STAFF REPORT

Bangor — The Husson football team put forth a dominant effort in a 63-0 victory over Alfred State on Saturday at the Winkin Sports Complex.

John Smith led the Eagles (8-1, 6-0 ECFC) on offense, rushing for 143 yards on 15 carries, scoring three touchdowns. He was aided in the run game by Robensen Saintard, who rushed for 70 yards on four carries, adding a touchdown.

Husson quarterback Cory Brandon was 10 of 14 passing for 162 yards and two touchdowns.

Oak Hill graduates Luke Washburn and Alex Mace led the Eagles on defense. A defensive lineman, Washburn intercepted a pass and returned it 17 yards for a touchdown.

“That was a gift,” Washburn said. “I was just at the right place at the right time. That’s the way it is with our defense, there’s just playmakers everywhere.”

Mace, a safety, led Husson with five tackles.

Eagles kicker and Messalonskee graduate Devin Pickett was a perfect 9 of 9 on extra points, tying the single-season record in that category.

With the win, Husson earns an automatic bid in the NCAA Division III tournament.

Dashown Wilson had eight tackles for Alfred State (1-8, 1-5 ECFC).

TUFTS 28, COLBY 14: The Mules pulled within seven points in the fourth quarter, but Tufts scored a pair of touchdowns in 51 seconds to pull away for the New England Small College Athletic Conference win in Waterville.

Colby cut the Jumbos lead to 14-7 when Andrew DeFranco caught a 37-yard touchdown pass from Jack O’Brien with 12:04 to play. With 5:41 left, Mike Pedrini’s 1-yard touchdown run pushed the Tufts lead to 21-7. With 4:50 to play, Tim Preston’s 32-yard interception return made it 28-7 in favor of Tufts (5-3).

Pedrini ran for 135 yards and three touchdowns for the Jumbos. O’Brien threw for 204 yards with two touchdowns and three interceptions for Colby (0-8). Sebastien Philemon had 18 tackles and a sack for the Mules, while Bryan McAdams (14 tackles) and Craig Strand (13 tackles and a sack) also had big games for Colby’s defense.

BATES 24, BOWDOIN 17: Brendan Costa ran for 170 yards to lead the Bobcats to their fourth-straight Colby-Bates-Bowdoin championship in Lewiston.

Bates (2-6) ran for 344 yards. Costa’s 70-yard touchdown run gave the Bobcats a 7-3 lead in the first quarter. Jason Lopez had a 37-yard touchdown run early in the third quarter to give Bates a 17-3 lead. Oak Hill grad Kyle Flaherty added a 1-yard touchdown run with 14:33 left in the game. Flaherty gained 23 yards on seven carries.

Bowdoin (0-8) quarterback Noah Nelson threw for 302 yards with two touchdowns and an interception. Gregory Olson caught nine passes for 98 yards and two touchdowns for the Polar Bears.

Jon Lindgren had 16 tackles for Bates. Max Breschi had 11 tackles for the Bobcats, with 2.5 sacks. Liam Dougherty led Bowdoin’s defense with 11 tackles.

SPRINGFIELD 62, MAINE MARITIME 0: No. 22-ranked Springfield led 41-0 at the half and cruised to the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference win in Castine.

Jordan Wilcox ran for 213 yards and three touchdowns as the Pride (9-0) dominated on the ground. Springfield gained 549 of its 585 yards of offense on the ground. Tyler Hyde added 118 yards and two touchdowns for Springfield.

Lawrence grad Jacob Doolan led MMA (1-7) with 37 yards rushing. Cody O’Brien had 14 tackles for the Mariners.

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