Shane Brozowski led a very efficient Spartans offense throwing for 417 yards and four touchdowns as Castleton cruised to a 45-13 win over Becker College in the Eastern Collegiate Football Conference (ECFC) play Saturday night at Spartan stadium.
“Our players have invested in our schemes,” head coach Marc Klatt said. “They’ve bought-into what we’re teaching them.”
The Spartan offense exploded against Becker with the help of wide receiver Brandon Boyle who caught 10 passes for 243 yards and a pair of touchdowns and Kevin Alberque who caught five passes for 107 yards and two scores. Tyler Carpenter led the Spartans ground game rushing for 83 yards and two scores.
On the opening drive Castleton was helped by two big conversions on third-and-19. Brozowski hit Boyle for a 63-yard gain. Then on fourth-and-11 Brozowski hit Alberque for 14 yards to convert once again. Carpenter then punched it in for the score which was the only score of the quarter.
Castleton extended their lead to 10-0 after a Dave Fox 29-yard field goal with 9:56 remaining in the half. The kick was a result of an eight-play 61-yard drive that featured a 42-yard pass and catch from Brozowski to Boyle. Just before the end of the half Brozowski hooked up with Boyle again for an 11-yard touchdown catch to bring the score to 17-0 going into the half.
To open the third quarter the Spartans marched down the field with a nine-play 65-yard drive and scored on a 20-yard pass from Brozowski to Alberque.
Becker drove deep into Spartan territory on their next drive but Cody Tacreti was able to intercept the ball in the end zone for a touchback. This interception led to an 80-yard drive by the offense that included a big catch by Boyle for 25-yards and two big runs for Carpenter the first run went for 21 yards and the second went for nine and a touchdown bringing the score to 31-0 Castleton.
Tancreti wasn’t satisfied with just one interception as he intercepted a pass on each of the next two Becker possessions both of which led to scoring drives. The first drive was capped by a 46 yard pass from Brozowski to Alberque and the second drive ended with a similar result with Brozowski hitting Boyle for a 44 yard touchdown pass, bringing the score to 45-0.
“Shane and Brandon have very good chemistry right now,” Klatt said. “They are both very talented players and they recognize that their success comes through running our offensive system.”
Becker got on the board with 9:57 left in the contest on a one yard run by DeJahn Dawkins that was the result of a Castleton fumble. On the next possession for the Spartans they fumbled again with Becker recovering. Nine plays later, Matthew Romasco rushed it in from 13 yards out for a score. That would cap the scoring off as the Spartans won in dominating fashion 45-13.
With the win Castleton improves to 4-2 overall but 3-0 in conference play. Becker falls to 2-4 on the season and 1-2 in conference play.
Cameron Laundry led the Spartans defense with 12 tackles, while Todd Carr added 10 tackles and a fumble recovery.
The Spartans travel to face ECFC opponent Anna Maria next Saturday for a 3 PM kick-off.
“Our team is executing with a lot of confidence right now and I’m very proud of their attitude and effort every day in preparation for each new opponent,” Klatt said. “We are excited about the challenges that lie ahead of us the rest of the regular season!”