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Re: Football 2015: Colby College

Postby Tom Nolette » Mon Oct 19, 2015 7:29 am

Football has 400 total yards in loss to Amherst

WATERVILLE, Maine — The Colby College football team had the statistics of a winning team on Saturday in a 31-13 loss to Amherst College at Seaverns Field at Harold Alfond Stadium.

The Mules had a 23-15 advantage in first downs, had 400 total yards to Amherst’s 307, and had a 100-yard rusher in Jabari Hurdle-Price.
On another day those statistics may have translated into a victory, but Amherst (4-0 overall) is no ordinary team. The defending league champion Lord Jeffs won for the 15th straight time and are 33-3 over the past five years.
Hurdle-Price had another big day for the Mules, rushing for 102 yards on 27 carries and caught seven balls for 72 yards. He had 202 yards of rushing last weekend at Wesleyan.
The Lord Jeffs and Colby battled to a 0-0 tie after one quarter. Amherst finally broke the deadlock on a 26-yard field goal by Charlie Wall with 14:04 left to halftime.
The Lord Jeffs went up 10-0 when quarterback Reece Foy hit Devin Boehm on a 3-yard scoring pass with 9:52 left in the second quarter.
The play of the game came on Colby’s ensuing drive. The Mules drove to Amherst’s 10-yard line and the Lord Jeffs’ Jaymie Spears completely turned the game around. Colby quarterback Gabe Harrington rolled to his left, turned around, and lofted a pass that looked like it was headed to Colby wide receiver Mark Snyder on the right sideline. Instead, Spears stepped in front of Snyder at the 1-yard line for the pick and went 60 yards before Harrington made the tackle at Colby’s 39-yard line.
The play ended up being a possible 14-point turnaround when the Lord Jeffs took just four plays before Kenny Adinkra scored from 2 yards out for a 17-0 lead at the break.
Spears’ play proved large after Colby had its best drive of the day to start the third quarter. The Mules drove 85 yards on 12 plays, culminating in a 1-yard scoring run by Hurdle-Price to make it 17-7. Hurdle-Price had the big play on the drive, taking a pass from Harrington and barreling 35 yards down the Colby bench sideline.
Amherst, like many good teams do, immediately answered with a scoring drive of its own. The Lord Jeffs went 60 yards on seven plays to make it 24-7. Foy rolled to his right and found Jackson McGonagle in the right side of the end zone.
The Mules kept racking up offensive yards and cut the margin to 24-13 when Carl Lipani scored on a 2-yard run with 3:45 left in the game. Snyder caught three passes for 37 yards on the drive.
Colby tried an on-sides kick only to have Amherst cover it up. The Mules, though, got one more chance to score when Ian Dickey forced a fumble that was recovered by Clay Rowland with 2:15 remaining.
Amherst got its final points when Jimmy Fairfield-Sonn intercepted a pass and raced 20 yards for the score with 1:59 to play.
Harrington was 23-for-38 for 221 yards, while Snyder led in receiving with eight catches for 73 yards. Henry Holmes added four grabs for 32 yards.
Colby punter John Baron had another solid day, averaging 43.6 yards on seven kicks. He had a 68-yard boot, his second of 65 yards or more this season.
Foy was 15-for-23 for 186 yards and two touchdowns for Amherst. McGonagle had 77 yards on three catches, while Adinkra rushed for 61 yards.
Colby middle linebacker Stephen O’Grady had a game-high nine tackles. Dickey had eight tackles and the forced fumble. Ryan Neville and Ryan Ruiz both had six tackles and shared a sack.
Amherst 31, Colby 13
Amherst…………. 0 17 7 7 – 31
Colby…………… 0 0 7 6 – 13
Scoring Summary:
2nd 14:04 AMH – Charlie Wall 26 yd field goal, 11-45 4:36
09:52 AMH – Devin Boehm 3 yd pass from Reece Foy (Charlie Wall kick), 7-67 2:09
02:47 AMH – Kenny Adinkra 2 yd run (Charlie Wall kick), 4-39 1:02
3rd 09:37 COL15FB – Jabari Hurdle-Price 1 yd run (John Baron kick), 12-85 5:15
06:28 AMH – J. McGonagle 26 yd pass from Reece Foy (Charlie Wall kick), 7-60 3:01
4th 03:45 COL15FB – Carl Lipani 2 yd run (John Baron kick failed), 11-66 4:16
01:59 AMH – J. Fairfield-So 20 yd interception return (Charlie Wall kick)
FIRST DOWNS………………. 15 23
RUSHES-YARDS (NET)………… 30-121 42-135
PASSING YDS (NET)…………. 186 265
Passes Att-Comp-Int……….. 23-15-0 43-25-3
Fumble Returns-Yards………. 0-0 0-0
Punt Returns-Yards………… 3-5 0-0
Kickoff Returns-Yards……… 3-65 3-39
Interception Returns-Yards…. 3-80 0-0
Punts (Number-Avg)………… 6-40.5 7-43.6
Fumbles-Lost……………… 2-2 0-0
Penalties-Yards…………… 8-46 5-54
Possession Time…………… 23:12 36:48
Third-Down Conversions…….. 2 of 10 5 of 17
Fourth-Down Conversions……. 1 of 1 2 of 3
Red-Zone Scores-Chances……. 3-3 2-3
Sacks By: Number-Yards…….. 1-3 2-7
RUSHING: Amherst-Kenny Adinkra 14-61; Jack Hickey 9-36; Myles Gaines 2-17; J. McGonagle 1-4; Reece Foy 4-3. Colby-Jabari Hurdle-Price 27-102; Carl Lipani 10-33; Christian Sparacio 3-2; Robert Murray 1-1; Gabe Harrington 1-minus 3.
PASSING: Amherst-Reece Foy 15-23-0-186. Colby-Gabe Harrington 23-38-2-221; Christian Sparacio 2-5-1-44.
RECEIVING: Amherst-Devin Boehm 4-33; J. McGonagle 3-77; Nick Widen 3-36; Rob Thoma 3-19; Jack Hickey 1-15; Kenny Adinkra 1-6. Colby-Mark Snyder 8-73; Jabari Hurdle-Price 7-72; Henry Holmes 4-32; Matthew Richman 2-24; DeVaughn Riley 2-19; Gabe Harrington 1-34; Sebastian Ferrell 1-11.
INTERCEPTIONS: Amherst-Jaymie Spears 1-60; J. Fairfield-So 1-20; Nate Tyrell 1-0. Colby-None.
FUMBLES: Amherst-Jack Hickey 1-1; Jaymie Spears 1-1. Colby-None. ... o-amherst/
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Re: Football 2015: Colby College

