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Football 2015: Maine Maritime Academy

Postby Tom Nolette » Thu Apr 09, 2015 5:30 am

Maine Maritime Academy in Castine will be leaving the New England Football Conference in the fall of 2017 to join the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference, which has decided to sponsor football.

MMA will join other NEFC members Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy (Connecticut) along with current Massachusetts-based Liberty League teams Springfield College and Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (New York) and Eastern Collegiate Football Conference member Norwich University (Vermont).

The NEWMAC champion will not earn an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Football Championship until 2019, after serving a two-year probationary period. Leagues must have seven teams to earn an automatic qualifier...

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Re: Football 2015: Maine Maritime Academy

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Mariners Picked Seventh in NEFC

CASTINE, Maine – Maine Maritime Academy was picked to finish seventh among the New England Football Conference's (NEFC) eight teams by the league's head coaches. The preseason poll was released on Thursday afternoon with defending champion, MIT, sitting at the top of the poll.

Maine Maritime posted a 3-6 record in 2014 with a 2-5 mark in the NEFC. The Mariners captured the 2014 NCAA Division III Rushing Title, for the second-straight year, averaging 393.9 rushing yards per game.

"Players and coaches are excited about the 2015 season. We have a very strong schedule with out-of-conference games against SUNY Maritime and Massachusetts Maritime," said Head Football Coach, Chris McKenney, "We look forward to being very competitive in the always tough NEFC, behind a great group of senior leaders and many game experienced players on both offense and defense."

The Mariners return Jacob Doolan (Fairfield, Maine), the 2014 NEFC Offensive Rookie of the year and Offensive Second Team selection, NEFC Defensive First Team selections and USA College Football Division III Preseason First-Team All-Americans; John Doyon (Hampden, Maine) and Michael Burgess (North Yarmouth, Maine). Doyon joins Michael Fahey (Union, Conn.), Justin Lovely (West Gardiner, Maine) and Jonathan Ware (Andover, Conn.) as captains for the 2015 campaign.

MIT received six first place votes, while Western New England grabbed the other two first place votes to rank second in the poll. Salve Regina and Endicott College tied with 41 points each to rank third, followed by Curry College (30 points) and Coast Guard (25 points). Nichols College rounded out the poll, with 11 points.

Rank Team Points
1. MIT 61 (6 first place votes)
2. Western New England 56 (2 first place votes)
3. Salve Regina University 41
Endicott College 41
5. Curry College 30
6. U.S. Coast Guard Academy 25
7. Maine Maritime Academy 23
8. Nichols College 11

*Points are awarded based on position selected in the poll. A first place vote is awarded eight points, a second place vote is seven points, etc.

The NEFC will begin 2015 play the Thursday prior to Labor Day weekend as the Coast Guard Academy hosts Anna Maria College that evening, with all seven other Conference teams in action that weekend against non-conference foes. League games begin the weekend of September 25 & 26. The NEFC will “go dark” Columbus Day weekend with all eight teams having a bye.

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Re: Football 2015: Maine Maritime Academy

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2015 Maine Maritime Academy Football Roster

