The Bluejays lost to the Pittsfield Saukies 42-12 last Friday.
In a game featuring two 1-3 teams, and Pittsfield hosting their homecoming game, excitement was high for both teams that they would emerge with a win.
PORTA received the opening kickoff. On the second play on offense the Jays fumbled, Pittsfield recovered and eventually scored the first touchdown of the game. On the ensuing kickoff, the Jays fumbled and the Saukies once again recovered the fumbled and went on to score. This made the score 14-0 in the first few minutes of the game.
The Jays finally got their offense going and moved the ball down field with an eventual touchdown pass from Sam Wenda to Hayden Eddings. The extra point attempt was no good, bringing the score to 14-6 at the end of the first quarter.
In the 2nd quarter Pittsfield intercepted a pass that resulted in another score. On a subsequent Pittsfield offensive possession, the Saukies attempted a field goal but the ball fell short of the goal. Trevor Watson caught the missed field goal and ran 96 yards for another PORTA touchdown. By half-time the score was 21-12 in favor of the Saukies.
PORTA reached the red zone several times in the game but could not get another score. The Saukies scored twice more in the third quarter and again in the fourth quarter to bring the final score to 42-12.
Turnovers were costly to the Jays…four fumbles and three interceptions that resulted in nearly all of the Pittsfield scoring.
This loss brings the Jays record to 1-4 for the season.