Mass. College Football: The View From Curry College
By Brian Willwerth
In 2013, the Curry College football team will be looking to improve on last year’s record of 6-4, 5-2 in the Boyd Division of the New England Football Conference (NEFC). The Colonels ended last season by winning three straight, and four of their last five.
Curry’s four captains include senior quarterback Kevin Fruwirth, defensive tackle Sam Calley and fullback Jordan Shairs. All three are returning First Team All-Division. The fourth captain is offensive tackle Gil Parson, who was hurt for part of last year, but head coach Skip Bandini said Parson should be as good as anyone else in the league.
Fruwirth started all ten games for Curry last season, throwing 27 touchdowns. With Rob Bambini having graduated, expect Skubie Mageza to see even more passes thrown in his direction. Last year, he hauled in 54 passes with three touchdowns. Phil Bigelow returns in the backfield for his senior year, having rushed for over 700 yards as a junior.
Joining Calley on the defensive line are Tim O’Brien, Nic Calvano and Parrish Rogers-Reed. The Curry defense as a team picked off 13 passes in 2012.
Bandini, entering his eighth season at Curry, says he also has some outstanding freshman on the roster, which he hopes will make their mark this season.