Mass. College Football: Week Nine Honor Roll

By NoontimeSports.com 

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

Conner Hempel (Harvard) – The junior signal caller tossed four touchdowns and completed 25-of-47 passes for 307 yards in the Crimson’s triple-overtime setback to Princeton.

Paul Stanton Jr. (Harvard) – Against the Tigers, the sophomore halfback amassed 115 yards on 15 touches. He rushed for two scores on 12 carries for 91 yards and hauled in three passes for 24 yards.

Ricky Zorn (Harvard) – The senior wide receiver recorded season-bests in receptions (eight) and receiving yards (168) against Princeton. He also caught one touchdown, too.

Andrew Flesher (Harvard) – The junior placekicker finished Saturday’s contest with 12 points. He made all six PAT’s and connected on two-of-three field goals.

Eric Medes (Harvard) – The sophomore linebacker tied teammate Norman Hayes with 16 total stops, three of them were solo tackles. He also finished with one-and-a-half tackles for a loss of three yards.

Andre Williams (Boston College) – The senior running back rushed for 172 yards on 26 carries and one score in the Eagles’ loss to North Carolina.

Rob Blanchflower (Massachusetts) – The senior tight end hauled in seven catches for a season-best 131 receiving yards and one touchdown in the Minutemen’s Homecoming loss to Western Michigan.

Danny Guadagnoli (Bentley) – Guadagnoli amassed a career-best 433 yards of total offense and accounted for three touchdowns in the Falcons’ 40-34 loss to Merrimack. The senior quarterback completed 23-of-39 passes for 371 yards and two touchdowns, as well as ran for 62 yards and one score.

Jeff Hill (Bentley) – The junior wide receiver caught eight passes for 166 yards and two scores.

Nate Robitaille (Stonehill) – The junior wide receiver caught 10 passes for 124 yards and three touchdowns in Stonehill’s come-from-behind victory against LIU Post. Robitaille finished the game with a program record 916 yards through eight contests.

Colin Markus (Stonehill) – Against LIU Post, the sophomore tailback rushed for 203 yards on 29 carries and one score. His carries and rushing yards were career-bests.

Brian Harrington (Stonehill) – The junior linebacker recorded double-figures in tackles for the eight straight time this season with 13 total stops.

Nate Morris  (Stonehill) – The junior defensive back recorded two interceptions and career-high nine total tackles. Morris currently leads the Northeast-10 Conference with five interceptions.

Scott Simonson (Assumption) – The senior tight end hauled in four catches for a career-high 99 yards and two scores in the Hounds’ win against Pace.

Matt Tripicchio (Merrimack) – The senior defensive lineman recorded a team-high nine tackles, one sack, two tackles for a loss, one forced fumble and blocked an extra-point attempt.

Chris McNally (Mount Ida) – The junior running back rushed for 142 yards and two scores on 30 carries in the Mustangs’ win over Becker.

Jordan Hyman (Mount Ida) – The senior wide receiver caught six passes for 128 yards and one touchdown.

Kalyn Smithson (Mount Ida) – Against the Hawks, the junior linebacker recorded six stops, four solo tackles, one sack and one tackle for a loss.

Melvin Booker (Becker) – The senior linebacker registered a game-best 13 total tackles, which included seven solo stops.

Timothy O’Brien (Springfield College) – In his first career-start under center, the sophomore amassed 170 yards of total offense in the Pride’s come-from-behind win against St. Lawrence.

Patrick McGrath (Framingham State) – The senior linebacker finished his team’s contest against Plymouth State with a game-best 15 total tackles, 13 solo stops.

Aaron Owens (Framingham State) – The first-year halfback rushed for 68 yards on seven carries and scored his first collegiate touchdown on a 25-yard run.

Michael Sylvia (Mass. Maritime) – The senior defensive back recorded a pair of interceptions, along with seven solo tackles and three pass break-ups in the Buccaneers’ 34-21 win over UMass Dartmouth.

Mike McCarthy (Bridgewater State) – The senior quarterback accounted for four touchdowns against the Owls – three through the air, one on the ground. He finished with 239 yards of total offense.

