Severn River Men finally had their home opener, after starting the season on a two week road trip. And what a difference home field advantage makes. Severn hosted a familiar foe; Frederick RFC and were able to secure their first win of the young season, prevailing 47-10. Severn’s forwards got the scoring started, with some gritty pick and go tries, inside 5 meters from Prop, Rich Maldonado and Number 8, Mike Blimmel. Frederick fought back and answered with two tries of their own, with one a particularly impressive 65 meter run from Frederick outside center Jacob Fields. Those would be the last points scored by Frederick on the day, with Severn following up to score 35 unanswered points. The boys from Annapolis spread the ball around all match long, with 6 different starters finding the try zone. Hooker, Brandon Kirk and Outside Center, Jon Sage scored their first tries in 15’s for Severn, as both had industrious, 80 minute shifts on Saturday. Erik “Punchy” Dronberger kept Frederick in the distance, converting 6 of 7 conversions during the match. Severn’s pack continued their dominance in the second half with tries from Flanker, Nick Stratchko, Maldonado and Kirk. For his brace of tries, Maldonado took home man of the match honors for the forwards, while returning veteran scrum-half, Adam Dondero, received it for the backs. Severn are on a bye this week, but look to make it two in around against North Bay at home on October 6th at 1pm.
Tries: R. Maldonado (2), M. Blimmel (1), J. Sage (1), C.Gotimer (1-2), N. Stratchko (1), B. Kirk (1)
Conversions: E. Dronberger (6 of 7)