The final week of the regular season saw Penn close out a perfect divisional record heading into the league title game, Navy post a dominant win to end its season, Chestnut Hill finish off its year with a victory and Cornell end its season with a win.
WEEK 8 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Offensive Player of the Week: Mike Marino, QB, Chestnut Hill (Blue Bell, Pa.)
Marino completed 71 percent of his passes (15-of-21) for 227 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions in leading Chestnut Hill to a 28-3 victory over Franklin Pierce.
Defensive Player of the Week: Andrew-Gerard Baddoo, DL, Cornell (Myrtle Beach, S.C.)
Baddoo had a monster game to lead Cornell to a 38-21 win over Post. He recorded nine total tackles on the day, including eight solo stops, to go along with 5.0 tackles for loss, 2.0 sacks and one forced fumble.
Special Teams Player of the Week: Jared Swenson, PK, Navy (Seymour, Wis.)
Swenson scored 18 total points in Navy’s 72-0 win over Caldwell. He was a perfect 9-for-9 on PAT attempts and booted three field goals, including a career-high 48-yarder that was 11 yards longer than any other kick in his career. He also converted from 19 and 35 yards to finish the season with a league-high 11 made field goals.
WEEK 8 REVIEW
Recaps from each of the four games from week eight of the season can be found below. Army West Point had the bye last week and will host Penn this Friday night at 7 p.m. in the first ever CSFL Championship game. A complete game preview for the championship will be posted here Wednesday, Nov. 8.
- Post (21) at Cornell (38)
Cornell put up 356 yards of offense with a balanced attack and held Post to 209 yards of offense in a 38-21 win.
Connor Ostrander led Cornell with 91 passing yards and one touchdown through the air to go along with another TD on the ground. Will Griffen rushed for 95 yards on just nine carries and Brooks Panhans added 47 rushing yards and also threw one touchdown. Karriem Royster caught four passes for 69 yards and one TD and Samuel Rodriguez caught two passes for 64 yards and one score. Andrew-Gerard Baddoo paced the defense with 5.0 tackles for loss, 2.0 sacks and one forced fumble. Dean Ames recovered two fumbles.
Post was led by David Mosley, who completed 15 passes for 160 yards with two touchdowns and also ran for a team-high 39 yards. Tyson Harris caught seven passes for a game-high 107 yards and Khaliq Little caught three passes for 34 yards and one score. Trevor Patterson led the defense with 10 tackles and one forced fumble, while Roosevelt Bryant added six stops and Hansley Dalambert recorded 2.0 tackles for loss and recovered two fumbles.
Cornell finishes the year with a 4-3 overall record and a 2-1 mark in the North Division, good for second place. Post finishes the year at 0-7 overall and 0-3 in the North.
- Mansfield (13) at Penn (35)
Mansfield jumped out to a 13-0 lead in the first quarter before the South Division champs put up 35 unanswered points to pull away for a 35-13 win.
Mansfield actually outgained Penn on the night by a 368-328 margin, but turned the ball over six times with four interceptions and two fumbles.
Jake Klaus led the attack for Penn with 30 carries for 119 yards and two touchdowns. Joshua Trybus added 17 rushing yards and one TD on the ground while throwing for 169 yards and two touchdowns. Alex Fruhbeis caught three passes for 96 yards and one TD and Marcus Jones added one TD grab. Matteo Murgia recorded nine tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss and one pass breakup for the Penn defense. Michael Duolong blocked two kicks and Tracey Woods, Jr. had one interception and four pass breakups.
Nick Cherasaro threw for 190 yards and one touchdown and also ran for one score for Mansfield, which also got one TD pass from Adam Hutchison. Jakob Woods caught seven passes for a game-high 117 yards and one touchdown. Josh Friebis recorded a game-high 10 tackles, including 3.0 tackles for loss, and also forced and recovered one fumble to lead the defense.
Penn improved to 6-1 and closed out the South Division title at 4-0. The Quakers will visit Army West Point Friday night for the inaugural league title game. Mansfield finishes the season with a 1-6 overall record and a 1-3 mark in divisional play.
- Caldwell (0) at Navy (72)
Navy scored 56 points in the first half and cruised to a 72-0 win over Caldwell in the season finale. The Mids put up 557 yards of offense, while holding the Cougars to just 75 yards on the day.
Mac Lavis rushed for three touchdowns to lead a ground game that went for 452 yards and seven scores. Jacob Hudson added 102 yards and one TD, while Braydan Chmiel and Brandon Coleman each threw for one TD and rushed for one. Sam Shaunak caught both TD passes for finish with 68 receiving yards. Jared Swenson booted three field goals, including a league-long 48-yarder to account for 18 points on the day. Troy Monroe had 4.0 tackles for loss, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery to lead the defense, while Alex Oldham added 2.0 sacks and a forced fumble.
Caldwell was led by Zavion Stevens, who rushed for 87 yards on 15 carries for an average of 5.8 yards per carry. Royce Francisco recorded nine tackles and 1.5 tackles for loss to lead the defense.
Navy closed its year with a 6-2 overall record and a 3-1 mark in the South Division, good for second place. Caldwell wrapped up its inaugural season of competition with a 1-6 record and an 0-4 mark in divisional play.
- Franklin Pierce (3) at Chestnut Hill (28)
Franklin Pierce scored the first three points of the game before Chestnut Hill reeled off 28 unanswered points to post a 28-3 win in the season finale.
The Griffins put up 377 yards of offense after passing for 227 and held the Ravens to 164 yards of offense.
Mike Marino threw for 227 yards and four touchdowns with just six incomplete passes to lead the offense for Chestnut Hill. Domoree Hill caught six passes for 113 yards and two scores, while Jonathan Barber and Tyler Clayton each caught one TD. Raevon Floyd-Bennett rushed for 81 yards and Sef Penson added 61 yards on the ground. Brian Layden led the defense with 13 total tackles, including 6.0 tackles for loss.
Franklin Pierce was led by Jared Lubas, who completed 16 passes for 124 yards. Tionne Brown caught 10 passes for 84 yards and Kobie Smith rushed for 48 yards. Owen King made a 34-yard field goal to account for the only score for the Ravens. Ryan Becerra led the defense with 12 total tackles, including 1.0 tackle for loss.
Chestnut Hill finished the year with a 4-3 overall record and a 2-2 mark in the South Division to finish third. Franklin Pierce went 3-4 overall and 1-2 in the North Division, also placing third.
UP NEXT – CSFL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
11/10 – Penn at Army West Point (7 p.m.)
A complete preview for the league title game will be posted Wednesday, Nov. 8.