Postby Tom Nolette » Sun Oct 25, 2015 8:32 am

Colby football wins first game, defeats Hamilton

CLINTON, N.Y. — The Colby College football team opened up a 17-0 lead early in the third quarter and then survived a Hamilton College comeback attempt in a 24-19 victory on Saturday at Steuben Field.

The Mules are 1-4 overall heading into next Saturday’s 1 p.m. home game with Bates College. The contest will be the first Colby-Bates-Bowdoin (CBB) game and will come on Family Homecoming Weekend.
Hamilton dropped to 0-5 overall and had its losing streak reach 25 games. Bates will come to Colby next Saturday with an 0-5 record.
After a wild third quarter with 27 combined points, the Continentals scored on a 5-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Cole Freeman to Patrick Donahoe with 12:12 remaining in the fourth quarter. Hamilton tried to cut the 24-19 lead to a field goal difference, but were incomplete on a two-point conversion pass.
Colby went on a 14-play drive of 7:08 thanks to rushing from Jabari Hurdle-Price and Carl Lipani. The Mules had three straight first downs by strictly running the football. With a 4th-and-10 on the Hamilton 27, Colby went for the first down and almost paid for the call when Gabe Harrington was nearly sacked at the 40-yard line. Harrington was able to get outside and threw a pass that was intercepted at the Hamilton 10-yard line.
The Continentals moved to their own 20-yard line and gave the ball up on downs with 3:11 to play. The Mules moved to the Hamilton 3-yard line, but missed a 20-yard field goal with 1:13 to go.
The Continentals, with no timeouts, got as far as the Colby 43-yard line before giving the ball back on downs with 22 seconds left.
Colby drove 71 yards on nine plays on its second drive of the game to take a 7-0 lead. Harrington broke two tackles on a 10-yard scoring run with 6:22 to play. Hurdle-Price had 21 rushing yards and nine receiving yards on the drive. However, the big play on the drive was a Mbasa Mayikana 26-yard catch.
The Mules made it 10-0 on a 34-yard field goal by John Baron with 1:12 to go in the opening quarter. Christian Sparacio hit Sebastian Ferrell with a 33-yard pass play to get the Mules down the field.
After neither team scored in the second quarter, Colby went up 17-0 with 9:28 left in the third quarter on a 70-yard drive in six plays. Harrington started the drive with a run of 23 yards. Lipani had 22 yards, including a 7-yard touchdown run on a hard blast up the middle. Alex Kramer also caught a 20-yard pass from Harrington.
Hamilton needed just two plays to respond and cut the margin to 17-7. Freeman completed a 12-yard pass to Donahoe and then hit Charles Ensley on a 53-yard scoring pass.
Colby seemed to take control again on its next drive. The Mules went 60 yards on seven plays, culminating in a 16-yard scoring pass from Harrington to Mark Snyder. Harrington also had a 3rd-and-2 completion to tight end Braden Wilson for 17 yards. The Mules had 33 rushing yards on the drive.
The Continentals used another big pass play from Freeman to Ensley to get their second touchdown. Ensley caught a 51-yard pass to the Colby 2-yard line. Jason Nastovski ran in two plays later for a 24-13 margin. Hamilton did miss the extra point attempt.
Hurdle-Price, the NESCAC leader in all-purpose yards, had his third straight 100-yard contest. He rushed 29 times for 103 yards, Lipani had 12 carries for 48 yards, and Harrington finished with 34 yards on six rushes. Hurdle-Price also caught three passes for 28 yards.
Stephen O’Grady and Patrick Yale both had six tackles for Colby’s defense. Will Caffey had five pass break-ups and four tackles, while Bryan McAdams had five tackles and two pass break-ups.