No. Name Cl. Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown/High School Major
2 Cody McDonald Sr. DB 5-9 180 Lincoln, Maine / Mattanawcook Academy Marine Engineering Technology
3 Johnny Weymouth Sr. DB 5-10 205 Windham, Maine / Windham Marine Engineering Operations
4 Teddy Duarte Fr DB 6-0 210 Bangor, Maine / Bangor International Business & Logistics
5 Jeddy Doyon Sr. LB 6-1 250 Hampden, Maine / Hampden Academy Marine Engineering Technology
6 Jordan Talbot Fr. WR 6-1 180 Portland, Maine / Portland Power Engineering Technology
7 Collin Joyce So. DB 5-10 185 Westbrook, Maine / Westbrook Marine Engineering Operations
8 Corey Creeger So. WR 5-6 170 Biddeford, Maine / Biddeford Marine Engineering Operations
9 Matthew Stewart Fr. QB 5-11 170 Bucksport, Maine / Bucksport Marine Engineering Technology
10 Justin Lovely Sr. DB 6-0 190 West Gardiner, Maine / Gardiner Area Marine Engineering Technology
11 Jordan Susi So. WR 6-1 175 South Portland, Maine / South Portland Marine Engineering Technology
12 Matt Clifford Sr. DB 6-0 180 Kittery, Maine / Traip Academy Power Engineering Technology
13 Matthew Roy Fr. DB 5-11 195 Windham, Maine / Windham Marine Engineering Operations
14 Kaleb Brown Fr. RB 5-8 180 Norridgewock, Maine / Skowhegan Power Engineering Technology
15 Jacob Silva Jr. K 5-9 145 Warren, R.I. / Mt. Hope Marine Engineering Operations
16 Nicholas Graham Fr. DB 5-9 180 Glenburn, Maine / Bangor Vessel Operations Technology
17 Michael Fahey Sr. QB 6-1 200 Union, Conn. / Windham Technical Marine Engineering Operations
18 Alex Gamester Sr. LB 6-0 210 Kittery, Maine / Traip Academy Marine Transportation Operations
19 Derek Breunig Fr. WR 6-5 205 Westbrook, Maine / Westbrook Power Engineering Operations
20 Jacob Doolan So. RB 5-7 190 Fairfield, Maine / Lawrence International Business & logistics
21 Joshua Doolan Jr. RB 5-7 180 Fairfield, Maine / Lawrence International Business & Logistics
22 Dylan Bragg So. LB 5-10 200 Oakland, Maine / Messalonskee Marine Engineering Technology
23 Cody Gibbons So. LB 5-11 230 Naples, Maine / Lake Region Power Engineering Operations
24 Ted Duarte Fr. DB 5-11 185 Wallingford, Conn. / Xavier Marine Transportation Operations
25 Ben Salley So. HB 5-7 180 Smithfield, Maine / Skowhegan Power Engineering Technology
26 John Bennett Fr. DB 5-7 170 Chelsea, Maine / Cony Marine Systems Engineering
27 Joe DiBiase Jr. RB 5-7 195 Portland, Maine / South Portland International Business & Logistics
28 Joseph DiBiase So RB - / -
30 Andrew Cavanaugh So. LB 6-2 190 Wenham, Mass. / Hamilton-Wenham Regional Vessel Operations Technology
31 James Ferrar So. FB 5-11 200 Cumberland, Maine / Greely Power Engineering Operations
33 Zachary Davis Fr. TE 6-2 230 Windham, Maine / Windham Marine Transportation Operations
34 Nate Henderson Fr. DB 6-0 190 Kittery, Maine / Traip Academy Power Engineering Operations
35 Sam Billings Fr. FB 5-9 195 Rutland, Vt. / Rutland International Business & Logistics
36 Reed O'Neal Fr. RB 5-10 165 Jacksonville, Fla. / First Coast International Business & Logistics
38 Ryan Miller So. LB 5-8 190 York, Maine / York Power Engineering Operations
39 Zachary Ellis Fr. DB 5-6 170 Meredith, N.H. / Newfound Regional Marine Engineering Operations
40 Joseph Ziebell So. FB 5-9 190 Milford, Conn. / Jonathan Law Vessel Operations Technology
41 Rupert Stalvey So. TE 6-1 195 Charleston, S.C. / James Island Charter Marine Transportation Operations
42 Dominic Gigante Jr. DE 5-10 220 Salem, N.H. / Salem International Business & Logistics
43 Zachary Faskianos So. LB 5-9 195 York, Maine / York International Business & Logistics
44 Robert Bradley, Jr. Jr. LB 5-11 215 Slidell, La. / Slidell International Business & Logistics
