• Breakers Roll Over Greenfield

    Did fog give PG the advantage?A foggy, damp night didn’t stop the Pacific Grove Breakers from running the Greenfield Bruins out of the stadium on Friday night [11-7-14].

    The Breaker defense continued their dominating play by holding the Bruin offense to only 6 points and creating two turnovers. Since giving up 28 first half points to Hilmar in week 3, the defense has only given up 34 points over their last 26 quarters of play.

    Kolby Foster got things going right from the beginning, when he took the opening kick-off back for a 90-yard touchdown return. Keenan Selbicky then recovered a Greenfield fumble, giving the Breakers the ball on the Bruin 28-yard line. Five plays later, Jason Leach scored from one yard out, to give the Breakers a quick 13-0 lead.

    Only needing half a yard to convert a fourth down, the Bruins decided to go for it. Uche Ebo though, was able to get into back field and make the stop. After a false start, John Buttrey took the handoff from Anthony Coppla and raced down the right sideline for a 45-yard touchdown run.

    After a horrible Greenfield punt, the Breakers took over with great field position on the Bruin 22-yard line. Leach would take the first play 22 yards for the touchdown, putting the Breakers up 27-0. After another Bruin three-and-out, Coppla completed his lone pass of the game to Buttrey for a 39-yard pick up. After a 20-yard run by Coppla got the ball to the Bruin 3-yard line, Selbicky punched it in for another touchdown. Another bad punt gave the Breakers great field position again, which Leach quickly turned into a 28-yard touchdown run.

    With two minutes left in the second quarter, Greenfield tried a fake punt from their own 38-yard line, but was stopped for an 8-yard loss giving the ball back to the Breakers on the 30-yard line. Cody Thames then extended the Breaker lead to 47-0 when he scored from eight yards out right before the half.

    The Breaker offense put on a show in the first half, putting up 41 points and 336 yards of total offense. And 297 of those yards came from the ground on only 18 carries.

    With Greenfield down 47-6 and 8:52 left in the game, the Bruins started from their own 28-yard line. The Bruins would methodically drive down the field and get to the Breaker 6-yard line. On the last play of the game, the Breaker defense made a goal line stand that was quintessential of how their season has gone for them.

    We’ve been playing well, been executing on the ground, and [we are] trying to keep that momentum going into the biggest game of the season,” Coppla said after the Breakers defeated Greenfield. “It’s all going to lead up to if we can perform under the pressure of beating Carmel in the Shoe Game [next week],” Coppla added.


    The Breakers (8-1, 6-0) will play at Carmel (6-2, 5-0) in the 67th annual “Shoe Game” on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. for the MTAL Championship.


    Stats –

    1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
    Greenfield 0 0 6 0 6
    Pacific Grove 20 27 0 0 47


    Passing – Coppla, A. 1-3-39

    Rushing – Leach, J. 7-83-3 TD, Coppla, A. 2-52-1fbl, Buttrey, J. 2-67-1 TD, Thames, C. 4-24-1 TD, Selbicky, K. 3-20, Cyrns, N. 2-18

    Receiving – Buttrey, J. 1-39

    Defense/Special Teams – Selbicky, K. 1f. rec, Bangert, K. 1f. rec, Foster, K. 90-yd kick return TD.





    posted to Cedar Street Times on November 8, 2014

    Topics: Front PG News, Sports


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