Athletics News, September 24, 2021

John O'Neill, Director of Athletics
September 24th, 2021

Athletics Update: Defense Shines in Varsity Football’s Win

The varsity football team opened its season at home this week with a 12-8 win over Dedham Country Day. With both offenses sputtering a bit, Belmont Day turned up the heat on defense and finished the day with three takeaways and a pair of sacks. Sixth grade siblings Kaden and Rami Flummerfelt blanketed the secondary and combined for three interceptions and six pass deflections. It was the constant backfield pressure from Matthieu Small, however, that set the tone for the Blue & Gold. Small was on top of the quarterback all day, forcing rushed decisions and errant passes from the DCD quarterbacks. On the offensive side of the ball, Belmont Day scored all its points in the first half on a pair of TDs from Zach Kromah and Ezra Wolfson. Both scores came on great runs after the catch, as Kromah and Wolfson fought for extra yards and eventually found the endzone. The team will head back to practice next week and set its sights on a showdown with Park.

  • Colby Morris’ two goals, including an absolute strike from 30 yards out, weren’t enough to overcome an early deficit as DCD prevailed 4-3 with a goal in the final two minutes. Quincy Treisman and Alex Kadnar played well in defeat for the Blue & Gold.
  • Belmont Day finished 2-3-4 en route to a commanding win over DCD on the home course yesterday. Coming in at 16:01, Sam Leviton was just 7 seconds off the pace, while Sam Amaratunga (16:30) and Calder Wilmot (16:45) followed just behind.
  • The boys’ soccer team dropped its season opener 5-3 to DCD. Coach Santos highlighted the play of seventh graders Eike Kiecza, and Eidan Kulman-Tamahana. Both had impressive defensive performances despite constant pressure from the opposition.
  • Bella Lightbody provided strong leadership on the defensive line during field hockey’s opening day loss at DCD. Aleta Sandoski and Avery Schneider chipped in with some solid defensive play of their own and will each be counted on to play a major role this fall.
Football Player Catching Ball