(Video) Jacobsen Does it All For Dartmouth in Win Over B-R
by Nate Weitzer for Mass Prep Stars
BRIDGEWATER, Mass. – He has led the Indians to a state championship, 13 consecutive wins, and rushed for over 100 yards in four games this season, but on Friday night, Dartmouth quarterback Cole Jacobsen '17 proved that he can truly do it all.
The senior quarterback and defensive back led Dartmouth (5-0) to its first win over conference rival Bridgewater-Raynham (3-2) since 2008, and Jacobsen accounted for two of the biggest plays on both sides of the ball.
In the closing seconds of the first quarter, he read the eyes of Trojans quarterback Corey Sullivan, broke on a crossing route, and set up the Indians first score of the game with a critical interception.
On Dartmouth’s next possession, Jacobsen took a sack on second down to set up a third-and-long, but he got to the edge on the next play and dodged several defenders on his way to an incredible 72-yard touchdown run that put the Indians up 13-0 before halftime.
From there, the Indians defense was able to hold on for a narrow 13-6 victory.
“It’s pretty incredible,” said Dartmouth head coach Rick White. “I can’t say enough about our defense. To hold [Bridgewater-Raynham] to six points is almost impossible. I’m real proud of their effort, and then Cole Jacobsen was just the difference maker tonight.”
5 Stars Who Shined
Cole Jacobsen ‘17 QB/DB – The senior quarterback ran for 182 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries, adding 56 passing yards and a touchdown for the Indians.
As a free safety, Jacobsen helped keep the Trojans in check, while he also controlled the game offensively by making great decisions in the read-option.
“I come to every game with the attitude that the read option will be there, but I have to make the right decisions,” said Jacobsen. “The fact that we were able to have so much success with it tonight shows that we’re clicking as a team.”
On 3rd down B-R QB Sullivan picked off by Dartmouth QB/DB Cole Jacobsen. Indians in business at Trojans 30 late Q1 pic.twitter.com/cxnDRVVI5P— Nate Weitzer (@nweitzer7) October 7, 2016
Liam Caulfield ‘17 RB/LB – Another senior captain and two-way star, Caulfield led a group of linebackers that held Bridgewater-Raynham’s vaunted rushing attack to just 62 yards in the first half.
Caulfield also picked up a critical first down when Dartmouth faked a punt in the fourth quarter. As the “up man” on the left side of the formation, he took a direct snap and sprinted for a 12-yard gain to allow the Indians to milk some more clock.
Luke Clarke ‘17 RB/DB – While he’s listed as a running back, Clarke came up with the Indians two longest receptions on the night. He ran a great route on the first play of the second quarter to get wide open, allowing Jacobsen to drop the ball to his teammate for a walk-in 21-yard touchdown.
Colin McCabe ‘17 OL/DL – When your quarterback rushes for over 100 yards in a fourth consecutive game, the offensive line deserves a ton of credit.
McCabe did a great job setting the edge, as Jacobsen average 14 yards per carry to pace the Indians offense. On the other side of the ball, McCabe and his comrades in the trenches kept Shawn Noel and Devante Greaves from getting much of anything going out of the Trojans backfield.
Max Szteliga ‘17 RB/LB – While Jacobsen’s interception proved to be a huge momentum swing in the first half, Szteliga came up with a pick in the final minutes of the fourth quarter to essentially seal the game.
“Max [Szetbilia]’s pick just changed the entire complexity of the game,” praised Jacobsen. “I’m so proud of all the guys on this team. We just accomplished something that not many Dartmouth High players ever have.”
And Max Szteliga picks off Sullivan. That might just seal a 13-6 win for Dartmouth over highly-ranked B-R pic.twitter.com/UjoSdLf5ow— Nate Weitzer (@nweitzer7) October 8, 2016
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