45 Jacob Trawinski Fr. DL 6-0 245 Spring, Texas / Klein Marine Transportation Operations
46 Cody O'Brien So. LB 5-10 205 Wells, Maine / Cheverus Marine Engineering Technology
47 Corey Begley So. DL 6-2 265 Fremont, N.H. / St. Thomas Aquinas International Business & Logistics
48 David Harrison Jr. WR 6-1 200 Rockland, Maine / Oceanside Marine Engineering Operations
49 Langston Hamer-Nagle Fr. DL 6-0 250 Bangor, Maine / Bangor International Business & Logistics
50 Ryan Finn Jr LB 5-9 200 Gray, Maine / Cheverus Power Engineering Operations
51 Jordan Allen Fr. DL 5-11 215 Newington, Conn. / Newington Marine Biology/Small Vessel Operations
52 Tucker Cameron So. OL 6-2 215 Mount Vernon, Maine / Maranacook Vessel Operations Technology
53 Kyle Miller So. OL 5-8 195 York, Maine / York Power Engineering Operations
54 Ethan Edwards So. OL 6-0 260 Harrison, Maine / Oxford Hills Marine Engineering Technology
55 Justin Kretzmer So. LB 6-0 205 Glastonbury, Conn. / Glastonbury Marine Engineering Operations
56 James Hall Fr. LB 6-1 200 Pittsfield, Maine / Maine Central Institute Power Engineering Operations
57 Nick Jordan So. OL 5-7 195 Orrington, Maine / John Bapst Marine Engineering Operations
58 Michael Burgess Sr. DL 5-10 270 North Yarmouth, Maine / Greely Power Engineering Operations
59 Brennan Lane Fr. DL 5-11 200 Bangor, Maine / Bangor Power Engineering Operations
60 Devin Hewson Fr. OL 6-0 235 Brunswick, Maine / Brunswick Power Engineering Operations
61 Ethan Liberty So. OL 5-11 220 Skowhegan, Maine / Skowhegan Power Engineering Technology
63 Clayton Carroll Fr. LB 5-11 195 Sebec, Maine / Foxcroft Academy Marine Engineering Operations
64 Brandon Nichols Fr. OL 5-9 220 Lawrence, Mass. / Greater Lawrence Technical School International Business & Logistics
65 Wyatt Roberts So. DL 6-0 230 Morrill, Maine / Belfast Power Engineering Technology
68 Anthony Benedict Fr. OL 6-2 240 Poland, Maine / Poland Regional Power Engineering Technology
70 Jacob Doyon Fr. OL 6-2 290 Sidney, Maine / Messalonskee Power Engineering Technology
71 Carter DeRedin Fr. K 5-11 195 Bucksport, Maine / Bucksport Marine Engineering Technology
72 Samuel Prive Sr. OL 6-2 270 Merrimack, N.H. / Merrimack International Business & Logistics
73 Cameron Crook Jr. OL 6-0 250 Amherst, N.H. / Souhegan Power Engineering Operations
74 Jay Aboumitri Jr. OL 6-3 280 Braintree, Mass. / Braintree Power Engineering Technology
75 Matthew Haskell Fr. OL 6-0 245 Haverhill, Mass. / Haverhill Power Engineering Technology
76 Jesse Dodge III Fr. G 6-2 245 Fairfield, Maine / Lawrence Power Engineering Technology
77 Jonathan Ware Sr. DL 6-2 250 Andover, Conn. / RHAM Marine Engineering Operations
78 Chris Lenardis Fr. TE/OL 6-2 200 Auburn, Maine / Edward Little Marine Engineering Technology
79 Tyler Gagnon So. OL 5-9 215 South Berwick, Maine / Marshwood Marine Engineering Technology
81 Anthony Franchetti Fr. K 5-6 190 Wilton, Maine / Mt. Blue Marine Transportation Operations
82 Will Bernier Fr. WR 5-9 190 Poland, Maine / Poland Regional International Business & Logistics
83 Tyler County Fr. WR 5-11 165 Auburn, Maine / Lewiston Power Engineering Operations
84 Nicholas Cote Fr. RB 5-8 160 Poland, Maine / Poland Regional Power Engineering Technology
90 Levi Murray So. TE 6-3 215 Anson, Maine / Carrabec Marine Engineering Technology
93 Christopher Ford Jr. DL 5-9 235 Pembroke, N.H. / Pembroke Academy Vessel Operations Technology
94 Mike Reynolds So. DL 6-0 240 Belfast, Maine / Belfast Marine Engineering Operations
95 Charles Taylor So. OL 6-0 230 Wells, Maine / Wells Marine Engineering Operations
98 Mitchell Tuttle Sr. DL 6-3 240 Portland, Maine / Deering Marine Engineering Technology
99 John Curry Fr. DL 6-1 255 Perry, Maine / Washington Academy Marine Engineering Technology

