MILTON, Mass. – The Hilbert College Hawks football team trekked over to Massachusetts to take on Curry College this weekend.
The Hawks and Colonels played a game of field position throughout the entire first quarter with neither team wanting to give an inch. In the second quarter, Curry scored 42 unanswered points including 4 straight rushing touchdowns from Montie Quinn. Hilbert gave up a third quarter passing touchdown before scoring 9 straight points to close out the game.
With fourth and long looming late in the third quarter the Hawks decided to gamble on going for it. The gamble paid off as a quarterback Jake Dressel launched a pass deep into the end-zone that was snagged by Evan Raniewicz for Hilbert’s first points of the day. Eric Cline added the extra point maintaining his perfect kicking percentage on the year.
Late in the fourth quarter the Colonels were backed up deep in their own zone facing a 3rd and 11 when Taivaughn Roach exploded through the line and dragged the quarterback down in the end-zone for a safety. No other points were scored on the day. Roach and Clifford Zeigler continue to pace the defense’s tackle stats with 10 and 8 respectfully today. The pair also picked up two sacks during the game. Emmanuel Land IV and Matthew Wiebe had fumble recoveries today while Devotie Pompey, Ben Kirkland, and Al McDuffie all forced a fumble. Scott Essig had 355 punting yards from 11-punts.
Final Score: Curry College 49 – Hilbert College 9
Next Up: Hilbert College heads to Brockport for a Monday night football matchup with the Golden Eagles JV team at 4PM on October 3rd.
– Cole Klubek
Editor’s Note: This story was written by the Hilbert Athletics staff and shared with The Scribe