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With another week of New England D3 Football in the books, it is time to unveil our Noontime Sports Football Stars of the Week from week eight!
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Our weekly post will highlight some key contributors from the New England region from the past week on offense, defense and special teams.
Congratulations to this week’s recipients and best of luck to all student-athletes, coaches and teams competing this upcoming weekend.
Offensive Stars of the Week
Travis Bassett (Bridgewater State): Bassett concluded last Saturday’s epic four-overtime clash with eight catches for 117 yards (14.6 yards per reception) and three touchdowns.
Hunter Belzo (Springfield College): Belzo accounted for two touchdowns against Catholic University, including a 36-yard strike in the second quarter. He also rushed for a game-high 148 yards on 24 carries (6.2 yards per carry) and one touchdown.
Cory Brandon (Husson Univ.): Brandon accounted for 290 yards of total offense against Anna Maria last Saturday, including 288 passing yards and four touchdowns.
Alec Coleman (Western New Eng.): Coleman accounted for six touchdowns last Saturday against University of New England, including four on the ground as the Golden Bears rolled past the Nor’easters. Coleman completed 9 of 18 passes for 171 yards, while adding 114 yards on nine carries.
Brendan Costa (Bates College): Costa accounted for 288 yards of total offense, including 177 yards through the air for three touchdowns against Middlebury College.
Stefano D’Emilia (Bridgewater State): Against Western Connecticut, D’Emilia completed 24 of 41 passes for four touchdowns for 312 yards, while adding six yards on five carries (1.2 yards per carry).
Devante Greaves (UMass Dartmouth): Against Worcester State, Greaves rushed for 237 yards on 30 carries and four touchdowns as the Corsairs scored their fourth win of the season.
Moe Harris (Castleton Univ.): Against SUNY Maritime, Harris recorded 173 yards on 26 carries for three touchdowns, while hauling in one catch for 16 yards. Harris averaged 6.7 yards per carry.
Will Jernigan (Middlebury College): Against Bates College, Jernigan accounted for 313 yards of total offense, including 266 passing yards. He completed 17 of 26 passes for three touchdowns in his team’s one-point win over the Bobcats.
Joe Kalosky (Endicott College): Kalosky tossed four touchdowns, while rushing for a fifth score on the ground as the Gulls of Endicott soared past Becker College on Saturday. The Endicott signal-caller recorded 268 passing yards and 38 yards on the ground.
Seamus Lambert (Trinity College): Against Bowdoin College, Lambert accounted for 355 yards of total offense, including 280 passing yards with three touchdowns.
Kyle McKinnon (Western Conn.): McKinnon clinched a wild and exciting four-overtime win for the Colonials of Western Connecticut on Saturday with his fourth rushing touchdown. McKinnon registered 72 yards on 20 carries, while catching one pass for five yards.
Biafra Okoronkwo (Amherst College): Against Wesleyan University, Okoronkwo registered 119 yards on 18 carries (6.6 yards per carry) and two touchdowns as the Mammoths scored an impressive 33-3 win on the road.
Nick Santavicca (Bridgewater State): In a wild four-overtime affair with Western Connecticut, Santavicca tallied 183 yards on 42 carries and three touchdowns, averaging 4.4 yards per carry.
Terrell Watts (Dean College): Watts led the Bulldogs to an impressive conference win on Saturday against Gallaudet University by completing 13 of 20 passes for 306 yards and three touchdowns, while adding 66 yards on one carry for a touchdown.
Defensive Stars of the Week
Derek Barden (Husson University): Barden stuffed the stat sheet against Anna Maria last Saturday with seven total tackles, including a trio of solo stops, two sacks for a loss of 20 yards, two forced fumbles and one quarterback hurry.
Darian Belizaire (Framingham State): Belizaire turned in an impressive performance for the Rams last Saturday with five total tackles, including three solo stops, two sacks for a loss of 22 yards, one forced fumble and one quarter hurry as Framingham State topped Westfield State on the road.
London Chambers (Dean College): Chambers paced the Bulldogs’ defense with nine total tackles, including eight solo stops and two sacks for a loss of 18 yards, while also recording a pair of pass break-ups against Gallaudet University.
Nick Giorgio (Springfield College): Giorgio turned turned in an impressive effort for the Pride with 11 total tackles, including six tackles for a loss of 29 yards, two-and-a-half tackles for a loss of 18 yards and one quarterback hurry in his team’s win over Catholic University.
Greg Holt (Tufts University): Against Williams College, Holt registered a team-high 13 total tackles, including nine solo stops, two tackles for a loss of three yards and one forced fumble.
Brandon Morris (Wesleyan University): Despite falling to Amherst College last Saturday, Morris turned in an impressive performance with 11 total tackles, including five solo stops, one tackle for a loss of 11 yards, one pass break-up and one forced fumble.
Gus Ramstrom (Worcester State): Ramstrom enjoyed a successful day on the gridiron last Saturday by recording 11 total tackles, including nine solo stops, four tackles for a loss of 20 yards and a trio of sacks for a loss of 16 yards against UMass Dartmouth.
John Salute (Salve Regina): Against Curry College, Salute recorded six total tackles, including five solo stops, three tackles for a loss of 15 yards, two sack for a loss of 14 yards and one pass break-up.
Jared Zieman (Becker College): Against Endicott College, Zieman registered 12 total tackles, including seven solo stops, one-and-a-half tackles for a loss of eight yards, one sack for a loss of seven yards and one quarterback hurry.
Special Team Stars of the Week
Henrique DeBoni (Framingham State): Against Westfield State, DeBoni recorded three points off four extra points, while recording five punts for 214 yards with three kicks landing inside the Owls’ 20-yard line. He also recorded 361 yards on six kickoffs, too.
Nick DiCairano (Endicott College): Against Becker college, DiCairano connected on seven kicks for nine points, including six extra points.
Andrew Ferrero (Amherst College): Against Wesleyan University, Ferrero recorded seven points on four extra points and one field goal (41-yards).
Spencer Herrington (WPI): Against Merchant Marine last Saturday, Herrington registered six points off a trio of extra points and one field goal (26 yards). He also recorded seven punts for 228 yards with two kicks landing inside the Mariners’ 20 yard line.
Clyde Tamburro (Norwich University): Tamburro concluded his team’s 15-7 win over Maine Maritime with seven points on two field goals (longest was 26 yards) and one extra point. He also recorded four kickoffs for 232 yards with three kicks resulting in touchbacks.
Walter Thilly (Colby College): Thilley tallied 11 points off five kicks, including a game-winning 34 yard field goal to lift the Mules past Hamilton College for its initial win of the 2018 season. Thilley connected on field goals of 30, 34 and 36 yards, while booting a pair of extra points.
Valentin Wagner (Western New England): Wagner connected on all 10 extra points, finishing his team’s conference clash against University of New England with 10 points.