Pioneers Hit Road to Battle Hawks


Alfred State (0-1) at Hartwick (1-0)

2nd meeting, Hartwick defeated Alfred State 45-0 last season.

September 8th * 5 p.m. * Wright Stadium

Tale of the Tape

Alfred StateHartwick

2017 Record (Overall/Conference)1-9 (1-6 ECFC)3-7 (2-5 Empire 8)

2018 Offensive Numbers

21 points/game

375 yds/game

76 rushing yds/game

299 pass yds/game

28 points/game

407 yds/game

180 rushing yds/game

227 pass yds/game

2018 Defensive Numbers49 points/game

465 yds/game

235 rushing yds/game

230 pass yds/game

24 points/game

298 yds/game

64 rushing yds/game

234 pass yds/game

Players to WatchWR #5 Jalen LongQB #15 Bryce Macina

LB #35 Brandon DavisWR #9 Connor Darmetko

C #70 Devon ClarkLB #35 Mark Hackett

DB #32 Austin Parker LB #42 Joshua Wilcox

DL #8 Joe GibsonRB #22 Ronald Ballard

Scouting Alfred State:

  • The Pioneers couldn't get the offense going in the 1st half but were able to put together three scoring drives in the 2nd half in a 49-21 loss to UMass Dartmouth in their season opener. The Pioneer offense accumulated 375 total yards with 299 yards coming in the air.

  • Jalen Long had a monster day for the Pioneers offense. He caught nine passes for 173 yards and a score. Dashown Wilson finished the day 16 for 32 for 299 yards and two scores.

  • Newcomer Ronnie Clark was impressive as well. He had 17 carries, gained 50 yards, and scored on a 24 yard run.

  • John Lauretti picked up right where he ended the 2017 season with a solid defensive effort. He was credited with eight tackles (3 for a loss) and a sack.

  • Michael Zimmerman was another key contributor. He led the team with 10 tackles and punted seven times for an average of 37.9 including a long of 61.

  • The Pioneers were slowed down by nine 1st half penalties and three turnovers.

  • Winning the turnover battle and getting off to a faster start will be key to success vs. Hartwick.

Scouting Hartwick:

  • Hartwick won a tight battle over Wilkes 28-24 last week to open up the season.

  • The Hawks have been primarily a passing team in the past but used a balanced attack (180 rushing and 227 passing) in their contest vs. Wilkes.

  • Ron Ballard had a big game in the opener when he rushed for 173 yards and the go-ahead touchdown in the 4th quarter

  • Bryce Macina passed for 227 yards and three touchdowns. He connected with Connor Darmetka and Dylan Mucci for 103 yards each.

  • Mark Hackett led the Hawks with 11 tackles.

  • Hartwick committed only three penalties last week and didn't turn the ball over.

Up Next: Alfred State host the University of Rochester next weekend for a 1 p.m. start while Hartwick travels to King's College.

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