The Bath Rams Football team started their season where it ended last season. At Hamilton Field at Ca-Mum Central School.
The Rams fell behind early after going for a 4th down in their own territory and not getting it. The Rams reeled off two TD's to take a 16 to 8 halftime lead.
The Rams were on the verge of scoring late in the 4th quarter and looking to add to their 16 to 14 lead when their drive stalled inside the Village Pharmacy Red Zone.
Cal Mum was inside their own 10 yard line with less than 3 minutes to play and down 16 to 14. On their second play from scrimmage the Cal Mum running back went down the sideline all the way to the house. Putting Cal Mum up 20 to 16.
Connor Cupp made a big tackle on the 2 point conversion denying the Red Raiders two more points.
The Rams got the ball back with under 2 minutes to go.
First year starting Quarterback Noah Hockaday lead his team to around mid field and then hit Senior TE/WR Trevor Boss for the go ahead and eventual game winning Touchdown.
Noah Hockaday was our DJ's Flamingo Player of the game. Noah gets a dozen wings from DJ's Flamingo on the Bath-Kanona Road.
Noah went 8 for 12 for 127 yards and 2 Touchdown passes. He threw 2 completions for 2 point conversions. Noah carried the ball 5 times for 24 yards and he had 4 tackles on Defense
Senior Running Back Tyler Finch had a big game. 21 carries for 116 yards. That's an average of 5.5 yards per tote. Finch had a rushing TD and a 2 point conversion.
Finchy also had 4 tackles from his Linebacker position
The DiDominator Senior Running Back Connor DiDomineck had 7 carries for 61 yards and 4 catches for 54 yards and a TD.
Connor was second in tackles from his DE spot with 5 and a sack.
Zach Tenny lead the team in tackles with 7 along with a sack.
The Black shirts had 4 sacks in the game.
The Offesive line did a great job.
The Rams ran the ball 45 times for 235 yards and a TD and a rushing 2 point conversion.
That is an average of 5.22 yards per carry.
The Rams were 1 for 2 inside the Village Pharmacy Red Zone.
The Rams now lead the series with Cal Mum/BB
The Rams are 3 and 1 at home against Cal Mum/BB.
Bath had never won at Cal Mum under Coach Wayne Carroll.
Going into the game the Rams were 0-2 at Cal Mum and 0-1 vs. Cal Mum at Cal Mum. Suffering a 49-8 loss in 1998. The Rams inaugural season in the LCAA.
The other loss at Cal Mum was last year in the Class C Semi Finals losing to ERG 14-8.
Coach Carroll is now 6-6 vs Cal Mum Coach Bill Donegan.
3-0 at Cal Mum over the last two years
3-6 from 1998 to 2006 when Coach Donegan was at HFL.
Coach Carroll improves to 177-95 in his 31st season overall and 26th at Bath.
He is tied for 2nd on the active wins list in Section V.
With the win Friday night.
Coach Carroll is now not only tied with Hilton Head Coach Rich Lipani for 8th all time in Section V but with East Rochester former coach Don Quinn.
With the win over the Red Raiders. Coach Carroll is now only 9 wins behind the Section V Hall Of Fame Coach from Cal Mum Mike Monacelli.
The Rams are now 1 and 0. Nothing new to Rams fans and Coach Carroll. This is the 4th season opener the Rams have won in a row. At Bath Coach Carroll is 19 and 7 in season opening games at Bath. 22 and 9 overall in his career.
The Rams now turn their attention to the 0 and 1 Dansville Mustangs.
The Rams will travel to the Mustang Corral on Friday night.
Last Year the Rams beat Dansville 53-12 in Dansville.
Coach Carroll since 1992 is 14 and 5 vs Dansville.
The Rams have shutout Dville 7 times.
The Rams are 7 and 3 at the Mustang Corral.
The last time the Rams lost to Dansville was in 2013
28-18 in Bath.
The last time the Rams went to Dansville and didn't bring home a win was in 2004. In a 15 to 0 loss.
The other losses came in 1998, 1999, 2004, 2005.
After Dansville beat Bath in 2005 the Series was tied 4 to 4.
So the Rams are 10 and 1 in the last 11 meetings.
In the last 3 games. The Rams have outscored Dansville 136 to 32.
That is an average of 45.3 for Bath and 10.6 for Dville.
Can the Rams improve to 2 and 0.
Tune in Friday night to the Rams Radio Network.
The Countdown To Kickoff show with the Coaches Corner with Head Coach Wayne Carroll starts at 6:45PM from the Subway of Bath Broadcast Booth.
Kickoff anytime after 7:20PM.