Colby had a big margin in rushing yards (176 to 73), but the Continentals threw for 256 yards to the Mules’ 154. Colby helped its own cause by going 4-for-5 in the red zone.
Colby 24, Hamilton 19
Colby…………… 10 0 14 0 – 24
Hamilton………… 0 0 13 6 – 19
Scoring Summary:
1st 06:22 COL15FB – Gabe Harrington 10 yd run (John Baron kick), 9-71 4:41
01:12 COL15FB – John Baron 34 yd field goal, 7-36 3:03
3rd 09:28 COL15FB – Carl Lipani 7 yd run (John Baron kick), 6-70 2:52
08:06 HAM – C. Ensley 59 yd pass from C. Freeman (E. Fyrer kick), 2-66 1:15
04:18 COL15FB – Mark Snyder 16 yd pass from Gabe Harrington (John Baron kick), 7-60 3:43
01:02 HAM – J. Nastovski 2 yd run (E. Fyrer kick failed), 9-74 3:09
4th 12:12 HAM – P. Donahoe 5 yd pass from C. Freeman (C. Freeman pass failed), 7-59 2:25
FIRST DOWNS………………. 19 17
RUSHES-YARDS (NET)………… 54-176 25-73
PASSING YDS (NET)…………. 154 256
Passes Att-Comp-Int……….. 16-10-1 42-17-0
Fumble Returns-Yards………. 0-0 0-0
Punt Returns-Yards………… 1-10 0-0
Kickoff Returns-Yards……… 4-55 4-90
Interception Returns-Yards…. 0-0 1-0
Punts (Number-Avg)………… 6-32.7 7-33.9
Fumbles-Lost……………… 2-0 0-0
Penalties-Yards…………… 9-70 9-69
Possession Time…………… 35:00 25:00
Third-Down Conversions…….. 6 of 15 7 of 17
Fourth-Down Conversions……. 0 of 1 0 of 2
Red-Zone Scores-Chances……. 4-5 2-3
Sacks By: Number-Yards…….. 1-12 2-13
RUSHING: Colby-Jabari Hurdle-Price 29-103; Carl Lipani 12-48; Gabe Harrington
6-34; TEAM 2-minus 4; Christian Sparacio 5-minus 5. Hamilton-J. Nastovski 12-33; L. Ware 9-29; M. Gutierrez 1-12; C. Freeman 3-minus 1.
PASSING: Colby-Gabe Harrington 8-12-1-116; Christian Sparacio 2-4-0-38.
Hamilton-C. Freeman 17-42-0-256.
RECEIVING: Colby-Jabari Hurdle-Price 3-28; Sebastian Ferrell 2-38; Mbasa
Mayikana 1-26; Alex Kramer 1-20; Braden Wilson 1-17; Mark Snyder 1-16; Henry
Holmes 1-9. Hamilton-C. Ensley 6-153; P. Donahoe 5-69; L. Ware 3-14; Jordan
Jenkins 1-17; N. Caso 1-4; J. Nastovski 1-minus 1.
INTERCEPTIONS: Colby-None. Hamilton-J. Giattino 1-0.
FUMBLES: Colby-Gabe Harrington 1-0; Christian Sparacio 1-0. Hamilton-None.
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Re: Football 2015: Colby College

Postby Tom Nolette » Tue Oct 27, 2015 5:13 am

Baron kicks his way to NESCAC honor

WATERVILLE, Maine — Colby College kicker/punter John Baron (Medfield, Mass.), who booted a 34-yard field goal to help the Mules win Saturday, was named the New England Small College Athletic Conference Football Special Teams Player of the Week.

Baron also hit all three of his extra points, had a 59-yard average and one touchback on kickoffs, and had three of his punts result in a fair catch and had one inside the 20-yard line.
The 34-yard field goal was tied for the third-longest field goal in the NESCAC this year. The boot gave the Mules a 10-0 lead on the way to a 24-19 victory.
Baron, a sophomore, is third place in the NESCAC in punting average at 38.8 yards per kick. He is in a tie for third for punts inside the 20-yard line with nine. Baron continues to have the longest punt in the the league this year at 79 yards.
Baron and the Mules (1-4 overall) will play host to Bates College (0-5) on Saturday at 1 p.m. The game is part of Family Homecoming Weekend at Colby. ... cac-honor/
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Re: Football 2015: Colby College

Postby Tom Nolette » Fri Oct 30, 2015 5:24 am

Football ready for opening CBB game with Bates

WATERVILLE, Maine — With no other Colby College team hosting an event this weekend, the football team will try to please a Family Homecoming Weekend crowd with a win over Bates College on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Harold Alfond Stadium.

