(January 10th, 2015) – MONTPELIER: As they welcomed Green Meadows Conference foe Ayersville onto their court, the Locomotives Junior Varsity squad prepared to do battle with a dangerous opponent.
They found out just how dangerous in the second quarter, which played a pivotal part in Montpelier’s 47-24 defeat.
To begin the contest, both sides got off to a slow start. The Locos struggled a bit more offensively than their Pilot counterparts. Montpelier’s defense kept Ayersville within arms reach at 9-2 by the end of the opening period. However, the boys from Ayersville found their groove in the second quarter, ripping off 21 points against a stunned Locomotive team that managed just 5 points during the Pilot run. Down 23 points, the Locos went to the locker room in a 30-7 hole.
Montpelier just couldn’t make up the difference in the second half. Each team totaled 12 points in the third quarter. The fourth quarter went very much the same, as the two teams battled to a 5-5 tie in the fourth quarter.
While playing at the same level as Ayersville for most of the game, an explosive second period for the Pilots put this game well out of reach for Montpelier.