Mass. College Football: MIT, Salve Regina Earn Week 8 Victories

By Matt Noonan 

MIT and Salve Regina commenced the eighth week of the college football season with victories and below are their game summaries.

Salve Regina 43, Curry 10: The Seahawks soared to a two score lead and never looked back as they defeated the Colonels and extended their current winning streak to four games. Curry’s Kevin Fruwirth completed 22-of-43 passes for 268 yards, while Jordan Shairs rushed eight times for 44 yards and hauled in five catches for 57 yards.

Salve Regina’s Steven Wilken completed 14-of-27 passes for 215 yards and two touchdowns, while Richie Edwards tallied 108 yards on the ground. Jiyon Ruffin led the visitors on defense with 10 total tackles, seven solo stops, which included two-and-a-half tackles for a loss of eight yards.

Salve Regina improves to 5-1 overall and 4-0 in the New England Football Conference (NEFC), while Curry falls to 2-4 and 2-2.

MIT 48, Nichols 0: Justin Wallace rushed for 167 yards and three touchdowns, while quarterback Peter Williams completed 18-of-23 passes for 207 yards and two touchdowns as the Engineers snapped their two-game losing streak and earned their first NEFC victory.

The Engineers, who concluded its first three drives with touchdowns finished the contest with a school record 563 total yards of offense.

Samuel Inman led all receivers with eight grabs for 86 yards, while teammate Seve Esparrago registered six catches for 81 yards and one score.

Nichols’ Devon Nelson led all defenders with 12 total tackles. Five of those tackles were solo stops. Orlando Vega finished with nine tackles, while Brian Camacho recorded six tackles, which included one tackles for a loss.

Jake Laux led MIT’s defense with nine total stops, three solo, one tackles for a loss and a forced fumble.

With the win, MIT improves to 3-2 overall and 1-2 in conference play, while Nichols falls to 1-5 and 0-4.

Mass. College Football: Week Six Honor Roll

By NoontimeSports.com 

With the sixth week of the college football season in the books, it’s time to unveil this week’s Noontime Sports Honor Roll.

Paul Stanton Jr. (Harvard) – The sophomore halfback rushed for 103 yards on 21 carries for two touchdowns and led the receiving core with five catches for 55 yards. His second touchdown was the difference in a wild triple-overtime contest against Holy Cross.

Zach Hodges (Harvard) – The junior defensive end turned in a monster performance against the Crusaders as he recorded five total tackles (four solo), one sack, two tackles for a loss, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and one pass break-up.

Andre Williams (Boston College) – The senior running back tied the school record with five rushing touchdowns and came within one yard of the single-game mark against Army on Saturday. His 263 yards on the ground were a career-best.

Peter Pujals (Holy Cross) – The first-year gunslinger tossed four touchdowns in his team’s setback to Harvard.

Nick McCarthy (Bentley) – The junior defensive back had a career-best 10 tackles, which included one for a loss, as well as an interception and two pass break-ups in his team’s win against St. A’s. His interception came with 1:26 remaining, which sealed the win.

Michael Baron (Bentley) – The first-year kicker tied a Bentley and Northeast-10 Conference record by kicking four field goals, in five attempts. He also made a pair of extra points for a total of 14 points.

Danny Guadagnoli (Bentley) – The senior quarterback accounted for 309 yards of total offense, which included his game-winning 13-yard run for a touchdown to lift the Falcons past St. A’s. He completed 24-of-40 passes for 229 yards and one touchdown, as well as rushed for a career-best 80 yards on 13 carries. His 24 completions matched his career-high and he surpassed 4,000 yards in total offense.

Jimmy Holland (Merrimack) – The senior linebacker recorded a team-best 14 stops and recovered a fumble in Merrimack’s win against LIU Post.

Matt Heriveaux (Assumption) – In his first start, the junior tailback rushed for a career-high 125 yards and one score. He also hauled in seven catches for 62 yards in the Hounds’ 21-18 loss to New Haven.

Mike Bates (Assumption) – The senior linebacker recorded 12 total tackles (eight solo), along with two sacks and a forced fumble.

Anthony Masucci (Stonehill) – The sophomore defensive back recorded a game-high matching 10 total tackles (three solo) and a forced fumble against American International.

Nate Robitaille (Stonehill) – The junior wide receiver posted his fourth straight 100-yard game with seven receptions. He concluded his team’s contest against American International with a game-high 110 yards.

DeAndre Lawrence (Mount Ida) – The sophomore linebacker recorded 13 total tackles (eight solo), one tackle for a loss, one pass break-up and two fumble recoveries in the Mustangs’ 7-6 setback to Gallaudet.

Robert Small (Anna Maria) – The senior halfback recorded 173 yards on 21 carries and rushed for two scores, as well as caught seven catches for 52 yards against Maritime (N.Y.).

Chevere Archer (Framingham State) – The senior defensive end recorded 10 solo tackles, including five tackles for a loss, and one sack with a fumble recovery in the Rams’ 21-14 win against UMass Dartmouth.

Melikke Van Alstyne (Framingham State) – The senior halfback rushed for 174 yards on 28 carries and three scores. He also caught one pass for 13 yards.