The Mules will be looking for plenty of support from the home crowd in the first Colby-Bates-Bowdoin (CBB) game of the 2015 season. Bates will host Bowdoin next Saturday in the second game. Colby then heads to Bowdoin in the final week of the season.

Colby earned a 24-19 victory at Hamilton College last Saturday. The Mules are 1-4 heading into the final three games of the year. Colby opened with a brutal schedule against teams currently with a combined 17-3 record.

While Bates comes into today’s games at 0-5, all records are inconsequential when it comes to the CBB. The home team has won in each of the last four games. The Bobcats took a wild 34-28 overtime win at Lewiston in 2014. Colby was the last team to win a road game, earning a 10-6 win at Bates in 2010.

Colby has dominated the last two home games, holding a 58-16 scoring margin over the Bobcats. The Mules won 37-13 in 2011 and held the Bobcats without a touchdown in a 21-3 victory in 2013.

Colby sophomore kicker/punter John Baron was named the NESCAC Special Teams Player of the Week after kicking a 34-yard field goal and making all three of his extra points against Hamilton. Baron is third in the NESCAC in punting average (38.8) and has the longest punt (79 yards) in the conference this season.

Mule running back Jabari Hurdle-Price continues to be one of the top players in the NESCAC. He has three straight games with more than 100 yards rushing. Hurdle-Price ranks first in the conference in all-purpose yards by nearly 40 yards and is second in rushing (98.2).

Colby quarterback Gabe Harrington will play an important role Saturday. Bates ranks last in the NESCAC in passing defense, allowing 305.6 yards per game.

Colby’s offensive line of Jesse Eddy, Drew Choos, Michael Roberts, Andrew Ferraro, and Larry Patrizio have been solid in opening holes for Hurdle-Price and fellow running back Carl Lipani.

Mule middle linebacker Stephen O’Grady leads in total tackles with 32. Ian Dickey has 31 stops, while Ryan Ruiz is 10th in the league in sacks (2.5) among his 26 tackles.

Bates has one of the top receivers in the NESCAC in Mark Riley (31 catches, 362 yards), but the Bobcats do a good deal of damage on the ground. Bates is third in the league in rushing offense (185.4) and last in passing offense (147.4).

Frank Williams (244 rushing yards), Ivan Reese (231), Mickoy Nichol (155), and Shaun Carroll (132) give Bates nice balance in the backfield. Bobcat quarterback Patrick Dugan has thrown for 668 yards and rushed for 108.

Junior linebacker Mark Upton is tied for third in the NESCAC in tackles per game (8.8, 44 total) and junior defensive back Brandon Williams is tied for eighth with 7.6. Sam Francis, another junior linebacker, has 37 total tackles.

Saturday’s game could have plenty of points. Bates is eighth in the NESCAC in scoring defense (27.0) and the Mules are just behind in ninth at 27.2. Bowdoin, the opponent for the Bobcats and the Mules in the last two weeks of the season, is last at 31.0. ... ith-bates/
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Re: Football 2015: Colby College

Postby Tom Nolette » Sun Nov 01, 2015 7:01 am

Defense, special teams carry Bates past Colby

Bizarre plays cost the Bates football team one or two wins in what has been a frustrating season.

The weirdness finally went the Bobcats’ way Saturday afternoon.

After Colby was forced to kick an extra point a second time due to a delayed penalty markoff against Bates, the Bobcats’ Collin Richardson swatted it down and ultimately preserved a 10-9 win at Seaverns Field in Waterville. ... by/1811989
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Re: Football 2015: Colby College

Postby Tom Nolette » Sun Nov 01, 2015 8:53 am

Football team drops CBB opener to Bobcats

WATERVILLE, Maine — With both offenses struggling for most of the afternoon, a big defensive play helped Bates College to a 10-9 victory over Colby College in NESCAC football at Seaverns Field at Harold Alfond Stadium on Saturday.

