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Blair Over Capital Prep, 39-2

Demilade Atere & Co. sail to a tackle. Photo by J. Phalon, Oct. 2022

Micah Balzarini passed for 164 yards as Blair Academy snapped a four-game losing streak with a 39-2 victory over Capital Prep Harbor of Bridgeport, Connecticut, Oct. 15.

The Buccaneers dominated Capital Prep, giving up only a safety late in the fourth quarter. Though the game was punctuated by numerous miscues by both teams, Blair Head Coach Greg Bowman said a win is a win, he’ll take it.

“It wasn’t pretty, but it was a win,” Bowman said after the game. “We’ll take wins whenever we can get them, that’s for sure.”

Bowman said he was pleased with how his line played on both sides of the ball.

“We had a lot from how our line played,” he said. “It was pretty clear we controlled the line of scrimmage.”

Bowman said he was pleased with how his line has been playing all season.

“Those guys up front and they’ve been doing a good job all year, and of controlled line scrimmage. And we ran the ball hard.”

The Bucs hit the road on Oct. 22 to play the Hill School in Pottstown, Pennsylvania.

Blair’s Mayan Muchugia eludes a Cap Prep tackle. Photo by J. Phalon, Oct. 2022

Pierce Kopcak brings down the Capital Prep Harbor rush. Photo by J. Phalon, Oct. 2022
Joe Phalon
Joe Phalon, Contributing Writer
Contributing Writer

Joe was lured out of retirement by the opportunity to be a part of the Ridge View Echo. During a decades-long career in publishing and journalism, he has covered government on many levels from local school boards to the United States Supreme Court.

Along the way, Joe has worked at American Lawyer Magazine, The National Law Journal and The Record among other publications, and as the Press Officer of Columbia Law School. His work has been recognized with several first place awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and the New Jersey Press Association.

Being part of the Ridge View Echo brings Joe back to his roots and the kind of news coverage he loves: Telling the stories of people and local communities as well as keeping an eye on how their money is spent by their government officials.

Joe lives in Blairstown with his wife Rose, the founder of Quilting for a Cause, and their two wiener dogs. He is an artist in his spare time.