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BVT Football Looks to Overcome QB Injuries
Blackstone Valley Tech is down two its last two quarterbacks, but the Beavers were able to wheather the injuries at the vital position last weekend in a 42-7 win over Bay Path and will need to keep playing well with little margin for error to secure a playoff berth.
Starting quarterback Angelo Cardarelli is out for the season and backup quarterback Josh Mateo is also expected to miss time, so head coach Jim Archibald decided to move Ethan Lynch to quarterback along with wide receiver Tom Puda.
Valley Tech did not air it out in the Bay Path win. The signal callers combined to throw just two passes and one was intercepted, but Archibald praised the way both quarterbacks ran the offense.
"We are going to keep going in every day preparing to work hard and work on some of the technical things with these quarterbacks," he said. "We are going to have open communication; we want them to do what they are comfortable doing."
Lynch, a converted running back, ran in a pair of first quarter touchdowns for the Beavers. J.D. Antaya added three scores of his own on the ground and Carl Muanya capped off the scoring with a one-yard run in the third quarter.
"We may have more QB runs than we would have planned going into the year, but our line is playing well and our back are good enough to do different things that don't involve throwing the ball downfield," Archibald said.
There may be more pressure on the defense as well as the offense works out some of its challenges. Against Bay Path, sophomore Trey Howe made eight tackles in his first varsity start. Junior Cam Gallagher added eight-and-a-half tackles of his own and defensive lineman Joe Furno was a disruptive force up front, Archibald said.
"We were able to get into the back field, get out hands up and force some turnovers," the coach said, noting that his team forced five turnovers in total in the lopsided win.
At 2-1 after a loss to Leicester in Week 2, the Beavers can ill afford more
than one loss the rest of the regular season if they want to secure a spot in the tournament. They host Worcester Tech on Saturday at 2 p.m., a team led by a new coaching staff.
"If we can be physical and set the tone offensively and defensively, it'll be another good game and we will have a good shot," Archibald said. "The playoffs will all come down to the last weeks of the season. A 5-3 record is going to be cutting it close, I'm not sure that's going to do it. If we are 6-2, I think that gets us in."




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