Tim Rich (Westfield State) – The senior quarterback completed 11-of-13 passes for 245 yards and tossed one touchdown. He also rushed for 11 yards on five carries.

Kevin Cook (Western New England) – The junior halfback rushed for 153 yards on 35 carries and a school record-tying four touchdowns against Coast Guard.

Drew Frenette (Endicott) – The junior quarterback tossed five touchdowns and recorded 324 passing yards in his team’s win against Maine Maritime.

Marcell Cooper (Endicott) – The senior defensive lineman recorded 13 stops (seven solo), as well as forced two fumbles. He recorded one tackle for a loss and one pass break-up.

Jake Laux (MIT) – The senior linebacker became MIT’s all-time tackle leader with 335 after posting 11 total tackles (six solo) against Curry College.

Landrus Lewis (Amherst) – The senior defensive back concluded his team’s third contest with two interceptions and a fumble recovery, which led to 20 of the 37 points scored by the Lord Jeffs against Middlebury.

Mass. College Football: Week Five Honor Roll

By NoontimeSports.com 

With the fifth week of the college football season in the books, it’s time to unveil this week’s Noontime Sports Honor Roll.

Paul Stanton (Harvard) – Against Brown, the sophomore tailback rushed for two scores on 16 carries for 91 yards. His 91-yards on the ground were the most he’s recorded this season.

Norman Hayes (Harvard) – The junior registered four tackles (two solo), one-and-a-half tackles for a loss, one forced fumble, one interception and one pass breakup against Brown.

Peter Pujals (Holy Cross) – Against Dartmouth, the first-year quarterback scored four touchdowns (two through the air, two on the ground), which helped the Crusaders earn their second win of the season. He completed 25-of-37 passes for 290 yards and rushed for 142 yards on 17 carries.

Roman SanDoval (Holy Cross) – The senior linebacker led all defenders with 12 total tackles (eight solo) and one tackle for a loss.

Joe Clancy (Merrimack) – The senior gunslinger tied his previous career high of seven touchdown passes last week in the Warriors win against Pace. Clancy completed 26-of-41 passes for 434 yards.

Brian Harrington (Stonehill) – For the fourth straight week, the junior linebacker recorded double-figures in total tackles. He finished with six solo stops against Bentley.

Tad Beuchert (Assumption) – His 44-yard field goal with just over three minute remaining in regulation secured an impressive road victory for the Hounds on Friday against AIC. The Danvers kicker also kicked a 28-yard field goal and was 2-of-3 on extra points.

Artis Holt (Merrimack) – The senior from Baltimore recorded 10 tackles (seven solo) and three pass breakups in his team’s win against Pace.

Jamal Johnson (Stonehill) – The Brockton native rushed for 151 yards on 31 carries and a career-high matching two scores against the Falcons.

Jordan Koehler (Anna Maria) – The senior linebacker recorded a game-high 18 total tackles (10 solo), as well as two tackles for a loss and one fumble recovery against Catholic.

Ehab Hamdan (WPI) – Against RPI, the senior wide out posted a season-best 117 receiving yards with one touchdown in the opening session, which propelled the Engineers to their first conference victory.

Eric Lacroix (WPI) – The sophomore defensive back recorded eight tackles (five solo), one tackle for a loss and a 33-yard interception in the second quarter.

Jonathan Marrero (Springfield) – Against Union, the sophomore signal caller accounted for four scores – three on the ground, one through the air. Marrero rushed for 167 yards in 22 carries and completed 4-of-14 passes for 43 yards.

Kevin Bumpus (Worcester State) – The junior gunslinger went 22-for-33 with 333 yards and five touchdowns. He also rushed for a score in his team’s bounce back effort against Massachusetts Maritime.

Brian Gencarelli (Worcester State) – Against the Buccaneers, the sophomore defensive back recorded 11 total tackles (eight solo), as well as a pair of interceptions and pass deflections.

Matthew Green (Bridgewater State) – The junior wide out finished with nine grabs for 136 yards and two touchdowns against Fitchburg State.

Drew Frenette (Endicott) – The junior quarterback tossed four touchdowns and rushed for 21 yards on five carries to lead the Gulls to their second victory of the season against Curry.

Jake Cox (Endicott) – Against Curry, the junior defensive back finished with 10 total stops (eight solo), one interception and one pass breakup.

Jake Laux (MIT) – Despite falling to Salve Regina, the senior linebacker recorded 15 total tackles (10 solo), one fumble recovery and one pass breakup.

Max Dietz (Amherst) – The senior defensive back recorded four tackles, four pass breakups and an interception against Bowdoin, a game Amherst claimed, 27-11.

Adam Datema (Williams) – The junior defensive end recorded a team-high 10 tackles and one sack against Trinity.

Jackson Bockhorst (Tufts) – The first-year kicker kicked three field goals, including a 27-yarder in the fourth quarter, which provided the Jumbos with a two-point lead.

Mass. College Football: Week Three Honor Roll

By NoontimeSports.com 

With the third week of the college football season in the books, it’s time to unveil this week’s Noontime Sports Honor Roll.

