PLYMOUTH, N.H. – A pair of Plymouth State College football players were recognized by the Freedom Football Conference Monday for their strong performances in last Saturday’s 21-0 FFC victory over Norwich University.
Senior Bobby Maylone (Manchester, N.H./Central) was selected FFC Special Teams Co-Player of the Week, and classmate Chris Kelliher (Goffstown, N.H./Trinity) was named to the Defensive Honor Roll. It is the second career FFC weekly honor for Maylone, while Kelliher was recognized four times last season, twice on the Honor Roll and twice as Defensive Player of the Week.
A 6’0”, 195-pound punter and starting defensive back, Maylone had an excellent day on special teams. He recovered a blocked punt in the Norwich end zone for PSC’s second touchdown of the game. Maylone also averaged 41.0 yards on seven punts, with three downed inside the Cadets’ 20-yard line. His 59-yard boot was downed deep in Norwich territory, and led to the blocked punt in the NU end zone, which Maylone recovered for a TD. He also made seven tackles for the Panther defense.
A 6’0”, 200-pound linebacker, Kelliher led the PSC defense to its first shutout of the season, helping limit Norwich to 171 yards of total offense. Kelliher registered seven tackles and a pass defended, and he recorded his second interception of the season. Kelliher is leading the team in tackles for the third straight season.
PSC, 2-1 overall and 1-0 in the FFC, plays a tough conference game this Saturday (Sept. 29) at Western Connecticut (1:00 p.m.).