Today: Jul 16, 2024

Football secures first conference win against St. Anselm

Jaylen Carr – Editor-in-Chief

The Owls snap their four-game losing streak with the help of wide Receiver, Tylon Papallo a senior catching a late touchdown pass from quarterback Keith Ridley, a graduate student to win the game in the final 90 seconds.  

“It feels great,” Papallo said. “My mindset was to catch anything that was thrown to me.” 

Papallo major contributions to the offense as he had six catches for 82 yards.  

 Running back E’lijah Gray, a junior rushed for 142 yards to help propel the team to a 6-3 win.  

Gray, the starting running back would get 22 carries in the game and burst for a 32-yard gain in the second half. Ridley threw for an efficient 161 yards while completing over 50% of his passes. 

After missing the previous matchup versus Bentley University, linebacker Joe DiGello a junior would lead the Owls with 10 tackles. Linebacker, Hasan Dominick Jr. had another huge game as he had nine tackles.  

“This is huge for us,” DiGello said. “We knew we had a tough half of the schedule, after this one I think we can start ringing them off.” 

Head Coach Tom Godek said he was thrilled to get the first win of the season and the team always tried to get better each week.  

“I am so incredibly happy for our players, staff, support staff,” Godek said. “It’s been a dog fight for four weeks.” 

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