Bates (1-5 overall) wins the first Colby-Bates-Bowdoin (CBB) game of the season and can defend its championship with a win at home against Bowdoin at 12:30 p.m. next Saturday. The Mules (1-5 overall) will play host to Tufts University next Saturday at 12:30 p.m.
With the Mules leading 3-0 at the half, the Bobcats scored all 10 of their points in a span of 1:02. Bates took the second half kickoff and drove 54 yards on seven plays to get a 27-yard field goal from Grant Dewald with 11:49 to go in the third quarter.
With the game now tied 3-3, Colby took over at its own 35-yard line. The Bobcats got a sack of eight yards from Mark Upton to push the ball back to the 27-yard line. Trevor Lyons made the play of the day on second down, intercepting a pass and getting to the right sideline for a 31-yard interception return for a 9-3 lead with 10:47 to go. Dewald made the important extra point for the 10-3 margin.
The Mules (1-5) fought back with a drive start late in the third quarter and early into the fourth quarter. Colby used 10 plays and went 59 yards, culminating in a 1-yard scoring run from quarterback Christian Sparacio.
The game got interesting on the extra point attempt. Bates had been offside on Sparacio’s touchdown run, but the officials had not made the penalty announcement when Baron made the extra point. The Mules were forced to kick again and the kick was blocked by the Bobcats to keep the score at 10-9 with 13:31 left in the game.
Colby and Bates did little offensively the rest of the way. Bates was helped out by punter Justin Foley, who had a big day with seven of his nine punts inside the 20-yard line. He also had an average of 38.3. Foley’s best punt was one of his shortest when he kicked 34 yards to the Colby 1-yard line with 7:07 to play.
The Mules scored the only points of the first half on a drive of 8:03. Colby went 17 plays and drove 73 yards, but had to settle for a 26-yard field goal by John Baron with 9:41 left to intermission.
Mark Upton and Sam Francis both had nine tackles for Bates, while Joe Frake had eight stops. The lone turnover of the game by Colby was the interception return by Lyons, who also had five tackles.
Colby’s defense deserved a better fate after allowing Bates just 168 yards of total offense. The Bobcats passed for just 43 yards and quarterback Patrick Dugan led the rushing attack with 38 yards.
Stephen O’Grady led the Mules with eight tackles and Bryan McAdams finished with seven. Colby had three sacks, including 1.5 from Harry Nicholas. Ryan Ruiz and Ian Dickey both had five tackles and Dickey had a fumble recovery.
Colby running back Jabari Hurdle-Price had his fourth straight 100-yard game, rushing for 120 yards on 32 carries. Sparacio had eight carries for 39 yards and the touchdown.
Bates 10, Colby 9
Bates…………… 0 0 10 0 – 10
Colby…………… 0 3 0 6 – 9
Scoring Summary:
2nd 09:41 Colby – John Baron 26 yd field goal
3rd 11:49 Bates – Grant DeWald 27 yd field goal
10:47 Bates – Trevor Lyons 31 yd interception return (Grant DeWald kick)
4th 13:31 Colby – Christian Sparacio 1 yd run (John Baron kick blockd)
FIRST DOWNS………………. 13 18
RUSHES-YARDS (NET)………… 42-125 46-150
PASSING YDS (NET)…………. 43 112
Passes Att-Comp-Int……….. 10-4-0 31-15-1
Fumble Returns-Yards………. 0-0 0-0
Punt Returns-Yards………… 4-13 2-9
Kickoff Returns-Yards……… 3-57 3-45
Interception Returns-Yards…. 1-31 0-0
Punts (Number-Avg)………… 9-38.3 6-33.5
Fumbles-Lost……………… 1-1 0-0
Penalties-Yards…………… 8-113 8-70
Possession Time…………… 26:50 33:10
Third-Down Conversions…….. 1 of 12 8 of 19
Fourth-Down Conversions……. 0 of 0 1 of 3
Red-Zone Scores-Chances……. 1-2 2-2
Sacks By: Number-Yards…….. 2-20 3-21
RUSHING: Bates-Patrick Dugan 17-38; Ivan Reese 10-37; Kyle Flaherty 3-19; Sean
Peterson 7-16; Mike Decina 4-14; Frank Williams 1-1. Colby-Jabari Hurdle-Price
32-120; Christian Sparacio 8-39; Carl Lipani 3-7; Robert Murray 1-4; Gabe
Harrington 2-minus 20.
PASSING: Bates-Patrick Dugan 4-10-0-43. Colby-Gabe Harrington 11-21-1-82;
Christian Sparacio 4-10-0-30.
RECEIVING: Bates-Mark Riley 2-20; Sean Peterson 1-19; Mike Decina 1-4.
Colby-Mark Snyder 7-35; Jabari Hurdle-Price 3-42; Henry Holmes 1-10; Braden
Wilson 1-8; Mbasa Mayikana 1-6; DeVaughn Riley 1-6; Alex Kramer 1-5.
INTERCEPTIONS: Bates-Trevor Lyons 1-31. Colby-None.
FUMBLES: Bates-Patrick Dugan 1-1. Colby-None.
Stadium: Harold Alfond Attendance: 2600 ... o-bobcats/
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Re: Football 2015: Colby College

Postby Tom Nolette » Fri Nov 06, 2015 7:10 am

Football team to honor seniors at last home game

ATERVILLE, Maine — The Colby College football team will honor 12 seniors Saturday and close out the home portion of the schedule when Tufts University visits Seaverns Field at Harold Alfond Stadium for a 1 p.m. game.

