CLINTON, N.Y. — The Bates College football team wrapped up its season with a victory over Hamilton, winning Saturday’s finale 19-14.

As in the Bobcats’ 2019 and 2021 wins over Hamilton, late-game heroics were needed to secure victory — this time, it was an interception by Thomas Formus with less than 10 seconds remaining.

Quarterback Colton Bosselait passed for 260 yards and three touchdowns for the Bobcats (3-6). Bates grabbed the lead midway through the third quarter on Mohamed Diawara’s 15-yard TD catch — his second of the game.

The Bobcats trailed 14-12 at halftime. Bosselait connected with Jackson Hayes for a 33-yard scoring play early in the second quarter, then threw a 41-yard touchdown pass to Diawara late in the first half.

Diawara (83 yards receiving) and Hayes (64 yards) each caught a team-high six passes. Reza Badiee led the Bobcats’ rushing attack with 65 yards on 18 carries.

Matt Banbury racked up 125 yards on 16 carries for the Continentals (2-7).


BOWDOIN 21, COLBY 14: Robbie Long scored on a 5-yard run with 5:36 left in the fourth quarter to lift the Polar Bears (3-6) to a win over the Mules (4-5) in Brunswick to force a three-way split with Bates in the CBB series.

Bowdoin took an early lead in the first quarter on an 8-yard run by Andre Eden. Later in the first, Donovan Ganges scored on a 6-yard run and Jack Sawyer caught a 45-yard touchdown pass from Matt Sawyer to give Colby a 14-7 lead. Long scored his first touchdown later in the first to tie it.

ALBANY 23, MAINE 21: Albany’s Reese Poffenbarger threw a 1-yard touchdown pass to Julian Hicks with no time on the clock after back-to-back penalties by the Black Bears to earn a Colonial Athletic Association victory in Albany, New York.

Maine (2-8, 2-5 CAA) took a 21-17 lead when quarterback Joe Fagnano scored on a 5-yard touchdown run and Cole Baker kicked the extra point with 1:50 left.

Albany (3-7, 2-5) then faced fourth-and-20 from the Maine 27 when Poffenbarger extended the drive with a 21-yard pass to Thomas Greaney. After spiking the ball to kill the clock, Poffenbarger threw two incomplete passes, but the Black Bears were called for a personal foul on the third-down play giving Albany first down from the 3-yard line. After another incomplete pass, the Black Bears were called for holding and pass interference on the next two plays, giving the Great Danes another shot with no time on the clock.

Fagnano completed 15 of 25 passes for 164 yards, one touchdown and one interception. He also rushed 10 times for 56 yards.


Poffenbarger completed 19 of 37 passes for 274 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. Todd Sibley rushed 19 times for 165 yards.

CMCC 68, BERKELEY 30: The Mustangs improved to 6-0 with a dominating victory at the Yankee Small School Conference/Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Challenge in Pottersville, New York.

Central Maine Community College seized control early, jumping out to a 25-3 lead over the Knights (0-4) after one period, and leading 40-7 at halftime.

Destiny Mora Lopez led the Mustangs with 18 points and 14 rebounds. Luna Love contributed 11 points and Lewiston graduate Emily Strachan scored 10.

NEC 66, UMF 46: Kathleen Rodriguez tossed in a game-high 15 points and teammate Erika Pratt dropped in 11 points in the Pilgrims’ (1-1) victory over the Beavers (0-1) in Henniker, New Hampshire.

UMF’s Maddy White scored 12 points, and Victoria Garand helped out with eight.


CMCC 86, WORD OF LIFE 56: Jaeden Henderson scored 13 points and Micheal Connolly and Kenray Emadamerho added 12 apiece in the Mustangs’ (5-1) win over the Huskies in the Yankee Small School Conference/Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Challenge in South Portland.

Keagan Pitcher, a sophomore who played at Mountain Valley High School, also scored in double figures with 11 points for Central Maine Community College. Leavitt graduate Wyatt Hathaway scored nine points and Lewiston grad Malik Foster scored seven.

Luke Augusta and Matthew Dembinski each scored 11 points for Word of Life.

MAINE 4, HOLY CROSS 1: Luisa Welcke scored twice as the Black Bears (8-7, 6-4 Hockey East) beat the Crusaders (2-11-1, 1-9) in Orono.

Elise Morphy and Mira Seregely also scored for Maine.

MERRIMACK 5, MAINE 3: The Warriors (8-3, 6-1 Hockey East) scored three times in the first period to beat the Black Bears (2-8-1, 0-5-1) in Andover, Massachusetts.

Matt Copponi scored twice for Merrimack. Ben Brar, Will Calverley and Zach Bookman also scored.

Didrick Henbrant, Felix Trudeau and Lynden Breen scored for Maine.

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