Football Sails Past Kings Point, 26-13
KINGS POINT, N.Y., Sept, 21, 2002 – Springfield College sophomore quarterback Michael Judge (Chatham, N.J.)
rushed for 142 yards, including a 97-yard first-quarter touchdown, to lead the Pride to a 26-13 win versus U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (Kings Point) in a Freedom Football Conference (FFC) game at Captain Tomb Field.
This afternoon’s game was the FFC opener for the Pride, which improved to 2-0 overall and 1-0 in the FFC. SC, which entered the game as Division III’s leading rushing team (553 yards-per-game), had 332 yards on the ground. The Mariners fell to 1-2 overall and 1-1 in conference play on Plebe Acceptance Day at the Academy.
The Pride dominated the first half on the way to a 23-6 lead at intermission. SC totaled 255 yards of total offense, including 225 rushing yards. Sophomore halfback Kevin Domurat (Forestdale, Mass.)
got the Pride on the board with an 18-yard touchdown run with 8:31 left in the first quarter. On the final play of the quarter, Judge raced 97 yards to stake the Pride to a 14-0 lead.
SC extended its lead to 17-0 when junior Greg Switaj (Ridgewood, N.J.)
drilled a career-long 39-yard field goal. SC back-up quarterback Ryan Sylvia (Marion, Mass.)
scored on a three-yard run with 2:04 to play to push the Pride’s advantage to 23-0. Kings Point’s David McNeal made it 23-6 on a one-yard run with :42 left in the half.
After the Mariners closed to within 23-13 in the third quarter, Switaj converted a 32-yard field goal attempt for the fourth quarter’s only points.
Springfield (2-0, 1-0 FFC): 10-13-0 3---26
Kings Point (1-2, 1-1 FFC): 0-6-7-0---13
SC-Kevin Domarut 18 yard (Greg Switaj kick)
SC-Mike Judge 97-yard rush (Switaj kick)
SC-Switaj 39-yard FG
SC-Ryan Sylvia 4-yard rush (PAT failed)
KP-David McNeal 1-yard rush (kick no good)
KP-Peter Belford 10-yard pass from Dan Circelli (Eric Hedvel kick)
SC-Switaj 32-yard FG