Northeast-10 Football Report for Games through September 5, 2005
Sep 6, 2005

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Northeast-10 Offensive Player of the Week

Shane Dinagen, Saint Anselm (Sr., QB, Harrisville, RI) - Set a single-game school record with five touchdown passes including three in a span of 2:16 in the fourth quarter to break open a close 17-14 game. He finished the day 27-for-46 (1 INT) for 247 yards.

Northeast-10 Defensive Players of the Week

Stephon Solomon, C.W. Post (Jr., DL, Freeport, NY) - Recorded four tackles (3 solo), 2.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks in his first career game at defensive end against Pace. He also recorded his first career interception against the Setters, returning it for 27 yards.

Mike DeBye, Stonehill (So., LB, Burlington, MA) - Recorded eight total tackles (6 solo) and returned an interception 100 yards for touchdown in the victory at Assumption. Added a quarterback hurry on the afternoon.

Northeast-10 Freshman of the Week

Anthony Davy, Assumption (Fr., WR, Snellville, GA) - Caught a school record 212 yards on eight catches, including a 45-yard catch, versus Stonehill.

Northeast-10 Weekly Honor Roll:

Jon Breuer , Assumption (Fr., QB, Lake Oswego, OR) - Completed 19 of 37 passes for 332 yards with a 40-yard touchdown pass versus Stonehill.

Tom Higginbotham, Bentley (Sr., LB, Bridgewater, MA) - Turned the game around by returning an interception 63 yards for a touchdown in the win at Southern Connecticut. Recorded eight tackles and also had 0.5 tackles for losses.

J.J. Sullivan, Bentley (So., RB, Tyngsboro, MA) - In a win at Southern Connecticut, rushed for 94 yards and two touchdowns in 18 carries, and caught three passes for 21 yards. Scored on runs of eight and 20 yards, with the latter sealing the victory with 1:22 left.

David Boak, Bryant (Sr., LB, Bergenfield, NJ) - Had a team-best 10 tackles in the game, six of which were solo stops. He also had two tackles for a loss of 7 yards in the win.

Chris Bone, C.W. Post (So., WR , Inwood, NY) - Caught seven passes for 109 yards, and scored the first touchdown of the season for the Pioneers against NE-10 opponent Pace.

Andrew Jackson , Merrimack (Fr., CB, New Britain, CT) - Led the Warriors in tackles with six (five solo), recovered a fumble and also intercepted his first career pass in a shut out UMass Dartmouth.

Elfren Quiles, Merrimack (So., WR, New Britain, CT) - Caught six passes for 107 yards, including a 54-yard touchdown strike on the opening play of the game against UMass Dartmouth.

Michael Garcarz, Saint Anselm (Jr., WR, New Britain, CT) – He was 1-for-1 on FGs, 5-for-5 on PATs, and had five receptions for 58 yards and two touchdowns in the Hawks’ 40-14 victory. His 20 points set a single game scoring record for the Hawks.

Rashard Howard, Southern Connecticut (Sr., DL, Miami, FL) - Led the team with nine tackles (four solo) in a loss to Bentley. The defensive end had 3.5 tackles for losses of 18 yards with 2.5 sacks for minus-17 yards and one quarterback hurry.

Cliff Mason II , Stonehill (Jr., RB, Santa Ana, CA) - Rushed for 104 yards on 22 carries (4.7 yard average) and scored one touchdown in Skyhawks' 28-21 victory at Assumption.

