ASA Shuts Out Lackawanna 27-0

ASA defense (pictured) pitches first shutout of the 2013 season.
ASA defense (pictured) pitches first shutout of the 2013 season.

Stony Brook, NY----The ASA College football team took care of conference business this afternoon by defeating Lackawanna College 27-0.  The Avengers improve to 4-1 with the win and a perfect 3-0 against Northeast Football Conference competition.

Lackawanna started the game on the right foot, reaching the ASA 9-yard line on a pass-interference penalty.  However, the Avenger defense would dig in and force Lackawanna to kick a field that Regan Atkins-Frazier would block.

After the defensive stop, ASA quarterback Aaron Young marched the Avengers 80 yards down the field.  The twelve play drive was capped by a six-yard touchdown run by running back Donavan Williams who finished day with 166 yards including an 86-yard run.  

The Avenger defense forced Lackawanna into a three-and-out situation leading to a punt.  Just before the end of the first quarter, Young would connect with sophomore receiver Jesse York on 2nd and 15 getting the Avengers to midfield.  With 2nd and 12, Young found receiver Atkins-Frazier good for a 41-yard touchdown.  

The Falcons could not find the formula to get into the redzone on their next possession reaching ASA 40-yard line and forced to punt.  A solid punt by the Falcons had the Avengers starting the drive on their own six-yard line.  Unfazed by the field position, Williams ran 86 yards on the second play of the possession, getting all the way down to the Lackawanna 11-yard line.  The drive was ended when Young found freshman athlete Olu Izigwire in the endzone for a 9-yard pass and reception.  

Lackawanna was allowed only 25 yards on their next possession forced to punt.  ASA would take over on their own 33-yard line.  After a five-yard Phillip Hogan run, Young threw his second touchdown pass in a row to Izigwire, this time good for 62-yards.  

ASA ended the half with the 27-0 advantage.

The Avengers would not score for the rest of the game but the ASA defense made sure the Falcons did not either.  The closest Lackawanna get to the endzone in the third quarter was the ASA 45-yard line.  

Lackawanna was a yard away from preventing a shutout when the Avengers forced a fumble after an LC 24-yard pass and reception, which would be picked up by sophomore defensive back Alexander Ajanaku-Wells in the endzone and brought out to the ASA-20.  

ASA ran out the clock to end the game on their next possession.  

Sophomore defensive lineman Cory Johnson led the Avengers with seven tackles including a sack.  Freshman defensive end Monte Taylor had four tackles including two sacks.  

ASA will be back on their home field at Stony Brook University next Saturday against Atlanta Sports Academy.  Kickoff is scheduled for noon.