Husson Football wins the first game of the season in spectacular fashion

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BANGOR, Maine (WABI) – Husson Football took on Alfred for a Week 3 game on Saturday.

The Eagles came for their first win of the year.

Husson jumped on the board first thanks to a 33-yard field goal from Aaron Paradis with 1:50 left in the first.

Alfred then took the lead early in the second quarter on a 1-yard touchdown from Jimmy Brush.

Midway through the second quarter, Husson was down 7 points, accurate passing play carried them down the field.

With just seconds remaining in the half, Husson quarterback Nic Visser fired a two-yard strike past tight end Cullen Casey to tie the game at 10.

Husson started the third with a 20-yard springboard from receiver Jon Bell.

An Alfred defender who tackled Bell was called off for targeting leading to his disqualification from the game.

With the pressure mounting, the visitors stood their ground and kept Husson out of the end zone. The score remained 10-10 at the end of the third quarter.

Husson started the 4th with a bang.

Visser rocketed down the right side of the field and found his man Jon Bell for a 64-yard touchdown. The Eagles took a 17-10 lead.

With 7 minutes remaining, Husson fed the ball to Elijah Garnett who spat the ball away, but closer examination shows he may have been down before losing control of the ball.

Alfred took that turn and walked down the pitch to level the game again at 17 all.

With just over 3 minutes left in a tied game, it was the kind of situation every football player lives for.

“You know, we saw them score and instantly everyone thought, you know, this is what we play football for. Like you said, we’ve been dreaming of those moments since we were five, six years throwing the ball in the garden and it’s a dream to get the ball back with all that time left and have a chance to go and win the game for your boys And I just remember we got together in this group, and we said, you know what, man if we block this, this is the game here. Let’s go,” junior quarterback Nic Visser said.

Husson walked the field bleeding the clock in a methodical workout.

With the clock showing just under a minute to play, Husson gave the ball back to Garnett and no one could stop him.

His touchdown capped a 133-yard rushing performance in the afternoon.

The celebrations were brief as Alfred blocked the PAT leading to a 23-17 score line.

Now, with the chance to win the game, Alfred’s attack was over with just under a minute.

With a downed field, Eagle high school‘s Parker Lafrance called the game as he took out the visiting quarterback.

Husson leaves victorious for the first time of the year in spectacular fashion.

“It was amazing like a bit of relief and now it’s like now that we’ve found our identity, you know, keep going,” running back Elijah Garnett said.

“Week to week. You know, like I said, we have, we’re not young, but we have some inexperience and so we’re gaining that every week. And I think that’s really important. C “It’s a process. You know, it’s week to week and we want to be great at the end of the year and I think we will,” said head coach Nat Clark.

Next week, Husson travels to Massachusetts to face Springfield College.

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