By Andrew Servedio
Last weekend’s football game was one to remember. The football team won against American International College, 70-21, at Abdow Field in Pleasantville, New York. Outstanding performances by the entire team led the Pioneers to victory.
Running back Malik Pierre rushed for 139 yards in total. One of those rushes was a 49 yard run which led the Pioneers to complete their third touchdown of the game. The Pioneers outran AIC, rushing for 424 yards in 42 attempts. “It was probably the first complete game we’ve played all year,” Pierre said. “The offensive line did an outstanding job of creating seams in the defense.”
Quarterback, Yianni Gavalas completed 14 passes with four touchdowns over a span of 184 yards in total. The game marked the team’s second straight win against the Yellow Jackets. In total, the Pioneers advanced the football a total of 605 yards against American International College. “The defense played great, the offensive line made it a lot easier for the offense to be successful and our special teams were sound. This game gives us a lot of confidence moving forward, and we look to keep our win streak going,” Gavalas said.
The football team, with a season record of 5-2, plays its next game on Saturday, Oct. 28 at Pace University in Pleasantville, N.Y. at 12 p.m. Go Pioneers!