WATERVILLE — The Colby football team scored 19 points in the final eight minutes of the fourth quarter to beat Hamilton 32-29 for the Mules’ first win of the season on Saturday.

The Continentals led 29-13 in the fourth quarter, but Colby quarterback Justin Ciero connected with Jason Buco on a 9-yard touchdown pass to cut the lead to 29-19. Ciero conneted on a 54-yard scoring toss to Spencer Gopaul to bring the score to 29-26. Ciero then hit Michael Lahiff on a 6-yard touchdown pass to take the lead.

Ciero, a freshman, finished the day 18 of 32 for 255 yards passing, with three touchdowns and two interceptions. He also added 59 yards of rushing.

Hamilton was lead by quarterback Jordan Eck, who passed for 225 yards and two touchdowns.

Trinity 27, Bowdoin 10: The Bantams took advance of five turnovers by the Polar Bears and picked up a NESCAC win in Brunswick.

Evan Bunker rushed for 136 yards and two touchdowns for Trinity, which remains unbeaten at 5-0. Zach Donnarumma rushed for 143-yards and a touchdown for Bowdoin (1-4).

Bowdoin led 10-7 midway through the second quarter thanks to a 21-yard run by Donnarumma and a 27-yard field goal by Jimmy Garvey. Trinity took the lead for good when Ryan Burgess threw a 68-yard TD pass to AJ Jones late in the second quarter.

Middlebury 38, Bates 23: Wide receiver Zach Driscoll caught 15 passes for 203 yards and a pair of touchdowns to become the school’s all-time receptions leader as the Panthers beat the Bobcats to earn a NESCAC win in Middlebury, Vt.

Middlebury led 21-17 at the half, then stretched their lead to 28-17 on touchdowns by Billy Chapman and Driscoll in the third quarter.

Bates answered with a 30-yard TD pass from Trevor Smith to Shawn Doherty in the fourth quarter, but couldn’t finish the comeback.

Patrick George rushed for 83 yards and Smith completed 16 of 32 passes for 151 yards, including a touchdown and an interception, for Bates (2-3). Remi Ashkar rushed 28 points for 106 yards for Middlebury (5-0).

Mass. Maritime 42, Maine Maritime 23: The Buccaneers picked up a win and the Admiral’s Cup from Maine Maritime after their win in Castine

Maine Maritime (0-7) scored on the opening posession of the contest, thanks to a 1-yard touchdown run by running back Bill Weatherbee. But the Buccaneeers (4-3) scored on the next drive to tie the game on a 37-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Mike Stanton to wide receiver Jonathan Wright.

The game stayed back-and-forth thanks to touchdown runs by Weatherbee and Bradley Reed, but a fumble in the third quarter ultimately hurt the Mariners’ comeback chances.

Weatherbee led all rushers with 139 yards on 28 carries. The Buccaneers were led by Stanton, who threw for 183 yards.

 

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