The Endicott College football team may have been idle this afternoon, but somehow they inched closer to securing the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) crown with a 24-10 victory by Husson University against Salve Regina University.
With the win, Husson, Endicott, and Western New England head into the final weekend of the 2021 NCAA Division III college football season tied for the top spot in the CCC with identical 4-1 league marks, however, the Gulls hold head-to-head victories against the Eagles and Golden Bears, and will most likely be able to secure the league crown with a win at Nichols College.
Despite losing by two touchdowns, the Seahawks conclude their regular-season slate with eight wins and two losses — their eight wins match their win total from their 2015 and 2016 campaigns.
Nic Visser helped the Eagles pick up their seventh win by recording three touchdowns, including two through the air with his final strike landing in the hands of Cristian Walker with 2:36 remaining in the fourth quarter, which helped the Green and Gold secure an important conference win.
Visser finished the contest with 244 passing yards to go with four rushing yards and one score.
Husson led Salve Regina, 17-0, at the break, but the Seahawks reduced the deficit with a 54-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter from Jack Maguire to Max DeVito and a 20-yard field goal in the final session by Max Ward.
The Eagles will visit Western New England next Saturday – the Golden Bears overcame a three-point deficit (17-14) midway through the third quarter to defeat the University of New England by a score of 24-17. Ian Britt scored the go-ahead (and eventual game-winning) touchdown with 10:52 remaining while Andrew Havens tied the game at 17-17 on a 21-yard field goal with 3:45 remaining in the third quarter.
Curry College snapped a four-game losing streak with a 28-14 victory over Nichols College to secure their first conference win since beating Becker College by eight points (14-6) on November 2, 2019.
Chris Jenkins highlighted the Colonels’ third victory of the season with two rushing touchdowns with his initial score with 56 seconds remaining in the second quarter providing the hosts with the lead for good.