PLYMOUTH, N.H. – For the third time this season, PSC’s star running back earned one of the top weekly honors from the Freedom Football Conference.
Senior co-captain Russ Massahos (Windham, N.H.) was recognized as FFC Offensive Player of the Week for his efforts in his final regular season home game as he led the Panthers to a 42-19 victory over the Coast Guard Academy at Currier Field .
A 5’11’’, 200-pound tailback, Massahos carried 31 times for 150 yards and one touchdown against the Bears. He also went over the 3,000 yard mark in career rushing, improving his four-year total to 3,123 yards. Massahos is the second PSC player and 22nd Division III back in New England history to reach the milestone. Massahos also concluded a terrific career against Coast Guard, finishing with 108 carries for 754 yards (7.0 avg.) and 10 touchdowns in four games.
This is the third time this season that Massahos has been named FFC Offensive Player of the Week. He is also a one-time winner of the Gold Helmet award, which is given weekly to outstanding players by the New England Football Writers Association.
PSC, 5-3 overall, is seventh in this week’s ECAC Division III New England poll. The Panthers are tied for first in the FFC with Western Connecticut, both teams at 4-1 with one conference game remaining. Plymouth State wraps up the regular season with a pair of road games – this Saturday (Nov. 3) in a non-conference affair at Mount Ida College in Newton, Mass. (1:00 p.m.), and the FFC finale in two weeks (Nov. 10) at WPI (1:00 p.m.)