Dana Valentine (Worcester State) – The junior halfback rushed for 106 yards on 22 carries for three scores in the Lancers’ loss to Western Connecticut.

Quillian Respass (Nichols) – The sophomore gunslinger tallied 536 yards of total offense and accounted for eight touchdowns in the Bison’s loss to Maine Maritime. Respass tossed four scores and passed for 331 yards. He also rushed for 205 yards and a school record tying four touchdowns.

Peter Williams (MIT) – The junior signal caller recorded 323 yards of total offense in his team’s win against Western New England.

Nathan Fleming (WNE) – The sophomore linebacker tied his career-high of 17 total tackles against the Engineers, which included five solo stops.

Dylan Rushe (Endicott) – The senior placekicker scored 15 points on four field goals and three PAT’s in the Gulls’ win against Coast Guard.

Chris Tamasi (Amherst) – The junior linebacker recorded a team-high 10 tackles, seven solo stops, along with three-and-a-half tackles for a loss and two sacks in the Lord Jeffs’ 17-7 victory over Tufts.

Tommy Meade (Tufts) – The junior linebacker recorded 19 total tackles, three shy of the team record of 22. Meade also forced a fumble in his team’s loss to Amherst.

Mass. College Football: Week Eight Honor Roll

By NoontimeSports.com 

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

Michael Pruneau (Harvard) – In his second straight start, the sophomore signal caller tossed three touchdowns and finished 17-of-29 for 263 yards.

Paul Stanton Jr. (Harvard) – The sophomore tailback rushed for 113 yards on 21 carries and two scores, as well as caught one pass for six yards in Harvard’s 35-16 win against Lafayette.

Peter Pujals (Holy Cross) – The first-year signal caller amassed 287 yards of total offense against Colgate. He finished 25-of-40 for 232 yards and one touchdown, and rushed for 55 yards on 14 carries.

Kevin Arduino (AIC) – Against Bentley, the junior quarterback rushed for four touchdowns and tossed another in the Yellow Jackets’ 42-14 victory. Ardunio finished with 222 yards through the air and 129 yards on the ground.

Sterry Codrington (Stonehill) – The junior defensive back matched his career-high with 10 tackles, seven solo stops, blocked two kicks and had a sack for a loss of 12 yards. He also recorded a pass break-up in the Skyhawks’ dramatic 29-26 victory against New Haven.

Jon Wozney (Assumption) – The senior linebacker registered 10 total tackles in his team’s win against Southern Connecticut.

Jeff Hill (Bentley) – The junior wide receiver hauled in a career-best nine receptions for 124 yards and one touchdown against AIC.

Joe Clancy (Merrimack) – The senior gunslinger completed 38-of-56 passes for 441 yards and six touchdowns, which helped the Warriors top St. A’s.

Brian Harrington (Stonehill) – The junior linebacker recorded a career-high 17 total tackles and eight solo stops against New Haven.

Colin Markus (Stonehill) – It was a career day for the sophomore halfback, who finished Saturday’s game with a career-high 255 all-purpose yards. He rushed for a career-best 172 yards on a career-high 23 carries and one score. Markus also caught the two-point conversion at the end of the game, which pushed Stonehill ahead by three points.

Logan Meyer (Stonehill) – The senior quarterback tossed two of his three touchdowns during the final 15 minutes, which helped Stonehill defeat New Haven. Meyer completed 22-of-41 passes for 288 yards.

Robert Small (Anna Maria) – The senior halfback rushed for a game-best 136 yards on 15 carries and three touchdowns against Mount Ida.

William Ricard (Anna Maria) – The sophomore wide receiver recorded a season-best 199 yards receiving and two touchdowns against Mount Ida.

EJ Isom (Mount Ida) – The first-year running back rushed for 108 yards on nine carries and two scores in the Mustangs’ 56-34 win against Anna Maria.

Jordan Hyman (Mount Ida) – The senior wide-out caught eight passes for 154 yards and two touchdowns.

Kalyn Smithson (Mount Ida) – The junior linebacker registered eight total stops, five solo tackles, three tackles for a loss of 11 yards, one sack for a loss of five yards, one block and one pass break-up.

