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LOWELL STORMS THE COLONIALS

Joe Harris (5) collected 216 total yards of offense against the Colonials, (pictured left)

Nick Ferrera collected 300 passing yards against Lowell Saturday night, (pictured right)

MARLBOROUGH, MA – Joe Harris and his teammates scored 33 second half points in their 40-18 victory over the overmatched Metro West Colonials.

On their first play from scrimmage, Lowell's Clarzell Pearl found a wide open Joe Harris for a 90 yard catch and run that put Lowell up 7-0 before the Colonials could get out of their stances. &ldquot;We know how talented they are; that score hit us quickly, we felt we had what it took to rebound however&rdquot; said Colonials quarterback Nick Ferrera. Ferrara and running back Chris Nieves piled up yards between the twenty yard lines but miscues kept them out of the end zone for most of the first half. With 3:38 remaining  before the break, Ferrara found receiver Miguel Ortiz for an 11 yard touchdown pass. A blocked extra point attempt ended the first half with a Lowell one point lead.

The second half saw Harris take over the game both on the ground and in the air. &ldquot;He's our top player if you ask me&rdquot; said receiver Chris Degree, &ldquot;He can do it all.&rdquot; Harris is a fleet footed back in the body of a 220 pound power runner. &ldquot;He can run over you or around you.&rdquot; A 37 yard scoring run in the third quarter displayed Harris's ability as he ran over a would be tackler and step around a second one as he dashed into the end zone. Harris also stepped in as a superior blocker as he and the offensive line protected Pearl in route to 237 yard and 5 touchdown pass performance.

Ferrera did all he could do to keep the Colonials in the game (23/34 300 yards) including two touchdown passes in the final quarter. However, his two interceptions ended dynamic scoring drives and left the young team both disappointed and frustrated. &ldquot;We played hard all night but just didn't make the plays we needed to when it counted; this is kinda how our season has gone, we'll learn from our mistakes tonight.&rdquot;

The win gave Lowell their third consecutive victory and should dispel all talk of the team in a rebuilding stage. &ldquot;We're still a strong team and feel we have what it takes to win it all&rdquot; said Degree, &ldquot;the league is clearly better overall but we still feel we have the talent to compete with anyone on a given night&rdquot;.

 

BOXSCORE

TEAMS

1Q

2Q

3Q

4Q

FINAL

Nor'Easter

7

0

15

18

40

Colonial

0

6

0

12

18

LOWELL NOR'EASTER

PASSING Completions Attempts Yards Touchdowns Interceptions
Clarzell Pearl 15 29 237 5 0

 

RECEIVING Catch Yards TD's Catch Yards TD's
Joe Harris 6 134 1 Chris Roberts 3 49 2
Chris Degree 2 12 0 Dejuan Gregory 2 11 1
Nate Adams 2 31 1

 

RUSHING Rush Yards TD's Rush Yards TD's
Joe Harris 14 81 2 6 2 5 0

 

DEFENSE STAND OUTS Tackles Sacks INT Misc.
Malcolm Wynn 6 1
Leigh 2 2
Christian Guzman 1
Bobby Spindell 2 Blocked extra point
Christian Flores 1 1
Willie Ryan 2 1
Aaron Bieneke 1
Adam Scott 2

 

 

 

METRO WEST COLONIALS  

PASSING Completions Attempts Yards Touchdowns Interceptions
Nick Ferrera 23 34 300 3 2

 

 

RECEIVING Catch Yards TD's Catch Yards TD's
Felix Borukhov 7 81 1 Miguel Ortiz 4 75 2
Steve Noyes 6 67 0 Nick Testa 3 25 0
Romel Mullins 3 52 0

 

RUSHING Rush Yards TD's Rush Yards TD's
Chris Nieves 16 74 0 Nick Ferrera 7 32 0
Wes McLaurin 1 3 0

 

DEFENSE STAND OUTS Tackles Sacks INT Misc.
Brad Frary 1 1
Brian Arthur 6 1
Angel Carrasquillo 2
Errol Crawford 4
Greg Distaso 3
Jeff Hoglund 2
Ben Griggs 3
Mike Vieira 2

 

TOTAL OFFENSE

OFFENSE Rush Plays Rush Yards Passing Plays Passing Yards TOTAL OFFENSE
Nor'Easter 16 86 29 237 45 plays/323 yards
Colonials 24` 109 34 300 58 plays/ 409 yards

 

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