All 10 teams in the CSFL returned to action last weekend after a league-wide BYE week in week five. Week six action saw Navy clinch the South Division title with a narrow win over Penn, Mansfield record its first-ever win over Cornell, Army pick up its fourth win of the season, Chestnut Hill earn its third win and St. Thomas Aquinas pick up its second win.
WEEK 6 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Offensive Player of the Week: David Butler, RB, Mansfield (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Butler ran for 172 yards and three touchdowns to lead Mansfield to the first win over Cornell in program history. The junior rushed 17 times for 172 yards, averaging 10.1 yards per carry and scoring touchdowns of 15, 36 and 19 yards in the win. It marked the fourth straight 100+ yard rushing performance of the season for Butler.
Co-Defensive Player of the Week: Trey Ogden, DB, Navy (Chesapeake, Va.)
Ogden helped lead Navy to a 16-7 victory over Penn on Friday night, giving the Midshipmen the CSFL South Division title and a spot in the CSFL Championship game. He finished the game with season-high eight total tackles, including a team-high five solo stops. He also led the team with a season-high 2.5 tackles for loss and recorded his first sack of the season.
Co-Defensive Player of the Week: Hansley Dalembert, Post
Dalembert started his game by recording a sack in the end zone for a safety and went on to finish with a believed-to-be CSFL record 9.0 tackles for loss in a close 13-9 loss to St. Thomas Aquinas. He finished his day with 12 total tackles, including 10 solo stops, 9.0 tackles for loss, 2.0 sacks and one pass breakup.
Special Teams Player of the Week: Jared Swenson, PK, Navy (Seymour, Wisc.)
Swenson scored a game-high 10 points in Navy’s 16-7 win at Penn, posting three field goals and one PAT. He connected on 3-of-4 field goal attempts, including a pair from 45 yards or longer. Swenson opened the game with a 45-yard field goal to give Navy a 3-0 advantage, tacked on the extra point on Navy's go-ahead touchdown to put the Midshipmen in front 10-7, tied a career-high with a 48-yard field goal to extend the advantage to 13-7 and added some insurance with a 32-yard field goal to provide the final score of 16-7.
WEEK 6 RESULTS
- Chestnut Hill (26) at Alderson Broaddus (17)
Chestnut Hill scored 20 second quarter points and posted a shutout in the second half on the way to a 26-17 win at Alderson Broaddus. The Griffins put up 352 total yards of offense with 158 passing yards and 194 rushing yards. Alderson Broaddus put up 207 total yards with 168 through the air.
Sef Penson led the attack for Chestnut Hill with 132 rushing yards and two touchdowns. Michael Marino threw for 158 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions. Akeem Browne caught five passes for 85 yards and one score and Domoree Hill added 24 receiving yards and one score. Mike McIlhenney recorded a team-high eight total tackles, including seven solo. Rahsul Brown and Nate Moser each had one interception.
Timmy Tillman threw for 81 yards and one touchdown and was the leading rusher for Alderson Broaddus with 21 yards. Joshua Derocher threw for 87 yards and one touchdown. Teddy Tyler and Dante Harris each caught TD passes. Nathaniel Williams recorded a game-high 11 tackles, including 1.5 tackles for loss.
Chestnut Hill will host Caldwell Friday night at 7 p.m. in week seven, while Alderson Broaddus will travel to Penn Saturday for a noon kickoff.
- 10/18: Penn (7) at Navy (16)
Navy got 10 points from kicker Jared Swenson, including two field goals of at least 45 yards, and shut Penn out for three quarters on the way to a 16-7 win that locked up the CSFL South Division and a trip to the league title game.
Penn took a 7-3 lead with 7:38 to play in the first quarter, but would not score again in a tight defensive battle. Neither team managed to reach 300 total yards with Navy finishing with 269 and Penn posting 222.
Caleb Champion threw the lone TD pass for the Midshipmen on on a trick play that was caught by JT Thompson. Champion also rushed for 65 yards. Braydan Chmiel finished with a team-high 73 rushing yards and also threw for 67 yards. Swenson hit field goals of 45, 48 and 32 yards in the victory with the 48-yarder matching a career-long. David Postma recorded 10 tackles, one sack and one forced fumble and Trey Ogden added eight tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss and one sack.
Penn got 116 passing yards and 39 rushing yards from Eddie Jenkins. LaQuan McKever added 65 rushing yards and scored the lone Quaker touchdown of the game. Caleb Pierce led the defense with 11 total tackles and 2.5 tackles for loss, while Lewis Evans added 10 tackles.
