April 27, 2013

Pioneer Offense Impresses in 2013 Spring Game

FAIRFIELD, CT(April 27, 2013) – The Sacred Heart football team held its annual Red & White Spring game Saturday afternoon on Campus Field with the offense impressing with a pounding rushing attack. 

One of the main storylines for the Pioneers heading into August training camp will be the battle for the starting quarterback role in 2013.  Gone to graduation are last year's starters Tim Little and Luke Wischnowski.  Competing for the signal caller duties are a trio of sophomores in RJ Noel (Lowell, MA) and Shane Scambray (Laguna Niguel, CA) and transfer Evan Pittman (Baltimore, MD), all of whom took snaps on Saturday.  Pittman transferred in this semester after spending time at Howard University and Canterbury Prep in New Milford, CT.

The SHU rushing attack was led by junior Keshaudas Spence (Dorchester, MA), senior Valentino Perrina (Reading, MA) and junior Sean Bell (Medford Lakes, NJ).  Spence, who was the Pioneers leading rusher in 2012, and Perrina, who will play both fullback and tailback, both finished with over 100-yards rushing on Saturday.  Perrina scored twice, plunging over the top for a one-yard score on a third-and-goal play and ripping off a 78-yard score as well.

Noel threw the ball well lead the SHU attack, completing 10-of-13 for 201 yards and touchdown throws to senior wide receivers Rickey Moore, Jr. (Griswald, CT) and Robert Dim (Sicklerville, NJ).  Noel found Dim in stride for a 45-yard score.  He also ran for a score.

Pittman led scoring drives that ended with a touchdown throw and a field goal.  Pittman found Moore on an 8-yard scoring strike on a third and goal to open the scoring on Saturday. 

Defensively, the Pioneer coaching staff held several starters out of Saturday's game.  Freshman Alden Carpenter (Asburn, VA) and senior Cameron Ziny (Natick, MA) both had interceptions on Saturday. 

Senior place kicker Chris Rogers (Cazenovia, NY) drilled both of his field goal attempts, hitting from 36 and 32 yards. 

The Pioneers will open training camp in August as they prepare for the 2013 season opener on August 31st at Marist. 

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