Head Coach: Chris McKenney (15th).
Assistant Coaches: Adam Sherman (5th), Andy Byron (2nd), Mathieu Araujo (1st), Umberto Di Meo (1st), Stephen Humma (1st), Michael Conway (1st).
Captains: John Doyon, Michael Fahey, Justin Lovely, and Jonathan Ware.
Manager: Collin Acord
Athletic Trainer: Bobby Sager

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Re: Football 2015: Maine Maritime Academy

Postby Tom Nolette » Sat Aug 29, 2015 6:26 am

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Re: Football 2015: Maine Maritime Academy

Postby Tom Nolette » Tue Sep 08, 2015 7:19 am

Football Falls in Season Opener

THROGGS NECK, N.Y. – Maine Maritime Academy fell to SUNY Maritime on Saturday afternoon, 30-0 at Reinhart Field, in non-conference action.

The Mariners (0-1) combined for 276 yards of total offense. Michael Fahey (Union, Conn.) led Maine Maritime offensively with 84 yards on three passes and 54 rushing yards. Joshua Doolan (Fairfield, Maine) amassed 94 yards of total offense, on 42 rushing yards and a career-long 52-yard reception.

Defensively, Collin Joyce (Westbrook, Maine) recorded seven solo tackles to lead the Mariners, while Cody Chapman (Bangor, Maine) recorded a total of seven tackles, including 2.5 tackles for a loss and a sack. Michael Burgess (North Yarmouth, Maine) made four total tackles, including a tackle for a loss and a fumble recovery in the red zone, late in the third quarter. Cody McDonald (Lincoln, Maine) added three tackles, a broken up pass and an interception at the end of the first half.

The Privateers (1-0) forced the Mariners to punt on their opening possession and responded with a 23-yard rush from Brett McKinney to take an early lead. The Mariners fumbled on their next possession, and on a drive sparked by a 35-yard rush from McKinney, SUNY doubled their lead to 14-0.

In the second quarter, the Mariners held the Privateers to just a 43-yard field goal and entered the half down, 17-0. SUNY added 14 points in the third quarter to stretch the lead to 30-0 and claim the victory in the first-ever meeting between the two teams.

Zach Chilcott led the Privateers with 137 passing yards, including a 42-yard touchdown and McKinney finished the game with 111 rushing yards on eight carries, and two touchdowns. Defensively, Kendal Parker led SUNY with 10 total tackles, including one tackle for a loss and an interception. Kameron Knight added eight total tackles, 3.5 for a loss and 3.5 sacks.

The Mariners return to action on Saturday, September 19th for their home opener against Massachusetts Maritime on Ritchie Field for the 43rd Annual Admiral's Cup, as part of Homecoming 2015.
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Re: Football 2015: Maine Maritime Academy

Postby Tom Nolette » Wed Sep 09, 2015 6:06 am

Maine Maritime football eyes potent offense, improved defense in 2015

Maine Maritime Academy of Castine has had a steamroller of an offense in recent years.

The triple-option attack employed by 15th-year head coach Chris McKenney has run roughshod over many opponents, making the Mariners the No. 1 rushing offense in all of Division III each of the last two seasons.

Despite that success, Maine Maritime has not been able to field a stout enough defense to win consistently. Thus, the Mariners’ quest this season is to sustain their high-powered, ball-control offense and fortify its defense.

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Re: Football 2015: Maine Maritime Academy

Postby Tom Nolette » Wed Sep 16, 2015 4:46 am

Maine Maritime maintains course with football schedule

They compete as members of the North Atlantic Conference in 10 different sports and are separated by less than 40 miles.

But when it comes to football, NCAA Division III schools Maine Maritime Academy of Castine and Husson University of Bangor might as well be a million miles apart.

Maine Maritime, which has sponsored football since 1946, is a charter member of the New England Football Conference formed in 1965. It has no intention of extending its athletics relationship with Husson to the football field.

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Re: Football 2015: Maine Maritime Academy

Postby Tom Nolette » Wed Sep 16, 2015 8:00 am

GAME NOTES: Maine Maritime Academy vs. Massachusetts Maritime Academy

Saturday's Game: Maine Maritime Academy (0-1) vs. Massachusetts Maritime Academy (1-0), 12:00 p.m.

Home Openers: In the Chris McKenney era, Maine Maritime is 7-7 in the first game of the season at Ritchie Field. McKenney's Mariners are 3-2 in the last five home openers.

Series History: Saturday's game marks the 54th meeting between Maine Maritime Academy and Massachusetts Maritime Academy. Massachusetts Maritime currently holds a 30-24 record over Maine Maritime.

Saturday's game marks the 43rd Annual Admiral's Cup. The Buccaneers hold a 25-17 advantage over the Mariners in Admiral's Cup games, and have won the last four-consecutive meetings, after the Mariners won the previous seven straight games.

The rivalry was started in 1946, with the first Admiral's Cup being played in 1973.

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Last Meeting: Maine Maritime and Massachusetts Maritime last met on September 20, 2014 in the 42nd Annual Admiral's Cup at Clean Harbors Stadium, and the Buccaneers captured their fourth straight win in the series with a 26-20 double overtime win over the Mariners. Last year's game was the first double overtime game for the Mariners since October 8th, 2011.

