Home » Sports » College Sports
Vailas, Wildcats get going today against Chippewas
“Since I first stepped on the field here as a freshman, this is what I’ve wanted to do the entire time,” Vailas said. “Now that it’s here, I’m ecstatic. I just want to go out there and make sure I get the ball to our playmakers and do what I’m supposed to do.”
Goldrich won the job at the beginning of last season and led the team to a win over Holy Cross. He got hurt on the second play of the game the next week at Minnesota and Vailas came on in relief. The two shared the job the rest of the season.
Goldrich will play at least a series in today’s game, as Vailas did against Holy Cross last year. The competition is far from over, Vailas said.
“We’ve got some very powerful weapons,” Vailas said. “It’s going to be good. We’ll try to get the ball in a lot of people’s hands.”
The Chippewas lost their opener, 59-9, last week at Michigan and also lost a couple of their key players in quarterback Cody Kater (broken collarbone) and running back Zurlon Tipton (broken ankle) to injury in the game.
No matter who is in, McDonnell is concerned about Central Michigan’s size and physicality. The Chippewa starters on the offensive line are listed at 305, 306, 305, 300 and 306 pounds.
Running backs Jimmy Owens, a junior, and Dalton Crossan, a redshirt freshman, are also sidelined. So are senior defensive back Chris Houston and junior defensive end Tre Williams.
St. Anselm College and Plymouth State University open their seasons with home games today.
The Hawks, who went 2-9 last year, take on Bowie State at Grappone Stadium at 1. Bowie finished 5-5 in 2012.
Plymouth State, 2-8 last season, plays Castleton State at Currier Field, also at 1. Castleton went 6-4 and beat the Panthers 35-7 last year.
READER COMMENTS: 0
- Bedford wrestlers top Goffstown - 0
- Central builds early lead, beats Pinkerton - 0
- Pinkerton, Memorial deadlock - 0
- Concord's Law is Athlete of the Month - 0
- Indoor track results - 0
- Central-Trinity: It's time - 2
- Trinity, BG skaters open with victories - 0
- Central vs. Trinity: 'competition, not warfare' - 5
- NHIAA preview: Boys' ice hockey races appear to be wide open - 0
READER COMMENTS: 0
- Red Sox deal Morales for backup infielder - 0
- It's a season of switching teams for NASCAR drivers - 0
- Central girls down Trinity in OT - 0
- Pistons edge Celtics - 0
- Business is good for football elite - 0
- Negotiator: Israeli-Palestinian talks might take year to complete - 0
- Harvard student charged in bomb hoax released on bail - 0
- Jackknifed propane tanker closes I-293 to traffic for hours in aftermath - 0
- AG eyes whether credibility issue may undermine some Rockingham County convictions - 0
Police say man attacked woman with sword
The Music Hall presents 'Messiah Sing'