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Football to End With St. A's

Andrew Hurd ’13, Staff Writer

With the biggest crowd of the year this past Saturday, the Merrimack football team delivered a thriller and a victory against Assumption in front of friends, families, and alumni. The football field was buzzing for homecoming weekend and the team was eager to showcase their talents and chalk up another win.

The Warriors entered the game with a 4-4 record, but the season has not felt like an average year, with plenty of record-breaking games and statistics to be proud about. Two seniors who have been dominating all season did not disappoint on Saturday, as they lit up the Assumption defense. Quarterback Joe Clancy and Wide Receiver Isaiah Voegeli both had another strong game.

Clancy threw for 415 yards and 5 touchdowns. Voegeli was the recipient of one of those TD passes and caught 13 balls overall for 163 yards. This duo has connected 98 times, 13 of those for scores and over 1,300 yards receiving in just 9 games. They are both at the top of the Division 2 football rankings in regards to their positions individual statistics.

Jimon Hill, Quinn McDonough, Steve Serwon, Zach Ingalis and Shane Ferguson all contributed with a TD of their own. This was an important game between two teams with similar records. The first half was controlled by Assumption, with a halftime score of 27-14.

The Warriors were not to be denied and came out with a head full of steam in the second half, outscoring the Greyhounds 29-13. The Warriors held off a final minute charge and were able to win 43-40 for the senior day victory. Defensively, the Warriors were led by Matt Tripicchio, Michael Jones, Artis Holt and Justin Hood whom all made significant contributions to the win.

Coach John Perry was proud of his team saying, “We had a really strong second half today as our senior class helped us fight back and pick up the victory.” The Warriors are now 5-4 on the season and will host St. Anselm’s at 1 p.m. Saturday.

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