Bombers chill Brownies

WESTFIELD – The temperatures at Friday night’s high school football game were bitter cold. The Westfield Bombers were not.
Westfield backs Dakotah Moynihan and Trot Gosselin combined for six touchdowns (two of which came on TD passes from quarterback Mike Nihill) and the red-hot Bombers upended the Agawam Brownies 46-6 Friday night in front of a sparse home crowd of less than a hundred fans at Bullens Field.
Moynihan carried the rock 16 times for 217 yards and three touchdowns. Gosselin made the most of his four touches, scoring on three of them.
Westfield (2-7), now winners of two straight, came out fired up.

Westfield running back Dakotah Moynihan (20) beats a tackle while breaking through the line against Agawam Friday night at Bullens Field.

After a rousing rendition of the National Anthem by Westfield High School senior Robert Rodriguez, Westfield kept fans abuzz as Baley Collier returned the opening kickoff 85 yards. A few plays later, Nihill connected with Gosselin on a 13-yard passing touchdown with 8:42 remaining in the first quarter.
Westfield continued to build on the momentum.
On Westfield’s first play on its first drive of the second quarter, Nihill hit Collier on a 26-yard pass play. On the next play, Moynihan scored on a 30-yard touchdown run to make it 12-0.
Agawam finally struck for a touchdown of its own, scoring on the first play of the next possession. Thomas Caracciolo rumbled 60 yards for a touchdown.
Westfield responded in resounding fashion, scoring on its next two possessions. The Bombers capped off a seven-play, 60-yard drive with a four-yard score from Gosselin with 6:43 left in the half.
Westfield struck again with 1:46 remaining in the half on a 73-yard touchdown pass from Nihill to Gosselin. Gosselin snuck out to an open spot about 20 yards upfield – no one was within 20 yards of the play – hauled in the pass and raced upfield untouched.
If Agawam had any hopes of a comeback, they were quelled midway through the third quarter when after fumbling, Moynihan ran it in from 11 yards out to make it a 34-6 game.
On Westfield’s next possession, Moynihan ripped off a 50-yard run, and followed that up, three plays later, with a 17-yard touchdown run. Gabriel Santiago scored another TD for the Bombers in the waning minutes.

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