Stony Brook, NY-----The ASA College football team won their fifth game this afternoon in a landslide over Atlanta Sports Academy, 48-0. The victory is ASA's second shutout in a row. ASA improves to 5-1 overall with the nonconference win.
The Spartans won the coin toss and deferred to kickoff to start the game. ASA would fumble on the second carry, giving the Spartans the ball back at the Avenger 45-yard line. They would move the ball down to the ASA-31 but after a holding penalty, the Spartans were forced to punt, which would have the Avengers' drive start at their own 1-yard line. ASA was not able to score but took the ball down to the Spartan 30-yard line before quarterback Aaron Young was sacked at the Spartant-38.
Atlanta sports fumbled the ensuing punt, giving ASA possession on the Spartan 7-yard line. Sophomore running back Donavan Williams scored on the first possession of the drive. He would finish with 127 rushing on the day with two touchdowns. Williams also caught a pass turning into a 45-yard gain.
Both teams would come up with a couple of empty possessions until 12:52 to go in the half when Olu Izegwire would dash 55-yards on a reverse to the end zone. The Avengers then went on a roll to close the first half.
On their next offensive possession, sophomore running back Dante McDonald found the end zone after a 58-yard run. He finished with a game-high 132 yards rushing, scoring two touchdowns.
ASA scored just before the end of the first half, Williams second touchdown in the half, after a six play 73-yard drive.
The Avengers made things exciting to cap their first offensive drive of the second half with the game already becoming out of reach of the Spartans. ASA would run the "flea flicker" to perfection with wide receiver Jesse Yorke finding fellow sophomore receiver Quinton Sullivan in the end zone with a 19-yard pass off of his back foot.
Early in the fourth quarter, McDonald scored his second touchdown after a 38-yard run. Sophomore running back Brandon Stout closed the game with a 30-yard touchdown run of his own with a little over two minutes to go in the contest.
ASA's offensive line was too much for the Spartans to handle, creating massive holes that would allow the Avengers to run for 360 net yards. The Avenger defensive line had the same effect on the Spartan offensive line. Atlanta Sports Academy finished with negative five rushing yards.
Freshman defensive end Torey Hendrick was a headache for his former program, finishing with five tackles including three for a loss and a sack. Freshman safety D'Angelo Niler led the Avengers in tackles with six.
ASA will be back on the gridiron on Monday, October 28th, when they will travel to Altoona, PA to take on the St. Francis University JV. Kickoff is scheduled for 4:00 PM.