Farr, Sayarath Propel Monty Tech to 1st Win
FITCHBURG -- T.J. Farr threw for one touchdown and ran for another, as Monty Tech rallied for a 22-18 win over Worcester Tech on Friday night.
It was the first win of the season for the Bulldogs (1-4), who were coming off a heartbreaking loss to Bay Path last week.
“The kids worked hard tonight and it was great to finally taste a victory,” said Monty Tech head coach Anthony Secino. “They worked hard last week and we thought we should have won that game. But we were able to execute at the end tonight and get it done.”
The Bulldogs got it done offensively behind Farr and bruising halfback Damitrius Sayarath, who pounded his way to 104 yards on 18 carries.
Monty Tech found itself in a hole, falling behind 12-0 in the second quarter.
Worcester quarterback Andrew Enlow put the Eagles in front with a 5-yard touchdown run. The score capped an 87-yard touchdown drive, if you can call it a drive. The big play was a 79-yard run by Enlow on a keeper around the right end.
Enlow gave the Bulldogs fits for much of the night and finished with 189 yards rushing and a pair of touchdowns on 15 carries. He added a 28-yard touchdown pass to Cooper Nyanue with less than two minutes to play in the first half, giving the Eagles a 12-0 lead.
That’s when Monty Tech began going off script, drawing up plays on the fly and mounting a comeback.
Farr led the Bulldogs on a brilliantly executed 13-play, 60-yard scoring drive over the final 1:32 of the half. He put the finishing touches of the drive with a nifty 4-yard touchdown pass to Censair Mills in the corner of the end zone just inside the pylon. He then hit Chad Brouillet for the 2-point conversion to make it 12-8 at halftime.
“I’ve got to give credit to our coordinators. What we had practiced all week wasn’t working, so we just started drawing things up,” said Secino.
Monty Tech got the ball to start the second half and picked right up where it left off. Farr led his team on a 13-play, 64-yard touchdown drive that ate up more than eight minutes of clock. Farr scores on a 1-yard quarterback sneak to put the Bulldogs on top, 14-12.
Monty Tech’s defense, which has shown vast improvement over the past two weeks, then forced a quick punt by Worcester. Fielding the ball on a bounce at his own 28, Dante Lajara broke through a hole in the middle of the field, cut to the outside and raced 72 yards for a touchdown.
Sayarath ran in the 2-point conversion and Monty Tech had a 22-12 lead.
Worcester was able to tack on a late score on a run by Enlow, but Monty Tech recovered the onside kick and ran out the clock.