Parsons Named As Northeast-10 Football Co-Freshman Of Week For Second Time This Season After Five Touchdown Performance In Season-Ending Victory At Merrimack

November 7, 2005

Northeast-10 Football Report for Games through November 6, 2005

Nov 7, 2005

Northeast-10 Co-Freshman of the Week

Cruz Parsons, Stonehill (Fr., QB, Signal Hill, CA) - Came off the bench to complete 18-of-33 passes for 270 yards and four touchdowns while accounting for a fifth score on 20-yard run in the victory at Merrimack. Threw for touchdowns of 4, 32, 20 and 40 yards and amassed 305 of Stonehill's 400 yards of total offense (76.3 percent).

Northeast-10 Weekly Honor Roll:

Mike Plichta, Stonehill (Sr., WR, Milford, MA) - Recorded eight receptions for 138 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the victory at Merrimack.

Northeast-10 Weekly Notes:

Stonehill: Stonehill finished the season with its highest win total in four years while posting its highest conference finish (sixth) in eight seasons with Saturday's triumph at Merrimack. The Skyhawks' 48 points in the contest is the highest single-game Stonehill total since a 45-point outburst in 2002 against Mount Ida...Senior WR Mike Plichta (Milford, Mass.) closed out his career with the second highest single-game receiving total, amassing 138 yards on eight catches, and he added to his school single-season record for touchdowns with two more scores against Merrimack, finishing the year with 13...In just seven games, freshman QB Cruz Parsons (Signal Hill, Calif.) threw for 800 yards and 13 touchdowns, including 11 scoring hook-ups with Plichta. Parsons's four touchdowns through the air against Merrimack was the second highest total of his career, surpassed only by his school-record tying six touchdown performance on October 1st against Saint Anselm...Home field disadvantage continues to reign in the 10-game varsity series with Merrimack, as the visiting team has won nine of the 10 contests between the two teams dating back to 1996...The Skyhawks forced six turnovers in Saturday's victory and ironically finished the season in the scoring column the way they began--with an interception return for a touchdown by sophomore LB Mike DeBye (Burlington, Mass.). DeBye returned a pick 35 yards for Stonehill's final score at Merrimack after beginning the season with a 100-yard return back on September 4th at Assumption, as Stonehill finished +7 in takeaways for the year