Colby (1-5 overall) will finish the season next Saturday at Bowdoin College. The final home game will be webcast at
The Mules will honor seniors Drew Choos, Jesse Eddy, Andrew Ferraro, Henry Holmes, Billy Murphy, Robert Murray, Ryan Neville, Harry Nicholas, Stephen O’Grady, Glenn Parsons, Connor Rozinsky, and Ryan Ruiz before the game.
Both teams come into the game after losing last Saturday. The Mules, despite their defense allowing only three points, fell 10-9 to Bates. Tufts (4-2) lost 32-7 at home to first place Amherst.
Colby’s Jabari Hurdle-Price had his fourth straight 100-yard game, rushing for 120 yards on 32 carries against Bates. He has 611 yards rushing in six games and ranks second in the NESCAC in rushing yards per game (101.8) and first in all-purpose yards (171.7).
Hurdle-Price ranks second in rushing behind Tufts’ Chance Brady, who is averaging 104.2 yards per game. Brady is rushing for 4.6 yards per carry and has 625 yards on the season.
Hurdle-Price and Brady will be going up against solid rush defenses. The Jumbos are fourth in the conference at 114.5 yards per game, while the Mules are fifth and allow 121.2 rushing yards per game.
Sophomore wide receiver Mark Snyder leads the Mules in total receptions (25) and receiving yards (229). Hurdle-Price is second in catches (19) and receiving yards (146). Alex Kramer and Mbasa Mayikana both have nine catches, while Holmes has come on strong in the past few games and has eight grabs.
Junior quarterback Gabe Harrington has 783 yards passing and Christian Sparacio has passed for 117 yards and rushed for 75.
Colby’s defense did the job last Saturday against Bates and will get a test against a Jumbo team ranked fourth in the league in scoring (24.7) and fifth in total offense (349.0).
O’Grady leads the Mules in tackles with 40 and sophomore defensive back Ian Dickey has 36 stops, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery, and an interception. Ruiz has 31 tackles and sophomore linebacker Bryan McAdams is up to 29.
Tufts took a 31-game losing streak into the 2014 season, but won the season opener and is 8-6 in the last two seasons. The Jumbos close out the season next Saturday at home against Middlebury at 12:30 p.m.
While Brady is a big part of the offense for the Jumbos, Tufts does have quarterback Alex Snyder with 1,150 passing yards and six touchdowns. Mike Rando leads the Jumbos in receptions (28) and teammate Jack Cooleen is first in receiving yards (310).
Senior Patrick Williams leads the Jumbos in tackles (47) and is tied for first in tackles for loss (5.5). Shane Thomas, a junior, has 42 tackles and two forced fumbles. Tim Preston, a first-year, has four interceptions and 106 return yards on the picks.
A key statistic to watch out for could be turnovers. Tufts is first in the NESCAC with a plus-6 margin (15 gained, 9 lost), while the Mules are last at minus-5 (7 gained, 12 lost). ... home-game/
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Re: Football 2015: Colby College

Postby Tom Nolette » Sun Nov 08, 2015 9:18 am

Football drops game to Tufts on Senior Day

WATERVILLE, Maine — Sebastian Ferrell (Providence, R.I.) had more than 100 yards receiving for Colby College, but Tufts University junior running back Chance Brady (Haverhill, Mass.) had a big day in the Jumbos’ 28-10 NESCAC football win over the Mules on Saturday at Seaverns Field at Harold Alfond Stadium.

