Mass. College Football: Late Afternoon Roundup

By Matt Noonan 

There were a few late afternoon kickoffs and below are their results.

Boston College 48, New Mexico State 34: Andre Williams rushed for a pair of touchdowns in the fourth quarter, which pushed the Eagles ahead for good. Chase Rettig completed 17-of-25 passes for three touchdowns and 230 yards, while Alex Amidon hauled in eight catches for 88 yards and one touchdown.

Endicott 38, Western New England 21: Drew Frenette tossed three touchdowns and completed 17-of-32 passes for 323 yards and Spencer Walsh rushed for 92 yards on 22 carries and two scores as the Gulls defeated the Golden Bears in Beverley. WNE’s Kevin Cook led all rushers with 161 yards on43 carries and three touchdowns.

MIT 56, Maine Maritime 36: Peter Williams tossed five touchdowns, while Justin Wallace rushed for a pair as the Engineers defeated the Mariners in Cambridge.

Mass. College Football: Week 10 Teams Of The Week


With the 10th 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 – Boston College: Three touchdowns and two field goals in the second half was what helped the Eagles defeat Virginia Tech in Chestnut Hill.

Kevin Pierre-Louis returned an interception for a touchdown, which provided Boston College with the lead for good before Andre Williams pushed the hosts ahead on a 62-yard rushing touchdown.

Williams led all rushers with 166 yards and two scores, while quarterback Chase Rettig completed 11-of-14 passes for 93 yards and one touchdown.

Alex Amidon led the Eagles’ receiving core with three catches for 53 yards.

The Eagles, who snapped a two-game losing streak, will travel to New Mexico next weekend for their final non-conference contest of the season.

Division 2 – American International: The Yellow Jackets secured a spot in the Northeast-10 Conference championship game this past weekend with a 43-34 win over New Haven.

Kevin Arduino completed 19-of-31 passes for 243 yards and two touchdowns, as well as rushed for 166 yards on 22 carries and three scores. Stephan Davis led AIC’s receiving core with six catches for 80 yards and one touchdown.

Defensively, Jaquawne Simpkins and Darion Chappel each recorded eight total stops. Simpkins finished with one sack for a loss of six yards.

AIC concluded the contest with 29 first downs, six more than New Haven, along with 486 yards of total offense (243 passing yards and 243 rushing yards). The Yellow Jackets also won the time of possession battle, too.

The Yellow Jackets will be at home this weekend for their final regular season contest against Southern Connecticut; kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m.

Division 3 – Framingham State: Tom Kelley’s squad won another “Kelley Cup” on Saturday as the Rams defeated Massachusetts Maritime Academy, 58-12.

Framingham State raced out to a 20-0 lead thanks to three rushing scores, two by quarterback Nick Colson before the Buccaneers closed the gap with two touchdowns.

The Rams pushed ahead for good by outscoring the Bucs in the second quarter, 24-0, which helped them earn their sixth straight win.

Quarterback Matthew Silva completed 15-of-24 passes for 308 yards and four touchdowns, while Melikke Van Alstyne rushed for 228 yards on 25 carries and two scores. Jared Gauthier led all receivers with five catches for 87 yards and one touchdown.

Defensively, Patrick McGrath led the unit with nine total stops, while Michael Altavesta recorded six solo tackles and a pass breakup.

The Rams will travel to Bridgewater this weekend to face the Bears, who were on a bye this past weekend.

Mass. College Football: Late Saturday Afternoon Roundup

By Matt Noonan 

Here are the late afternoon scores and highlights.

No. 3 Clemson 24, Boston College 14: Quarterback Chase Rettig provided the Eagles with a four-point advantage on 69-yard touchdown strike to Alex Amidon in the third before the Tigers responded with two more touchdowns to pull away for good. Rettig completed 13-of-21 passes for 192 yards and one touchdown, while Amidon finished with six grabs for 121 yards and one touchdown.

UMass 17, Miami (Ohio) 10: The Minutemen earned their first victory of the season thanks to a third quarter touchdown pass from A.J. Doyle and a 25-yard field goal by Blake Lucas in the fourth quarter. Doyle tossed two touchdowns and finished 19-of-35 for 249 yards.

Husson 35, Anna Maria 14: Quarterback Gregory McGoldrick tossed two touchdowns and completed 23-of-36 passes for 299 yards, but that wasn’t enough to help the AMCATs rally to victory. Running back Robert Small was held to 17 yards on 14 carries, but did haul in five catches for 98 yards and one touchdown. Small’s teammate, William Ricard, led all receivers with eight grabs for 103 yards and one touchdown.

SUNY Maritime 30, Becker 7: Dejahn Dawkins registered the only touchdown for the Hawks on a 14-yard scamper, which provided Becker with a four-point advantage in the second before the Pioneers retained the lead for good.

Mass. College Football: Week One Rundown

Boston College QB Chase Rettig tossed two touchdowns in the Eagles opening day victory against Villanova! (Photo Credit:

Boston College QB Chase Rettig tossed two touchdowns in the Eagles opening day victory against Villanova! (Photo Credit:

By Matt Noonan 

The first official weekend of college football is in the books and below are the scores and highlights from this afternoon’s contests.

Boston College 24 , Villanova 14Chase Rettig completed 23-of-30 passes for 285 yards and tossed two touchdowns, while Alex Amidon hauled in 13 catches for 146 yards and one touchdown, as the Eagles provided first-year head coach Steve Addazio his first win in maroon and gold.

No. 23 Wisconsin 45, UMass 0The Badgers ballooned a 17-0 halftime lead into a 38-0 advantage after three quarters as Wisconsin rolled past the Minutemen.

Bryant University 17, Holy Cross 16: Tom Alberti‘s 30-yard field goal with 38 seconds remaining in regulation secured an opening day win for the Bulldogs. Holy Cross’ Steve Elder completed 23-of-41 passes for 309 yards and tossed one touchdown with three interceptions.

Mass. College Football: Locals Named To BSN Preseason All-American Team


The Beyond Sports Network (BSN), a sports media company that features students and student-athletes from various collegiate levels posted their preseason All-American Teams recently for FBS, FCS, D2, D3 and NAIA, and below is a list of local players that earned spots on these units:

Alex Amidon (Boston College) – FBS Second Team WR

Cameron Brate (Harvard) – FCS First Team TE

Zach Hodges (Harvard) – FCS Third Team DL

Jeff Hill (Bentley University) – Third Team WR – Division II

Scott Simonson (Assumption College) – Third Team TE – Division II

Mike Hubbard (Merrimack College) – Third Team OG – Division II

Melikke Van Alstyne (Framingham State) – First Team RB – Division III

Aaron Ferreira (Framingham State) – Third Team OG – Division III

Max Nacewicz (Springfield College) – Third Team LB/DE – Division III

Eddie Jewel (Bridgewater State) – Third Team S – Division III

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