Deering falls at TA in opener
Posted: September 3rd, 2012 by Tom Nolette
by Michael Hoffer
SACO—The Thornton Academy football team, a regional finalist in 2011, is as highly touted as anyone coming into the 2012 season and for one day at least, the Golden Trojans lived up to billing.
Unfortunately for the Deering Rams, it came at their expense.
Saturday afternoon at Dr. Paul S. Hill Jr. Stadium, Thornton Academy controlled play virtually the whole way, took an early lead, broke the game open in the second half and went on to a 44-14 triumph, handing Deering its first opening game loss since 2005.
The Golden Trojans racked up 444 yards of offense, got two game-breaking plays from junior standout Andrew Libby, a 91-yard TD pass from senior quarterback Eric Christensen to classmate Dakota Tarbox and a solid 48-minute defensive effort to kick off their season in style, giving the Rams an idea where they stand at this early juncture.