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Football finishes the season with three straight wins

Jaylen Carr – Editor-in-Chief

The Owls won their final game of the season 20-14 versus Assumption University, finishing the season on a three-game winning streak. This is the Owl’s first win against Assumption in 12 years.  

Wide receiver Tylon Papallo, a senior, scored two touchdowns, pushing his season total to 10.  He finished the game with seven catches for 106 yards. He became the sixth Owl in history to have a double-digit touchdown season.  

Running back E’Lijah Gray, a junior, led the team in rushing with 190 yards. Gray rushed for over 100 yards in his final four games. Quarterback Keith Ridley, a graduate student, threw two touchdowns to Papallo in the first quarter, getting the Owls to an early lead.  

Despite Ridley throwing an interception, the Owls’ defense shut out Assumption in the second half with the help of defensive captain and linebacker Hasan Dominick, a graduate student who led the team in tackles with eight.  

According to the athletic website, “The season comes to an end with the Owls leading the NE10 in total offense (3,967 yards), yards per game (360.6) and passing yards (2,440), while its 1,527 rushing yards were second in the conference. Individually, Ridley led the NE10 in passing yards (2,244), yards per game (224.4), completions (194) and touchdown passes (17). Gray also led the NE10 in rushing yards (956) and yards per game (95.6) and ranked in the top five with five rushing touchdowns.” 

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