Northeast Football Conference Report

This is a first report from Don Lockwood, is covering the Northeast Football Conference for JCFootball.com. Lockwood is also the Sports Information Director at Erie CC in New York. Includes game summaries, upcoming games, and players of the week.

Week of September 8, 2008

9/5/08 - Army Prep (19) vs. Hudson Valley Community College (13)

Report not available at this time.

9/5/08 - Nassau Community College (21) vs. Fordham JV (0)

Nassau defeated Fordham Junior Varsity 21-0, thanks to 111 yards and a touchdown from Nakita Myles and the Lions defense holding Fordham to only 152 yards total offense.

Stats Stars

•Nakita Myles (RB- NCC) ran for game-high 111 yards and a touchdown on only nine carries.
•Jordan Wilson (RB-NCC) scored two touchdowns on four carries
•Orlando Fisher (LB-NCC) made six tackles (four solo), including three for loss.

9/6/08 - Erie Community College (49) vs. Louisburg College (NC) (35)

In a game moved because of a hurricane, the Hurricanes and Kats played one of the most entertaining games in Jim Ball Stadium history.

After Louisburg jumped out to a 17-6 lead, Erie stormed back with three-straight touchdowns in the third quarter to take a 42-20 lead only to see the Hurricanes close the gap to 42-35.

The Erie defense held and Brian Fowler added an insurance touchdown to give the Kats a 49-35 victory.

Stats Stars

•Brian Fowler (RB-ECC) had 175 yards rushing on 22 carries and added another 39 yards on two receptions for 214 yards total offense.
•Andre Barboza (WR-ECC) threw a 66-yard touchdown pass, caught a 53-yard touchdown pass and threw an interception.
•Andre Kates (DB-ECC) made his collegiate debut a memorable one with four tackles, two pass breakups, and a 66-yard touchdown reception on a fake punt.
•Darren Perkins (QB-LCC) threw for 266 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions. Also ran for 31 yards and a touchdown.
•Jameze Massey (WR-LCC) caught four passes for 145 yards and touchdown. Added 122 yards on four kick returns and had an interception on defense.
•Joe Robinson (LB-LCC) had a game-high 12 tackles, eight solo.

9/6/08- Alfred State College (21) vs. Stevens Tech (14)

The Pioneers opened their new football field up in fashion with a 21-14 win over Stevens Tech in front of 1,278 fans to avenge a defeat at their hands to open last season.

Geoff Hicks threw for three scores and Alfred State held on as Rodney Streater intercepted Kyle Bennett’s pass with 57 seconds left in the game. Streater was 25-50 for 356 yards with two touchdowns.

Stats Stars

•Geoff Hicks (QB-ASC) passed for 139 yards and three touchdowns in his collegiate debut.
•Josh Griffin (WR-ASC) caught four passes for 78 yards and two touchdowns.
•Alfred State College defense - Held Stevens Tech to minus nine yards rushing, had six sacks, and had three interceptions.

9/7/08 - Lackawanna College (42) vs. Albright University JV (8)

Lackawanna overwhelmed and undermanned Albright JV team on Sunday as they had 412 yards of total offense to Albright’s 187.

Alan Singletary ran for 123 yards on nine carries and scored a touchdown and sophomore quarterback Mike Eargle was 8-10 for 116 yards and two touchdowns.

•Alan Singletary (RB-LC) had 123 yards on nine carries and one touchdown.
•Mike Eargle (QB-LC) was 8-10 for 116 yards and two TD
Keith Carlos (WR-LC) three receptions for 59 yards and a touchdown
•Mike McDonald (LB-LC) had four sacks and one pass defended. Also recovered one fumble and returned it 15 yards.

Northeast Conference Players of the Week

September 8, 2008

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK:

Brian Fowler - Erie CC
Fowler had 22 carries for 175 yards and 2 receptions for 39 yards in the Kats victory over Louisburg. He finished with 214 yard total offense and three rushing TD's.

Honorable Mention: Josh Griffin (Alfred), Alan Singletary (Lackawanna), Nakita Myles (Nassau)

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK:

Mike McDonald - Lackawanna
McDonald recovered a fumble that he returned 15 yards for a TD. He also recorded four sacks in the Falcons victory.

Honorable Mention: Ike Iloegbu (Alfred), Bill Lauch (Erie)

CO-SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK:

Preston Washburn - Alfred State
Washburn had 7 punts for 274 yards (39.1 average). Two of the punts landed inside the five yard line and he had a long of 53. He also caught a 37 yard TD pass.

Corby Eason - Erie CC
Eason had five solo tackles and blocked field goal. He returned the blocked field goal 84 yards for a touchdown

Next week:

Saturday Sept. 13

Erie CC (1-0) @ Alfred State (1-0)
Globe Institute (1-1) @ Lackawanna (1-0)
Navy Prep (1-0) @ Nassau CC (1-0)

Sunday Sept. 14

Dean College (0-0) @ Bryant University JV (0-0)
Hudson Valley CC (0-1) @ Union JV (0-0)

Erie’s schedule provides lofty challenge

Take a look at the 2008 Erie Community College football schedule and you will quickly realize that there are no easy games this season.

After a season-opening, 49-35 win against Louisburg College, the Kats are set for a gut-wrenching schedule including five games against teams in the NJCAA/JC.Football pre-season poll.

After a week two tilt at Alfred State College, the Kats take on # 8 Nassau Community College at home before a matchup with the College of Dupage on September 27th. Dupage is also receiving votes in the poll.

Also receiving votes in the poll are Lackawanna College and Dean College who visit Jim Ball Stadium October 11 and 18 respectively.

Sandwiching that pair of games is a visit to Troy, NY to take on Hudson Valley Community College and a home meeting with first-time opponent Globe Institute of Technology.

The teams’ biggest challenge will be their final two games, both on the road versus Milford Academy and Georgia Military College. Milford Academy is one of the top prep schools in the country that annually produces countless numbers of Division I players such as LeSean McCoy (Pittsburgh) and Craig Cooper (Miami, FL).

The team then finishes with the Georgia Military Bulldogs, a school they have never beaten in five tries. The Bulldogs are ranked fifth in the pre-season poll.

The Kats 2008 opponents were a combined 69-33 last season for a winning percentage of .676, which is believed to be the toughest schedule in the NJCAA.


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