The Mariners took the opening kickoff and marched 68 yards on six plays to take a 6-0 lead on a three-yard run by sophomore Joe DiBiase (Chelsea, Maine). DiBiase added a 54-yard touchdown run with 1:15 remaining in the opening quarter to give the Mariners a 12-0 lead.

The Buccaneers scored twice to take a 13-12 lead in the third quarter, but Michael Fahey (Union, Conn.) ran the ball in from the one-yard line, and Joshua Doolan (Fairfield, Maine) converted the two point conversion to give the Mariners the 20-13 lead. On the Buccaneer's next drive, Bobby Rosano caught a 14-yard pass from John Trudel to tie things up at 20-20.

Both teams had chances to take the lead in the fourth quarter, the best coming with 5:19 remaining after the Buccaneers drove to the Mariner 8-yard line before Trudel's pass was intercepted by Cody McDonald (Lincoln, Maine) in the end zone for a touchback.

McDonald came up with his second interception on the second play of the first overtime after the Mariners won the toss and elected to play defense. Maine Maritime's drive stalled at the 18-yard line, and Victor Andrade forced Fahey to fumble to start the second extra session. The Buccaneer quarterback John Trudel rushed two-yards to give the Buccaneers the victory.

DiBiase totaled 126 yards on 14 carries, and two touchdowns for the Mariners. While Jacob Doolan (amassed 117 yards on 11 carries and Fahey ran the ball 29 times for 91 yards, a touchdown, and added 22 passing yards. McDonald ended the afternoon with 10 tackles and two interceptions.

Maine Maritime Academy's Last Game: The Mariners combined for 276 yards of total offense in a 30-0 loss to SUNY Maritime their season opener.

Michael Fahey led Maine Maritime offensively with 84 yards on three passes and 54 rushing yards. Joshua Doolan amassed 94 yards of total offense, on 42 rushing yards and a career-long 52-yard reception.

Defensively, Collin Joyce (Westbrook, Maine) recorded seven solo tackles to lead the Mariners, while Cody Chapman (Bangor, Maine) recorded a total of seven tackles, including 2.5 tackles for a loss and a sack. Michael Burgess (North Yarmouth, Maine) made four total tackles, including a tackle for a loss and a fumble recovery in the red zone, late in the third quarter. Cody McDonald added three tackles, a broken up pass and an interception at the end of the first half.

Massachusetts Maritime's Last Game: Quarterback Brad Skeffington completed 19-of-29 passing attempts for 254 yards and a school-record five touchdowns in his first career start to lead the Buccaneers to a 48-13 victory over SUNY-Maritime on September 11. David Yerxa paced Massachusetts Maritime defensively with seven total tackles, while Ash Ergle and Marshall McCarthy each added six stops for the Buccaneers.

The Mariners: Senior Michael Fahey leads Maine Maritime in rushing with 54 yards, and he has completed 3-of-13 passing attempts for 84 yards. Junior Joshua Doolan has 52 receiving yards, while junior Cody Chapman and sophomore Collin Joyce pace the Mariners defensively with seven tackles each.

The Buccaneers: Senior Brad Skeffington leads Massachusetts Maritime in rushing with 77 yards and a touchdown, and he has completed 19-of-29 passing attempts for 254 yards and five scores. Junior Cody Stahmer has four receptions for 80 yards and two touchdowns, while senior David Yerxa paces the Buccaneers defensively with seven total tackles, including five solo stops.

Maine Maritime Academy Head Coach Chris McKenney: Chris McKenney is in his 15th season as Head Football Coach at the Maine Maritime Academy. A 1984 graduate of Springfield, McKenney has guided the Mariners to an overall mark of 57-76 during his tenure that included three straight NEFC Bogan Division crowns from 2008-10. McKenney is 7-7 during his career against Massachusetts Maritime.

Massachusetts Maritime Academy Head Coach Jeremy Cameron: Jeremy Cameron is in his 11th season as Head Football Coach at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy. A 1997 graduate of Springfield, Cameron has amassed an overall mark of 34-63 during his tenure. Cameron is 4-6 during his career against Maine Maritime.

WDEA AM 1370 Weekly Coach's Show Sponsored by Card Enterprises: Every Monday, Head Coach Chris McKenney will talk with WDEA AM's Chris Popper as part of the Weekly Maine Maritime Academy Football Coach's Show, sponsored by Card Enterprises. You can listen to the this week's interview HERE.

