New Hampshire Football Report

Assumption overwhelms St. Anselm

MANCHESTER – Daniel Parisi’s 19-yard field goal — his fifth field goal of the season — was all the scoring the Saint Anselm football team could muster in Friday night’s 66-3 loss to Assumption College.

Box Score

Saint Anselm fell to 0-2 on the season overall and Northeast-10 Conference play. Assumption, which reached the NCAA Division II Quarterfinals in 2017, moved to 2-1 and remained undefeated in NE-10 play through two contests.

Down by a 14-0 margin through the game’s first 5:55, Parisi’s kick capped a 10-play, 52-yard drive to put the Hawks on the scoreboard. Senior Kyle Hill helped prolong the scoring drive for Saint Anselm with a 22-yard reception to move the chains and inch the Hawks closer to the end zone.

Saint Anselm began the game strong, posting three first downs before an interception by senior quarterback Eric Fairweather set up Assumption’s first score of the game, a 6-yard rush by Cody Williams. On the Greyhounds next offensive possession, Deonte Harris scored the first of his two touchdowns on the day to create a 14-0 lead.

Assumption finished with 525 total yards of offense, including a balanced 260 through the air and 265 on the ground. The Greyhounds had five interceptions in the victory .

Hill finished with 10 catches for 88 yards in the loss. Fairweather completed 30 passes for the second-straight game but threw four interceptions, finishing with 219 yards passng. Junior Brendan McInnis relieved Fairweather in the fourth quarter and finish 6-for-10 with one interception.

Four student-athletes contributed a team-leading six tackles for the Hawks:  CJ MillerKimothy BynumRyan Sullivan and team captain Zack Mercer. Miller added his team’s lone sack while Mercer led the way with one-and-a-half tackles for a loss of 4 yards.

Joseph Kellum had 15 carries for 128 yards for Assumption, scoring two touchdowns, with Khaleed Exum-StrongDoug Santos and Williams adding rushing scores for the Greyhounds. Harris caught two passes for touchdowns on the day with Kyle Sonnie also adding a touchdown reception for Assumption.

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