November 5, 2011

AMC Football Earns First Program Win

More news about: Anna Maria

PAXTON, Mass. –  AMCAT quarterback Santino Simone (Worcester, MA) accounted for 417 yards and four touchdowns in a 35-33 victory over visiting Becker College at AMCAT field on Saturday afternoon.  The well-earned victory marks the first win in program history for the Anna Maria football team.  The win improves the AMCATS record to 1-8 (ECFC) while Becker falls to 1-9 ( 1-6 ECFC) with the loss. 

Santino Simone, Josh Sundquist and Jason Campbell starred for the AMCATS, as the aforementioned Simone passed for 264 yards and a score while adding 153 yards on the ground and three scores.  Josh Sundquist added 78 yards receiving and a touchdown while Campbell chipped in with eight tackles and three sacks. 

Kyle Gregg (Charlotte, NC), Robert Baker (Monroe, CT) and Asante Harris (Charlotte, NC) starred for the Hawks, as Gregg paced the offense with 129 rushing yards and two scores to go along with 48 receiving yards and a score.  Baker added 215 yards in the air and a score while Harris accounted for eight tackles and two interceptions.

Becker started off the scoring after Andrew Reid forced a fumble on the AMCATS' first drive of the contest.  Kyle Gregg scampered into the end zone on a 21-yard rush on the following play, giving the Hawks a 7-0 advantage.

The AMCATS responded after taking over on the Becker 45-yard line following a Hawks' punt.  Santino Simone hit Josh Sundquist on consecutive plays, the first a 14-yard completion while the second was a 31-yard touchdown reception to even the score. 

The next two possessions the team traded scores, as Becker struck first with a Kyle Gregg two yard rushing touchdown while Anna Maria countered with a 17-yard rushing touchdown by Simone. 

The visitors padded their lead on the following two drives of the contest, as quarterback Robert Baker hit Kyle Gregg for an athletic 33-yard reverse field touchdown.  The Hawks proceeded to strike again after Asante Harris returned an interception 75 yards to pay dirt, giving Becker a 27-14 advantage. 

The first-half lead was short lived, as a Dom Concepcion reverse put the ball on the Becker 1-yard line.  Santino Simone pushed his way through the opposition and snuck into the end zone to cut the lead to 27-21. 

Anna Maria's defense stepped up on the following kickoff, as Nii Quartey (Worcester, Mass.)  and Jason Campbell (Melrose, Mass.) sacked Robert Baker on back-to-back plays, setting up a 4th and 25 on Becker's own one-yard line.  The snap sailed high and gave Anna Maria a safety and possession of the ball following a free kick.

The AMCATS wouldn't let the free kick opportunity go to waste, as Chris Nelson returned the kick 35 yards to the Becker 37-yard line. The return set-up a Jamal Mitchell 22-yard field goal and cut the Hawk's lead to one point (27-26) heading into the locker room.  

Anna Maria had possession to start the second-half and used a 40-yard Dom Concepcion reception and a 21-yard Santino Simone rush to put them in field-goal range.  The big plays set-up a 19-yard field goal from Jamal Mitchell (Shelton, Conn.) that gave the AMCATS their first lead of the contest, 29-27. 

Both defenses stepped it up in the 3rd quarter, as Mitchell's field goal was the only scoring down in the third frame.

The Anna Maria defense was exceptionally strong in the quarter, forcing Becker on a pair of three-and-out's while only allowing the Hawks to convert one first down.     

Turnover's proved costly for both teams in the 4th quarter, as Tino Lopes (Stoughton, Mass.) forced and recovered an Anna Maria fumble at mid-field. 

After being held in check the entire 3rd quarter, Robert Baker hooked up with a Corinthian Bostic (Jacksonville, Fla.) for a 30-yard gain.  Ezequiel Torres (Ledyard, Conn.) finished off the drive with a one yard touchdown plunge to give the Hawks a 33-29 lead. 

