Springfield College Football: A Win, a Loss, and a Bye Week

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Photo Courtesy Drew Broffman

The Springfield College football team has had quite an eventful season.   Thus far their record stands at 5-3.

On Oct. 18 the Springfield College football team mauled over opponent, Merchant Marine, 48-21. Throughout this competition, the Pride posted 571 yards of total offense.

Junior quarterback Jonathan Marrero was one of the Pride’s shining stars throughout the game. He registered an incredible 405 yards of total offense even though he only had the ball for a total of 6:16.  Marrero also passed for 131 yards on five completions.

“As an offensive lineman, every week we come out looking to dominate the line of scrimmage by coming out low, fast, and hard. This week especially we emphasized getting up to the second level and blocking the linebackers,” said offensive lineman Joe Cianciolo. “That is so that we can get the ball to the outside where we had a distinct advantage, especially with a player like John Marrero.”

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This past Saturday on Oct. 25 the Springfield College football team fell to St. Lawrence 21-7.

The Pride entered the game with a league-best average of 467 yards of total offense and 381 rushing yards per game. Max Nacewicz took the spotlight during this game as he led all players with 13 tackles, including 19 solo stops.  Following close behind, teammate Kenny Calaj posted eighth tackles and his team-leading fourth interception of the season.

The Pride’s much-deserved bye week will give the team time to prepare for their regular-season home finale against RPI on Nov. 8 at noon.

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