Eagles maturing and improving
By Steve Smith - Staff Writer
Tolland - posted Tue., Nov. 8, 2011
Tolland's varsity football team is finishing the season strong. A 47-6 victory over a rebuilding Rockville squad netted the Eagles a 4-3 record. Coach Andy Bourquin said he's been seeing good things from his team lately, including fewer mistakes.
“We're playing good football and not turning the ball over,” he said. “We're causing turnovers and playing smart and maturely.”
Bourquin said his team's mentality is in a very good spot – realizing that games are a lot of hard work and staying on task. “We don't have a lot of room for error,” he said. “We're not a physically intimidating team. What we do is – if all the parts are working well together, then we are a technically good team.”
Bourquin said a big part of the team's late success is the maturation of junior quarterback Chris Byam. “Chris is improving,” he said. “He's making good decisions, and every week the mistakes are getting fewer. He's really starting to become a second coach on the field.”
Tolland's remaining games are home vs. Rocky Hill on Nov. 11, at East Catholic Nov. 16, and at E.O. Smith Nov. 23.