Kutztown, Pa. (August 28) -- In the 2008 season opener, the Saint Anselm football team dropped a 35-0 final to Kutztown University under the lights at University Field in Kutztown, Pa. The game marked the first for Saint Anselm first-year head coach Patrick Murphy.
The Golden Bears got on the board with 11:12 left in the second quarter when junior Shane Martin (New Holland, Pa.) found classmate Kaleb Klosky (Fisher, Pa.) deep in the corner of the end zone to put the hosts up 7-0. With 4:21 left in the first half, Martin found the end zone again as he took the ball on the quarterback keeper and scampered in from 17 yards out for a 14-0 advantage. The score was set up by a 16-yard pass to Mike Dietrich (York, Pa.) on fourth-and-10 to get the Golden Bears to the Saint Anselm 17-yard line.
Kutztown extended the lead to 21-0 with 8:38 left in the third quarter when Dontay Wilson (Stamford, Conn.) took the handoff from Martin straight up the middle for a 27-yard TD. With 9:56 left in the fourth, Joe Strauss (Lititz, Pa.) barreled in from three yards out for the 28-0 lead in favor of the Golden Bears. The score was set up by a long run down the sideline by Wilson that gave Kutztown a first and goal from the five yard line. Wilson found the end zone himself with 6:04 left in the game as he broke free for a 45-yard TD score to give Kutztown a 35-0 lead.
Wilson led the Hawk offense with 86 rushing yards on 24 rushing attempts for the freshman quarterback. Defensively for the Hawks, junior linebacker Dan Bohenek (Bridgewater, Mass.) led the team with 12 tackles and he was joined in double figures by Mark Colantonio (Londonderry, N.H.) with 10
For Kutztown, Martin completed 20-of-23 passes for one touchdown and added a rushing score as well. Wilson was impressive on the ground with 162 yards on 12 carries with a pair of touchdowns.
With the loss, the Hawks fall to 0-1 overall, while Kutztown now sits at 1-0 on the season. Saint Anselm is back in action on Saturday, September 6th as the Hawks travel to New Hampshire rival Plymouth State for a 1 p.m. kickoff in Plymouth, N.H.