BC High ground game runs down Brockton
Tommy Aicardi won’t be donning a Harvard uniform until next fall, but last night at Harvard Stadium he looked right at home.
Aicardi an- chored the BC High offensive line and powered a prolific Eagles running game en route to a 42-18 win over Brockton.
Fellow Harvard-bound running back Danny Abraham (15 carries, 121 yards) scored a pair of touchdowns for the Eagles (4-0) while quarterback Will Bowen (14 carries, 41 yards) had three scores on the ground.
Aicardi is the centerpiece of a line that has helped the Eagles pile up over 200 rushing yards in each of their first four games. BC High had 277 of their 329 yards via the run last night.
“We take a lot of pride in how we play up front,” Aicardi said. “Danny and Will do a lot of the work but we’ve come together as a unit really well.”
Down 28-6 at the half, the Boxers got a spark to open the second half when Jose Monteiro Jr. hit Paul Mitchell for an 89-yard touchdown pass to cut the Eagles lead to 16.
But BC High’s running game asserted itself on its next possession, as Bowen and Abraham led a 10-play drive capped off by Abraham’s 25-yard touchdown run to push the Eagles advantage to 35-12.
“Danny and I playing together here was definitely a great look at the future,” said Aicardi.
Trailing 7-0 the Boxers came within a point midway through the first quarter when Dexter Cumberlander rumbled in for a 3-yard touchdown.
BC High responded instantly as a 77-yard kick return from John Perez set up Bowen’s first score from 7 yards out to give the Eagles a 14-6 edge.
The Eagles took control in the second quarter and Bowen got it started by hitting Carter Rice for a 32-yard gain before scampering in for a 3-yard touchdown.
After a Zack Catarius sack forced a punt, a pair of rushes by Abraham set up Bowen’s third touchdown of the half and a 28-6 lead.