The Bears returned home for their second home game of the season Saturday, facing Hotchkiss in a battle under the lights. Despite both teams gaining an identical 394 all-purpose yards, turnovers and two key penalties proved costly as the Bears fell 42-20.
Offensively the Bears moved the ball well all night long. Behind the running of senior running back Brandon Richard ’12 (14 rushes 78 yards) and the passing of senior quarterback Chris McCormick ’12 (12 for 23, 225 yards, 2 touchdowns) the Berkshire offense was able to move the ball consistently throughout the game. The Bears scored first, following a Corey Wisnowski ’12 interception, when McCormick found Ahmad Reid ’12 in the endzone on a 39-yard touchdown reception. Berkshire entered the half down 14-6.
The Berkshire defense played well in the second half behind strong play by linebacker Brandon Richard and corner back Simon Jia ’12. However, offensive fumbles provided Hotchkiss with great field position and opportunities to widen the margin.
The Bears offensive fought back, scoring two more times, as McCormick found Hayden Provost ’12 in the endzone as well as rushing for another score.
The Bears will travel next week to face non-league opponent Hamden Hall.