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Indoor team maintains perfect record

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The Vermont Bucks continue to dominate on the indoor football field, as they soared to a 62-14 victory on Friday night.

The Gutterson Fieldhouse was packed with Bucks fans as they set their sights on the neighboring New Hampshire Brigade. The impressive Bucks win propels the team to a perfect 3-0 start this season.

The Bucks stormed ahead early, and never looked back taking a 34-6 lead into the half.  Quarterback Steffen Colon tossed for five touchdowns and the defense suffocated the Brigade, allowing just 14 points all game.

This was the Bucks’ third convincing win, after they defeated the Connecticut Chiefs 73-21 in the franchise’s first ever game March 17, followed by a 76-30 win over the Ontario Spartans.

The Bucks are the team to watch as they continue to roll over the competition in the CanAm Indoor Football League. Fans came out to support the team and share in the excitement.

“They usually score a lot. I really enjoy it,” frequent gamegoer Bobby Tracy said. “Vermont previously had semi-pro football teams, but never pro. One of my friends is actually on the team from my hometown.”

This was not Tracy’s first time attending a game. He referenced the high scoring nature of these contests.

“Hoping it’s not a blowout, but hopefully the Vermont Bucks win,” he said. “It’s great to be undefeated.“

It was clear with the noise and cheering that the Bucks were drawing in a crowd on UVM’s campus.

“I like it; a lot of action,” fan Bill Cleary said. “[It] gives us something to do, it’s great.”

While there is no doubt the fans were enjoying themselves and their team getting the big win, the players had a great time as well; they were dancing and cheering through the duration of the game.

“It was a great game,” defensive back Terell Brown said. “This team was supposed to be one of the better teams in our league, and for us to beat them in the fashion we did, it boosts our confidence a bit.”

Despite the big win, there is still much work to do going forward, he said.

“We know we still have to come back next week and practice, go harder and stronger, fix the mistakes that we made, and just keep playing and playing better, that’s all we can do,” Brown said.

Brown also compared Vermont to his football-loving home area.

“It feels great, because [football is big] where I’m from [in the south], so to come up here, and have the fans out here and the way they respond, it’s big,” he said. “The stadium is always loud and rocking, the fans love us so it’s big being here, it’s a good time… like a home away from home right now.”

The Bucks now prepare to welcome in the Glens Falls Gladiators to the Gutterson fieldhouse, kicking off at 7:05 p.m. April 8.

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The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883
Indoor team maintains perfect record