PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Two members of the Plymouth State College football team have been recognized by the Freedom Football Conference for their efforts in last Saturday’s 25-19 setback to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, N.Y.
PSC junior LB Chris Kelliher (Goffstown, NH/Trinity) and sophomore RB Jason Bordas (Elmore, Vt.) were both selected to the FFC Weekly Honor Roll. The two provided Panther highlights in what was otherwise a disappointing afternoon.
A 6’0”, 200-pound linebacker, Kelliher anchored the PSC defense with a team-high 11 tackles against the Mariners, including six unassisted stops. He registered two tackles in the Kings Point backfield for a minus five yards. Kelliher leads the Panthers and ranks second in the conference in total tackles (10.2 per game) and is tied for third in tackles for lost yardage (1.40 per game). He is also second in the FFC in fumbles (0.60 per game), having recovered two and forced one.
A 5’10”, 190-pound halfback, Bordas made the most of his first career start in place of injured back Russ Massahos (Windham, NH), touching the ball 21 times for 153 yards and two touchdowns. Bordas carried 17 times for 89 yards and one TD, and he caught a team-high four passes for 64 yards and another score. He scored both times in the second quarter, turning a 7-6 PSC lead into a 19-6 advantage.
The road doesn’t get any easier for the Panthers this Saturday. PSC makes its third straight road appearance in an FFC encounter at Springfield College (1:30 p.m.) The Pride moved into the top spot in the ECAC Division III New England poll this week with a 43-36 victory last Friday over previously unbeaten and top-ranked (in New England) Western Connecticut.