The Abbey closed out a successful football season with a 37-6 win over Vermont Academy Saturday. The Ravens finished 5-3 and in second place in the Bonnefond Division of the Evergrreen Football League.
The Ravens opened the scoring early when the opening kickoff was recovered by Carlin Page on the 20 yard line. Austin Kreinz scored the first of his four touchdowns three plays later on a 5 yard run.
The Ravens opened up a 30 -0 lead at half and all team members had a chance to play in the second half. Freshman Ben Quick added a second half TD on a 43 yeard run and Steve Foster kicked the extra point.
On defense Severin St. Claire and Rob Tuite had interceptions and Ben Wilson,Keith Edwards,Tim Tsung and Freshman linebackers Kevin Ellicks and Jacob Mercier played well.
Austin Kreinz (University of Pennsylvania) finished the season with 27 touchdowns and 35 career scores. Both are Portsmouth Abbey School records.
• Hobbled by the absence of four regulars from the boys soccer lineup, the host Ravens still managed to dominate possession in the scoreless first half. Then an inadvertent hand ball sent the Highlanders into the lead midway through a back-and-forth second half. In the desperate remaining minutes, the teams traded goals including a Coleman Clark drive for the Abbey into the far corner after being sent in on the right by a Ben Vergara pass. Clark ends his final soccer campaign as the Ravens’ all-time goals and points leader.