The Amity Spartans Football team got off to a slow start this season with two losses, but Friday night, with seven players on the injured list, they came alive and showed fans that they could come out on top.
It was one of those confusing match-ups, where the opposing team had the same school colors – black and gold/yellow (Daniel Hand shares this color combination). So Jonathan Law wore its black uniforms and Amity opted to wear its “away” white uniforms help spectators keep things straight.
The Lawmen were first to get on the scoreboard with 7 points at 10:54 in the second quarter.
Amity fans hearts sunk, having seen this happen in past games and the Spartans weren’t able to catch up. But at 9:18 Colin Beaulieu (#11) made a powerful run and touchdown. Kicker Jordan Conn (#27), a Junior scored the extra point and tied the game.
Less than a minute later Beaulieu was at it again with a beautiful run and touchdown at 8:05.
The Spartans worked some magic for an extra 3 points making the score 16-7
With just :57 remaining in the first half, Beaulieu scored again, and Conn also was successful going into the half with a comfortable 23-7 lead.
The Spartans had a phenomenal third quarter too, starting with a spectacular interception by junior Matt Weidenfeller (#4) on the 1 yard line and the jaw dropping 99-yard Touchdown run halfway through the quarter. This brought the score to 29-7.
Less than three minutes later, senior Al Pacelli (#85) made a touchdown but the kick was not good. Score: 35-7.
But wait, they weren’t done yet, with just 24 seconds left in the quarter, senior Paul Buda (#13) scored for the Spartans bringing his team to a 41-7 lead.
The fourth quarter belonged to the Lawmen so they could try to catch up.
At 6:45 they scored, narrowing the deficit to 41-14.
Then, with just 2:42 left in the game, they scored another touchdown ending the game with a 41-21 victory for the Spartans.