WATERVILLE — Senior Luke Duncklee scored the winning touchdown in the fourth quarter and Colby knocked down two passes inside its own 5-yard line in the final seconds to secure a 14-7 victory over Bowdoin in New England Small College Athletic Conference football action Saturday afternoon.

Duncklee, a Cony High School graduate, put Colby ahead with a 25-yard touchdown reception from Gabe Harrington with 9:50 remaining in the game. Colby and Bowdoin each finish at 2-6.

The Mules missed a 34-yard field goal attempt with 1:10 to go, and Bowdoin quarterback Mac Caputi completed five passes to get the Polar Bears to the Colby 32 with seven seconds left. Randy Person and Jason Buco each knocked down passes to clinch the win for Colby.

Caputi is the son of Bowdoin coach Dave Caputi, who was coaching his final game after 15 seasons with the Polar Bears.

Jabari Hurdle-Price rushed for 189 yards on 30 carries, and scored on a 77-yard run in the first quarter to give Colby the lead at 6-0. The Mules, who came into the game averaging 103 yards per game on the ground, rushed for 216 on Saturday.

Bowdoin came back with an 8-yard touchdown run by Tyler Grant to go ahead, 7-6. Grant finished the game with 37 rushes for 156 yards.

Harrington, a sophomore, completed 19 of 36 passes for 228 yards. Duncklee had five of those catches for 79 yards. Hurdle-Price also had four catches for 48 yards, giving him 237 yards of total offense.

BATES 31, HAMILTON 10: Lawrence grad Shaun Carroll scored two touchdowns as the Bobcats finished the season with a three-game win streak by trimming the Continentals in Lewiston.

Carroll carried the ball 14 times for 59 yards as Bates had four players gain at least 50 yards on the ground. Frank Williams paced the Bobcats (4-4) with 70 yards on 10 attempts.

Bates intercepted four passes — two of which led to touchdowns — and sacked Hamilton quarterback Colin Pastorella four times. Pastorella completed 12 of 39 passes for 166 yards and a touchdown. The Continentals also managed just 26 yards rushing.

Mark Upton led the Bates defense with 11 tackles, a sack, two passes broken up, and a 34-yard fumble return for a score.

HUSSON 41, BECKER 12: The Eagles remained undefeated in the Eastern Collegiate Football Conference by trouncing winless Becker in Leicester, Mass.

Husson is now 7-1 overall and 6-1 in the ECFC. The Eagles can win their first-ever ECFC title by defeating Mt. Ida next Saturday.

John Smith did not play in the fourth quarter, but still carried the ball 22 times for 210 yards and two touchdowns for Husson. Smith now has 986 yards and 12 touchdowns on the year.

Husson led 28-0 at halftime, then made it 34-0 barely a minute into the third quarter when Cony grad Rick Orio returned an interception 39 yards for a touchdown. Orio had two intercpetions on the day.

Both of Becker’s touchdowns came in the final 3:11 of the game. Nasir Sinkfield Shelton completed 16 of 27 passes for 145 yards.

MIT 55, MAINE MARITIME 37: The Mariners led undefeated MIT 37-29 with six minutes left in the third quarter, but the Engineers rode Justin Wallace to four unanswered touchdowns to surge to the win in Castine.

Wallace ran the ball 23 times for 261 yards and a school-record six touchdowns. He also moved into first place on MIT’s all-time rushing list with 4,290 yards.

Lawrence grad Jake Doolan gained 116 yards on 17 rushes for MMA (3-5). Doolan’s brother, Josh, rushed nine times for 62 yards.

The two teams combined for 739 rushing yards and only two punts. James Ferrar rushed for 113 yards and quarterback Michael Fahey added 96 for MMA. Fahey and Ferrar each scored two touchdowns.

Gardiner grad Justin Lovely led the Mariners with eight tackles.


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