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Mass. College Football: Week 10 Honor Roll

By NoontimeSports.com 

Here is this week’s Noontime Sports Weekly Honor Roll.

Damani Wilson (Harvard) – The sophomore tailback found the end zone for the first time this season, as he rushed for two scores and 121 yards on eight carries in his team’s enormous victory against Columbia.

Reggie Wood (Holy Cross) – Against Lehigh, the junior halfback from Maine rushed for a career-high 139 yards and one touchdown on 29 carries.

Joe Clancy (Merrimack College) – During his team’s Homecoming contest against Assumption College, the senior gunslinger from Newburyport completed 36-of-60 passes for 415 yards and tossed five touchdowns in the Warriors 43-40 victory. Clancy has thrown for at least 400 yards or more in four games this season and was named this week’s Northeast-10 Conference Offensive Player of the Week.

Matt Colangelo (Assumption College) – The junior linebacker led the Hounds with 15 tackles (13 solo), as well as registered one tackle for a loss, one fumble recovery and two pass breakups.

Bobby Jordan (Assumption College) – The junior quarterback tallied four touchdowns (three through the air, one on the ground), threw for 240 yards and ran for 100 yards.

Bobby Tarr (Bentley University) – Against So. Connecticut, the senior halfback from Byfield rushed for 89 yards and two scores on 24 carries.

Logan Meyer (Stonehill College) – Against Pace, the junior quarterback broke his own record with a career-best 385 yards through the air and six touchdowns.

Christopher McCarthy (Becker College) – The sophomore, who earned this week’s Eastern Collegiate Football Conference Weekly Honors, recorded 14 tackles (career-high), two sacks and three tackles for a loss in his team’s 27-7 victory against Anna Maria.

Jonathan Marrero (Springfield College) – The former Golden Helmet Award winner put on a show at home last weekend against RPI, as the freshman quarterback accounted for four scores (two through the air, two on the ground). Marrero completed 5-of-7 passes for 96 yards and rushed for 131 yards on 24 carries.

Mike McCarthy (Bridgewater State) – The Junior quarterback from Edgartown was named this week’s New England Football Conference Offensive Player of the Week following his performance in the 34th Annual Ocean Spray Cranberry Bowl against Mass. Maritime where he rushed for 184 yards and two touchdowns on 29 carries. He completed 7-of-14 passes for 74 yards and tossed one touchdown, too. Finally, McCarty earned the Lee Harington Trophy as the MVP of the contest.

Kevin Fruwirth (Curry College) – In his team’s final game of the season, the Agawam native completed 23-of-38 passes for 278 yards and tossed four touchdowns.

Andrew Holfinger (Endicott College) – The Sterling native recorded an interception, pass breakup, strip sack and two tackles for a loss.

Derek Tarpey (UMass Dartmouth) – The Tewksbury native tallied 21 tackles (8 solo), and three tackles for a loss.

Jake Laux (MIT) – The junior linebacker recorded a game-high 16 tackles to conclude his superb season with 121, two shy of the school’s single season record.

Alex Scyocurka (Williams College) – Against Wesleyan, the Longmeadow native rushed for 205 yards on 29 carries. He averaged 7.1 yards per carry and rushed for a 93-yard touchdown run in the first quarter, which was the longest in school history.

Mass. College Football: Saturday Evening Scoreboard

By NoontimeSports.com 

The sixth week of the college football season concluded with Bentley at St. Anselm. Here is a rapid recap of the game, which we’ve provided below.

Bentley 38, St. A’s 28: The Falcons soared to a 24-0 lead early in the third quarter and never looked back, as they captured their fifth win of the season on the road against the Hawks. Bobby Tarr rushed for two scores on eight carries for 86 yards, while Sean Cross caught seven passes for 129 yards and one touchdown. Both teams combined for 879 yards of total offense, as well as 46 first downs.

Mass. College Football Game Summary: Bentley 42, Pace 0

By Matt Noonan 

WALTHAM, MA – After earning their first victory of the season, Bentley University head coach Thom Boerman explained that his team has a lot to work on, especially after just one contest.

“I’m glad we won, but none of these players should feel real good about themselves just yet,” Boerman said after his team’s 42-0 triumph against Pace University on Friday.

The Falcons offense compiled 562 yard of total offense, while their defense sacked the Setters junior signal-caller Jordan Raynor six times.

Senior Bill Kiley and sophomore Jeff Hill each caught two touchdowns, as well as combined for 217 yards, while fifth-year senior Bobby Tarr rushed for 95 yards on 13 carries and registered one score.

Tarr also became the program’s ninth all-time leading rusher after he ripped off an impressive 33-yard dash during the team’s third offensive series of the game.

Pace won the toss, but concluded their first offensive series with three unsuccessful plays, which opened the door for Bentley’s offense to earn the momentum for good, as the Falcons concluded a nine-play, 79-yard drive with a nine yard strike from junior Danny Guadagnoli to Kiley.

The Falcons would then solidify their lead with five more touchdowns, which helped them secure their first conference win.

Senior Luke Zahradka completed three of six passes for 103 yards, as well as connected with Hill and Kiley for scores, while sophomore Tyler Coppola capped off his Falcons debut with nine carries for 28 yards and one touchdown.

“We have a lot of work to do,” exclaimed Boerman. “We made a lot of mistakes.”

“I thought defensively we kind of bogged down, they marched up and down the field, they made a couple mistakes of their own [because] they’re young, but we’ve got a long way to go,” added Boerman. “West Virginia Wesleyan is going to be a very tough opponent, so we’ll watch the film, [the] coaches will make their corrections, but we’re not there yet.”

