New Hampshire Football Report

MASCAC honors PSU players

PLYMOUTH – Fresh off an overpowering performance on Saturday, two members of the Plymouth State University football team earned Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) recognition with inclusion on the Weekly Honor Roll.

            Senior running back David Hamilton (West Deptford, N.J.) and sophomore defensive back Quinn Girard (Glens Falls, N.Y.) were both honored following a pair of standout individual efforts in a 34-9 victory over Worcester State.

            Hamilton gained 142 yards on 17 carries and added a touchdown. Girard made four solo tackles, broke up a pass, and intercepted another – returning it 3 yards for a touchdown.

            With PSU leading 6-3, Hamilton broke through the line for a 40-yard gain and one play later the Panthers found the end zone to increase the lead to 13-3 with eight minutes left in the first half. Hamilton added runs of 28 and 15 yards on PSU’s second possession of the third quarter, setting up his own 5-yard TD run. He currently ranks second in the MASCAC with 128.0 rushing yards per game and five touchdowns.

            Girard played a big role for a defensive unit that limited the Lancers to 145 yards of total offense, including 57 yards rushing. Midway through the second quarter he jumped in front of a quick out to snag his first career interception, then scampered 3 yards untouched into the end zone to put the Panthers in front, 20-3. Two of Girard’s tackles came on kick coverage and he added a clutch pass breakup late in the first half. The PSU defense leads the MASCAC with 10.7 points allowed per game, while Girard’s pick-six is the only defensive touchdown scored in the conference to date.

            Plymouth State (3-0, 1-0 MASCAC) heads to UMass Dartmouth on Saturday for a 2 p.m. contest with the unbeaten Corsairs.

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