New Hampshire Football Report

Hawks falter in second half

Zaywhon Johnson/St. Anselm media relations

MANCHESTER – Freshman Zaywhon Johnson recorded two interceptions for the Saint Anselm College football team, but the Hawks dropped a 23-7 decision to the University of New Haven in Saturday’s home-opener at Grappone Stadium.

Saint Anselm dropped its second Northeast-10 Conference game of the season and fell to 0-3. The Chargers improved to 2-1 overall, 1-1 in the NE-10.

Johnson notched his team’s first two-interception game since Carroll Bailey accomplished the feat on Sept. 26, 2015 at American International. He also racked up four solo tackles on the afternoon and added a pass break-up.

Saint Anselm opened up a 7-0 lead on the Chargers in the first quarter as Hawks quarterback Eric Fairweather connected with junior Kyle Hill on an 18-yard touchdown pass.

New Haven knotted the game, 7-7, with a Damon Rodgers 12-yard touchdown catch. It remained 7-7 at halftime.

On the first play of the third quarter, New Haven used a 21-yard field goal by Danny Stock to take the lead for good. Devin Martin added two touchdown receptions in the second half as New Haven registered 252 passing yards in the third quarter alone to build its lead.

A 12-play, 99-yard drive by the Chargers culminated in a fourth-quarter touchdown reception by Martin, capping off the day’s scoring.

Fairweather completed 12-of-22 passes and carried the ball 17 times for 50 yards. Correy King was his team’s leading rusher with 73 yards on 11 carries and Hill joined Johnny Aylward with three catches on the afternoon.

CJ MillerEric Mercer and Andrew Vogl each were responsible for seven tackles.


New Haven 23, St. Anselm 7: Box Score

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