Brownies send Bombers to third straight defeat

Westfield High’s Andrew Scott (3) avoids a tackle at Friday’s game against Agawam High.

WESTFIELD – Plagued by a wet field, a slick football, and several bad snaps on the center-quarterback exchange, the Westfield High School Bombers suffered their third straight loss of the COVID-shortened “Fall II” season Friday night. The Agawam Brownies spoiled the Bombers’ home opener 26-7.
The opening quarter looked like any other to start.
The first quarter featured several drives which stalled out, resulting In punts or turnover on downs for both teams. It actually looked like Westfield was going to be the first team to put points on the scoreboard. The Bombers drove all the way to the Agawam 18-yard-line late in the first quarter before being stopped in the red zone when the Brownies prevailed on fourth-and-one.
Westfield approached the red zone again early in the second quarter before being stopped on fourth-and-15 at the Agawam 20.
Those missed opportunities would come back to haunt Westfield.
On the ensuing drive, Agawam converted a long scoring play when Brownies quarterback Griffen Levesque escaped a sack and completed a short pass to running back Jermaine Norfleet, who scampered 70 yards for a touchdown.
Westfield came up empty on its next possession.
Agawam doubled up its advantage as Levesque ripped off a 14-yard touchdown run late in the second quarter. The Brownies went up by three touchdowns, scoring just as the halftime buzzer sounded on a 2-yard run from Norfleet.
Westfield put together a meaningful drive to begin the second half. Bombers quarterback Matt Adamites connected with William Brewster for a key 20-yard completion out along the sidelines. Brewster stayed inbounds by tiptoeing the sidelines for a key first down deep in Agawam territory. Ryan Cimini culminated the drive with a one-yard touchdown plunge with 7:36 remaining in the third quarter to cut the Bombers deficit to 20-6. The extra point made it 20-7.
The comeback was short-lived, however, as Agawam intercepted a pass near midfield early in the fourth quarter and returned it for a touchdown. The play was the result of another low snap in the shotgun. Adamites picked up the ball as he was being tackled. The ball popped free into the mitts of a defensemen, who took it 45 yards for a TD.
Westfield will attempt to snap its three-game losing streak in its regular season finale Friday at home against East Longmeadow. Game time is 6 p.m.

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