The fourth week of the CSFL season saw Army West Point post a convincing win over rival Navy in the annual Star Game, Penn improve to 3-1, Franklin Pierce improve to 2-2 and Chestnut Hill pick up its first win of the season.
WEEK 4 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Offensive Player of the Week: Eddie Jenkins, QB, Penn (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
Jenkins earns his second weekly honor of the season after leading Penn to a 45-14 road win at Cornell. He accounted for five total touchdowns in the game, passing for a league-high 335 yards and finishing with a league-high 359 yards of total offense. Jenkins was 16-of-21 passing for 335 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions, while also rushing for 24 yards and two scores.
Defensive Player of the Week: Quinn Karam, LB, Penn (Clarks Summitt, Pa.)
Karam registered three tackles in the win at Penn, but also recovered a fumble in the end zone for a defensive touchdown, giving the Quakers a defensive TD in each of their last two games.
Special Teams Player of the Week: Dante Fuchs, PK/P, Chestnut Hill (Sinking Spring, Pa.)
Fuchs earns his first weekly award of the season after connecting on all four of his PAT kicks in a 30-18 win over Mansfield. He also averaged 31.3 yards on six punts and averaged 59 yards on five kickoffs in the win.
WEEK 4 REVIEW
Recaps from each of the four games played in week four of the CSFL season can be found below, along with a look at the matchups for week five. Caldwell had the bye week last week and will return to action this week at home against Mansfield. Penn has the bye in week five.
- Penn (45) at Cornell (14)
Penn jumped out to a 35-0 lead and never looked back in cruising to a 45-14 win on the road at Cornell. The Quakers put up 473 yards of offense after throwing for 336 yards and rushing for 137, while holding Cornell to 279 total yards.
Eddie Jenkins threw for 335 yards with three TD and no INT, while also rushing for two scores to lead the Penn offense. Aidan Kelly caught five passes for 112 yards and one touchdown and Andrew Sutton caught two passes for 100 yards and one score. Marcus Jones added three grabs for 57 yards and one TD. Jake Klaus ran for 74 yards to pace the ground game. Matt Gorman led the Penn defense with 13 total tackles, including 2.0 tackles for loss. Tom Console and Michael Doulong each had one interception and Quinn Karam recovered a fumble in the end zone for a touchdown.
Cornell was led by Connor Ostrander, who threw for 178 yards and ran for 43 yards and one touchdown. Brooks Panhans added 18 rushing yards and the other TD for the Big Red, while also catching six passes for 73 yards. Jack Nicoletti caught seven passes for 96 yards. Alfonso Nazzaro recorded 11 tackles and one TFL to pace the Cornell defense. Noah Gonzalez recovered one fumble and Dominic LaBell added nine stops and 1.5 TFL.
Cornell will travel to Franklin Pierce Saturday for a noon kickoff, while Penn will have a bye in week five.
- Chestnut Hill (30) at Mansfield (18)
Mansfield scored first, but Chestnut Hill reeled off 21 unanswered points to take over the game and rolled to a 30-18 road win for the Griffins first win of the season.
Chestnut Hill edged the Mounties in total offense by a 317-273 margin after rushing for 165 yards and passing for 152. Mansfield got nearly all of its yards in the air, throwing for 263 and rushing for just 10 net yards.
Sef Penson rushed for 96 yards and two scores to lead the Griffins offense. Michael Marino threw for 152 yards and one touchdown, which went to Domoree Hill. Reggie Robinson, Jr. caught three passes for 71 yards and Dasantae Callis rushed for 53 yards and one score. Jonathan Baldwin paced Chestnut Hill’s defense with nine total tackles, including two sacks and 2.5 TFL. Kadeem Pankey added two sacks and Kyle Johnson-Hackett registered one sack.
Mansfield was paced by the QB duo of Adam Hutchison and Nick Cherasaro. Hutchison threw for 140 yards and two touchdown, while Cherasaro threw for 123 yards and one score. D.J. McLean caught 10 passes for 127 yards and one touchdown. Jeff Bagwell caught four passes for 68 yards and one TD and Chad Steinmetz caught four balls for 37 yards and one TD. Josh Friebis led the Mansfield defense with 12 tackles, while Dylan Flexer added two sacks and 2.5 TFL.
Mansfield will travel to Caldwell Saturday for a 1 p.m. kickoff, while Chestnut Hill will visit Army West Point Friday night for a 7 p.m. game.
- Navy (6) at Army West Point (40)
Army West Point emerged from week four as the league favorite after posting a convincing 40-6 win over previously unbeaten Navy in the annual Star Game, which was played at West Point. The Black Knights posted a 323-207 edge in total offense after throwing for 260 yards and rushing for 63 yards. Navy was limited to 79 yards on the ground and 128 passing yards.
Keegan West completed 22-of-28 passes for 242 yards with three TD and one INT to lead the Army offense. He also rushed for one touchdown to account for four scores. Ty Galyean caught five passes for 51 yards and two touchdowns and Clayton Carter caught four passes for 82 yards and one score. Jake Gigliotti added 45 rushing yards and one TD. Connor Long led the Army defense with 4.5 TFL and 3.5 sacks, one of which went for a safety. Nathan Lopez added 10 tackles and one interception and James Scroggins had nine stops and 1.5 TFL.
Brandon Coleman led the Navy offense with 55 passing yards and one touchdown, in addition to 45 rushing yards. Brayden Chmiel threw for 73 yards as well. Julius Lee caught two passes for 71 yards and one touchdown, the lone points of the day for Navy. Dean Rye led the Navy defense with nine total tackles. Mason Hooten and Sheppard Wilson each added eight stops.
Army West Point will host Chestnut Hill Friday night at 7 p.m., while Navy will visit Post Saturday at noon.
- Franklin Pierce (28) at Post (0)
Franklin Pierce scored one touchdown in each quarter and posted a 28-0 shutout on the road at Post to improve to 2-2 on the year. The Ravens put up 354 yards of total offense after throwing for 38 and rushing for 316. Post managed 229 yards on 134 passing yards and 95 rushing yards.
Kobie Smith carried the bulk of the offense for the Ravens after rushing for a league-high 176 yards and three touchdowns on 22 carries for an average of 8.0 yards per carry. Tionne Brown added 99 rushing yards and Jared Lubas rushed for 41 yards and threw for 38 yards and one TD, which went to Brown, who finished with 38 receiving yards to go along with his 99 yards on the ground. Trevon Gray and Jon Nogueira each had eight tackles for the Ravens, while Michael Dominguez had 3.0 TFL and 1.0 sack and Tyreek Rodrigues and Ryan Becerra each had one INT.
Post got 71 passing yards from Buddy Enriquez and 67 from David Mosley. Luis Medina rushed for 50 yards. Devin Givens, Alez Galarza, Golden Borden and Tory Hammons all caught at least three passes for the Eagles. Quenntin Thompson led the Post defense with 11 total tackles, while Matthew Terlizzi added nine stops and 2.0 TFL and Cameron Francette recorded one sack and 2.0 TFL.
Franklin Pierce will host Cornell Saturday at noon, while Post will host Navy Saturday at noon.
WEEK 5 GAMES
10/13 – Chestnut Hill at Army West Point (7 p.m.)
10/14 – Cornell at Franklin Pierce (Noon)
10/14 – Navy at Post (Noon)
10/14 – Mansfield at Franklin Pierce (1 p.m.)
Penn has the bye in week five.