BEVERLY, Mass. – The Endicott football team posted a decisive 61-34 victory over Curry College on Saturday afternoon at Hempstead Stadium.
Anthony Bracamonte (Saco, Maine), Justin McEwen (Meriden, Conn.), and Anthony Whiteley (Pittsfield, Mass.) headlined the Gulls' efforts as all three student-athletes found pay dirt twice in the matchup.
McEwen's day included four catches for 60 yards (TDs: 25 yards, one yard), while Whiteley rushed the ball 11 times for a team-high 75 yards (TDs: seven yards, 13 yards).
Bracamonte, on the other hand, filled the stat sheet with 174 all-purpose yards, which included six catches for 97 yards (both team-highs | TDs: 70 yards, one yard), five rushing yards, 55 kickoff return yards, and 17 punt return yards.
Endicott took a 35-14 lead into the half behind both of McEwen's (7-0, 10:26, 1st |28-7, 8:25, 2nd) and Whiteley's (14-7, 2:30, 1st | 35-7, 3:54, 2nd) and a six-yard TD catch by Ryan Nelson (Mendon, Mass.).
Meanwhile, the second half featured more of the same dominant play from the Gulls, but no other score in the stanza seemed to deliver the knockout punch better than Bracamonte's 70-yard TD scamper that gave Endicott a 44-14 lead at 13:45 of the third quarter.
BEYOND THE BOX SCORE
- Endicott's 61 points scored ranks third all-time in program history.
- Joe Kalosky (Plymouth, Conn.) registered 319 yards passing and four touchdowns on 19 completions (23 attempts, one interception). Kalosky has now thrown for three or more touchdowns in three games this season.
- Freshman running back Anthony Caggianelli (Pelham, N.H.) scored his first collegiate touchdown with a one-yard plunge to cap the scoring in the contest at 7:42 of the fourth quarter. Caggianelli finished the game with nine attempts for 48 yards.
- Nick DiCairano (Trumbull, Conn.) made all eight of his extra points and drilled a career-best 47-yard field goal with 23-seconds remaining in the third quarter to give Endicott a 54-27 advantage at the time. DiCairano has now made a 47-yard field goal three times this season. That distance is tied for fourth all-time in program history.
- Tom Lorusso (Stony Brook, N.Y.) tied the game-high for tackles with nine (six solo), which included a sack that forced a safety on an intentional grounding penalty to start the second half (14:36, 37-14).
- Tim Russell (Stoneham, Mass.) notched nine tackles (four solo) and two pass breakups.
- Endicott racked up a season-high 484 yards of total offense.
- The Gulls went a perfect 7-for-7 in the red zone. Endicott entered today's game ranked No. 16 nationally in red zone offense (.909).
- Today's win was the 100th in the 17-year history of the program.
Endicott (5-1, 3-0 CCC Football) travels to Husson on Saturday, October 26 at 12 PM. Curry (1-5, 1-2 CCC Football) hosts Western New England on Saturday, October 26 at 1 PM.
(Photo Credit - Nick Grace '20)