Monday, February 6, 2023

RPI Football loses in NCAA Division III quarterfinals – The Daily Gazette

NAPIERVILLE, Ill. – RPI Football’s bid to reach the Amos Alonzo Stags Bowl ended with a shock in the NCAA Division III Tournament quarterfinals.

The top-order’s north middle showed why it is the top seed in the tournament, with a 55-6 win over the Engineers on Saturday.

The Engineers (11-2) had no answer in trying to stop the Cardinals’ offense. North Central (12-0) complied 516 yards of the total offense. Running back, Ethan Greenfield gained 143 yards on 20 carries and scored two touchdowns. Quarterback Laika Lehanon was 13-for-17 for 197 yards and three touchdown passes.

North Central had a 28-6 halftime lead. He sealed the victory by scoring 20 more points in the third quarter.

The RPI’s only score came on a 3-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter from quarterback George Marinopoulos to Peter Lombardi.

RPi 0 6 0 0 – 6
North Central 14 14 20 7 – 55
NCC — Greenfield 2 runs (Mayor kick)
NCC — Hill 15 yd run (mayor kick)
NCC – Greenfield 4 runs (Mayor kick)
RPI — 3 passes from Marinopoulos, Lombardy (kick blocked)
NCC — Hardy 17 pass from Lehanen (mayor kick)
NCC — Kamensky 33 pass from Lehanen (mayor kick).
NCC – Williams 34 pass from Lehane (mayor kick)
NCC – Hill 10 Runs (Kick Fail)
NCC – Roberson 34 Interception Return (Mayor Kick)

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