|Date:||11/7/98 - 5:59 PM|
Saturday, November 7, 1998 AMHERST ROLLS PAST TRINITY FOOTBALL Hartford, Conn.- The Amherst College Lord Jeffs jumped out to a 24-0 lead and withstood a late rally by Trinity College, defeating the Bantams by a score of 32-18 this afternoon in New England Small College Athletic Conference football action this afternoon. Amherst got on the board early on an 80-yard pass from sophomore quarterback Peter Honig to freshman receiver Derrell Wright with 7:38 to go in the first quarter. Wright caught six passes for an Amherst record 224 yards in the game. After a 30-yard field goal by sophomore Liam Fleming put the Jeffs up, 10-0, Honig connected with sophomore Matt Hall on an eight-yard scoring strike. The teams traded interceptions (two by Trinity) on three consecutive plays in the closing minutes before intermission. Senior Patrick Wenger and junior Brendan McDaviit had picks for the Bantams, while Amherst sophomore Brian Daoust intercepted his second pass of the day during the sequence. Amherst held a 17-0 lead at halftime, and added to it with another touchdown pass from Honig to Hall, this one for 12 yards with 9:00 minutes left in the third period. The Bantams finally answered, however, as junior quarterback came off the bench to hit senior tri-captain J.R. Faget with a 40-yard touchdown pass 17 seconds later. In the fourth quarter, Trinity scored two more touchdowns, on nine-yard runs by senior tri-captain Marc Maccarini and senior Sherman Francis, but having failed on all three extra point attempts and an early 30-yard field goal, Trinity still trailed, 24-18. Amherst senior running back Bob DiSabato put the game out of reach with 2:02 to play breaking free for a 50-yard touchdown run, making the final score 32-18. Trinity had 19 first downs to Amherst's 13, but were once again victimized by big plays and turnovers. Francis paced the Bantam running game with 78 yards on 13 carries, while Faget had five catches for 90 yards. Junior tight end Sean Furey added five catches for 60 yards. Honig threw for 287 yards, completing 11 of 24 attempts for Amherst. Defensively, junior linebacker Jeff Iudice had 14 tackles, a forced fumble, and one sack, and Sophomore end Mike Mobley notched three sacks for Trinity. Amherst received 11 tackles and a sack from freshman linebacker Dan Lalli and five tackles and two sacks from junior lineman Greg O'Neill. Amherst (5-2) 10 7 7 8 -- 32 Trinity (2-5) 0 0 6 12 -- 18 SCORING SUMMARY A-1st 7:38 Derrell Wright 80 pass from Peter Honig (Liam Fleming kick) 7- 0 A- 1st 1:18 Fleming FG (30) 10- 0 A- 2nd 11:10 Matt Hall 7 pass from Honig (Fleming kick) 17- 0 A- 3rd 9:00 Hall 12 pass from Honig (Fleming kick) 24- 0 TC- 3rd 8:43 J.R. Faget 40 pass from Gregg Wysocki (kick failed) 24- 6 TC- 4th 8:40 Marc Maccarini 9 run (kick failed) 24-12 TC- 4th 2:15 Sherman Francis 9 run (kick failed) 24-18 A- 4th 2:02 Bob DiSabato 50 run (Byrne rush) 32-18 TEAM STATISTICS Amherst Trinity College First downs 13 19 Rushes-yards 38-111 51-144 Passing 11-28-2-287 11-31-3-157 Return yards 64 95 Punts-yards 9-298 11-351 Fumbles-lost 3-2 3-1 Penalties-yards 2-15 8-77 Third Down Conversions 0-14 5-20 Fourth Down Conversions 0-0 0-1 Possession Time 25:55 34:05 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING- A- Bob DiSabato 2-60, Darin Byrne 14-45, Jeff Coviello 6-30, Jeremy Hiltner 3-18, Harold Henderson 2-7, Mike Sweeney 2-(-4), Jason Campbell -(-7), Peter Honig 8- (-38). TC- Sherman Francis 13-78, Matt Gjerulff 5-32, Steve Cella 4-21, Marc Maccarini 3-16, Mike Ladd 7-14, Gregg Wysocki 13-12, J.R. Faget 1-(-14), Liam McNeilly 5-(-15). PASSING- A- Peter Honig 11-24-2-287, Jason Campbell 0-4-0-0. TC- Liam McNeilly 2-8-1-25, Gregg Wysocki 9-23-2-132. RECEIVING- A- Derrell Wright 6-224, Steve Contreras 2-28, Matt Hall 2-20, Bob DiSabato 1-15. TC- J.R. Faget 5-90, Sean Furey 5-60, Marc Maccarini 1-7.
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