Becker would give the lead right back on their ensuing offensive position.  Kyle Gregg coughed the ball-up and the AMCATS' recovered the fumble on the Becker 20-yard line.  A pass interference penalty on the visitors put the ball at the Becker 2-yard line and Santino Simone promptly polished off the drive with his third rushing touchdown of the contest.  After a missed point after, Anna Maria took back control of the lead, 35-33. 

Becker had one last final shot to take the lead, as they started their final drive at the Anna Maria 49-yard line.  The AMCAT defense held strong and forced the Hawks with a 4th and 2 situation on the AMC 41 yard line.  Kevin Card (Deer Park, NY) and Joseph Williams (Capitol Heights, MD) brought down quarterback Robert Baker for no gain and sealed the first program win in AMCAT Football history.

Anna Maria returns to action next week when they travel to Husson University for a 1:00 pm tilt with the Eagles.

-30-

comments powered by Disqus
Sep. 4: All times Eastern
8:00 PM
East Texas Baptist at Tex. A&M-Commerce
Sep. 5: All times Eastern
7:00 PM
Anna Maria at Worcester State
7:00 PM
Western New England at Springfield
Live Stats Video
7:00 PM
Albright at Kean
Live Stats Video
7:00 PM
Widener at Rowan
Live Stats Live Stats Audio
7:00 PM
WPI at Curry
Live Stats Live Stats
7:00 PM
Mass-Dartmouth at Mount Ida
Live Stats
7:00 PM
Salve Regina at Bridgewater State
Live Stats Video
7:00 PM
William Paterson at SUNY-Maritime
Live Stats
7:00 PM
Ursinus at TCNJ
7:00 PM
Fitchburg State at Becker
Live Stats Video
7:00 PM
Nichols at Westfield State
Video
7:30 PM
McDaniel at Catholic
Live Stats
7:30 PM
Trine at Manchester
Live Stats Video Audio
8:00 PM
Waldorf at UW-Whitewater
Live Stats
Sep. 6: All times Eastern
12:00 PM
Endicott at Framingham State
12:00 PM
Dickinson at Hobart
Live Stats
12:00 PM
Holland College (PEI, Canada) at Maine Maritime
Video
12:00 PM
Otterbein at St. John Fisher
Live Stats Audio
12:00 PM
Union at Ithaca
12:00 PM
Pomona-Pitzer at MIT
12:00 PM
Husson at Alfred
12:00 PM
Randolph-Macon at Johns Hopkins
12:00 PM
Cortland State at Buffalo State
Live Stats
1:00 PM
St. Lawrence at Coast Guard
1:00 PM
Thomas More at Wesley
Live Stats Audio
1:00 PM
Plymouth State at Castleton State
Live Stats Video
1:00 PM
Lebanon Valley at Franklin and Marshall
Live Stats Video
1:00 PM
Emory and Henry at Ferrum
Audio
1:00 PM
Washington and Lee at Averett
Live Stats
1:00 PM
Hampden-Sydney at Wabash
Live Stats Video Audio
1:00 PM
Rose-Hulman at Kalamazoo
Live Stats Video
1:00 PM
Wilmington at Olivet
Live Stats
1:00 PM
King's at Moravian
Live Stats
1:00 PM
Alfred State at Morrisville State
Live Stats Audio
1:00 PM
Susquehanna at Lycoming
Live Stats Video Audio
1:00 PM
Oberlin at Brockport State
1:00 PM
Utica at Misericordia
Live Stats
1:00 PM
Delaware Valley at Montclair State
1:00 PM
Southern Virginia at Methodist
1:00 PM
Marietta at Kenyon
1:00 PM
Merchant Marine at Apprentice
1:00 PM
Muhlenberg at Wilkes
Live Stats
1:00 PM
Sewanee at DePauw
Live Stats Video Audio
1:30 PM
Ohio Wesleyan at Bluffton
1:30 PM
