The Big Green traveled down to Lawrenceville, NJ to take on the Lawrenceville School Big Red. It was a beautiful day down in New Jersey and the Big Green capitalized in their opener. Deerfield took down Lawrenceville 50-0 to go 1-0 early in the season.
Deerfield’s defense kept Lawrenceville out of the end zone with strong tackling, tenacious effort to the ball and tight coverage. Donnie Gray ‘21 and Tommy Stull ‘21 both had interceptions for the Big Green and Gray returned his pick for a touchdown in the first quarter. Seniors Max Stevens ‘20, Luke Terry ’20, and Marcus Romboli ’20 led the way and set the tone for DA. The Big Green defense was able to force many three and outs for the Big Red offense.
On the offensive side of the ball, Deerfield was led by quarterback Cortland Dicks ’21 who went 6/10 for 135 yards and two touchdowns. Deerfield put the pressure on from the opening drive with Griffin Schutz ’21 bursting through the line for a 35 yard touchdown run. The offensive line of Romboli ’20, Lochiatto ’22, Savage ’20, Stadtler ’20 and Muhktar ‘20 did a great job of opening holes for Schutz ’21 and Philie ’20. Donnie Gray also paced the offensive attack with 2 receiving touchdowns. Next on the schedule for the Big Green is a trip down to Suffield Academy for a big early season test.