The hounds continue to dominate early on
After winning the Northeast-10 conference and finishing with an 11-2 record, the Assumption College men’s football team spent the summer working hard and training to improve, never settling for the success of last season.
The work paid off, as the team has started off 2-0 this season. The Greyhounds defeated Kutztown 45-21 on September 3 and Pace 59-16 on September 9.
The team has moved up to 17 in the American Football Coaches Association National Poll, the highest ever in the school’s history. The poll dates back to 1921 and has over 11,000 members. The amount of voters is unknown.
After two games, the Greyhounds average 544 total yards per game, 247 yards on the ground and 297 yards through the air.
After splitting time at quarterback last season, Junior Marc Monks has stepped up into the role as starter so far this season. In that role, Monks has thrown for 576 yards and five touchdowns while only throwing for one interception. He is also completing 70.5% of his passes.
Against Kutztown, Monks connected with junior Ashton Grant 13 times for 164 yards and three touchdowns. Against Pace, he completed an 88-yard touchdown pass to sophomore Deonte Harris to put the team up 31-0.
Grant’s performance against Kutztown also granted him Northeast-10 player of the week.
Senior Alex Shain has ran for four touchdowns in two games, while junior Dylan Oxsen has also rushed for two of his own.
Senior Jarrod Casey leads the way on the defensive side for Assumption with 11 tackles and five assists. Casey also has one interception.
Junior Ray Sarkodieh has 10 tackles and 0.5 sacks
The team looks to build on its offensive successes on Friday night at home against Southern Connecticut. The team defeated Southern Connecticut 60-50 in Connecticut last season.