Adrian at Defiance
Live Stats
1:30 PM
RPI at Norwich
Live Stats Video
1:30 PM
Alma at Heidelberg
1:30 PM
Berry at Maryville (Tenn.)
Live Stats Video Audio
1:30 PM
Bridgewater (Va.) at Gettysburg
Audio
1:30 PM
Muskingum at Waynesburg
Audio
1:30 PM
St. Vincent at John Carroll
1:30 PM
Mount Union at Bethany
1:30 PM
Juniata at Grove City
Audio
2:00 PM
Franklin at Illinois Wesleyan
2:00 PM
Rhodes at Austin
Live Stats
2:00 PM
Carleton at Macalester
2:00 PM
UW-Platteville at Buena Vista
2:00 PM
Ohio Northern at Washington U.
Live Stats Video
2:00 PM
UW-River Falls at St. John's
Live Stats Video Audio
2:00 PM
Crown at Gustavus Adolphus
2:00 PM
Concordia-Moorhead at Jamestown
2:00 PM
Simpson at Iowa Wesleyan
2:00 PM
Hope at Monmouth
Audio
2:00 PM
Lawrence at Rockford
2:00 PM
Aurora at Illinois College
2:00 PM
Carroll at Lakeland
2:00 PM
Elmhurst at Loras
2:00 PM
Millikin at Greenville
2:00 PM
Coe at Wheaton (Ill.)
2:00 PM
Presentation at Luther
2:00 PM
Martin Luther at Maranatha Baptist
Video
2:00 PM
MacMurray at Culver-Stockton
2:00 PM
Eureka at Knox
2:00 PM
UW-Stout at Dakota Wesleyan
2:00 PM
Huntingdon at Louisiana College
Video
2:00 PM
Ripon at St. Scholastica
Live Stats
2:00 PM
Hendrix at Westminster (Mo.)
Video
2:10 PM
UW-Eau Claire at St. Thomas
Audio
3:00 PM
St. Norbert at Carthage
4:00 PM
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps at Puget Sound
4:00 PM
Lewis and Clark at Whitworth
4:00 PM
College of Idaho at Pacific
4:30 PM
Arizona Christian at George Fox
5:00 PM
Hartwick at Western Connecticut
6:00 PM
Salisbury at Christopher Newport
6:00 PM
Augustana at Mount St. Joseph
7:00 PM
Carnegie Mellon at Case Western Reserve
Live Stats Video
7:00 PM
Stevenson at N.C. Wesleyan
Live Stats
7:00 PM
Butler at Wittenberg
Live Stats Video
7:00 PM
Shenandoah at Gallaudet
Audio
7:00 PM
Wooster at Washington and Jefferson
7:00 PM
Geneva at Frostburg State
Live Stats
7:00 PM
Thiel at Allegheny
7:00 PM
Taylor (Ind.) at Anderson
7:00 PM
Hiram at Westminster (Pa.)
7:00 PM
Denison at Earlham
7:00 PM
Greensboro at Guilford
Live Stats
7:00 PM
Albion at UW-Stevens Point
7:00 PM
Concordia (Wis.) at North Park
7:00 PM
Beloit at Chicago
Live Stats
7:00 PM
LaGrange at Birmingham-Southern
7:00 PM
Howard Payne at Trinity (Texas)
Audio
7:00 PM
Mary Hardin-Baylor at Millsaps
Live Stats Video
7:00 PM
Sul Ross State at Texas Lutheran
Live Stats Video
7:00 PM
Robert Morris-Chicago at UW-Oshkosh
7:00 PM
UW-La Crosse at Dubuque
Live Stats Video
7:30 PM
Hanover at Centre
7:30 PM
Central at Benedictine
Live Stats Video Audio
8:00 PM
St. Olaf at Northwestern (Minn.)
8:00 PM
Hamline at Minnesota-Morris
8:00 PM
Lake Forest at Wisconsin Lutheran
Live Stats Audio
8:00 PM
Wartburg at Augsburg
Audio
8:00 PM
Hardin-Simmons at Southwestern
Live Stats Audio
Dec. 20: All times Eastern
Final
at UW-Whitewater 52, Mount Union 14
@ Salem Stadium; Salem, Va.
Recap Photos Photos
Dec. 14: All times Eastern
Final
UW-Whitewater 16, at Mary Hardin-Baylor 15
Recap Recap Photos
Final
at Mount Union 41, North Central (Ill.) 40
Box Score Recap Recap Photos

What We're Reading