On Senior Day at Colby, Brady rushed for 212 yards, scored on two long runs, and caught two passes for 49 yards.
Tufts moves to 5-2 overall heading into next Saturday’s 12:30 home game with Middlebury College. Colby drops to 1-6 and will play at rival Bowdoin College at the same time.
Brady had 176 rushing yards at halftime to give the Jumbos a 14-3 lead at the break. Both of his scoring runs also occurred in the first half and both came on the first play of a drive.
Colby had a punt into a strong wind that gave Tufts the ball on the Mule 35-yard line. Brady went right on the first play, found a wide open sideline, and went in for the score.
In the second quarter, Colby punter John Baron (Medfield, Mass.) had a booming 45-yard put to Tufts’ 10-yard line, but Mike Rando (Walpole, Mass.) returned the kick 41 yards to the Colby 49-yard line.
Brady shocked the Mules again by going right on the first play, used his speed to get away from tacklers, and bolted 49 yards for a 14-0 Jumbo lead with 7:42 to intermission.
Colby went 41 yards in eight plays in the final 50 seconds to get a collegiate-long 37-yard field goal from Baron on the last play of the half. Colby quarterback Gabe Harrington (Chula Vista, Calif.) had a 17-yard rush and had a 15-yard completion to Henry Holmes (Cleveland Heights, Ohio) on the drive.
Any momentum Colby had from the late field goal was instantly taken away in the first 14 seconds of the third quarter. Rando took the kickoff at his own 15-yard line, raced at first up the middle, was able to break out toward the left sideline, and went 85 yards for a 21-3 Tufts lead.
After a three-and-out by Colby, the Jumbos added an insurance touchdown on their next drive. Tufts quarterback Alex Snyder (Colorado Springs, Colo.) had his best drive with a rush of 17 yards and a 6-yard scoring pass to Mike Miller (Wakefield, Mass.) for a 28-3 margin with 9:12 left in the third.
Colby closed out the scoring in the fourth quarter on Jabari Hurdle-Price’s 1-yard touchdown run with 11:39 remaining. Harrington had a good drive with a 19-yard pass to Ferrell, an 11-yard toss to Mark Snyder (Winnetka, Ill.), and a key third down pass to tight end Braden Wilson (Brewster, Mass.).
With Brady’s big day, Snyder only completed six passes for 86 yards and the touchdown. Rando had 168 yards of returns on two kickoffs and two punts.
Tufts junior kicker/punter Willie Holmquist (Dix Hills, N.Y.) had four punts for a 40.5-yard average and three kicks inside the 20-yard line. He also had three of his five kickoffs go for touchbacks and averaged 61.6 yards per kick.
Ferrell had a breakout game with eight catches for 110 yards, while Alex Kramer (Andover, Mass.) made four grabs for 41 yards. Harrington threw for 166 yards and Hurdle-Price had his string of four straight 100-yard games end with 45 rushing yards.
Tufts had a slight 325-320 edge in total yards, while the Mules had 20 first downs to the Jumbos’ 14.
Matt McCormack (River Forest, Ill.) had a game-high 10 tackles for Tufts. Zach Thomas (Arlington, Mass.) added 2.5 sacks among his five tackles.
Harry Nicholas (Stonington, Conn.) had two sacks and finished with five tackles for Colby. Bryan McAdams (Providence, R.I.) had a team-high eight stops.
Tufts 28, Colby 10
Tufts…………… 7 7 14 0 – 28
Colby…………… 0 3 0 7 – 10
Scoring Summary:
1st 03:47 Tufts – C. Brady 35 yd run (W. Holmquist kick)
2nd 07:42 Tufts – C. Brady 49 yd run (W. Holmquist kick)
00:00 Colby – John Baron 37 yd field goal, 8-41 0:50
3rd 14:46 Tufts – M. Rando 85 yd kickoff return (W. Holmquist kick)
09:12 Tufts – M. Miller 6 yd pass from A. Snyder (W. Holmquist kick)
4th 11:39 Colby – Jabari Hurdle-Price 1 yd run (John Baron kick)
FIRST DOWNS………………. 14 20
RUSHES-YARDS (NET)………… 42-239 41-107
PASSING YDS (NET)…………. 86 213
Passes Att-Comp-Int……….. 13-6-0 38-20-2
Fumble Returns-Yards………. 0-0 0-0
Punt Returns-Yards………… 2-46 1-10
Kickoff Returns-Yards……… 2-122 1-12
Interception Returns-Yards…. 2-20 0-0
Punts (Number-Avg)………… 4-40.5 6-33.3
Fumbles-Lost……………… 1-1 0-0
Penalties-Yards…………… 3-25 3-25
Possession Time…………… 26:40 33:20
Third-Down Conversions…….. 6 of 13 6 of 17
Fourth-Down Conversions……. 1 of 2 2 of 5
Red-Zone Scores-Chances……. 1-3 2-2
Sacks By: Number-Yards…….. 6-29 3-26
RUSHING: Tufts-C. Brady 27-212; M. Athy 7-14; M. Rando 1-9; A. Snyder 7-4. Colby-Jabari Hurdle-Price 21-45; Gabe Harrington 14-26; John Baron 1-22; Christian Sparacio 3-8; Robert Murray 2-6.
PASSING: Tufts-A. Snyder 6-13-0-86. Colby-Gabe Harrington 18-34-2-166; Christian Sparacio 2-4-0-47.
RECEIVING: Tufts-C. Brady 2-49; B. Berey 1-18; J. Nault 1-9; M. Miller 1-6; M. Rando 1-4. Colby-Sebastian Ferrell 8-110; Alex Kramer 4-41; Jabari Hurdle-Price 3-16; Henry Holmes 2-19; Mark Snyder 1-11; DeVaughn Riley 1-10; Braden Wilson 1-6.
INTERCEPTIONS: Tufts-P. Williams 1-15; T. Preston 1-5. Colby-None.
FUMBLES: Tufts-C. Brady 1-1. Colby-None.
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Re: Football 2015: Colby College

Postby Tom Nolette » Tue Nov 10, 2015 7:41 am

O’Grady makes District 1 Academic Football Team

WATERVILLE, Maine — Colby College senior linebacker Stephen O’Grady (North Andover, Mass.) was selected to the College Sports Information Director’s Association Academic All-District 1 Division III Football Team on Monday.

