CVU football suffers defeat in season opener

By Michael Regan

CVU quarterback Andrew Bortnick, #7, is taken down by a Colchester defense during the season opener on Saturday, Aug. 30 in Hinesburg. The Redhawks lost the game 46-19. Photo by Dana Adams
CVU quarterback Andrew Bortnick, #7, is taken down by a Colchester defense during the season opener on Saturday, Aug. 30 in Hinesburg. The Redhawks lost the game 46-19. Photo by Dana Adams

Champlain Valley Union (CVU) suffered a tough defeat, 46-19, to Colchester in the first game of the season last Saturday Aug. 30 at the high school in Hinesburg.  Overall, it was a rough day for the Redhawks, but there were standout performances on both sides of the ball. Quarterback Andrew Bortnick led an impressive air attack completing 7 of 8 attempts for 87 yards and two touchdowns. Bortnick completed a 20-yard touchdown pass to Wide Receiver (WR) Jack Austin (two receptions, 34 yards) and a 10-yard touchdown pass to WR Trevor Kingston (three receptions, 22 yards). QB Jake Evans contributed with a 20-yard touchdown pass of his own to WR Zach Toensing (one reception, 20 yards).  The running attack was led by RB Richard Lowrey who had 66 yards on 16 carries.
The defense was led by LB Matt Goldsborough who had 6 tackles and a fumble recovery and Safety Jeremy Fuller (5 tackles). RB Will Potter had a strong game with 78 return yards and also contributed 4 tackles on defense and special teams.
The next varsity game is Saturday, Sept. 6 at 1pm against Essex at home.