June 18, 2018
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Rende, Murphy fuel MMA victory

The Associated Press

    PAXTON, Mass. — The Maine Maritime Academy Mariners picked up where they left off last season by racking up 473 yards rushing in a season-opening, 47-0 football victory over Anna Maria College here Saturday.

Matt Rende ran for 137 yards and one touchdown (74-yard run) with 10 carries. Todd Murphy added 93 yards and two TDs on just four carries. Nic Bourassa scored on a 65-yard punt return in the third quarter.

Joel Chadbourne led MMA’s defense with 12 sacks (three solo) and Wade Mondoux added 10 (four).
    MMA (1-0)    7    19    14    7 — 47

Anna Maria (0-2)    0    0    0    0 — 0

MMA—Bower 7 run (Brennan kick)

MMA—Murphy 7 run (Brennan kick)

MMA—Bourassa 14 pass from Rende (kick failed)

MMA—Murphy 45 run (kick failed)

MMA—Bourassa 65 punt return (Brennan kick)

MMA—Rende 74 run (Brennan kick)

MMA—Marcisso 5 run (LaCour kick)

    Springfield 51, Husson 0

At the Winkin Complex in Bangor Saturday, Antoine King and Alex Mendez each rushed for more than 100 yards while leading Springfield College to 459 total rushing yards against the Eagles.

King gained 125 yards on five carries while Mendez had 104 yards and two touchdowns with 20 carries. Mendez racked up 58 yards in one possession alone and capped the drive with a TD to make it 14-0 in the second quarter. King also scored on a 91-yard punt return in the first half.

Byron Jackson led Husson University with 39 yards on 12 carries. Jack Hersom completed four of 12 passes for just 40 yards. Tom Hersom led the Eagles with 6½ tackles and Kyle Vanidestine had six.

Springfield (2-0)    0    14    24    13 — 51

Husson (0-2)    0    0    0    0 — 0

S—Carter 6 run (Peacock kick)

S—Mendez 3 run (Peacock kick)

S—King 91 punt return (Peacock kick)

S—Peacock 21 field goal

S—Chiarella 10 run (Peacock kick)

S—Safer 27 pass from Carter (Peacock kick)

S—Mendez 12 run (Peacock kick)

S—Bateman 1 run (kick failed)

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