BRATTLEBORO >> Tonight at 7, the Brattleboro cornerbacks will be tested by dangerous receiver Doug Delorenzo in Middlebury and the Bellows Falls defense will attempt to slow down North Country tailback Evan Sarault on Hadley Field.
After hauling in a 15-yard touchdown pass during a 49-23 rout of MAU in Week 1, Delorenzo was on the receiving end of quarterback Andrew Gleason's TD strikes of 12 and 35 yards in a 14-0 victory over BFA-St. Albans. Running back Spencer Carpenter has also reached the house a couple of times for the 2-0 Tigers, who have played in the last three Division 1 championship games.
It's no secret what the 0-2 Colonels are going to do offensively. In his only game this season, senior running back Cheick Diakite carried the ball 18 times for 113 yards behind the talented offensive line of Kyle Banford, Conor Hiner, Jordan Wright, Korie Cliche and the 315-pound Manny "the Mansion" Vargas.
And North Country is also expected to pound it between the tackles in Westminster.
After all, Sarault ran for 140 yards in a 20-6 decision over Lyndon in the annual Barrel Bowl last week. The 1-1 Falcons also got a 25-yard touchdown catch from Mitchell Austin in that one.
The undefeated Terriers started off with a 42-6 rout of rival Springfield in the Trophy Game and then took care of Mount Abe 39-12 in Week 2. Quarterback Caleb Lisai has been on fire, throwing for a combined 221 yards and three scores in BF's first two contests.
Week 3 Schedule
Mount Mansfield (1-1) at BFA-St. Albans (1-1), 7 p.m.
Brattleboro (0-2) at Middlebury (2-0), 7 p.m.
Colchester (0-2) at MAU (0-2), 7 p.m.
Catholic Memorial at Hartford (2-0), 7 p.m.
South Burlington (0-2) at Rutland (0-1), 7 p.m.
North Country (1-1) at Bellows Falls (2-0), 7 p.m.
Mount Abe (0-2) at Fair Haven (1-1), 7 p.m.
CVU (2-0) at Rice (0-2), 1 p.m.
Essex (2-0) at Saint Johnsbury (2-0), 1 p.m.
Burlington (2-0) at Lyndon (0-2), 1 p.m.
Milton (1-1) at Burr and Burton (2-0), 1 p.m.