Kyle Young (Holy Cross) – The first-year linebacker, who made his first career start with the Crusaders, led the Purple and White with 10 total tackles. So far this season he’s recorded 12 total tackles (seven solo).

Logan Meyer (Stonehill College) – This week’s Northeast-10 Offensive Player of the Week completed 18-of-33 passes for 332 yards with five touchdowns. Meyer now ranks atop the program’s career passing yardage list with 5,138 yards.

Terrell Williams (American International) – Against Merrimack, the senior half back rushed for 194 yards and three scores on 26 carries.

Bobby Jordan (Assumption College) – The senior gunslinger tossed two touchdowns, including the game winning 42-yard strike in the second half, which lifted the Hounds past Bentley.

Joe Clancy (Merrimack College) – Against AIC, Clancy completed 41-of-71 passes for 437 yards with six touchdowns.

Sterry Codrington (Stonehill College) – The junior linebacker recorded a career-best 10 tackles (eight solo), three and a half tackles for a loss, three pass breakups, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery against St. A’s.

Nate Robitaille (Stonehill College) – The Attleboro native hauled in a career-high 10 receptions for a career-best 157 yards. He also scored a touchdown in the Skyhawks’ first win of the season.

Danny Guadagnoli (Bentley University) – The Framingham native tossed two touchdowns and rushed 46 yards. He amassed 305 yards of total offense.

Robert Small (Anna Maria) – This week’s Eastern Collegiate Football Conference Offensive Player of the Week scored five touchdowns (four on the ground). He rushed for 240 yards on 23 carries and caught one touchdown pass.

Danny Macalena (Springfield College) – The junior linebacker tallied 10 tackles, including four tackles for a loss resulting in 15 yards, to go along with a forced fumble. His tackles for loss were critical, as two came on key third downs and another came on a fourth-down attempt.

Casey Hippert (Worcester State) – The junior tight end hauled in eight catches for a game-high 183 receiving yards.

Kevin Lynch (WPI) – The first-year defensive back finished his team’s second contest with 10 tackles (eight solo), two pass breakups, one tackle for a loss and one blocked punt.

Adam Straughn (Worcester State) – Against WPI, the senior from Rockland recorded a game-best 12 tackles (10 solo), a fumble recovery and a blocked extra point attempt. Straughn was named this week’s Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week.

Peter Williams (MIT) – This week’s New England Football Conference Offensive Player of the Week amassed for 323 yards of total offense and three touchdowns. Williams, who finished the game with 261 passing yards, extended his career-passing yardage over the 2,000-yard mark.

Drew Frenette (Endicott College) – The junior gunslinger connected with eight different receivers and tossed two touchdowns in his team’s first win of the season.

Jake Laux (MIT) – This week’s NEFC Defensive Player of the Week recorded 12 tackles (10 solo). His first tackle of the contest happened to be his 300th career stop.

Dylan Rushe (Endicott College) – This week’s NEFC Special Teams Player of the Week kicked five field goals and four extra points. He was point shy of the NCAA Division III record for points by a kicker.

Mass. College Football: Week Three Teams Of The Week

By NoontimeSports.com 

With the third week of the college football season in the books, it’s time to unveil this week’s Division 1, 2 and 3 Teams of the Week.

Division 1: Holy Cross – After dropping back-to-back games to start the season, the Crusaders picked up an impressive road victory on Saturday against Central Connecticut. Halfback Reggie Woods rushed for a career-high 153 yards on 24 carries, while quarterback Ryan Laughlin tossed three touchdowns.

Defensively, Kyle Young led the Crusaders with 10 tackles (five solo), while Tyler Zeoli finished with seven tackles (four solo), two tackles for a loss and one sack.

The Crusaders will be in Worcester this weekend as they host Monmouth Saturday, September 21 at 6 p.m.

Division 2: Assumption College – The Hounds snapped a seven-game skid against Bentley University on Friday evening with a 20-14 win in Waltham.

“I thought they did a great job staying poised, believing in one another and being able to come out here and make the game end the way they felt like it should have ended,” first-year head coach Bob Chesney said in the athletic department’s postgame video. “They really did believe in one another.”

Assumption’s defense finished with four pass breakups, two forced fumbles, two interceptions and two sacks.

Quarterback Bobby Jordan tossed two touchdowns and Matt Pedone rushed for 71 yards on 15 carries.

The Hounds, who’re 1-1 overall and 1-0 in Northeast-10 Conference play, will host Stonehill on Friday, September 20 at 7 p.m.

Division 3: MIT – The Engineers improved to 4-0 all-time against Becker College on Saturday with a 34-0 win.

Quarterback Peter Williams, who was named this week’s NEFC Offensive Player of the Week, tossed two touchdowns and rushed for one, while Justin Wallace rushed for 109 yards on 22 carries and a touchdown.

On defense, Jake Laux, who was named this week’s NEFC Defensive Player of the Week, recorded a game-high 12 tackles (10 solo) and one forced fumble.

MIT will have a week off before they travel to Salve Regina on Saturday, September 28.

The Engineers are currently 2-0 and off to their best start under head coach Chad Martinovich.