Football Sails Past Kings Point, 26-13
KINGS POINT, N.Y., Sept, 21, 2002 – Springfield College sophomore quarterback Michael Judge (Chatham, N.J.)
rushed for 142 yards, including a 97-yard first-quarter touchdown, to lead the Pride to a 26-13 win versus U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (Kings Point) in a Freedom Football Conference (FFC) game at Captain Tomb Field.
This afternoon’s game was the FFC opener for the Pride, which improved to 2-0 overall and 1-0 in the FFC. SC, which entered the game as Division III’s leading rushing team (553 yards-per-game), had 332 yards on the ground. The Mariners fell to 1-2 overall and 1-1 in conference play on Plebe Acceptance Day at the Academy.
The Pride dominated the first half on the way to a 23-6 lead at intermission. SC totaled 255 yards of total offense, including 225 rushing yards. Sophomore halfback Kevin Domurat (Forestdale, Mass.)
got the Pride on the board with an 18-yard touchdown run with 8:31 left in the first quarter. On the final play of the quarter, Judge raced 97 yards to stake the Pride to a 14-0 lead.
SC extended its lead to 17-0 when junior Greg Switaj (Ridgewood, N.J.)
drilled a career-long 39-yard field goal. SC back-up quarterback Ryan Sylvia (Marion, Mass.)
scored on a three-yard run with 2:04 to play to push the Pride’s advantage to 23-0. Kings Point’s David McNeal made it 23-6 on a one-yard run with :42 left in the half.
After the Mariners closed to within 23-13 in the third quarter, Switaj converted a 32-yard field goal attempt for the fourth quarter’s only points.
Springfield (2-0, 1-0 FFC): 10-13-0 3---26
Kings Point (1-2, 1-1 FFC): 0-6-7-0---13
SC-Kevin Domarut 18 yard (Greg Switaj kick)
SC-Mike Judge 97-yard rush (Switaj kick)
SC-Switaj 39-yard FG
SC-Ryan Sylvia 4-yard rush (PAT failed)
KP-David McNeal 1-yard rush (kick no good)
KP-Peter Belford 10-yard pass from Dan Circelli (Eric Hedvel kick)
SC-Switaj 32-yard FG
Head Coach Mike DeLong
Michael C. “Mike” DeLong ’74
enters his 31st season as a head football coach in the fall of 2012. He enters his 29th year at Springfield College alone. For the past 28 years, he has been the head coach at Springfield, his alma mater. Mike had also been the head coach at Maine Maritime in Castine, Maine in 1979 and 1980. Read more
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