Severn River came out of their bye week looking to make a statement against mid table rival, NOVA, on October 20th and their plans started with mixed results. While Severn were able to quickly grab the lead, through a quick-tap try from Fly-half Erik “Punchy” Dronberger, NOVA evened the score a few minutes later via an interception by their outside center. Dronberger again found the try zone immediately after this NOVA score and in the 33rd minute, Number 8 Mike Blimmel, put the visitors up, 17-7. But a fourth try was disallowed by the referee after it was initially called. This seemed to bolster the NOVA squad, as much as it deflated the boys from Annapolis. NOVA preceded to put another converted try and a penalty kick on the board, leaving the game knotted up at 17. At the stroke of halftime, Blimmel found the score sheet again, putting the green and blue up 24-17 at half. This back and forth nature of the match seemed to be put to bed by Head Coach Dave Egar’s halftime talk, as Severn came out flying in the 2nd half, with a brace of tries from veteran flanker Jim Benson, as well as a hard earned try from his open-side partner, Nick Stratchko. The final score came to 43-22, as Severn cemented a three game winning streak. Stratchko and Outside Center John Sage were awarded Man of the Match honors. Severn are home for their 40th Anniversary Alumni match on October 27th, kickoff is at 1pm.
Tries: E. Dronberger (2-5), M. Blimmel (2-4), N. Stratchko (1-2), J. Benson (2)
Conversions: E. Dronberger (4 of 7; 16 of 21)