A Recap of the Football Season

Published 2 months ago -

Adam Ide

Sports Editor

With the Greyhound’s loss on Nov. 19 in the first round of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II playoffs, the Assumption football season has come to a close. The loss came at the hands of No. 20 Slippery Rock University in a close game.

The game ended in a 17-14 Slippery Rock win. Slippery Rock University was able to outthrow the Greyhounds 96 yards, proving how good the Assumption defense was this year by managing to keep the game to a three-point deficit. 

With the season over, it is time to look back on the team’s performance and what led them to become one of the most successful football teams Assumption has had in the past few years.

The season started with a huge upset victory against No. 13 Kutztown University. That game was a defensive struggle, setting the tone for the rest of the season. Assumption was able to squeak out a 3-0 win against Kutztown and set them on a path toward victory.

After an early setback with a loss to Merrimack, the Greyhound ripped off three consecutive conference wins against Pace University, South Connecticut State University, and Franklin Pierce University. By this point, Assumption had hammered their formula down, being able to hold all three teams to 14 points and scoring 26, 28, and 28 points, respectively. 

Unfortunately, the homecoming game did not go according to plan as Bently University got the better of the Greyhounds once again. The team fought hard in another defensive battle with the final score of 10-3.

After the loss to Bently, Assumption brushed themselves off and returned to the winner’s circle. The Greyhounds finished their regular season with four consecutive wins against American International College, No. 25 University of New Haven, Saint Anslem College, and Post University. The defense continued to play lights out, only letting up a total of 32 points in their three division in-conference games.

With an absolutely destructive performance against Post University in the final game, Assumption won the NE-10 conference and was ranked No. 4 in the regional rankings. This secured them a spot in the NCAA Division II playoffs, being the first Assumption football team to make it to the playoffs since 2017. 

Now it is time for the Greyhounds to dress their wounds and prepare for next fall so that they can attempt another run at the Division II championship.

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