Mounties fall to Navy
Navy's David Williams rushed for 143-yards and two touchdowns to lead the Midshipmen to a 41-0 win over a banged up Mansfield in a CSFL matchup Friday night at Navy-Marine Corp Stadium.
Navy ground out 310 rushing yards on 64 carries to improve to 3-0 on the season.
Mansfield (1-2) was without the services of the CSFL's second-leading rusher Jeremy Estramera as well as last year's top receiver Casey Huff and struggled to establish its offense.
Navy built a 10-0 lead after the first quarter and extended it to 24-0 at halftime.
Mansfield opened the game by driving to the Navy 49-yard line before fumbling the ball. Navy recovered and used an 8-play 45 yard drive to score its first touchdown midway through the first quarter.
Despite being shorthanded, the Mountaineers played tough on defense with senior linebacker Jack Myers recording a game-high 15 tackles. Senior linebacker Jason Winters made his first start in two years and responded with 13 tackles including two for a loss. Sophomore Evan Ruggles was credited with 11 tackles and a sack.
Freshman Max Couloute had a solid game on special teams returning seven kickoffs for 137-yards.
Ben Pepper completed 6-of-13 passes for 43 yards with Joe Bucek catching two passes for 22 yards. Levi Eck also had two receptions for 18 yards.
Mansfield host Post University next Saturday at Karl Van Norman Field.