BENNINGTON -- In the annual John James Tournament, the Brattleboro boys soccer team lost to Burr and Burton in penalty kicks and then defeated Arlington, 2-0, in the second round.
"That is probably one of the best games I've been involved in during my 15 years of coaching soccer," said BUHS coach Paul Sather of the first-round contest.
Leon Ogden and Robyn Avery each tallied for the Colonels in that opener, with Avery's goal deadlocking the match at 2-2 with five minutes left in regulation. The teams would play a couple of 10-minute overtimes and then go to penalty kicks, where Burr and Burton prevailed 5-4.
According to Sather, Ben Janis made two nice saves, while James Ferris, Conner Elliot-Knaggs and Avery all had solid games.
John Curtis and Jack Maples each split the posts for the purple and white in their round-two victory over Arlington, with an assist going to Elliot-Knaggs.
"It was a nice team effort. The kids showed some good endurance," added Sather, whose 2-0-1 team will play at Proctor on Tuesday.
Burr and Burton defeated MAU, 3-2, in the championship game.
Rice 20, Bellows Falls 0
SOUTH BURLINGTON -- Without injured quarterback Tommy Fitzgerald, the Rice varsity football team was able to beat Bellows Falls, 20-0, on Saturday afternoon.
Anthony Phillip scored on a 20-yard run and Cam Cusino added a two-point rush to give the Green Knights an 8-0 lead. Chris Jansen tacked on a 25-yard run to the house and later found James Key for a 37-yard TD pass.
Jansen finished with 110 rushing yards to pace Rice (2-1). Kyle O'Rourke picked up 49 yards on the ground and Carson Fullam chipped in with 44 of his own to pace the 1-2 Terriers.
Bellows Falls will host North Country on Saturday at 1.
In other Division 2 games in Week 3, Burr and Burton blew out North Country 47-0, Lyndon zipped Milton 28-0, and Fair Haven disposed of Spaulding 28-0.
Bellows Falls soccer
WESTMINSTER -- Molly Elwell had a hat trick to lead the Arlington girls to a 6-0 victory over the Terriers (1-3). And the Bellows Falls boys played Fair Haven to a 0-0 tie.
BRATTLEBORO -- After falling behind early, the Colonels battled back to beat Rutland, 20-12.
Zeb Lesure scored on a 31-yard run, Deshair Ward added a 45-yard sprint to paydirt, and Kolton Ravena scored from four yards out following a long rush by Cheick Diakite. All were made possible by the fine blocking up front from Kyle Banford, Trevor Henry, Tyler Goudin, Conor Hiner, Dylan Bailey and Will LaPorte.
Ravena added a two-point conversion run for the winners. An interception by Ben Siggens sealed the deal.
Brattleboro will host Bellows Falls on Wednesday at 4:30 p.m.
Fun Run and Walk
BRATTLEBORO -- On Sept. 29, Black Mountain Assisted Family Living will host its second annual fun run and walk on Upper Dummerston Road at 9 a.m.
Registration is available by going to Active.com and searching for Maple 5k, or go to the start location at 669 Upper Dummerston Road no later that 8:30 a.m. The Maple 5k is an event for all abilities.
All of the proceeds will benefit Black Mountain Assisted Family Living, which provides permanent housing for four developmentally delayed individuals. They are trying to grow and provide more services and create more housing for additional people in need. Your Registration to this fun event will ensure that one day they'll be able to do just that. The event will have refreshments, snacks and prizes. The first 100 to register get a t-shirt.
If you have questions, call Peter "Fish" Case at 802-380-1077 or email Maple5k@bmafl.org