Saturday, September 25, 1999 TRINITY FOOTBALL ROUTS COLBY IN DECKER'S DEBUT Waterville, ME - Sophomore safety Steve Cella (Peabody, MA) returned one of his two interceptions 24 yards for a touchdown to lead the visiting Trinity College Bantams to a 35-3 win over the Colby College White Mules in the New England Small College Athletic Conference football season opener for both teams. The Bantam win is the first under first-year Head Coach Bill Decker. Trinity broke a scoreless tie with 7:47 left in the second quarter, when junior Trevor Jackson (San Francisco, CA) blocked a punt by Colby senior tri-captain Darren Ireland and junior Charles Botts (Boston, MA) picked up the ball and returned it 19 yards for a Bantam touchdown. In the second half, Trinity outscored the Mules, 28-3, including one passing and one rushing touchdown for senior quarterback Gregg Wysocki (New Britain, CT). Wysocki completed a 54-yard pass to senior wide receiver Mike Healey with 13:06 left in the third quarter, and after Cella's first interception, scampered 14 yards for another score to give Trinity a 21-3 lead with 14:54 to play in the game. Later in the fourth quarter, Cella intercepted Colby freshman quarterback Pat Conley and returned it 24 yards for a touchdown, and Bantam sophomore running back Julian Gratry (Chagrin Falls, OH) added a fifth score to make the final tally, 35-3. Trinity took advantage of four White Mule turnovers, and received fine special teams play in the victory. Jackson made six tackles, mostly on special teams, in addition to his blocked punt, while senior kicker Andy Reimer (Scarsdale, NY) was five for five on extra-points. Defensively, senior linebacker Brian LaHaie (Silver Spring, MD) recorded nine tackles, including three for losses, and senior linebacker Jeff Iudice (Melrose, MA) made 10 tackles. Trinity College (1-0) 0 7 7 21 -- 35 Colby (0-1) 0 0 3 0 -- 3 SCORING 2. 8:10 TC- Charles Botts 29 yard blocked punt return (Andy Reimer kick) TC 7-0 3. 13:06 TC- Mike Healey 54 yard pass from Gregg Wysocki (Reimer kick) TC 14-0 3. 5:54 C- Jonassen 34 yard field goal TC 14-3 4. 14:54 TC- Wysocki 15 yard run (Reimer kick) TC 21-3 4. 12:08 TC- Steve Cella 54 yard interception return (Reimer kick) TC 28-3 4. 3:24 TC- Julian Gratry five yard run (Reimer kick) TC 35-3 TEAM STATS Trinity Colby First Downs 14 12 Rushes-yards 36-67 38-102 Passing yards 213 102 Return yards 89 103 Punts-yards 6-202 6-236 Fumbles-lost 0 1-1 Penalties-yards 6-25 4-20 RUSHING TC- Brian Fabrizio 14-27, Julian Gratry 4-18, David Mogan 4-16, Gregg Wysocki 8-6, Matt Gjerulff 2-3, Mike Ladd 4-(-1). C- Thomas Keblin 14-33, Adam Rolewicz 6-31, Joe Murray 9-17, Pat Conley 2-5, Danny Noyes 1-0. PASSING TC- Gregg Wysocki 17-26-1-213. C- Matt Smith 5-20-0-59, Pat Conley 3-10-3-43. RECEIVING TC- Mike Healey 3-71, Mike Ladd 2-48, Brian Fabrizio 2-34, Ray Cattaneo 3-21, Kevin Waters 3-18, Matt Gjerulff 2-9, Jay Wright 1-7, Steve Cella 1-5. C- Danny Noyes 4-77, Lou Distasi 1-18, Andy Tripp 1-3, Adam Rolewicz 1-2, Tom Keblin 1-2.
Return to the Index