POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. - Led by a strong defensive effort and two long third quarter touchdowns, the Red Team defeated the White Team by a score of 27-10 in the Marist football team's annual Spring Game, held at Tenney Stadium on Friday night.
White opened the scoring late in the first quarter on a 24-yard field goal by sophomore kicker Jesse Signa (South Huntington, N.Y.). After a second quarter fumble recovery by freshman safety Zach Adler (Walden, N.Y.) deep in Red territory, freshman running back Louis Cotrone (South Bellmore, N.Y.) scored on a six-yard run. Signa's extra point gave White a 10-0 halftime lead.
The White team then put the game away with a pair of long touchdowns in the third quarter. Junior quarterback Anthony Varrichione (Medway, Mass.) completed a pass to sophomore wide receiver Armani Martin (Pembroke Pines, Fla.), who made one defender miss and then cut across the field for a 64-yard touchdown. Signa's extra point put White up 17-0. Then, freshman running back Max Jacques (Salem, N.H.) burst through the middle untouched for a 75-yard touchdown run. The extra point by freshman kicker Ryan Card (Manchester, N.H.) gave White a 24-0 advantage.
Red got on the scoreboard late in the third quarter when junior kicker Jason Myers (Chula Vista, Calif.) drilled a 31-yard field goal, as White led 24-3 through three quarters. White scored its final points early in the fourth on a 38-yard field goal by Signa, and Red closed out the scoring on a seven-yard touchdown run by freshman running back Travis Lock (Lynbrook, N.Y.), with Card hitting the ensuing extra point.
The Marist football team will open its 2012 season on Saturday, Sept. 1 at Bryant. The Red Foxes will open their five-game home schedule on Saturday, Sept. 8 against Bucknell.