The Castleton Spartan football squad had another tough couple of Saturdays with losses coming at the hands of Galluadet University on Sept. 26 and Mount Ida College on Oct 3.Gallaudet University came into a rowdy Spartan Stadium, looking to take the crowd out of the game. The student section chanted throughout the game, trying to will the Spartans to a victory. The voices, though, were not enough to help ‘Big Green’ come away with a W as the team lost 49-18
The Spartan defense was incapable of stopping the Bison from trampling over them as Gallaudet ran the ball 53 times for 448 net yards. The Spartans, on the other hand, only managed a meager 320 total net yards. An upsetcoach Rich Alercio was not available to comment as he headed into the locker room almost immediately.
The Spartans then traveled to Mount Ida College to take on another tough opponent. The Mustangs must have been watching game film, preparing for the Spartan invasion because they too exploited the Spartans inability to stop the run game, racking up 351 total yards on the ground, including five touchdowns.
A 63-yard touchdown pass from Shane Brozowski to Evan Cassidy helped the Spartans avoid the shutout, but it was not enough to get Castleton going with any momentum.
The Spartans found themselves leaving with the painful memory of 39-7 shellacking fresh in their heads.
The Spartans are now 1-3 overall and 0-2 in the conference. They travel to Maritime New York on Oct. 10 in hopes of catching a spark, looking to start some momentum and put together a small win streak as this inaugural season reaches the halfway point.