What’s on Tap?
A Week Two Update Across the NE10
Sam Tapper — Sports Writer
We’re now two-weeks deep into football season and there is one thing that we can definitely say for sure: there will be no undefeated seasons for anyone in the NE10.
So far after two games all around, everyone in the NE10 has at least one loss. With that being said, let’s take a look at what happened across the conference in week two.
We’ll start up in Springfield, Mass. with the Yellow Jackets of American International College beating the Bentley Falcons. AIC won 28-23, in a game that would go back and forth the whole way.
AIC’s sophomore quarterback Jayson Demild would finish with 200 passing yards on 16 completions and three total touchdowns. His top target, Samad Davila finished with 172 combined yards and one rushing touchdown.
Assumption College also picked up a win against Saint Anselm, in a 54-23 thrashing. The Greyhounds’ offense scored seven total touchdowns with four coming from senior running back Khaleed Exum-Strong, a native of Norwich, Conn.
Franklin Pierce narrowly beat out Curry College, 29-27, in a game that saw a late comeback fall just short. The Ravens of FPU were up 22-14 going into the fourth but were outscored 13-7 in the final quarter.
Curry scored a touchdown late to make it a two-point game, but their final two-point conversion attempt fell incomplete, with the Ravens taking over and eventually picking up the win.
The cross-town rival New Haven Chargers went to Stonehill College and picked up their first win of the season, beating the Skyhawks 31-9. Though the game was tied 7-7 after the first quarter, the Chargers jumped all over Stonehill after that scoring 24-straight points. The only other scoring for the Skyhawks would come on a late safety.
And speaking of New Haven, lastly, we’ll finish up with the Owls, who suffered a loss at Pace University. The Owls were down 24-0 at the half, and down 31-7 going into the fourth. Jaylynn Cundiff scored a touchdown late in the fourth on a pass from Matt Sanzaro, but it was not enough as they ultimately fell 31-14.
Sanzaro, the Owls’ senior quarterback, would finish with 170 passing yards and 56 rushing yards, leading the team in both categories, as well as two total touchdowns. However, he would also throw two interceptions, giving him five already on the young season.
The Owls, along with Bentley and Saint Anselm are 0-2 going into week three and will look to get on the board next week. The Owls next game will be at home at Jess Dow Field, as they will take on Assumption Friday, Sept. 20 at 7 p.m.