Robert Baker (Becker) – The senior quarterback tossed two touchdowns and completed 17-of-33 passes for 210 yards against Husson.

Melvin Booker (Becker) – The senior linebacker registered a game-best 14 total tackles, seven solo tackles, and half a tackle for a loss.

E.J. Bennett (Mass. Maritime) – The junior wide receiver shattered the single game receiving record with 274 receiving yards. Bennett hauled in 15 passes and scored three touchdowns against Westfield State.

Richard Ford (Mass. Maritime) – The junior linebacker finish his team’s contest against the Owls with seven total tackles, four solo stops and two sacks for a loss of 12 yards.

Mike McCarthy (Bridgewater State) – The senior quarterback recorded 386 yards of total offense and registered seven touchdowns in the Bears’ 56-28 victory against Plymouth State. McCarthy completed 18-of-29 passes for a career-high 276 yards and tied the school record with five touchdown passes.

Davon Fuller (UMass Dartmouth) – The first-year defensive back recorded four interceptions, one shy of the NCAA Division III record, which helped the Corsairs top Worcester State. Fuller also had four tackles and three solo stops.

Tucker Cheyne (MIT) – The first-year kicker broke his own school record for points in a game by a kicker with 12 points against Nichols College.

John Krafick (WNE) – The senior co-captain recorded a season-high 304 passing yards, as well as tossed three touchdowns in the Golden Bears’ double-overtime win against Union College.

Justin Wallace (MIT) – The junior running back rushed for 167 yards and a career-best tying three touchdowns.

Alex Snyder (Tufts) – The first-year quarterback led the Jumbos to its most points since November 2010, according to Sunday’s New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Football Weekly Release. Snyder completed 22-of-46 passes for 302 yards and four touchdowns. The four touchdowns were the most by a Tufts quarterback since November 2010.

Mass. College Football: Week Eight Teams Of The Week

By NoontimeSports.com 

With the eighth 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 – Harvard University: The Crimson’s current winning streak extended to five games on Saturday as Harvard defeated Lafayette to improve to 5-0 for the second straight season.

Cameron Brate and Paul Stanton Jr. each scored touchdowns to start the game, which provided the hosts with the lead for good.

Quarterback Michael Pruneau, who started for the second straight week, finished the contest with three touchdowns and 263 yards through the air.

Defensively, Joshua Boyd finished with seven total stops, two solo tackles and one sack, while D.J. Monroe matched his teammate with seven total stops, along with one interception and one pass break-up.

Harvard returns to Ancient Eight play this weekend when they host the Tigers of Princeton for a 1 p.m. kickoff.

Division 2 – Stonehill College: For the second week in a row, the Skyhawks earned this particular honor following another dramatic comeback, this time against New Haven.

Stonehill overcame a 12-point deficit entering the fourth quarter with two touchdown passes from Logan Meyer, who finished the game with three touchdowns and 288 passing yards. Meyer’s second touchdown, which was hauled in by Gordon McLeod, brought the visitors within five, while his third and final strike to the end zone, a seven-yard toss to Corey White, sealed the victory.

Brian Harrington led the Skyhawks defense with 17 total tackles, eight solo stops and a forced fumble, while Sterry Codrington finished with 10 total stops, seven solo tackles, one sack for a loss of 12 yards and a pass break-up.

Stonehill is now 5-2 overall and 5-1 in the Northeast-10 Conference (NE-10). They’re currently in a three-way tie for first place with American International College and New Haven.

The Skyhawks will be at home this weekend against LIU Post. 

Division 3 – Mount Ida College: After a 1-3 start, the Mustangs have turned the corner with back-to-back wins.

This past weekend, they improved to 2-1 in the Eastern Collegiate Football Conference (ECFC) with a 56-34 victory against Anna Maria. Mount Ida is now tied for second in the conference with Norwich, a team they’ll face in Newton in two weeks.

Against the AMCATs, EJ Isom rushed for two scores on nine carries for 108 yards, while Jordan Hyman hauled in both touchdown passes from Jawad Yatim. Hyman finished the contest with eight catches for 154 yards.

