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Mass. College Football: Week 11 Honor Roll

By NoontimeSports.com 

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

Andre Williams (Boston College) – The senior tailback, who is the current leading rusher in the ACC and No. 2 in the nation among FBS (Football Subdivision) players, rushed for a single-game school record of 295 yards and two touchdowns in the Eagles’ 48-34 win over New Mexico State

Chase Rettig (Boston College) – The senior quarterback passed for 230 yards and tossed three scores.

Peter Pujals (Holy Cross) – The first-year signal caller amassed 292 yards of total offense in his team’s setback to Lehigh, along with one touchdown pass.

Matt Pedone (Assumption College) – The senior halfback rushed for a career-high 209 yards and one touchdown on 25 carries, which helped the Hounds defeat LIU Post, 37-27, and finish 5-0 on the road in league play.

Tad Beuchert (Assumption) – The senior placekicker was a perfect 3-for-3 in field goals and 4-for-4 in extra-point attempts.

Sterry Codrington (Stonehill) –The junior defensive back helped the Skyhawks hold Merrimack to just 14 points and 359 total yards by registering a career-best 12 tackles, including one for a loss of two yards, a forced fumble, interception and pass breakup.

Kevin Arduino (American International) – The junior quarterback rushed for three scores and passed for 94 yards in his team’s win over So. Connecticut.

Mike Bates (Assumption) – The senior linebacker recorded 11 total tackles, five solo stops, one interception, one pass breakup and two quarterback hurries.

Jere Brown (Merrimack) – The sophomore wide receiver hauled in nine receptions for 113 yards and one touchdown.

Colin Markus (Stonehill) – The sophomore halfback recorded a career-high 31 carries for 185 yards in his team’s win over the Warriors.

Brian Harrington (Stonehill) – The junior linebacker recorded a game-best 16 tackles, eight solo stops, one sack for a loss of nine yards and a pass breakup.

Nate Robitaille (Stonehill) – The junior wide receiver caught seven passes for 113 yards and two touchdowns.

Taylor Russell (Stonehill) – The junior defensive lineman matched his career-high with five tackles, including one-and-a-half tackles for a loss of 10 yards, one sack, a fumble recovery and an interception.

Robert Baker (Becker) – The senior quarterback amassed 243 yards in the Hawks’ 20-3 win over Castelton State. Baker tossed two touchdowns and rushed for 41 yards on 14 carries.

Melvin Booker (Becker) – The senior linebacker recorded a game-high 18 total stops, which included four-and-a-half sacks for a loss of 31 yards and five tackles for a loss of 31 yards.

Zach Grasis (WPI) – The junior tailback rushed for 155 yards and two scores in the Engineers’ 31-21 victory over Rochester.

Sean Murphy (WPI) – The sophomore defensive back recorded five solo tackles, two interceptions and a fumble recovery against Rochester.

Melikke Van Alstyne (Framingham State) – The senior running back rushed for a game-best 158 yards and three scores as the Rams defeated the Bears and claimed the inaugural MASCAC crown.

Mike McCarthy (Bridgewater State) – The senior quarterback completed 10-of-19 passes for 117 yards and rushed for 95 yards and three scores on 27 carries.

Patrick McGrath (Framingham State) – The senior linebacker finished with 13 total tackles, 10 solo stops and a fumble recovery.

Trevor McNeil (UMass Dartmouth) – The first-year linebacker recorded 10 total tackles, five solo stops, which included two tackles for a loss of 10 yards, one sack for a loss of six yards, a forced fumble and fumble recovery against the Falcons of Fitchburg State.

Steph’fon Teague (Fitchburg State) – The junior halfback rushed for 182 yards and one score on 27 carries. He also caught one pass for five yards and one touchdown in the Falcons’ 25-20 victory.

Mike Stanton (Mass. Maritime) – The senior quarterback completed 15-of-24 passes for 203 yards and tossed four touchdowns, as well as rushed for 57 yards and one score in his team’s 46-44 win over Plymouth State.

Sam Calley (Curry) – The senior defensive lineman finished his team’s contest against Nichols College with nine total tackles, which included six sacks for 21 yards, eight tackles for a loss of 24 yards and two forced fumbles.

Drew Frenette (Endicott) – The junior quarterback tossed three touchdowns and completed 17-of-32 passes for 323 yards in the Gulls’ win over Western New England.

Peter Williams (MIT) – The junior quarterback completed 15-of-18 passes for 264 yards and five touchdowns against Maine Maritime.

Chris Tamasi (Amherst) – The junior linebacker concluded his team’s season with six solo tackles, which included two tackles for a loss of eight yards and one sack for a loss of seven yards.

Mass. College Football: The View From Curry College

By Brian Willwerth 

In 2013, the Curry College football team will be looking to improve on last year’s record of 6-4, 5-2 in the Boyd Division of the New England Football Conference (NEFC). The Colonels ended last season by winning three straight, and four of their last five.

Curry’s four captains include senior quarterback Kevin Fruwirth, defensive tackle Sam Calley and fullback Jordan Shairs. All three are returning First Team All-Division. The fourth captain is offensive tackle Gil Parson, who was hurt for part of last year, but head coach Skip Bandini said Parson should be as good as anyone else in the league.

Fruwirth started all ten games for Curry last season, throwing 27 touchdowns. With Rob Bambini having graduated, expect Skubie Mageza to see even more passes thrown in his direction. Last year, he hauled in 54 passes with three touchdowns. Phil Bigelow returns in the backfield for his senior year, having rushed for over 700 yards as a junior.

Joining Calley on the defensive line are Tim O’Brien, Nic Calvano and Parrish Rogers-Reed. The Curry defense as a team picked off 13 passes in 2012.

Bandini, entering his eighth season at Curry, says he also has some outstanding freshman on the roster, which he hopes will make their mark this season.

Curry Football Expectations For 2012

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By Brian Willwerth 

We continue our series of team previews for the upcoming season, with a look at the Curry College Colonels of the New England Football Conference (NEFC).

Via e-mail, head coach Skip Bandini told me what he expects from his team in 2012.

* If you’re looking for strength of the Colonels, Bandini says look no further than the defensive line. There are three returning starters: Sam Calley, Timothy O’Brien and Parrish Rogers-Reed. The team captains are also on the defensive side of the ball: linebacker Jason Genece and Rashad Sims in the secondary. Bandini expects them to provide necessary experience to the defense.

* As for the offense, look for Kevin Fruwirth to start at quarterback. Bandini says he is progressing well. The coach also says the Colonels are strong at the receiver and running back position. He says Gil Parsons is an outstanding offensive tackle, too.

* Curry is coming off a 5-5 season in 2011 (3-4 in the Boyd Division). The Colonels have been picked to finish fifth in the division this year. Their season opener is Saturday, September 1st at home against WPI.