Pioneers Run Past Bulldogs
440 yards of offense and an 87-yard kickoff return sent the Homecoming crowd home happy as Alfred State defeated Stevens Tech 49-27. The win improves ASC to 2-1 on the year while Stevens Tech is now 2-2.
The Bulldogs and the Pioneers traded touchdown drives in the first quarter. Greg Hampton (Uniondale) connected with Devin Simmons (Elmira Free) on pass plays of 12 and 7-yards to answer Bulldog scoring drives. ASC led 14-13 after the first quarter as the Pioneers blocked a Stevens PAT.
The blue & gold pushed their lead in the second quarter by putting together three scoring drives. Hampton found Tavon Moore (Syracuse/Bishop Grimes) on a 38-yard pass play with 14:18 left in the quarter, Shawn Charles (Greece Olympia) scored on a 1-yard run with 9:06, and Hampton scooted in from 7-yards out to send the Pioneers into half up 35-13.
After a long 50-yard kickoff return by John Wood (Rochester/East), Desmond Goode (Johnson Mountain, VA) scored from 25-yards out to give the Pioneers their biggest lead 42-13.
Stevens Tech mounted back to back scoring drives to cut the lead to 42-27 but Wood silenced the comeback hopes by taking the next kickoff 87-yards for the final scoring the game.
Hampton finished 12 for 19 for 197 yards and three scores and rushed for 38 yards. Goode carried the ball 12 times for 132 yards and a score while Simmons had five catches for 80 yards and two scores.
Wood led the defense with nine tackles on the day while Rory Spain (Tully) had five. Omari Windom (Syracuse/Corcoran), Robert Howard (Syracuse/Nottingham), Corey Crawford (Broadlin Perth), Antonio Williams (New Haven, CT), Jamal Charles (Brooklyn/Tilden), and David Londono (Long Island City) all picked up sacks while Matt Munson (Clyde Savannah) and Gerald Dixie (Jamestown) intercepted passes.
ASC racked up 239 rushing yards and 201 passing yards on the day while Stevens Tech had 95 rushing yards and 192 passing yards. The game featured 32 penalties for a total of 287 yards.
The blue & gold hit the road for the next two weekends. They start the road trip with a Noon kickoff next weekend vs. Globe Institute of Technology (Brooklyn, NY).