The Berkshire Bears dug themselves a huge hole on Saturday and just missed pulling off the comeback. Down 19-0 at halftime, the Bears came out of the locker room for the second half with a sense of urgency and it showed right away. The Bears' defense remained stalwart the entire second half, not allowing a single point, and only surrendering a few first downs. The Bears' defense came up with five red zone stops throughout the course of the game. Lead by Timothy Adams '14, the defensive line stifled the Brunswick running attack and forced them to the air. Marquis Carr '13 roamed center field, making it impossible for the Brunswick's vertical passing game to be effective. Interceptions by Mike Allen '13 and Jared Shatkin '13 helped keep the momentum in Berkshire's favor.
The offense finally found their stride in the second half. Strong offensive line play and equally strong running from Robbie Fiamengo '13 put the Bears on the board midway through the third when Fiamengo plunged over the line for a score. Ryan Summers' 13 provided the extra point and the score was 19-7. Following Shatkin's interception, Peter Dunn '15 hit Mike Allen with a pass down to the three yard line. Two plays later, Dunn dove across the goal-line on a bootleg for the score. Summerswas true again on the extra point and the score was 19-14.
The two sides played even for most of the fourth quarter. Berkshire had a few golden opportunities to take the lead but was unable to come away with any points. Berkshire will look to carry the momentum from the second half into Friday night's showdown at Hotchkiss.