Caravel wins in their home opener in front of a large crowd over the Hodgson Silver Eagles.
Since the two schools are so close in proximity the stands were packed with fans packing both sides of the stadium.
The Buccaneers were able to edge the Silver Eagles by a score of 28-13 which was led by the special teams.
The Buccaneers got two touchdowns from their return specialist Vandrick “Tre” Hamlin.
Hodgson had to punt it away after failing to get a first down on their first drive. The punt was a great kick which bounced past Hamlin backing him up a few yards. He then picked up the ball off a bounce and turned to see a wave of Silver Eagles coming at him.
He split the two would-be tacklers then broke it to the outside down the sideline untouched for the first touchdown of the game.
Early in the second quarter Hodgson was able to answer with a special teams punt return of their own.
Hodgsons Brysheem Davis caught the punt at his own 15 yard line. He took it to the outside near the sideline then had to cut back into the inside following his blocks as he bursted out and into the endzone to tie the game.
Caravel answered the touchdown with a long drive that twas capped off by senior running back Craig Miller. Miller had numerous runs on the drive that had the Silver Eagles on their heels.
He had a 20 yard run from the 30 yard line that put them at the 10. They went right back to him with a handoff up the middle that he would not be denied as he dove in for the touchdown.
Hodgson found themselves in another punt situation after getting the ball after the kickoff. The punt sailed to the 50 yard line and into the hands of Hamlin that made the first tackler miss.
He broke it outside again to the sideline, but was forced back inside. He made a couple moves before breaking it back outside to the sideline.
He was pushed by a Hodgson defender but was able to tight rope it down the sideline and in for his second punt return for a touchdown of the night giving Caravel a 21-7 lead.
Hodgson was able to add a second touchdown, but the second Hamlin punt return proved to be the game winner.
Caravel did add an insurance touchdown on the second touchdown by Craig Miller midway through the fourth quarter to complete the 28-13 victory.
The victory gave Caravel their first win of the season. It dropped Hodgson to 1-1 after they opened the season with a convincing victory over Howard in the Mid-Atlantic Pigskin Classic.
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