Burr Oak football’s season ended Friday with a road loss against undefeated Portland St. Patrick 47-6.
“It was a tough pill to swallow in our last game of the season,” noted Bobcats coach Ryan Stephens. “We played a very good St. Pat team tonight who outplayed us offensively in the air and on the ground. Defensively, we struggled to cover their tight ends on play action pass and had many missed tackles on the Shamrocks fast and physical back.”
The lone Burr Oak touchdown came on a four-yard Colt Anderson rush in the first quarter. He finished with 50 rushing yards with another 51 by Hunter Anderson and 35 from Matthew Greene. Greene passed for 78 yards and Hunter Anderson completed one 45 yard pass. Branson Hernandez caught six passes for 86 yards.
Defensively, Colt Anderson had 12 tackles and one sack. Clayton Carr recovered a fumble and made five stops. Hunter Anderson had 11 tackles, Dustin Musall added seven and Matthew Greene tallied six.
Burr Oak finishes at 5-4 overall, only their second five-win season since 2003, although they’ll just miss out on the playoff field.
“Overall, the Bobcats had a successful season, winning Division B in the SCAA and getting revenge on North Adams and Tekonsha from last year,” added Stephens.
“Defensively, we were able to produce a turnover on each of our opponents. Offensively, we came up just short of tying the 2013 Burr Oak Football Team with the most number of points scored in a season at 298. This was all done dressing 9 to 10 players every game! Burr Oak looks to rebuild for next season losing only 4 seniors,” concluded Stephens.