Navy will play for its second straight CSFL title Nov. 8 at Franklin Field in Philadelphia, but first will close the regular season with two more games. The Mids will travel to Cornell Friday night for a 7 p.m. kickoff in week seven before hosting Alderson Broaddus Nov. 1 in the regular season finale. Penn will host Alderson Broaddus Saturday at noon.
- Mansfield (44) at Cornell (13)
Mansfield continued its best start in program history and picked up its first-ever win over Cornell with a 44-13 victory on the road last week. The Mounties racked up 406 yards of total offense with 324 of it coming on the ground. Cornell managed 187 total yards, including -8 rushing yards.
David Butler continued his ground assault on the league with his fourth straight 100+ yard rushing effort, finishing with 172 yards and three touchdowns on just 17 carries. Terrance Quaker added 63 rushing yards and one score and Koby Peacock ran for 50 yards and one TD while throwing for 82 yards. Matt Roberts led the Mansfield defense with nine total tackles, including 3.5 TFL.
Cornell was led by Aneesh Agrawal, who threw for 195 yards and one touchdown, which was caught by Justin Mandell. Luke Verzella added five catches for 76 yards and Joey Welsh had five catches for 60 yards. Harrison Nicholas recorded eight total tackles, including seven solo, and grabbed one fumble recovery for the Big Red.
Mansfield will host Post Saturday at 7 p.m. in week seven before a week eight showdown at Army West Point that could have significant divisional title implications. Cornell will host Navy Friday night at 7 p.m.
- St. Thomas Aquinas (13) at Post (9)
St. Thomas Aquinas got a 47-yard touchdown pass from Kiel McKenzie to Mahki Matthews with 44 seconds left in the third quarter and held on for a 13-9 win over Post.
The Spartans put up 247 total yards with 238 of that coming through the air. Post managed 134 total yards with 129 of it coming via passing plays.
McKenzie threw for 232 yards with one touchdown. Matthews finished with four catches for 71 yards and the winning score. Coleby Cherrington added 46 rushing yards. Sheriffh Bittaye finished with seven tackles to lead St. Thomas Aquinas. Carlos Fernandez added six stops and one interception.
Nick D’Elia threw for 129 yards for Post and Jake Butler rushed for 22 yards and one touchdown. Hansley Dalembert was a nearly unstoppable force defensively for Post, finishing with 10 solo tackles and 9.0 tackles for loss, believed to be a CSFL single-game record.
St. Thomas Aquinas will host Army West Point Saturday in a key divisional game at 6 p.m. in week seven. Post will visit Mansfield Saturday for a 7 p.m. kickoff.
- Caldwell (6) at Army (38)
Army West Point scored the first 24 points on the game and rolled to a 38-6 win over Caldwell to improve to 4-1 on the year to keep pace with Mansfield atop the North Division.
Army put up 287 yards of total offense with 193 passing and 94 rushing. Caldwell nearly matched that total with 279 yards of offense with 128 rushing and 156 passing, but had seven turnovers in the game with four interceptions and three lost fumbles.
JC Watson threw for 121 yards with two touchdowns to lead the Army offense. Tom Williamson caught nine passes for 112 yards with one touchdown. Kraig Hamilton added four catches for 49 yards and one score and Matthew Sauter rushed for 70 yards and one touchdown on just eight carries. Army got eight total tackles and two interceptions from Ryan Leach. Vincenzo Battaglia recovered two fumbles and Nate Hagg and Desmond Young each had one interception.
Timothy Palmer threw for 139 yards with one touchdown and rushed for a team-high 46 yards to lead Calwell. Nysir Smith and Armani Bermudez each added 39 rushing yards and Frank DeMaio caught four passes for 48 yards. Jahmall Readus led the Caldwell defense with nine total tackles, while Haleem Woods, Steven Rose and Adam Robbs each had one interception.
Army West Point will travel to St. Thomas Aquinas Saturday night for a 6 p.m. game in week seven, while Caldwell will travel to Chestnut Hill Friday night for a 7 p.m. kickoff.
WEEK 7 GAMES
- 10/25: Caldwell at Chestnut Hill (7 p.m.)
- 10/25: Navy at Cornell (7 p.m.)
- 10/26: Alderson Broaddus at Penn (Noon)
- 10/26: Army at St. Thomas Aquinas (6 p.m.)
- 10/26: Post at Mansfield (7 p.m.)