Northeast-10 Weekly Notes:

NORTHEAST-10: The Northeast-10 Football Game of the Week will continue on Saturday featuring Assumption at Saint Anselm at 12:45 pm… Bentley: In Bentley's 33-24 win over Southern Connecticut (the Falcons' fifth straight in the series), junior Derrick Marsan (Methuen, Mass.) broke his own school record for single game punting, averaging 45.6 for eight kicks. Bentley QBs John White (Kingston, Mass.) and Kelley Rowe (Toledo, Ohio) spread the ball around, with 11 different players, including Rowe, catching a total of 17 passes. Sophomore Darren Wilson (Lowell, Mass.) had 103 kick return yards, the second straight game he's had at least 100. Junior Jesse Bailey (Easthampton), a former Bentley soccer player, kicked his first two career field goals, including a 29-yarder with 8:06 left that broke a 24-all tie and proved to be the game-winner. The victory was Bentley's 10th straight on the road, and its 33rd in its last 36 regular season games… C.W. Post: The Pioneers, ranked 23rd in the Week 1 AFCA Coaches' Poll, continued its stellar rushing defense on opening day at Pace. C.W. Post, who led the nation in rushing defense in 2004 (42.9 yds./gm.), held the Setters to 35 yards on the ground (30 carries). Head coach Bryan Collins and the Pioneers welcome eighth-ranked East Stroudsburg to Hickox Field this week for C.W. Post's home opener; the visiting Warriors defeated No. 12 Edinboro last Saturday, 23-21, on a last-second field goal… Bryant: Bryant opened its season with a 21-0 shutout win over AIC on Saturday, marking the first shutout by the Bulldogs since a 26-0 win over Pace in 2002. Bryant allowed just 82 rushing yards and 196 yards of total offense while picking up four sacks. Junior running back Chris Peaks (Silver Spring, Md.) had 44 yard rushing against AIC and needs just 24 yards to reach 1,000 for his career… Saint Anselm: - Junior Michael Garcarz (New Britain, CT) became the school’s all-time leading kicker with a 28-yard field goal in the second quarter Saturday against PSU, giving him 20 field goals in 21 career games. The Hawks forced six turnovers versus Plymouth State to tie a single game team record. Their five fumble recoveries marks a single game record. The defense recorded 8.0 sacks in the game marking the fourth time in the last six contests dating back to last year that they have had at least 7.0 sacks. In all 16 different players were involved in either a sack, tackle for a loss, fumble or an interception in the game. The 23 fourth quarter points marks a record for points in a quarter by a Saint Anselm team… Merrimack: Sophomore wideout Elfren Quiles (New Britain, CT) extended his scoring streak to nine games, dating back to last season, and also broke the school record for career receptions. He now has 94 career catches, one more than former tight end Aaron Clark… Assumption: Freshman wide out Anthony Davy (Snellville, GA/South Gwinett) broke the school record for receiving yards in a game (212) versus Stonehill, surpassing former Hound John McKeon ’76, who had 210 receiving yards at Saint Michael’s (October 30, 1976). Freshman quarterback Jon Breuer (Lake Oswego, OR/Jesuit) threw for the second most yards in a game (332) in school history and had the third best total offense (332 pass, 1 rush) in a game… Stonehill: Sophomore LB Mike DeBye’s (Burlington, Mass.) 100 yard interception return for a touchdown matched the Stonehill record for longest interception return, as Matt Walsh also turned the trick in 1999 against Assumption. Stonehill has now won consecutive season openers for the first time since 1996 and 1997, as the Skyhawks also bested Assumption in those particular years as well. Stonehill claimed a 23-6 win over the Greyhounds in the 2004 season opener in Easton. The Skyhawks claimed their 13th win in 18 series meetings with the Greyhounds. Junior RB Cliff Mason II (Santa Ana, Calif.) recorded Stonehill's first 100-yard rushing performance since Bob Powell ran for 114 yards in last year's season opening triumph over Assumption. Sophomore CB J.J. Niamkey (Quincy, Mass.) also recorded an interception for the Skyhawks, his fourth career pick. Sophomore Sean Donahue (Plymouth, N.H.) recorded six total tackles on defense, averaged 39.3 yards on four punts and kicked all four of Stonehill's extra points in the win. Next Saturday’s game with Pace will be preceded by ceremonies marking the official dedication of W.B. Mason Stadium and Timothy J. Coughlin Memorial Field.