DEXTER-- Trevor Fogarty did it with his arms, legs, and his defense to lead the Dexter Tigers football team to a 21-7 victory over the John Bapst Crusaders on Saturday afternoon.
Fogarty rushed for a four yard touchdown.
He connected with Matt Bartlett on a total of 84 yards on three pass plays, including a 16 yard touchdown in the final seconds of the third quarter.
"The Fogarty kid is a good football player,"John Bapst coach Dan O'Connell said. "He put them on his back today and did some great things."
Fogarty also had an interception off Crusaders quarterback Spencer Barron.
"Trevor (Fogarty) is a tremendous athlete. He is the complete package,"Dexter coach Kevin Armstrong said. "If we can reel him in and keep him focused on certain things, he will have a great year."
The biggest play of the day came when it looked like the Crusaders were going to sack Fogarty and force a Dexter punt late in the third quarter with the score 14-7.
Fogarty scrambled away to find Bartlett for a 35 yard gain.
"The play kind of broke down. It may have been third down. I just didn't want to take the sack and get us pinned way back. I tried to make a play on my own,"Fogarty said. "Luckily Matt Bartlett kept working back to me and found some open space and made the catch."
Armstrong added, "Those two (Fogarty and Bartlett) have great chemistry. They have been playing football for a long time together."
The Dexter defense stymied John Bapst all afternoon. The Tigers recorded eight sacks and allowed just 29 yards to the Crusaders offense.
"I am very happy with the way our defense played,"Armstrong said. "We have some great athletes on that side of the ball. We execute well as a team at this point."
Fogarty added, "Our defense was outstanding today. They really set the tone."
Ethyn Gould and David McKenney recorded two sacks each for the Tigers. Bryce Salisbury recovered a fumble. The Tigers also blocked two punts.
"Last week we got beat up the middle so we had to stuff the run as much as we could,"Gould said. "We made some good plays on defense."
The first play from scrimmage for the Tigers was a sweep to the left that Cameron Ross ran in for a 38 yard touchdown with 8:51 remaining in the first quarter.
Fogarty said, "We love to run our jet sweep."
Dexter (1-1) will travel to Millinocket for a contest against Stearns next Friday evening.
Baron scored the Crusaders on a six yard touchdown run.
John Bapst (1-1) will host Mt. View next Friday evening at Husson University.