Story by Joe Milliken,
Photo by Doug MacPhee
The Bellows Falls Terrier football team bounced back from an opening-game defeat with a 14-6 home-win over Otter Valley, in Westminster.
After a scoreless first quarter, the Terriers got the first big break of the game when Joe Stockwell recovered a fumble on the Otters 17-yard line, before Tim Muzzey ran it in from the 3-yard line and Nick Edwards booted the extra point for a 7-0 Terrier lead.
The contest went scoreless from there, until Otter Valley finally got on the board early in the fourth quarter after Casey Babcock returned a kick off 69-yards to set up a touchdown pass from QB Zakk Williams to Babcock.
However BF's Josh Pratt made a big play, getting his hand on the extra point to keep the BF lead at 7-6.
Early in the fourth quarter and with Otter Valley punting from their own 5-yard line, BF got great field position on the Otters 25-yard line.
BF drove down inside the 10-yard line before quarterback Ben Hewitt rolled to the outside and beat the defense to the corner for the touchdown. The extra point was good for a 14-6 BF lead.
Not giving up however, Otter Valley then drove down to the Terriers 33-yard line before the drive stalled on fourth down, allowing the Terriers to get the ball back and run out the clock.
The win put Bellows Falls at 1-1 on the season as they get ready to travel to Mount Abraham.