New Hampshire Football Report

PSU tops Castleton

CASTLETON, Vt. Sophomore quarterback Zack Edwards threw for 157 yards and a touchdown, and junior Blair Zentek intercepted two passes and recovered a fumble Saturday afternoon as the Plymouth State University football team defeated Castleton University, 20-7, in a non-conference season opener for both schools at Spartan Stadium.



Plymouth State 1-0; Castleton 0-1


* The PSU offense totaled 308 yards (157 passing, 151 rushing) while the defense limited Castleton to 182 yards (133 passing, 49 rushing).

* PSU took a 6-0 lead on its first possession, going 68 yards on nine plays, capped by a 1-yard TD run by Milford’s Mitch Banuskevich.

* Castleton took a 7-6 lead late in the first quarter when quarterback Nick Boles connected with Soren Pelz-Walsh on a 17-yard TD pass.

* PSU took the lead for good at 13-7 on its first possession of the third quarter, when Edwards hit junior Chris Kelly on a 37-yard scoring strike, capping an eight-play, 80-yard drive.

* The Panthers capped the scoring early in the fourth quarter when freshman David Hamilton scored from one yard out, and Wolfeforo’s Jeff Madden booted his second straight extra point.


* Zentek also collected three tackles in addition to his two INTs and one fumble recovery.

* Senior DB RJ Ramsden made a team-high nine tackles.

* Senior Zach Ziemba and freshman Dave Lyons  each had an interception PSU.

* Edwards completed 14 of 22 passes for 157 yards and 1 TD (0 INT)

* Kelly caught four passes for 65 yards and one TD

* Hamilton rushed 16 times for 64 yards and one TD

* Banuskevich accumulated 101 yards from scrimmage, with 15 carries for 52 yards and a TD and three catches for 49 yards.


* QB Nick Boles was 19-of-34 for 133 yards and 1 TD (3 INT)

* Soren Pelz-Walsh caught eight passes for 65 yards and one TD

* Jakob Trautwein made six solo tackles and Joe DeAlesandro make five solo stops.

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