MMA loses heartbreaker to Bridgewater State in 29th Cranberry Bowl

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Falmouth's Steve Clark Leads Bears to 38-31 Cranberry Bowl victory over Bucs
Bridgewater State QB Steve Clark
Buzzards Bay - Quarterback Steven Clark of East Falmouth passed for 235 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 148 yards with two more touchdowns to lead the visiting Bears of Bridgewater State over the Massachusetts Maritime Academy in Division III NCAA football action at Ellis Field this past Sunday. The Bears offense racked up a massive 530 yards and the Buccaneers managed 382 yards in the loss.

MMA's Doug Dyke dives for extra yardage 


The Buccaneers Colin Teehan scored first, early in the 1st quarter, on a pass from QB Joe DeFrank. Later that period Bears QB Steve Clark scampered in from the 18 to even the score at 7-7. MMA came back downfield two drives later and freshman running back Douglas Dyke scored on an end-around from the 1 yard line to round out 1st quarter scoring.

Tha MMA defense stopped several Bridgewater State drives in the second quarter but finally allowed the Bears into the end zone when QB Steve Clark connected with Chris Joyce for an 8 yard touchdown pass tying the contest at 14.

The 3rd quarter was all Bridgewater State with Steve Clark racing 46 yards for his 2nd rushing TD and Dave Leombruno kicking a 26 yard FG.

The 4th quarter was the most exciting with the two teams combining for 31 points. Jake Bickley kicked a 27 yard FG for the Bucs, bringing them within a touchdown of the Bears. Minutes later, Bucs running back Doug Dyke scored from the 9 yard line to tie the game at 24 all. Bridgewater upped the ante with Chris Russell's 2 yard TD run with 3:23 left. The Bucs went into their two-minute offense and Doug Dyke scored his 3rd TD of the day on 26 yard sweep. With the game tied at 31-31, Bridgewater State's Steve Clark executed a drive getting the Bears to MMA 8 yard line. With 9 seconds on the clock, Clark hit Joyce in the left corner of the end zone for the game winning touchdown.


QB Joe DeFrank was 17-38 with 2 interceptions and 205 yards in the passing department for the Bucs. Doug Dyke ran for 136 yards and three TD's. Both Ryan Howley and Jim Erlwein rang up 9 tackles for MMA. Bucs sophomore Kevin McCarthy had 71 yards in kick-off returns including a 52 yarder. MMA finishes up their season with a 3-7 overall record.

Bridgewater State quarterback Steven Clark was presented with the Lee Harrington Award for being named the game's Most Valuable Player. The Bears record goes to 6-3 overall.

text and photos/Daniel W. Webb


****NOTE****PICTURES BELOW****  Yeah, yeah, I know this is two day old, but we had a crazy hurricane this weekend and my town(Sandwich) was slammed. No power Friday night or Saturday night. Didn't come back on until 4:30pm Sunday.. too late for the Pats.. we had already gone to the BBC where a hundred other displaced fans were trying to see the game... My yard was ground zero for an 90' white oak and a half a dozen HUGE limbs, including one that landed on the corner of the house and ripped off the gutter. Town Neck and two other beachfront areas in town were asked to evacuate!!     Things are getting back to normal and the MIAA playoffs are moving into the quarterfinals..... Look for Bourne volleyball later tonight . .  (dww)

   My House, Burbank St., Sandwich

   Route 6A @ Merchants Square, Sandwich @ the height of the storm

   Town Neck under siege, 4:30pm Sat.

CERT team going home to home on Town Neck, asking for a voluntary evacuation

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