Commonwealth Coast Football Athletes of the Week #5

Commonwealth Coast Football Athletes of the Week #5

Offensive Player of the Week

Anthony Service, Western New England (Sr., QB)

Western New England senior Anthony Service (Lake Ronkonkoma, N.Y.) overcame a rough first half to lead the Golden Bears to another second half comeback – this time in overtime against St. Lawrence. Service was held to 81 combined yards (75 passing, six rushing) in the first period, but finished the game with 304 (193 passing, 111 rushing). He also accounted for three touchdowns, one in the air and two on the ground, in the second half and overtime. Service led scoring drives of 96 and 85 yards in the fourth quarter and converted a key fourth down in overtime before throwing the game-winning touchdown pass.

   

Defensive Player of the Week

Mike Chirco, Western New England (Jr., LB)

Junior Mike Chirco (Weedsport, N.Y.) was the leading tackler in Western New England’s come-from-behind overtime victory over St. Lawrence. He finished with a career-high 17 stops (six solo, 11 assisted) with 1.5 of those going for a loss. He also record 0.5 sacks in the contest.

   

Offensive Rookie of the Week

Steven Fedorchak, Western New England (Fr., WR)

Freshman Steven Fedorchak (Guilderland, N.Y.) reeled in a team-high matching three receptions for Western New England on Saturday (Sept. 30). His three catches went for a total of 30 yards with his longest reception accounting for 18 as the Golden Bears defeated St. Lawrence 27-24 in overtime.

   

Defensive Rookie of the Week

Ayinde Johnson, Endicott (Fr., DE)

Freshman defensive end Ayinde Johnson (Norwalk, Conn.) recorded three tackles (two solo, one assisted) in Endicott’s loss to Husson on Saturday (Sept. 30). One of his stops was a sack for a nine-yard loss.

   

Special Teams Player of the Week

Vinny Lalumia, Western New England (Jr., P)

Junior Vinny Lalumia (Maywood, N.J.) punted eight times in Western New England’s comeback overtime win against St. Lawrence. He averaged 37.3 yards per kick with his longest going for 47. He was also limit St. Lawrence’s return game as two of his kicks were fair caught and another went for a touchback. Three of his boots also pinned St. Lawrence inside the 20.

 

ABOUT COMMONWEALTH COAST FOOTBALL

Commonwealth Coast Football (CCC Football) is a single-sport football conference operating under the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) umbrella. The league has been in operation since 1965 (formerly as the New England Football Conference (NEFC)). The league currently consists of six members – Becker, Curry, Endicott, Nichols, Salve Regina, and Western New England. Membership will increase to seven in 2018 with the addition of the University of New England. Husson will join the conference in 2019.

 

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