Red Devils Rout Bullets to Keep Bucket

Photo by Matt O'Haren
Photo by Matt O'Haren

(Gettysburg, Pa.) – The Dickinson football team did not waste any time making it clear they had no intention of surrendering the Little Brown Bucket to host Gettysburg, scoring four touchdowns in the first quarter and taking a 28-6 lead in the first half. They would continue to roll all afternoon on the way to 56-20 victory.

Dickinson has won four straight Little Brown Bucket match ups, giving the seniors possession of the trophy each year of their careers.

The Red Devils scored on their opening drive and used just five plays to score twice and only 14 to put the first 28 points on the board, burning just six minutes off the clock.

The Bullets finally broke through in the final two minutes of the half to make the score 28-6 at the break.

Junior Phillip Butler (Ambler, Pa./Upper Dublin) had a monster afternoon, scoring on a one-yard run, and then breaking free from 66 yards out for his second of the game. He reached pay-dirt again from 38 yards out in the third quarter and finished with a remarkable 182 yards on just 13 attempts to average over 14 yards per carry.

Senior Jeremy Walsh (Shickshinny, Pa./Northwest Area) had a big day as well, covering 71 yards on 12 carries and scoring twice on the day. First-year Bryce Baylor (Bowie, Md./Landon) added a 34-yard touchdown run as well.

Butler and Walsh answered with back-to-back scores to start the third quarter, stretching the lead to 42-6. The Bullets tacked on another scored to start the fourth, but Dickinson would sandwich a pair of trips to the end zone around Gettysburg's final scoring drive for the final of 56-20.

Junior Tim Graham (Darien, Conn./Darien) connected with senior Daniel Salamone (Great Fall, Va./Langley) for a 32-yard scoring strike in the first quarter and went 15-for-29, throwing for 231 yards.

Christopher Longo (Ridgefield, Conn./Ridgefield) covered 97 yards on six catches while first-year Bryce Broadus (Philadelphia, Pa./Haverford School) pulled in six catches for 67 yards and Salamone finished with 65. Brett Renna (Mount Laurel, N.J./The Hun School) hauled in a 40-yard reception as well.

Robert Geiss (Malvern, Pa./Great Valley) ran for 22 yards and Caleb Pruitt (Conyers, Ga./Heritage) scored on a five-run run to close out the scoring. Senior kicker Trystin Golowski (Columbus, N.J./Bishop Eustace) went 8-for-8 on extra-points.

First-year Ryan Bodolus (Pottstown, Pa./Pottsgrove) led the defensive charge with 10 tackles, three sacks and a pair of forced fumbles. James Turner (Ridgefield, Conn./Suffield Academy) had 10 stops as well.

Brian Snow (Media, Pa./Episcopal) added six tackles and two sacks to go with a fumble recovery. and Jordan Hollander (Waverly, Pa./Abington Heights) tallied two interceptions to go with five tackles and first-year Anthony Cicini (Berwick, Pa./Berwick) caused a pair of turnovers with a pick and a forced fumble.  

Dickinson totaled 596 yards of total offense on the day, rushing for 325 and passing for 271. 

The Red Devils improve to 2-1 on the season and 1-1 in the Centennial Conference. They return to Biddle Field for Homecoming Weekend, hosting Johns Hopkins University on Saturday at 1:00 pm.