Interboro Takes Flight to down Springfield
SPRINGFIELD: Tradition states that a Steve Lennox coached Interboro team runs the ball down the throat of an opponent. On Friday night in their season opener against Springfield, Lennox’s Buccaneers showed that they are willing to throw the ball. While quarterback Nick Rentos may have only completed nine of his 22 passes he made the most of those completions throwing for 225 yards and two touchdowns to guide the visiting Bucs past the Cougars 21-14.
Rentos’s 77 yard completion to Mark Everton set up the Bucs first touchdown which came on a sneak by Rentos. That capped an eight play 94 yard drive to open up the season.
Springfield responded in the second quarter with a 44 yard touchdown pass from Cameron Durham to Rob Murphy to make the game tied at halftime and it appeared as if the Cougars had momentum.
The momentum that the Cougars took into the locker room at intermission continued into the start of the second half forcing the Bucs to go three and out and the Cougars took over and drove down 75 yards before Murphy took it in from two yards out.
On their third play of the fourth quarter Rentos connected with Rashon Fentross for an 18 yard touchdown to tie it at 14. On their next drive the Bucs took the lead when Rentos connected with Everton from 31 yards out to put the Bucs in the lead. The go ahead touchdown drive was aided by two third down conversions. For the game the Bucs converted 7 of 12 third downs. Dan Dickerson iced the game for the Bucs with an interception.
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