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Falcons Drop MASCAC Clash to Worcester State

Sat Sep 17, 2022

Fitchburg, Mass. – 
The Fitchburg State football team dropped a 56-10 decision to the Lancers of Worcester State University in Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) action on Saturday afternoon at Elliot Field. 

The Basics

Score: Fitchburg State 10, Worcester State 56
Records: Fitchburg State (1-2, 0-1 MASCAC) | Worcester State (1-2, 1-0 MASCAC)

How It Happened

Worcester State took an early 14-0 lead after the first quarter. Quarterback Mike Loveless (Nashua, NH) connected with wide receiver Ke'Vaughn Davis (Utica, NY) for a 4-yard touchdown completing an 11-play, 44-yard drive. The Lancers doubled the lead with a 19-yard touchdown from Aaron-Moses Williams (Springfield, Mass.) to junior Drew von Klock (Walpole, Mass.).

In the second quarter, kicker Carson Russell (Woodinville, Wash.) connected on a 38-yard field goal for the Falcons to cut the deficit to 14-3. The Falcons' scoring drive was nine plays for 42 yards.  Worcester State extended its lead just before halftime. Williams added his second TD of the day with a 21-yard score to sophomore Dylan Hall (Plainville, Conn.).

It was all Worcester State in the third quarter. Williams tossed a pair of touchdowns to Davis sandwiched around a Loveless 4-run scamper to extend the lead to 35-3.

Trailing 42-3, the Falcons put together a 3-play scoring drive. Quarterback Logan Wilson (Woburn, Mass.) opened the drive with a 7-yard completion to Elijah Zaire McKnight (Tracy, Calif.) then senior Frank Simms IV (Revere, Mass.) rushed for 4 yards for a first down to the Falcons' 46-yard line. On the next play, Wilson found first-year Sahir Gomez (Whittier, Calif.) streaking down the right sideline for the 54-yard score.

The Lancers would add a pair of late touchdowns, a 1-yard run from Sy'air James (Stratford, Conn.), and a 6-yard run from Caeden Constant (Leominster, Mass.) for the 56-10 final.

Inside the Numbers

  • Logan Wilson finished 9-for-12 for 101 yards and a touchdown for the Falcons, while Williams completed 12-for-18 for 192 yards and 4 touchdowns for the Lancers.
  • Zaire-McKnight rushed for 50 yards on ten carries for the Green and Gold.
  • Davis finished with 3 touchdowns and running back Amir Mells (Boston, Mass.) had 108 yards rushing on 18 carries.
  • Sophomore Sebastian Burmester (Germantown, NY) led the Falcons on defense with 11 tackles 5 solo, 6 assists) while Zachary Whitcomb (West Lebanon, NH) and Emmanuel Cano (Lowell, Mass.) combine for a sack.
  • A trio of Lancers had 6 tackles, Sam Duah Jr. (3 solo, 3 assists), Jayden Da Cruz (5 solo, 1 assist) and Michael Cavallo (3 solo, 3 assists)

Up Next

The Falcons will host Mass. Maritime Next Saturday (9/24) at noon, while the Lancers will host UMass Dartmouth at 2:30 PM on the same day.