Thank you Western New England for a great effort in the 2nd round against Alfred. The Golden Bears left it all on the field and made all of New England proud. Great program that will only get better with more tournament experience.
A belated kudos to Western New England football team for never giving up against Pep's Saxons. With the Thanksgiving break decimating our pep band and much of our student section, the Saxons nevertheless just barely held off the Golden Bears. Talk about a game of inches! Not sure whether that Golden Bear broke the plane in that goalline stand....it appeared he was diving in but his body was headed in the opposite direction on the turf when all the bodies moved, leading me to believe someone hit him right at the goal line.
Not to be denied, the Bears attacked again but the AU defense (Chuck Branwell) made a big strip of a scrambling QB and Josh Rivers fell on the loose ball to save the day.
Was a great game...Pep still goes back and watches the archived video in this off-season.