New Hampshire Football Report

Hawks pounce on Ravens

RINDGE – The Saint Anselm College football team jumped out to a 43-0 lead through the game’s first 21-plus minutes on its way to a 50-10 victory over Franklin Pierce on Saturday.

Box Score

Saint Anselm improved to 2-5 overall on the year and to 2-2 against Northeast-10 Conference opponents. Franklin Pierce, in its first season of NCAA Division II competition, fell to 1-6 overall and is 0-5 in the NE-10.

Saint Anselm led 43-3 at halftime. Defensively, the Hawks posted 13 tackles for a combined loss of 21 yards and also recorded the squad’s first interception of the  season.

Senior quarterback Eric Fairweather (Londonderry, N.H.) threw for four touchdowns, completing 16-of-27 passes, and also scored a rushing touchdown. Fairweather hooked up with senior Nicholas Fiorillo (Westford, Mass.) for two touchdowns and also connected with classmate Franklin Holgate (Easton, Mass.) and sophomore Bobby Long (Bridgewater, Mass.) for aerial scores.

Fairweather has had a hand in 64 touchdowns during his career, trailing the team’s all-time leader, Yianni Gavalas, by one.

Junior Joey Cody (Cinnaminson, N.J.) had three punts in the contest, setting the single-game record for average yards per punt (min. three punts) with 47 in the contest. He booted a game-high 56 yarder in the winning effort and also set his single-season high mark with 1,377 yards to his credit.

Freshman Devin Williams (Cliffwood, N.J.) blocked two punts in the win, covering up one loose ball for a defensive touchdown. No other Saint Anselm player in team history has blocked multiple punts in one game.

Freshman Justin Villanueva (Lowell, Mass.) led the Hawks with nine tackles on the day, forcing a fumble in the process. Sophomore Aidan Gillis (Marblehead, Mass.) had five tackles, including two for a loss of two yards.

The Ravens were led by Drew Campanale and his four passes for 37 yards. Tyler Jones had a team-leading 16 carries for 45 yards and Najiere Hutchinson had a team-best nine tackles for Franklin Pierce on defense.

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