The Alfred State College football team opened up the 2009 season with a strong showing in a 40-14 victory at Stevens Tech (Lancaster, PA). The Pioneers passed for 434 yards and held the Bulldog offense to 232 yards.
The Pioneers got on the board first after Dmeetri Wilson (Monroe Township) picked off a pass in the end zone on Stevens Tech’s first possession. Reggie Corley (Elmira Free) connected with Rod Streater (Burlington, NJ) on the very next play for an 80-yard score.
Streater and Corley connected again with 1:07 remaining in the 1st quarter on a 66-yard scoring strike. Corley tossed his third scoring pass at 9:47 of the 2nd quarter when he hit Pat White (Warren, OH) on a 15-yard pass play.
Stevens got on the board to make it 20-7 at halftime but the Pioneers put the game out of reach with three unanswered scoring drives in the 2nd half. Jules Harvey (Freeport) rushed in from 3-yards out, Quintin McKenzie (Euclid, OH) caught a 35-yard touchdown pass from Jeff Glomb (Buffalo), and Anthony Bright (Philadelphia, PA) caught a 35-yard scoring pass from Glomb to cap the blue & gold’s scoring.
Stevens scored late in the game on a 38-yard pass play to close the scoring in the contest.
Corley finished 14 for 26 for 358 yards and three scores while Glomb was 4 for 5 for 76 yards and two scores. Streater caught 4 passes for 171 yards, White had five receptions for 119, and Bright racked up 99 yards receiving and 16 yards rushing.
Sir Aaron Taylor (Westchester) and Robert Edmonds (Washington, DC) each finished with eight tackles. Taylor picked off a pass and broke up three pass plays. Ricky DeJesus (Englewood, NJ) finished with seven tackles and an interception, Obi Ezemma (Queens) had seven tackles, and David Everts (Randolph) and Claxton DuVal (Rochester) both were involved in two sacks.
Alfred State out-gained Stevens Tech 518 to 232 and held a +2 in the turnover battle (3 interceptions and only one fumble lost).
The Pioneers move into Northeast Football Conference play next weekend when they travel to Orchard Park for a 1 p.m. contest with Erie CC.