Pioneers Fall in Season Finale
In a wild game that featured seven interceptions and four blocked kicks, Louisburg College (NC) defeated Alfred State 23-12 to wrap up the 2010 season. The Pioneers end the season with a 4-6 record.
Each team traded field goals in the 1st quarter with Louisburg hitting a 31 yarder with 6:57 remaining and Josh Franchina (Cassadaga Valley) connecting on a 28-yard attempt with 27 seconds remaining.
It looked like the game was headed into halftime tied at 3-3 but Kewitt Koonce intercepted a pass with 18 seconds left and returned it 58-yards for the score. The PAT attempt was blocked by Brett Harrington (Rochester/Edison) and returned for the two-point conversion to make it 9-5 at half.
Demario Askew rushed in from 23-yards out with 1:43 remaining in the 3rd quarter and Greg Quick caught a 20-yard pass from LaBron Houston to give the Hurricanes a 23-5 lead.
ASC made a comeback attempt when Emanuel Magliocco (Rochester/Aquinas) connected with Josh Griffin (Englewood, NJ) on a 51-yard pass play. Franchina hit the extra point to make it 23-12.
The touchdown catch by Griffin tied him for the ASC career record for touchdown receptions. He is tied with Mark Wolfe (2002 & 2004).
The Pioneers had the ball inside the red zone in the final seconds but a pass was intercepted as time expired.
Magliocco finished the day 15 for 25 for 229 yards. Griffin had six catches for 126.
Askew led Louisburg with 23 carries for 120 yards. Houston was 7 for 12 for 94 yards.
Justin Smith (Richmond, VA) and Randall Wilkie (Buffalo/East) each finished with eight tackles. Rory Spain (Tully) added seven tackles and an interception, Chadd Parker (Erie, PA) had six tackles and a pick, and Kyle Ricks (Alexandria, VA) picked off a pass. Harrington finished the day with a blocked field goal and a blocked extra point.
The blue and gold finished with 244 yards while Louisburg finished with 312.