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Indians defense comes up big

Posted on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 10:01 am

For the first time this season, the Northumberland Indian football team found themselves behind. And not just by a few points but with a score of 22-6 with just a few minutes gone in the second half of Friday night’s game at the home of the Middlesex Chargers. It has often been quoted about what letter is not present in the word “team.” In this case there is normally no “d” in the word team but it certainly was in the Indian comeback from behind or a 33-22 win over the home standing Chargers.

For the Indians, the second half was not about little “d” it was about big “D”. Northumberland’s defensive coordinator, Mac Mothershead put it this way, “The whole defense came together in the second half.” Mothershead stressed the play of both the line, linebackers and defensive secondary with three big interceptions in that second half.

Northumberland struggled in the opening half with small but troubling penalties that often kept Middlesex offensive drives going. The Chargers scored on their first possession on a one yard Logan Snyder run up the middle. The two point conversion was good on a run by Raquan Marshall.

Pick up a copy of the September 27 edition of the Northumberland Echo to read the full story