BEVERLY, Mass. – The Endicott football team garnered a 28-6 victory over Curry in the opening weekend of New England Football Conference (NEFC) action as senior quarterback Drew Frenette (New Bedford, Mass.) threw three of his four touchdown passes to senior receiver Brett Egizi (Walpole, Mass.) and the Gulls defense, led by a two-sack performance by fifth-year linebacker Andrew Holfinger (Sterling, Mass.), was able to subdue a Colonels' offense that held a significant advantage in time of possession.
Frenette threw for 197 yards and connected with Egizi on touchdown passes of 37 yards and one yard in the first quarter and later added a 31-yard score with 54 seconds remaining in the third quarter to cap off the scoring. Frenette also hooked up with sophomore wide out Chris Lipscomb (West Springfield, Mass.) midway through the second quarter as the Gulls built a 21-0 lead before Curry (0-4, 0-1 NEFC) got on the board.
On Curry's possession following the Lipscomb touchdown, Colonels freshman quarterback Spencer Tyler (Yarmouth Port, Mass.) led his team to its only points of the game as Spencer found sophomore running back Dean Anderson (Melrose, Mass.) on a short pass that turned into a 15-yard score. On the ensuing extra-point attempt, Coady Fiero Parmalee's (Seekonk, Mass.) attempt was blocked by Holfinger to hold Curry to six points.
Holfinger totaled nine tackles including 2.5 tackles for a loss and two sacks. The defense was led by freshman linebacker Erik Goguen (Waltham, Mass.) who in his first game action of the season notched a team-high 12 tackles, 1.5 tackles for a loss, a sack, and a pass breakup.
Tyler, who finished 31-of-51 for 252 yards, a touchdown, and an interception, used sophomore fullback Dave DiGiorgi (Watertown, Conn.) on a regular basis with short out passes as DiGiorgi had 12 catches for 77 yards. Curry's offense did find some success on the ground with senior running back Trae Weathers (Revere, Mass.) who ran 11 times for 93 yards (8.5 ypc) with a long rush of 34 yards. Anderson added 26 yards on seven rushes.
Curry's defense was led by freshman linebacker Devin Williams (Gardner, Mass.) who had a team-high 12 tackles and two tackles for a loss.
The Colonels return home next weekend, welcoming M.I.T. for a Friday night clash at 7:00 p.m. Endicott (2-2, 1-0 NEFC) travels to Maine Maritime for a noon contest on Saturday. (Portions provided by Endicott Sports Information)