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Re: Football 2015: Maine Maritime Academy

Postby Tom Nolette » Sun Sep 20, 2015 6:26 am

Freshman kicker lifts Maine Maritime past Mass. Maritime

CASTINE | Maine Maritime Academy and Massachusetts Maritime Academy combined to roll up 1,233 yards of total offense on Saturday afternoon. But it was two special teams plays that gave the host Mariners the upper hand. Freshman Chad Martin of Fairfield booted a pair of second-half field goals on …

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Goal Line Stand Lifts Mariners to Victory in 43rd Admiral's Cup

CASTINE, Maine – Senior quarterback Michael Fahey (Union, Conn.) amassed 216 yards of total offense and accounted for three touchdowns as Maine Maritime used a last-second goal line stand to post a 47-41 victory over Massachusetts Maritime in the 43rd Annual Admiral's Cup game on Saturday afternoon, at Ritchie Field.

In a game that saw the teams combine for 88 points, the highest scoring Admiral's Cup clash in the 43-year modern-day series history, and 1,233 yards of offense, a defensive stand gave the Mariners (1-1) their first Admiral's Cup win since 2010.

The Buccaneers (1-1) used a five-play drive to open the scoring in their first possession, capped off by a 20-yard run by quarterback Brad Skeffington. The Mariners blocked the extra point and took just a little over a minute to answer right back with a Joshua Doolan (Fairfield, Maine) 61-yard run for a touchdown, to tie the game at 6-6.

Mass. Maritime responded quickly with a Kenny Pierce 87-yard run to take the 13-6 lead, but on the ensuing drive the Mariners marched 75 yards down the field on ten plays, topped off by a one-yard touchdown run by Fahey, and a good two-point conversion by Jacob Doolan (Fairfield, Maine) to take the 14-13 lead.

The Mariners held the Buccaneers to just six plays on their next drive, forcing them to kick a field goal that went wide left. Fahey shook off every defender as he rushed the ball 49 yards for his second touchdown of the day, and Chad Martin (Fairfield, Maine) added an extra point to extend the Mariners' lead to 21-13.

Maine Maritime started off the second quarter with a five-yard Jacob Doolan touchdown to take the 27-13 lead. Justin Lovely (West Gardiner, Maine) intercepted Skeffington's pass on the Buccaneers next drive to stop their scoring chance, and the Mariners found themselves in great field possession, setting up a 19-yard touchdown run for Jacob Doolan to make it 34-13.

The Buccaneers responded late in the first half to send the Mariners into the intermission with a just a 41-34 lead.

After a high-scoring first half the second half proved to be completely different, as the Mariners added just three points in the third quarter on a 25-yard field goal by Martin.

Martin added another field goal, this time a 28 yarder to extend the Mariner lead to 47-34. Kenny Pierce added an 11-yard touchdown run with a little over seven minutes remaining in the game to close the gap to 47-41.The Buccaneers held the Mariners on their next drive, forcing a punt but the Mariner defense responded when Matt Clifford (Kittery, Maine) picked off Skeffington at the visitor's 12-yard line.

Matthew Anson intercepted Fahey's pass on the next drive, giving the Buccaneers another chance.

With a little over three minutes remaining in the game the Buccaneers took over on offense and brought it down to the Mariner four-yard line, but the Maine Maritime defense stepped up, breaking up a last-second pass from Skeffington, as time expired to claim the victory in dramatic fashion, in front of an excited homecoming crowd.

Jacob Doolan ended the game with two touchdowns on seven carriers for 88 yards, while James Ferrar (Cumberland, Maine) added a team-best 157 rushing yards on 23 carries.

Senior Jeddy Doyon (Hampden, Maine) paced Maine Maritime defensively with 16 total tackles (seven solo), while Alex Gamester (Kittery, Maine) added 10 total tackles (four solo).

Sophomore Bobby Gross registered 13 total tackles (six solo) in the loss for Massachusetts Maritime, while junior Marshall McCarthy and senior Jack Schmitt recorded 12 and 10 stops, respectively, for the Buccaneers.

The final score broke the previous highest scoring mark in the annual rivalry contest between the two schools of 82 points set on September 28, 1991 in a 48-34 Massachusetts Maritime win in Castine, as the Buccaneers now hold a 25-18 series advantage over Maine Maritime in the Admiral's Cup series dating back to 1973.

Maine Maritime travels to take on MIT next weekend for their New England Football Conference, opener at noon.

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