Husson Football Comes up Short in 2019 Finale at Western New England

Photo by Heather Brubaker McAlister
Photo by Heather Brubaker McAlister

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - Tyler Halls set a Husson record for receiving yards in a season, but the Husson (4-6, 4-3 CCC Football) football team lost its season finale at Western New England (9-1, 7-0 CCC Football), 45-14, Saturday afternoon. 

With 38 receiving yards against the Golden Bears, Halls finishes the 2019 campaign with a program single-season record of 1,057 receiving yards. He surpassed Kyle Gaudet's mark of 1,031 receiving yards in 2018 and as well as Gaudet's single-season receptions per game mark (6.00, 2018) after hauling in four catches on the day to finish the season with 71, an average of 7.10.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

The first quarter consisted of a 34-yard touchdown pass by Alec Coleman to Matt Eylander and a 2-yard touchdown run by Coleman. Facing a 14-0 deficit into the second quarter, the Eagles answered early in the second quarter with an 11-yard touchdown run by Keyshawn Robinson. 

However, Western New England quickly regained momentum, with Coleman running for a 26-yard score and catching a 13-yard score from Adam Razza to extend his team's lead to 28-7. Husson would counter with a seven-play, 75-yard drive at the end of the half that culminated in a 26-yard touchdown pass by David Morrison to Aidan Hogan, cutting the Golden Bear lead to 28-14.

The Golden Bears scored ten points in the third quarter to put the game out of reach, courtesy of a 16-yard run by Peter Hoff and a 29-yard field goal by Kieran Lombard. A 2-yard touchdown run in the fourth by E.J. Dudley brought the score to 45-14.

TEAM LEADERS:

For the Eagles, Morrison completed 12-of-27 passes for 174 yards, a touchdown and an interception. Robinson gained 160 scrimmage yards on 25 touches for a score. Patrick Cullen hauled in a 46-yard catch and Hogan snagged two catches for 30 yards and a score. Defensively, Tucker Buzzell totaled 12 tackles, including one for loss. Nick Alvarez notched eight tackles, while Michael Powell and Zach Connolly each added seven.

For the Golden Bears, Coleman completed 12-of-17 passes for 191 yards and a touchdown while driving for 55 scrimmage yards and three scores on six touches. Razza completed his lone pass for a 13-yard score and caught three passes for 98 yards. Steven Fedorchak nabbed eight passes for 120 yards. Jamyre Soberanis totaled 120 yards from scrimmage on 21 touches, while Hoff added 50 yards on six touches and a score. On the defensive side of the ball, Tom Satkowski recorded four total tackles (three for loss), including two sacks. Aden Valentin nabbed the lone interception of the game for either side.

UP NEXT!

This ends the 2019 season for the Husson Eagles as they set their sights on 2020.