MARION — Saturday’s NEPSAC postseason bowl between BB&N and Tabor was named after former Knights coach John Papas.
Maybe subsequent yr they may identify it after Bo MacCormack.
The junior working again was sensational in a 63-43 BB&N win over an explosive Tabor group.
MacCormack, of Westford, rushed for 430 yards and eight touchdowns on 41 carries. He threw a 46-yard halfback possibility for a landing to Vince Snoonian within the first half. He additionally made an interception on protection, additionally within the first half, to arrange one in every of his touchdowns.
“There’s really nothing that you can’t say about Bo,” BB&N coach Mike Willey mentioned. “He’s an unbelievable player, an unbelievable competitor, one of the toughest guys I’ve ever met. A great leader. He’s everything you want a football player to be. He had a great day on the biggest stage, and we needed it, and he did a great job offensively, defensively, and on special teams.”
“I think this game, just like any other game, but especially this game, the o-line came out fantastic,” MacCormack mentioned. “Coach Willey called some great plays. It was just open holes.”
Those offensive linemen had been Jimmy Marini, Nic Matosic. Nate Bodden, Tim Church and Liam Cunningham. Tight finish Brett Elliott and fullback Sam Kelley additionally blocked nicely.
BB&N (7-2) held a 36-29 lead on the half, however Tabor tied it when quarterback Tim Bengston (272 yards passing, 132 yards dashing) hit Hugo Djeumeni (148 yards dashing) for an 11-yard landing go.
The Knights answered with an eight-play drive — all MacCormack runs — for 53 yards, the final three approaching a 3-yard landing rush, as BB&N took a 43-36 lead.
Bengston struck on the second play of the fourth quarter with a 16-yard landing run, because the Seawolves tied it at 43.
But it was all BB&N from there. MacCormack had a sensational, 40-yard landing run the place he broke a number of tackles and navigated by way of the secondary for the rating. Kevin Winschel then recovered a Tabor fumble, and MacCormack scored a 10-yard landing with 7:51 to play.
After one other Tabor fumble, MacCormack dusted off a 52-yard landing run to push BB&N’s result in 63-43.
“I think a lot of it is just being with those guys, knowing that I have these guys that I love playing around me,” MacCormack mentioned. “I know we’re going 100 percent flying around the whole game. When you’ve got a group like that that no one is willing to let down or take the foot off the gas all for each other, it’s something special. I think that’s what we have on offense, defense and special teams this year:”
“You should see what he looks like on Mondays when he comes in to the training room and we have to tape him back together, because that’s what happens,” Willey mentioned. “When you carry the ball 40 times a game, that’s a hard deal on your body. He just answers the bell every single week. We said, there’s no tomorrow, so we let him run forever today. So it was really good.”
MacCormack opened the sport with a 23-yard landing. He added a 13-yarder later within the first quarter as BB&N constructed a 14-0 lead.
But Tabor rallied with a 60-yard Philly Special reverse go to Bengston from Liam Hubacz. The Seawolves took a 15-14 lead when Bengston hit Dameer Phifer for a 39-yard landing.
MacCormack exploded for a 55-yard landing, however Bengston hit Kaiden Drinkwater for a 76-yard landing to tie it again up. MacCormack added a 2-yard landing, however Djeumeni burst up the center for a 12-yard landing to tie it once more, at 29-all.
MacCormack’s halfback choice to Snoonian gave BB&N the 36-29 lead on the break.