October 14, 2011

Week 7 Preview: Showdown With Anna Maria Highlights Maritime Homecoming Weekend Festivities

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The Maritime football team (4-1, 2-0 ECFC) welcomes in visiting Anna Maria College (0-5, 0-3 ECFC) for the 2011 Homecoming Weekend game on Saturday, Oct. 15. Game time is schedule for 2 p.m. at Reinhart Field.

 

Live Audio Available From The Privateer Radio Network!

Saturday's game will be streamed live on the Privateer Radio Network beginning at 1:45 p.m. with a pregame show. Then, play-by-play man Greg Rice will call all the action on the field from the opening kickoff to the final whistle! The live audio stream of the game can be accessed by following this link.

 

Get To Campus Early To Catch All The Homecoming Festivities!

The game may start at 2 p.m., but the Homecoming Weekend festivities will be all day long on Saturday! The day gets underway at 8:30 a.m. with a continental breakfast in St. Mary's Pentagon in Fort Schuyler. The complete list of activities for Saturday can be found at this link: http://www.sunymaritime.edu/homecoming/. Be sure to check out the barbecue tent on the baseball field and watch the Pass In Review on the football field at 1:30 p.m.

 

Privateers To Be Celebrating The 40-Year Anniversary Of Football Starting At Maritime

Putting aside two short seasons way back in the 1890's, the Maritime football team began here on campus "full time" in 1971, 40 years ago. The team stuck around for 17 out of 18 years until 1988, when the program was discontinued. The Privateers were born again in 2005, when Clayton Kendrick-Holmes was hired as the new head coach that helped build the current team into a championship program.

 

For Saturday's game, Maritime will be inviting back all players and coaches from the previous era of Privateer football for the school's Homecoming festivities, as well as recent graduates of the modern era of the program. It will be sure to be a great atmosphere at Reinhart Field!

 

Privateers Honored Six Times With ECFC Player Of The Week Accolades

The Maritime football team has had a Player of the Week by the Eastern Collegiate Football Conference a conference-high six times so far in 2011. After the Week Two win over Western Connecticut, seniors Jamie Spanopoulos and Madison Leary (Tavares, Fla./Tavares) earned Offensive and Special Teams Player of the Week accolades, respectively. Sophomore Tyler Trodden (Putnam Valley, N.Y./JFK Catholic) and junior Thomas Boney (Jacksonville, Fla./University Christian)  earned offensive and defensive awards, respectively, after the Week Three win over Kings Point. Leary was again named Special Teams Player of the Week twice more for Weeks Five and Six.

 

Inside The Series

This will be the third meeting between Anna Maria and Maritime, as the AMCATS program began in the 2009 season. The Privateers have won both of the previous games: 61-21 at home in 2009 and 43-20 on the road in Paxton, Mass., during the 2010 season.

 

In last year's contest, then-junior fullback Jamie Spanopoulos (Franklin Square, N.Y./H. Frank Carey) scored two rushing touchdowns and led the Privateer ground attack with 84 yards on the day. Maritime recorded a total of 280 rushing yards and outgained the AMCATs 379-272 in total offense in the game. On defense, then-sophomore linebacker Keith Barnes (Westbury, N.Y./Westbury) led all players with seven tackles, while classmate Pat Lasher (Seaford, N.Y./Seaford) recorded 5.5 tackles and an interception that was returned for 40 yards for a touchdown in the third quarter.

 

Team Comparison Of National Rankings

The Maritime total offense ranks 108th in the country, but the rushing offense is 16th (256.6 yards per game), while the AMCAT's total defense is 237th allowing 523.8 yards per game. On the flip side, the Privateer defense is 12th in the nation allowing just 233.6 yards per game, while Anna Maria's offense is 109th with        358.6 yards per game.

 

Maritime ranks in the top 10 in the country in five categories: fourth in time of possession (35:20 minutes per game) and tackles for losses allowed (3.0 per game), fifth in sacks allowed (0.4 per game), seventh in fumbles lost (1) and eighth in kickoff return (26.29 yards per game). Anna Maria ranks in the top 10 in just one category, as they are 2nd in DIII with 11 fumbles recovered.

 

Scouting The Anna Maria AMCATS

Anna Maria comes into Saturday's game with an 0-5 record overall thus far in 2011, including an 0-3 mark in ECFC action, under third-year head coach Marc Klaiman. The AMCATS are still looking for their first program victory.

 

Leading the way for AMC so far this year has been junior quarterback Santino Simone, who has passed for 1145 yards and 11 touchdowns, while running in five scores. His top receiver is senior Dom Concepcion with 31 catches for 403 yards and four TDs. Sophomore Robert Small leads Anna Maria's ground game, amassing 408 yards one touchdown.

 

On defense, sophomore linebacker Jordan Koehler leads the team with 54 tackles (32 solo and 22 assisted), while recording 4.5 for combined losses of 17 yards. He also had one interception, one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries. Classmate Mike Joseph ranks second on the team with 49 tackles (34 solo and 15 assisted).

 

The place kicking duties lie on the feet of junior Jamal Mitchell, who has made 2-of-3 field goals on the season: one from 25 yards and another from 22 yards. He has also converted 16 of 19 PATs and on 24 kickoffs has averaged 40.9 yards per kick. The punting duties are on junior Kyle Peterson this year, as he has 19 punts for a total of 578 yards (30.4 yards per punt). Most of the returns have gone to Ken Wood, who on 20 kickoff returns has brought the ball an average of 17.2 yards.

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