Bentley’s Coach Boerman: ‘It’s Time To Strap It Up And Get Busy’

By Matt Noonan 

The dog days of summer are officially over for Bentley University’s football team, as the Falcons will kick-off their 2012 campaign tomorrow evening under the lights against Pace University.

“It’s time to strap it up and get busy,” exclaimed head coach Thom Boerman.

The Falcons exploded out of the gates last season, winning three of their first four contests before the injury bug stung Steve Hopkins, Blaine Hopwood and Anthony “AC” Carter. The three various players, according to Boerman, battled through their individual injuries, while the team cruised to a 6-4 finish.

“Toward the tail end of the season, we had some injuries that caught up with us a little bit,” explained Boerman.

Yet, with 2011 in their rearview mirror, Boerman and his crew have officially turned the page to this season, and seem very excited, as well as optimistic about the upcoming year.

The Falcons will feature five fifth year seniors, which include running back Bobby Tarr, who led all rushers with 860 yard on 136 carries last season.

All-Northeast-10 Conference tackle Nick Halloran, who is also a fifth year senior, returns to the offensive line and will be responsible for protecting the team’s new signal caller, Danny Guadagnoli.

“[Danny’s] been here for a couple years and played behind Bryant Johnson,” said Boerman.

“He had a lot of pedigree as a high school player and a prep school player, but he sat, learned, watched and we changed the offense when I took over as the head coach to go to more with the spread [offense] and Danny is really suited for the spread offense because he runs really well,” added Boerman. “He’s got a good short, accurate arm, and understands the offense.”

Guadagnoli will certainly be asked to target various receivers through the air, but as Boerman noted earlier this week, he expects his offense to also lean on running backs Tarr, Lorenzo Warren, Emmitt Smith and Tyler Coppola.

On the other side of the ball, the Falcons will counter with senior John Aminti, who according to his head coach is one of the best linemen in the NE-10.

“He’s very consistent, strong, quick, and he’s improved every year,” stated Boerman.

Aminti will most likely line up next to Matt Campo and Andrew Sklar on Friday, as well as throughout the course of the season.

At linebacker, Bentley will rely on Blaine Hopwood, who according to Boerman, has had a tremendous camp and is eager to record his first tackle of the season.

Finally, the Falcons secondary should be solid once again, especially with fifth year safeties Don and Steve Hopkins leading the unit.

“I think defensively we’re pretty good,” said Boerman. “I think Scott Boyle, the defensive coordinator and Rusty McKinney,the linebackers coach, have spent a lot of time developing this unit. The thing with a complicated defense is the amount of mistakes that can occur, but I think this camp, I have been pleased that they really minimized those mistakes, so it’s not about effort because they give me a huge effort, and they’re a talented group of kids. They’re a tough bunch of kids and they’ve minimized their mistakes, so I have a lot of high expectations for our defensive unit this year.”

As for their first contest against Pace, Boerman believes his squad should not rely on their experience last year, which featured a battle against the Setters in a foot of snow or the game two years ago that was highlight by a last minute comeback.

“Everyone seems to think that Pace, [a squad] that’s had their struggles over the last few years is going to continue, I don’t buy it. I think we’re going to have our hands full,” said Boerman.

“We’re going to have to play hard, they’re going to be here to play hard and they worry me because they’re a team that could come in here and really give us trouble,” added Boerman. “We’re going to have to coach our rear ends off so that we can give them every bit of a contest that we can.”

Bentley Football Enters Season Tied 4th In NE-10 Preseason Coaches Poll

By NoontimeSports.com 

Courtesy of our friends from Bentley University’s athletic departments — here is today’s press release pertaining toward the Falcons preseason ranking in the Northeast-10 Conference football coaches’ poll.

The Falcons, according to the release, will begin their season tied for fourth place in the conference with Merrimack College.

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WALTHAM, Mass. – Coming off a 6-4 season, the Bentley University Falcons are tied for fourth in the Northeast-10 Conference football preseason coaches’ poll, which was announced Monday morning.

Defending champion and 2011 NCAA Division II national quarterfinalist New Haven topped the rankings by a comfortable margin, with the Chargers receiving 63 points and seven first-place votes.  Coaches were not allowed to vote for their own team in the poll.

The other two first-place votes went to Southern Connecticut and American International, who finished second and third, respectively. Southern garnered 53 points, AIC followed with 50, and both Bentley and Merrimack came in with 41.

Rounding out the poll were Assumption (29), Stonehill (24), Saint Anselm (15) and Pace (8).

The preseason rankings essentially mirror last year’s final standings, which saw Bentley, AIC and Merrimack finish in a tie for third with 5-3 conference records.

Fourth-year head coach Thom Boerman has 15 starters back from last year’s club, a group that includes running back Bobby Tarr (Byfield/Bishop Fenwick HS), wide-out Bill Kiley (Quincy/Boston College HS), All-Conference tackle Nick Halloran (Somerville/BB&N) and the team’s top two tacklers, junior linebackers Blaine Hopwood (New Bedford/New Bedford HS) and Kyle Young (Ellicott City, Md./Centennial HS).

One of the biggest issues during training camp is determining a successor for three-year starter Bryant Johnson at quarterback, with the primary candidates being junior Danny Guadagnoli (Framingham/Framingham HS) and senior Luke Zahradka (Franklin Square, N.Y./H.F. Carey HS).

Bentley opens its season at home, under the Friday night lights, against Pace Aug. 31 and plays its only non-conference game of the season eight days later at West Virginia Wesleyan, the number three preseason pick in the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

The schedule also includes the first-ever Northeast-10 championship weekend Nov. 10 with the top two teams squaring off for the conference title. The next six teams also be in action, with the teams finishing third, fourth and fifth hosting games.

To view the preseason coaches poll rankings and votes — HOP HERE.