Football downs unbeaten Montclair St. on Homecoming
The Salisbury University football team stayed unbeaten on Saturday afternoon as it knocked down previously unbeaten Montclair State University on homecoming for the Sea Gulls 17-15. Sean Carroll led a solid defensive effort with this ridiculous one-handed interception in the fourth quarter that helped stop the Red Hawks comeback. Carroll played centerfield perfectly crossing the receivers face to pick off the high floating pass and return it 18 yards to set up the Salisbury offense. Carroll would finish the game with seven tackles, three of which were solo, an interception and a forced fumble, which he caused on one of the final drives of the game for Montclair St. top help preserve the two-point lead late in the fourth quarter. Overall the defense intercepted Red Hawk quarterback Ja’Quill Burch four times. It is the most interceptions the Sea Gulls have recorded in a game since last season when they picked off none other than Montclair St. three times en route to a 28-10 victory. Khari Chase opened the scoring as he hauled in Jack Navitsky’s fourth touchdown pass of the season as he was on the receiving end of a 13-yard strike. Kadarrius Campbell extended the lead to 14-0 the very next offensive possession when he helped cap off a nine-play 41-yard drive set up by a Maurice Harris interception. Campbell scored on a one-yard run for his team-best eighth rushing touchdown. Trevor Skoglund would add to the lead with his second made field goal of the season to help the Sea Gulls score three times on their first three drives of the game. The defense took over from their as it forced two fumbles throughout the contest, sacked Burch three times, intercepted Burch three times in the second half including twice in the fourth quarter, and totaling 61 tackles and six tackles for loss while also chipping in seven quarterback hurries. Shane Gaines, Patrick Bernardo, and Carroll all finished tied for the lead in tackles with seven while Harold Kwigova and Tom Montag finished the afternoon with six each. Salisbury returns to action on Saturday, October 20 when it travels to Southern Virginia University. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m.