The tough times against Case continued for the Bourne football team. Entering a home game on Friday, September 27 having lost four straight against the Cardinals, the Canalmen couldn’t find their offensive footing.
Case scored the first 14 points of the game and carried a 28-7 halftime lead to a 35-14 home win that gave Bourne its third straight loss to open the season.
Senior quarterback Daniel Silva led the Case offense to the tune of 241 total yards — 104 through the air and 137 on the ground — and two touchdowns. He was aided by tailback Brady Thiboutot, who only needed five touches to rack up 119 yards and two rushing scores for the Cardinals.
Despite the big offensive numbers put up by the visitors, the Canalmen defense played well in quite a few spots. Seniors Jerome Packard and Logan Hawkes each came up with interceptions while Ripley Vaughn had a strip-sack and Nick Santucci also had a sack. In total, the Bourne defense generated three turnovers on the night.
The issue was the offense hitting its groove. They capitalized on Jaimon Scott’s 66-yard touchdown run through the heart of the Case defense in the first quarter to pull within seven, 14-7.
Junior quarterback Shawn McDonough started the game before giving way to freshman Jojo Carrara as the Canalmen offense shifted from a spread formation to a T formation from the start of the game. Both were dealing with injuries of sorts, but gutted out the performance for their team. Carrara had a touchdown called back in the third quarter on a rush up the middle that was blown dead as the freshman broke free from pile with nothing but green in front of him.
In the second half, with the game out of reach, Bourne began to move the ball better on the ground. Senior Josh Gonzalez had a number of good runs as did junior Ryan O’Connor. Junior Alexander Duval capped off an impressive fourth quarter drive, pushing the pile for five yards for Bourne’s final score.
NUMBER TO KNOW: Five — The amount of times the Bourne offense ran four or fewer plays on drives that did not result in a score.
KEY PLAY: Trailing 14-7 with just under three minutes left in the first quarter, senior defensive back Logan Hawkes picked off a pass and returned it to midfield to give the Canalmen offense the ball back in a great position to tie. The interception came two plays after senior running back Jaimon Scott ripped off a 66-yard touchdown run to pull Bourne within a score.
ENTERPRISE SPORTS PLAYER OF THE GAME: Daniel Silva, Case QB — The senior signal caller totaled 241 yards through the air and on the ground. He ripped off big plays when the Cardinals needed it and often kept plays alive with his elusiveness when the Canalmen defense closed in. He also scored once with his arm and another with his feet -- both of the big-play variety.
UP NEXT: Bourne (1-3) welcomes Martha’s Vineyard (2-1) to Jackson Field on Friday, October 4 at 6:30 PM. The Vineyarders are coming off a bye week, but previously won at home against Southbridge, 22-8, on September 20. The Canalmen scored a 40-13 road win on the island last season. Case (3-0) hosts SCC-Small rival Fairhaven (1-3) which beat Wareham, 32-22, last week, on Friday, October 4 at 6:30 PM.
Case - 14;14;7;0 - 35
Bourne - 7;0;0;7 - 14
8:00 1Q - (C) Daniel Silva 37-yard run (Preston Dyer kick)
3:25 1Q - (C) Brady Thiboutot 5-yard run (Dyer kick)
3:10 1Q - (B) Jaimon Scott 66-yard run (Logan Hawkes kick)
9:55 2Q - (C) Silva to Alexander Janicki 59-yard pass (Silva run)
4:10 2Q - (B) Thiboutot 14-yard run (2-pt failed)
4:12 3Q - (C) Logan Medeiros 3-yard run (Dyer kick)
3:35 4Q - (B) Alexander Duval 5-yard run (Hawkes kick)
Passing — Jojo Carrara (B) 1-for-4, 4 yards; Shawn McDonough (B) 0-for-2; Daniel Silva (C) 2-for-10, 104 yards, 1 TD, 2 INT.
Rushing — Jaimon Scott (B) 12 att, 104 yards, 1 TD; Josh Gonzalez (B) 10 att, 53 yards; Ryan O’Connor (B) 7 att, 23 yards; Alexander Duval (B) 4 att, 18 yards, 1 TD; Silva (C) 13 att, 137 yards, 1 TD; Logan Medeiros (C) 12 att, 52 yards, 1 TD; Brady Thiboutot (C) 5 att, 119 yards, 2 TD; Keegan Moniz (C) 3 att, 9 yards
Receiving — Shawn McDonough (B) 1 rec, 4; Alexander Janicki (C) 1 rec, 59 yards, 1 TD; Clayton Dyer (C) 1 rec, 45 yards