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Pioneers Hit Road to Battle Hawks

Alfred State battles Hartwick in their first road contest of 2018

Alfred State (0-1) at Hartwick (1-0)

2nd meeting, Hartwick defeated Alfred State 45-0 last season.

September 8th * 5 p.m. * Wright Stadium


Tale of the Tape
  Alfred State Hartwick
2017 Record (Overall/Conference) 1-9 (1-6 ECFC) 3-7 (2-5 Empire 8)
2018 Offensive Numbers

21 points/game

375 yds/game

76 rushing yds/game

299 pass yds/game

28 points/game

407 yds/game

180 rushing yds/game

227 pass yds/game

2018 Defensive Numbers 49 points/game

465 yds/game

235 rushing yds/game

230 pass yds/game

24 points/game

298 yds/game

64 rushing yds/game

234 pass yds/game

Players to Watch WR #5 Jalen Long QB #15 Bryce Macina
  LB #35 Brandon Davis WR #9 Connor Darmetko
  C #70 Devon Clark LB #35 Mark Hackett
  DB #32 Austin Parker  LB #42 Joshua Wilcox
  DL #8 Joe Gibson RB #22 Ronald Ballard

Scouting Alfred State:

  • The Pioneers couldn't get the offense going in the 1st half but were able to put together three scoring drives in the 2nd half in a 49-21 loss to UMass Dartmouth in their season opener. The Pioneer offense accumulated 375 total yards with 299 yards coming in the air.
  • Jalen Long had a monster day for the Pioneers offense. He caught nine passes for 173 yards and a score. Dashown Wilson finished the day 16 for 32 for 299 yards and two scores.
  • Newcomer Ronnie Clark was impressive as well. He had 17 carries, gained 50 yards, and scored on a 24 yard run.
  • John Lauretti picked up right where he ended the 2017 season with a solid defensive effort. He was credited with eight tackles (3 for a loss) and a sack. 
  • Michael Zimmerman was another key contributor. He led the team with 10 tackles and punted seven times for an average of 37.9 including a long of 61.
  • The Pioneers were slowed down by nine 1st half penalties and three turnovers.
  • Winning the turnover battle and getting off to a faster start will be key to success vs. Hartwick. 

Scouting Hartwick:

  • Hartwick won a tight battle over Wilkes 28-24 last week to open up the season.
  • The Hawks have been primarily a passing team in the past but used a balanced attack (180 rushing and 227 passing) in their contest vs. Wilkes.
  • Ron Ballard had a big game in the opener when he rushed for 173 yards and the go-ahead touchdown in the 4th quarter
  • Bryce Macina passed for 227 yards and three touchdowns. He connected with Connor Darmetka and Dylan Mucci for 103 yards each.
  • Mark Hackett led the Hawks with 11 tackles.
  • Hartwick committed only three penalties last week and didn't turn the ball over.

Around the ECFC:

Current Standings:

Maritime: 1-0

Alfred State: 0-1

Anna Maria: 0-1

Castleton: 0-1

Dean: 0-1

Gallaudet: 0-1

Husson: 0-1

Games this week:

Friday 9/7: Mass Maritime at Maritime & Anna Maria at Nichols

Saturday 9/8: Alfred State at Hartwick, Western Connecticut State at Dean, Gallaudet at Greensboro, Husson at U of New England, Castleton at Fitchburg State.

Game Day Information:

Up Next: Alfred State host the University of Rochester next weekend for a 1 p.m. start while Hartwick travels to King's College.

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