Londonderry’s Eric Fairweather’s 7-yard touchdown run lifted Saint Anselm to its first win of the season, 37-31 over New Haven on Saturday night at Grappone Stadium.
Fairweather threw two touchdown passes and ran for two. The Hawks trailed 31-22 when Fairweather ran in a 4-yard score with 3:28 to go to make it a 31-29 game.
The Hawks got the ball back with 2:22 to go and marched the ball 77 yards in eight plays for the go-ahead TD.
Fairweather hit Shawn Donovan for TD passes of 12 and 40 yards. Anthony Brown had a 94-yard kickoff return for a touchdown for St. Anselm, now 1-5, 1-2 in the Northeast-10.
Fairweather was 26 of 43 passing for 247 yards. He was 16 times for 91 yards. Franklin Holgate caught seven passes for 103 yards and Donovan grabbed nine passes for 97 yards. The Hawks visit in-state rival Franklin Pierce next Saturday.
New Haven quarterback Christian Lupoli, who spent two seasons at the University of New Hampshire, was 16-for-29 passing for 233 yards and a touchdown.
Plymouth State 38, Westfield State 13: The Plymouth State University football team stuck to what it does best Saturday — run the ball.
The Panthers handed the ball off 58 times, with seniors David Hamilton (22) and Nick Lancia (20) each recording 20 or more carries. Hamilton finished the day with 122 yards and a touchdown while Lancia had 110 yards and a score.
Junior Vito Aleo added 44 yards and a touchdown on seven carries.
Senior offensive lineman Brandt O’Hara got the scoring started when he recovered a fumble in the end zone with seven minutes left in the first period. Hamilton (12:14) and Lancia (6:03) scored in the second to put PSU up 21-0.
Westfield was able to bring the score as close as 21-13 with 11:24 remaining in the third quarter, but a 15-yard pass from Brett Lavanchy to Tyler Blanchard, a field goal by Plymouth product Dan Carey, and Aleo’s touchdown put things out of reach by the time less than six minutes were remaining in the game.
PSU will play Framingham State at home at 1 p.m. next Saturday.
The Panthers are 5-1.
Stonehill 52, Franklin Pierce 0: Franklin Pierce University had trouble getting anything going offensively at home against Stonehill on Saturday and, as a result, fell to 1-5 on the season.
The Ravens managed just 125 yards on 61 plays from scrimmage with their biggest play of the day coming on a 38-yard connection between freshman quarterback Drew Campanale and Londonderry’s Mike McAlister.
Sophomore Justin Felder had a big day for the Sky Hawks, rushing 17 times for 166 yards and three touchdowns, while junior Aron Stoneking completed 24 of 35 passes for 386 yards and three touchdowns.
The score was 35-0 at halftime.
Franklin Pierce hosts Saint Anselm College at noon next Saturday.