April 15, 2000
The white team battled from a 20-point third-quarter deficit to
force a 29-29 tie in Boston College's annual Jay McGillis Memorial
Spring Game Saturday in Alumni Stadium.
The maroon team, which featured BC's first-team offense and
second-team defense, took a 26-6 third-quarter lead. Defensive back
Willie Poole actually scored first for the maroon when he intercepted a
Kevin Kiley pass and returned it 44 yards for a touchdown in the game's
The white team, featuring the second-team offense and first-team
defense, struck back as redshirt freshman Kiley ran it in from five
yards out in the second quarter. The maroon team, however, scored
again as sophomore quarterback Brian St. Pierre hit Dedrick Dewalt for
a 16-yard touchdown.
The Maroon team took a 26-6 lead in the third quarter when Cedric
Washington plunged in from the one. Then the white team mounted its
comeback, sparked by sophomore running back William Green's 53-yard
touchdown scamper with five seconds remaining in the quarter. Kiley
scored with 1:09 remaining in the game to pull the white team within
six, at 26-20. After a tough defensive stand by the white team, the
maroon team took a safety to make it 26-22. The white team then
mounted a drive, capped by a Kiley to Keith Hemmings 15-yard touchdown
pass, to take a 29-26 lead with 25 seconds remaining.
But the game was not over. The maroon team took possession at the
50-yard line, and two plays later, freshman placekicker Sandro
Sciortino booted a 41-yarder to knot the game at 29.
BC coach Tom O'Brien saw improvement from several individuals.
"We still have some challenges, including lack of depth on
defense," O'Brien said. "But a lot of out kids matured this spring.
Now our challenge is to put them together and make a football team in
time for the fall."
The Eagles open the 2000 season with a Sept. 2 game at West
PASSING: Brian St. Pierre (maroon) 14-26-1/225/1TD, Kevin Kiley
(white) 13-20-1/146/1 TD.
RUSHING: Cedric Washington (maroon) 13-64/2 TD, William Green (white)
RECEIVING: Dedrick Dewalt (maroon) 6-106/1 TD, Mike Guazzo (maroon)
2-76, Cedric Washington (maroon) 4-27, Keith Hemmings (white) 4-63/1
TD, Ryan Read 1-52, Shaun Toof 3-21.
TACKLES: Andrew Romanowsky (maroon) 3 UT/9 AT/12 TOT, Trevor White
(maroon) 5 UT/3 AT/8 TOT, Doug Bessette (maroon) 2 UT/5 AT/ 7 TOT,
Josh Ott (white) 3 UT/3 AT/6 TOT, Keith Leavitt (maroon) 2UT/4 AT/6
TOT, Curtis Bolden (maroon) 1 UT/5 AT/6 TOT.