O’Grady, an Environmental Science major, was one of three linebackers selected to the team. District 1 includes all of New England.
O’Grady, a middle linebacker and tri-captain, leads the Mules this year in total tackles (45) heading into Saturday’s season finale at Bowdoin College. He also has three tackles for loss, including a sack.
Due to two injury problems, O’Grady played just 19 of a possible 31 games at Colby. He missed his entire first year at Colby after breaking his wrist in high school. O’Grady also missed four games during his junior season due to a high ankle sprain. He has 103 tackles in the 19 games.
O’Grady earned a National Football Foundation Scholar Athlete Award in May 2012. He has earned NESCAC Fall All-Academic honors in all three years of eligibility.
O’Grady has been active within his major. He studied abroad at the School for Field Studies in Australia, where he germinated and planted native rainforest tree species to create wildlife corridors. O’Grady also had internships with the Massachusetts Audubon Society, the Orleans Conservation Trust, and worked as a research assistant for the Colby Environmental Science Department.
CoSIDA Academic All-District 1 Football Team
E.J. Franskevicz, Western New England, senior, punter, Electrical Engineering
Danny Callahan, MIT, senior, quarterback, Computer Science/Engineering
Soren Pelz-Walsh, Castleton, junior, receiver, Physical Education
Travis Bassett, Bridgewater State, sophomore, receiver, Exercise Science
Kolin Matthews, Anna Maria, senior, tight end, Fire Science
Sam Chaves, Norwich, senior, running back, History
Elliot Tobin, MIT, junior, offensive line, Economics
Vincent Molinari, Williams, senior, offensive line, Economics
Brian Copeland, MIT, senior, offensive line, Electrical Engineering/Computer Science
Brad Walcher, MIT, junior, offensive line, Aerospace Engineering
Jordan Stone, Castleton, junior, offensive line, Business Administration
Wesley Medeiros, Norwich, junior, kicker, Criminal Justice
Kevin Lynch, WPI, junior, defensive back, Mechanical Engineering
Dan Pierce, Middlebury, senior, defensive back, Economics
Chris Gow, Amherst, senior, defensive back, Math
Jordan Hersom, Husson, senior, defensive back, Physical Education
Derek Lotito, Norwich, junior, linebacker, Biochemistry
Anthony Emberley, MIT, junior, linebacker, Computer Science
Stephen O’Grady, Colby, senior, linebacker, Environmental Science
Raoul Khouri, MIT, sophomore, defensive line, Computer Science
Dereck Pacheco, WPI, sophomore, defensive line, Civil Engineering
Craig Anderson, Endicott, junior, defensive line, Criminal Justice
Steve Melino, Western New England, senior, defensive line, Mechanical Engineering ... ball-team/
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Re: Football 2015: Colby College

Postby Tom Nolette » Fri Nov 13, 2015 10:25 am

Football to finish season Saturday at Bowdoin

WATERVILLE, Maine — The Colby College and Bowdoin College football teams head into the final game of the season Saturday with a similar 2015 resume.

The Mules and the Polar Bears will meet for the 127th time in Saturday’s 12:30 p.m. start in Brunswick. The rivalry trails only Williams/Amherst (129) and Kalamazoo-Albion (128) in longevity. The game will be webcast at

Both teams are 1-6 overall and each have victories against Hamilton College. The two teams also lost to Bates College, allowing the Bobcats to win the Colby-Bates-Bowdoin (CBB) title for the second straight year.

The home team has won the past four meetings between Colby and Bowdoin. The Mules took a 14-7 win last year and cruised to a 17-0 victory in 2012. The Polar Bears had a Hail Mary pass for a score with three seconds left to win in 2013 and had a 20-10 victory in 2011.

The last team to win a road game was Bowdoin in another difficult loss for the Mules in 2010. The Polar Bears scored four touchdowns in a 26-21 victory, with three scores coming on a kickoff return, an interception return, and a blocked punt return.

Colby’s last win at Bowdoin was in 2005 when the Mules romped to a 28-3 victory and finished 7-1 for the season.

Mule junior running back Jabari Hurdle-Price will look for running room against a Bowdoin defense ranked last in the NESCAC in rushing defense (217.6 yards allowed per game). Hurdle-Price is first in the conference in all-purpose yards (157.6) and second in rushing yards per game (93.7).

Meanwhile, Bowdoin has struggled to rush the ball this season. The Polar Bears are last in the league at just 48.1 rushing yards per game. Bowdoin has been able to throw the ball, averaging 233 yards per game to rank third in the conference.

Polar Bear first-year quarterback Noah Nelson took over as starter early in the season and has thrown for 193.2 yards per game and has seven touchdowns. Nick Vailas is second in the league in receptions per game (6.0) and seventh in receiving yards per contest (67.0). Daniel Barone is seventh in the NESCAC in receptions per game (5.1) and has 388 yards receiving.

Colby first-year Sebastian Ferrell had eight catches for 110 receiving yards last Saturday against Tufts. Mark Snyder leads the Mules in receptions (26) and receiving yards (240).

Mule middle linebacker Stephen O’Grady, who will be playing in his final collegiate game, leads the team in total tackles (45). Ian Dickey (40 tackles), Bryan McAdams (37), and Ryan Ruiz (34) are other leading tacklers.

Bowdoin linebacker Branden Morin leads the NESCAC in tackles per game (9.6). He has 49 solo stops among his 67 total tackles. Fellow linebacker Philippe Archambault is fourth in the league at 8.2 tackles per contest.

Colby kicker/punter John Baron continues to have a solid season. He is 4-for-5 in field goal chances and is fourth in the NESCAC in punting average (37.5). ... t-bowdoin/
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