NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – After a record-setting, single-game performance in a key Northeast-10 Conference game in late October, the Merrimack football team's eye-popping 81-35 victory at home against Saint Anselm on Saturday, Oct. 20, has been ranked the No. 5 First-Half Moment of the 2012-13 Academic Year.
The Warriors' offense broke several NE-10 records while racking up 81 total points and recording 801 total yards – including 553 yards in the air. Senior quarterback Joe Clancy (Newburyport, Mass.) broke the Northeast-10 Conference record for passing yards in a game (553) and total yards in a game (561) while tying the conference record for passing touchdowns with seven scores. All of Clancy's stats were accumulated in just three quarters of action.
Clancy finished the game completing 27 of his 42 pass attempts for an impressive completion percentage of 64.2. Meanwhile, All-American wide receiver Isaiah Voegeli (Hyannis, Mass.) tied a school record with four touchdowns and broke his own NE-10 record with 269 receiving yards.
Freshman Jere Brown(Freeport, N.Y.) had a career day, finishing with three catches for 116 yards and two touchdowns. Senior wide receiver Shane Ferguson (Point Pleasant Beach, N.J.) also contributed 66 yards on three catches in the victory.
Leading the Merrimack rushing attack was senior Jimon Hill (North Chicago, Ill.), who finished with 77 yards on the ground on 13 carries, while senior Jesse Fowler (Lynn, Mass.) also ran for 46 yards.
This is the first of a five-part installment ranking the top five first-half moments of the 2012-13 year.