Defensively, Jovan Wilkins led the Green and White with 10 total stops, along with one interceptions, while Kalyn Smithson registered eight total stops, five solo tackles, three tackles for a loss of 11 yards, one sack for a loss of five yards and one pass break-up.

Mount Ida will attempt to pickup their third conference win of the season on Saturday when they travel to Becker College to face the Hawks at 1 p.m.  

Mass. College Football: Afternoon News & Notes

By Matt Noonan 

There were some interesting outcomes this afternoon and below are a few news and notes from the day.

* Harvard’s perfect record remained intact as the Crimson defeated Lafayette, 35-16, at Harvard Stadium. Paul Stanton Jr. rushed for two scores and 113 yards on 21 carries, while Ricky Zorn hauled in four catches for a game-high 103 receiving yards.

* After earning an exciting first win a week ago, UMass struggled to continue its momentum as Buffalo defeated the Minutemen, 32-3.

* Stonehill rallied for one of its biggest wins in program history as the Skyhawks defeated New Haven, 29-26. Quarterback Logan Meyer capped a 12-point rally with a touchdown pass to Corey White with 27 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter to secure the win. Stonehill is now tied for first place in the Northeast-10 Conference (NE-10) with American International College and New Haven.

* As we highlighted in our last post, AIC’s Kevin Arduino accounted for five touchdowns this afternoon — four on the ground, one through the air, which helped the Yellow Jackets defeat Bentley.The junior signal caller ran for 129 yards on 13 carries and threw for 222 yards.

As noted in the press release, this was AIC’s first win on Bentley’s home turf since 1999.

* Merrimack’s Joe Clancy tossed six touchdowns and completed 38-of-56 passes for 441 yards in the Warriors’ 51-9 victory against St. A’s. Through seven games, Clancy has recorded 34 touchdowns and completed 268-of-410 passes for 2,950 yards.

* Mount Ida is on a two-game winning streak and is currently tied for second in the Eastern Collegiate Football Conference (ECFC). Jordan Hyman led the Mustangs’ receiving core with eight grabs for 154 yards and two touchdowns. Jovan Wilkins matched a game-high 10 total stops.

Despite the loss, Anna Maria’s Robert Small rushed for 136 yards and three scores.

Mass. College Football: Saturday Afternoon Roundup

By Matt Noonan 

Here are the scores and notes from this afternoon’s contests.

USC 35, Boston College 7 – Tyler Rouse rushed for the Eagles only score in the fourth quarter as the Maroon and Gold fell to the Trojans in Los Angles.

Anna Maria 55, Maine Maritime 49 – Robert Small rushed for four touchdowns and a game-high 240 yards, while Tony Valente recorded 13 tackles (10 solo) in the AMCATs first win of the season.

MIT 34, Becker College 0 – Peter Williams tossed two touchdowns, Justin Wallace rushed for 109 yards and one touchdown, Jake Laux recorded 12 tackles (10 solo) and one forced fumble as the Engineers defeated the Hawks in Leicester.

Plymouth State 37, Mount Ida 26 – The Panthers scored twice during the final seven minutes, which helped them defeat the Mustangs for the first time since 2011. Mount Ida’s Jawad Yatim tossed three touchdowns and completed 21-of-33 passes for 255 yards, while Jordan Hyman hauled in two touchdowns along with eight catches for 159 yards.

Bridgewater State 41, William Patterson 24 – Mike McCarthy tossed one touchdown and rushed for two more as the Bears earned their first win of the season. BSU’s Matthew Green caught seven passes for 164 yards and one touchdown.

Fitchburg State 20, Curry College 19 – Garrett Dellechiaie toss three touchdowns, including the game-winner as time expired to Phillip Saint-Juste (two touchdown receptions, seven catches for 151 yards) as the Falcons soared past the Colonels in Milton. Kevin Fruwirth tossed three touchdowns in his team’s second loss.

Rowan 29, Framingham State 19 – The Profs scored two touchdowns during the final seven minutes to earn a come-from-behind victory against the visiting Rams. Matthew Silva tossed two touchdowns and completed 15-of-20 passes for 149 yards.