With the eighth week of the college football season in the books, it is now time to unveil this week’s Noontime Sports Teams of the Week.
Division 1 – Harvard University: The Crimson’s current winning streak extended to five games on Saturday as Harvard defeated Lafayette to improve to 5-0 for the second straight season.
Cameron Brate and Paul Stanton Jr. each scored touchdowns to start the game, which provided the hosts with the lead for good.
Quarterback Michael Pruneau, who started for the second straight week, finished the contest with three touchdowns and 263 yards through the air.
Defensively, Joshua Boyd finished with seven total stops, two solo tackles and one sack, while D.J. Monroe matched his teammate with seven total stops, along with one interception and one pass break-up.
Harvard returns to Ancient Eight play this weekend when they host the Tigers of Princeton for a 1 p.m. kickoff.
Division 2 – Stonehill College: For the second week in a row, the Skyhawks earned this particular honor following another dramatic comeback, this time against New Haven.
Stonehill overcame a 12-point deficit entering the fourth quarter with two touchdown passes from Logan Meyer, who finished the game with three touchdowns and 288 passing yards. Meyer’s second touchdown, which was hauled in by Gordon McLeod, brought the visitors within five, while his third and final strike to the end zone, a seven-yard toss to Corey White, sealed the victory.
Brian Harrington led the Skyhawks defense with 17 total tackles, eight solo stops and a forced fumble, while Sterry Codrington finished with 10 total stops, seven solo tackles, one sack for a loss of 12 yards and a pass break-up.
Stonehill is now 5-2 overall and 5-1 in the Northeast-10 Conference (NE-10). They’re currently in a three-way tie for first place with American International College and New Haven.
The Skyhawks will be at home this weekend against LIU Post.
Division 3 – Mount Ida College: After a 1-3 start, the Mustangs have turned the corner with back-to-back wins.
This past weekend, they improved to 2-1 in the Eastern Collegiate Football Conference (ECFC) with a 56-34 victory against Anna Maria. Mount Ida is now tied for second in the conference with Norwich, a team they’ll face in Newton in two weeks.
Against the AMCATs, EJ Isom rushed for two scores on nine carries for 108 yards, while Jordan Hyman hauled in both touchdown passes from Jawad Yatim. Hyman finished the contest with eight catches for 154 yards.
Defensively, Jovan Wilkins led the Green and White with 10 total stops, along with one interceptions, while Kalyn Smithson registered eight total stops, five solo tackles, three tackles for a loss of 11 yards, one sack for a loss of five yards and one pass break-up.
Mount Ida will attempt to pickup their third conference win of the season on Saturday when they travel to Becker College to face the Hawks at 1 p.m.