BEVERLY, Mass. – Three different players threw touchdown passes leading Endicott to a 33-5 win over Coast Guard in a New England Football Conference (NEFC) game, the season finale for both teams.
Endicott finishes the season 5-5 overall and 5-2 in the NEFC while the Bears finish 5-5 overall and 4-3 in the conference.
"They are a good football team. We had alot of young people playing today and that hurt us offensively, as we delt with some injuries," said Coast Guard head coach Bill George. "The seniors had a great season, what a tremendous four years for them with some of the great home wins we had this season. You have to take your hats off to the senior class and their best years are ahead of them as Coast Guard officers. I want them to remember this season when they walked off the field, not today."
The Gulls finished with 491 yards of total offense, 323 yards passing while the Bears were held to a season-low 110 yards, just 24 passing.
Sophomore Adam Davis was 3 of 10 for 11 yards while freshman Ethan Goldcamp was 4 or 10 for 13 yards in the loss. Senior Mike Clancy led the Bears with ten carries for 64 yards.
Seniors Mitch Holloway and Jordan Groff each had two receptions to lead the Bears.
Senior linebacker Paul Puddington finished with a team high-high 11 tackles while senior Kyle Wood had nine stops and juniors Nick Lodovici and Logan Mars each had eight tackles for Coast Guard.
Michael Scherer was 12 of 20 for 201 yards and a touchdown while Sam Ouellette was 8 of 10 for 113 yards and two touchdown passes for the Gulls.
Lavante Wiggins led Endicott with 16 carries for 73 yards.
Kyle Regan opened the scoring with a 23 yard field goal with 7:33 left in the first quarter.
Jacob Simmons caught a pair of touchdown passes in the second quarter with receptions of 22 and 14 yards. The extra point on the second touchdown was blocked and senior Joe Rizzardi returned it all the way for two points and the Bears trailed 16-2 with 3:30 left in the first half.
Endicott had 222 yards of total offense in the first half, 122 of those on the ground while the Bears were held to 29 yards total yards, 20 of those yards rushing.
Jake Pelletier threw a 9-yard touchdown pass to Michael Scherer with 8:05 left in the third quarter to push the lead to 23-2.
Senior Tyler Henning booted a season-long 40 yard field goal, the school-record tying 28th of his career with 2:52 left in the quarter to make the score 23-5.
Regan would kick a 27-yard field goal and Connor Crotty would catch at 7-yard touchdown pass from Sam Ouelette with 3:15 left in the game to close the scoring.