LORETTO, Pa. — Ezekiel Ennis ran for a 76-yard touchdown on the first play of the game, and Sacred Heart made it stand in a 16-7 Northeast Conference victory over St. Francis (Pa.) on Saturday.

It was the first win for the Pioneers (4-6, 2-3) over the Red Flash since 2011.

Josh Freiria kicked three field goals for Sacred Heart, with a long of 39. His second of the game made it 13-0 late in the second quarter.

Tim Johnson and Khaamal Whitaker each had an interception for the Pioneers. It was Whitaker’s third pick of the season. Whitaker also recovered a fumble after a botched snap. Kevin Barry made eight tackles, Jake Davis had seven tackles, including a sack and a forced fumble, and Johnson added five tackles in the win.

Kevin Duke was 13-for-23 passing for 93 yards for Sacred Heart, while Nate Chavious carried the ball 22 times for 84 yards.


SACRED HEART10 3 3 0—16

ST. FRANCIS (PA.)0 7 0 0—7

First Quarter

SHU—Ennis 76 run (Freiria kick), 14:42.

SHU—FG Freiria 39, 0:14.

Second Quarter

SHU—FG Freiria 27, 3:11.

SFPA—Hindle 5 pass from Bopst (Bofenkamp kick), 1:31.

Third Quarter

SHU—FG Freiria 31, 6:07.


RUSHING—Sacred Heart, N. Chavious 22-84, E. Ennis 1-76, J. Meachum 14-48, K. Duke 11-35. St. Francis (Pa.), J. Denley 12-60, B. Johnson 6-56, J. Jordan-Toney 2-7, N. Marsilio 2-3, K. Pinkney 1-1, N. Rinella 1-1, F. Bopst 4-0.

PASSING—Sacred Heart, K. Duke 13-23-0-93. St. Francis (Pa.), F. Bopst 11-20-2-111, C. Beaty 0-1-0-0.

RECEIVING—Sacred Heart, A. O’Neill 4-35, J. Meachum 3-22, M. Whalen 3-20, R. Trimble-Edwards 2-12, E. Ennis 1-4. St. Francis (Pa.), K. Lewis 4-63, J. Solano 3-30, J. Ajayi 1-9, C. Hindle 1-5, J. Denley 1-4, T. Johnson 1-0.


NEW HAVEN — Michael Cerisano made a team-high 12 tackles and Rashad Edwards and Isiah Roberts each made interceptions for the Owls in this Northeast-10 Conference victory.

Raymond Catapano threw two touchdown passes and ran for another for SCSU (5-5, 5-4). Shaquan Hall and Isaiah Dockett each caught a touchdown pass, while Sa’id Boykin ran for a touchdown in the win. Jose Conde kicked field goals of 23 and 18 yards for the Owls.


PITTSBURGH — Cameron Nash caught an 18-yard touchdown from Jake Dolegala, then Frankie Palmer’s successful point after kick with 2:17 left lifted the Blue Devils to this NEC victory.

The win earned CCSU (7-3) its fifth league title, and a berth in the FCS playoffs. The Blue Devils have won seven games in a row, their longest winning streak since 1967.

Dolegala completed 21 of 33 passes for 276 yards and two touchdowns. He also rushed for two scores. Courtney Rush tied a team-high with five catches, including a 36-yard touchdown.


CCSU0 14 0 14—28

DUQUESNE0 7 7 13—27

Second Quarter

CCSU—Dolegala 2 run (Palmer kick), 13:48.

CCSU—Rush 36 pass from Dolegala (Palmer kick), 9:00.

DUQ—Crawford 22 pass from Stuart (Domit kick), 1:27.

Third Quarter

DUQ—Hines 7 run (Domit kick), 4:04.

Fourth Quarter

DUQ—Crawford 21 pass from Stuart (kick failed), 12:27.

DUQ—Hines 45 run (Domit kick), 10:29.

CCSU—Dolegala 16 run (Palmer kick), 5:16.

CCSU—Nash 18 pass from Dolegala (Palmer kick), 2:17.


RUSHING—CCSU, C. Nash 19-90, D. Jean-Guillaume 13-65, J. Dolegala 9-23, E. Walker 1-10. Duquesne, A. Hines 25-126, T. Stuart 12-72, N. Crawford 1-0.

PASSING—CCSU, J. Dolegala 21-33-0-276. Duquesne, T. Stuart 16-25-0-232.

RECEIVING—CCSU, C. Rush 5-82, J. Garcia 5-80, A. Gilmore 3-65, C. Nash 2-20, X. Bass 2-11, D. Jean-Guillaume 2-9, K. Smith 1-8, E. Walker 1-1. Duquesne, N. Crawford 10-167, T. Lucas 1-22, K. Taylor 1-21, A. Hines 3-14, C. Rawlins 1-8.


WEST HAVEN — Ajee Patterson completed 16 of 30 passes for 279 yards and one touchdown and rushed for two more scores, but the Chargers fell in this NE-10 Conference contest.

Justin White caught a 21-yard touchdown pass from Patterson to tie the game at 14 in the third quarter. Patterson’s 5-yard touchdown ran gave New Haven (6-4, 5-4) a 21-17 lead later in the quarter before the Warriors scored 14 unanswered points to complete the comeback.


HARTFORD — Senior tri-captain Sonny Puzzo threw two touchdown passes to Jonathan Girard and ran for a third to lead the Bantams to this New England Small College Athletic Conference victory at Jessee/Miller Field in Trinity’s season finale.

The win, coupled with Williams’ victory over Amherst, allowed Trinity (8-1) to earn its second straight league title.

Shane Libby made a team-high 10 tackles in the win. Matt Party, John Medina and Dominique Seagears all made interceptions for the Bantams.

Mark Piccirillo completed 29 of 45 yards for 299 yards for Wesleyan (6-3). Mike Breuler caught nine passes for 92 yards for the Cardinals.


WESTFIELD, MASS. — Western turned the ball over five times and saw its season end in this MASCAC conest on Friday night.

Senior quarterback Quinn Fleeting went 11-for-21 passing for 107 yards and a pair of interceptions for the Colonials (7-3, 5-3), while junior Duane Gary led the rushing attack with six carries for 48 yards.