 10 at the Berlin 26. ... Eastern's Cyrus Tyler gains 17 yards on third and five. ... Eastern calls a timeout facing a third and five from the Berlin 43 with 1:31 to play in the third. ... Eastern has a first and 10 from Berlin 48 with 2:39 to go. ... Berlin to punt from own 27 with 2:51 to go. ... Eastern punts the ball down to the Berlin 5, but a motion penalty brings it back. Ensuing punt then gives Berlin the ball on its own 22 with 4:44 to go. ... Eastern drops a wide-open pass that would have went for a touchdown, instead it's third and 12 from the Eastern 43. ... Berlin called for pass interference and Eastern has the ball at own 45. ... Eastern has a first and 10 at own 35 with 6:37 to go. ... Berlin will punt with 6:37 to go. ... Berlin takes over at own 17 with 8:30 to go. ... Eastern's first completion gets it over midfield, but the drive stalls and Eastern punts. ... Eastern takes over at own 38.
HALFTIME: Eastern's Gerry Ouellette ran nine times for 47 yards, with 38 coming on one play. Alec Norton is 6-for-9 for 101 yards and a touchdown for Berlin. Eastern hasn't completed a pass on offense. Berlin's Owen Taylor has six carries for 37 yards.
SECOND QUARTER: Eastern's Gerry Ouellette breaks a 38-yard run to the Berlin 26, but the Tommy Curtain throws incomplete to end the half on the next play. ... Berlin scoring drive: 5 plays, 40 yards, 1:55. ... Berlin scores on a 14-yard pass from Alec Norton to Eric Garcia with 31 seconds left. ... Berlin completes a 22-yard pass down to the Lancers 14 with 39 seconds to go. ... Berlin had a fourth and six at the Eastern 36 and the Redcoats are going for it. ... Neither team has capitlized on opponent's mistakes so far. ... Berlin takes a timeout facing a third and 19 with 1:23 to go. ... Eastern's Cyrus Taylor comes up with a big sack and Berlin has a second and 19 from the 49 with 1:30 to go. Taylor is having a big first half. ... Berlin's Jake Loiselle intercepts Eastern and the Redcoats have a first and 10 at the Eastern 40 with 2:26 to go. ... Berlin forced to punt and Eastern takes over at own 28 with 2:54 to go. ... Timeout Berlin with 2:56 to go. ... Berlin has a third and 16 at 50 with three minutes to go. ... Berlin gets out to its own 15 with a first down with 7:50 to go. Owen Taylor running hard for Berlin, has 22 yards on three carries. ... Eastern throws incomplete on fourth down and Berlin takes over at its own 5. The pass was short and if caught likely wouldn't have scored anyway. ... Eastern has a fourth and goal from the five with 9:41 to go. Eastern timeout. ... Berlin muffs the Eastern punt and the Lancers recover the loose ball at the Redcoats 8 with 11:46 to go. Eastern has a first and goal. ... Eastern set to punt from its own 49 to start the second quarter.
FIRST QUARTER: Eastern will punt from its own 49 when the second quarter begins. ... Berlin punts and Eastern has the ball at its own 50 with 55 seconds to go. ... It has been all throws for Berlin so far, and all runs for Bristol Eastern. ... Berlin takes over at own 27 with 3:25 to go in first quarter. ... Bristol Eastern will punt with 3:40 to go. ... Gerry Ouellette picks up two yards on his first carry for Eastern after an offsides call on Berlin. ... Gerry Ouellette is in at tailback for Eastern. There was talk of him suffering an injury before this game. ... Berlin throws incomplete on fourth and five and Eastern takes over at own 12 with 6:53 to go. ... Berlin has a fourth and five from the Eastern 12 coming up with 7 minutes to go. ... Berlin is driving and has the ball at the Eastern 28 with 10 minutes to go in the first quarter. ... Berlin has the ball at its own 40 after a short kickoff, first and 10 to start the game.
GAME NOTES: Alex Hunter will not play for Bristol Eastern. He has a cast on his left arm and is wearing his game jersey but with shorts. ... Berlin hosts Bristol Eastern in the season opener for both schools. Read season preview coverage of Berlin football at newbritainherald.com/sports and Bristol Eastern football at bristolpress.com/sports.