September 21, 2008

Fontaine says team first, me second

Arthur Fontaine is well known around the Boston (MA) area and many high school coaches scheme to keep him from beating them each Friday night. Foxboro did that this weekend as they doubled and tripled teamed the 6-foot-5, 240 pound tight end all game.

Things did not start out the way Dartmouth hoped or planed for Friday night. Foxboro received the opening kick and they took it the distance to jump out to a 7-0 lead just under 10 seconds into the game.

The Dartmouth offense could not get anything going and they managed to keep it at a seven point game at the half after making a fourth down stand and blocking a short field goal attempt in the first quarter.

Fontaine had an 'X' on his chest because he is a big weapon in the Indian offense. He worked some at the H-back position, he lined up at his natural tight end position, and he flexed out a good bit for Coach Richard White.

Foxboro was not going to let Fontaine beat them on the offensive end. They had him bracketed with the outside linebacker sliding out and the corner just ten yards off the ball, but then they would roll the safety over the top as well.

The future Bulldog did not have any catches in the first half and was only thrown to once. Many high profile athletes would look at that in a negative way, but Fontaine is not your average high school football star.

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