Andover Football Wins New England Championships 35-28 vs. Brunswick [SEE VIDEO]

Andover Football fought its way to claim the title of New England Champions with a 35-28 comeback win over Brunswick in this year’s Jack Etter Bowl.

Facing the biggest deficit it had seen all season, Andover was down 21-6 at halftime. A Brunswick interception and touchdown later, Andover was down 28-6.

Ryder Stone ’14 opened the scoring for Andover again and brought the score to 28-12 going into the fourth and final quarter of the season.


With the newly acquired momentum, quarterback Ian Maag ’14 ran the ball in for a touchdown and scored the two-point conversion.

The comeback looked broken when Brunswick found itself in the end zone but the play was called back and the score stayed at 28-20.

Stone added to his tally with another touchdown and tied up the game, silencing the sea of Brunswick fans.

Finally, with 2:45 left of the season and on its own 34 yard line, Andover took the lead as Matthew Rusk-Kosa ’14 brought in a 66-yard pass to put Andover up 35-28.

Brunswick fought for a comeback and made it as far as Andover’s 25 yard line. Brandon Michel ’14, however, stopped it in its tracks on defense with three blocked passes.

Taking possession again with 1:21 left in the game, Andover counted down the seconds until its victory was final.

Tweets from New England Championships!

> PAFB: Andover down 21-6 to Brunswick at half
> — Phillipian Sports (@PhillipianSprts) [November 16, 2013](> PAFB: 28-12 Brunswick heading into the 4th quarter. Andover with possession — Phillipian Sports (@PhillipianSprts) [November 16, 2013](


> PAFB: Ian Maag ’14 rushes for a TD! 28-20 with Andover buildings momentum! [@IanSwaag7](
> — Phillipian Sports (@PhillipianSprts) [November 16, 2013](> PAFB: Andover ties up the game at 28-28 on a Ryder Stone ’14 TD! — Phillipian Sports (@PhillipianSprts) [November 16, 2013](


> 245 left in the 4th. Score is 35-28. Andover.
> — Jennifer Savino (@AndvrAlumni) [November 16, 2013](> Congratulations to the 2013 NEPSAC football champions [@phillipsacademy]( Andover! [@PhillipianSprts]( [@AndoverAthlete]( [#GoBlue]( [#undefeated]( — Vivien Mallick (@Admissions01810) [November 16, 2013](


> Congrats Football! 9-0! Amazing season! [#undefeated]( [#proudtobeBigBlue](
> — Andover Athletics (@AndoverAthlete) [November 16, 2013](> so proud right now [#bleedblue]( [#comebackofthecentury]( [#nepsacchamps]( — Greg Cameron (@gcameron5) [November 16, 2013](


> We won. We won. We won!!!!!!!!!
> — Jennifer Savino (@AndvrAlumni) [November 16, 2013](