2011 Football News
The Dean College Red-White Spring Football Game
FRANKLIN, Mass. - The Dean College Red-White Spring Football Game, to be played Friday, April 27, at Franklin H.S. Field at 7:30, will use an "Offense-Defense" scoring system to determine the game's winner.
In this format, all the offensive players will be on the White Team while the Red Team will be the defense.
The offense has five different ways to score points:
Six points for a touchdown.
Two points for a conversion.
One point for a first down.
Three points for a run play of 15 yards or more.
Three points for a pass play of 20 yards or more.
The defense has eight22 ways to score points:
Six points for a touchdown.
Four for a turnover.
Two for a drive stop.
Three points for a three and out.
Two points for a sack.
One point for stopping a conversion.
One point for a forced fumble.
One point for a tackle for a loss.
Dean Wins Valley of the Sun Bowl
December 3, 2011
Glendale, AZ…The Dean College (Franklin, MA) football team capped a tremendous fall season by capturing the Valley of the Sun Bowl in dramatic fashion over Glendale Community College. Trailing 25-6 late in the third quarter, the Bulldogs scored 20 straight points to capture its first bowl crown in four tries, 26-25. It was a measure of revenge over the Gauchos, as Dean had fallen to them two years ago in the same bowl game, 10-9.
Things did not look promising in the first quarter, as Glendale took an early 10-point lead on a 22-yard touchdown pass and Jordan Rueschoff’s first of three field goals. The Bulldogs answered with a 17 yard strike from Jamal Small to Demetri Davis, but on the ensuing PAT, the kick was blocked and Glendale returned it for 2 points, leaving the score at 12-6. The Gauchos added another 1stquarter TD and a 2ndquarter field goal to lead at the half 22-6.
After Glendale added their final field goal, Dean started its comeback under sixty degree overcast skies. Late in the 3rdquarter, Jamal Small completed 5 passes on a drive punctuated with a 7-yard touchdown pass to Robbie Jackson. The defense held Glendale on downs, forcing them to punt. Dean took over on the 20-yard line and marched 80 yards in eight plays, ending with a 17-yard touchdown run by Aundre Johnson. Blaine Moriarity’s PAT made it 25-20.
After the teams traded punts, the Bulldogs started their final dramatic drive on their own 44-yard line with less than five minutes remaining in the game. Again, Jamal Small was the catalyst, completing six passes culminated with an acrobatic catch by Rodney Whitehead, who dove for the right pylon for the touchdown, giving Dean its first lead of the game. Dean’s two-point conversion attempt was broken up, leaving them with a tenuous 1-point advantage.
Glendale’s kicker showed great range in warm-ups, and had already kicked three field goals, so with 1:45 left in the game, the Gauchos had a chance as they started their last drive. Starting from their own 16-yeard line, they marched 67 yards in 9 plays, where they faced a 4thand 8 from the Dean 17-yard line. With the game on the line, Glendale’s kicker, Jordan Rueschoff, pulled his field goal attempt to the left, and the Dean College celebration was on.
Jamal Small was voted the most valuable player of the game, completing 17 passes, 3 for touchdowns. Aundre Johnson rushed for 57 yards on 14 carries, while Robbie Jackson caught 6 passes for 73 yards and 1 touchdown.
With the defense holding Glendale to 3 points in the second half, outstanding performances were turned in by Charles Watson with 10 tackles, including a sack, and Chamarcus Pittard, who recorded 9 tackles. Donovan Walker, Jonathan Roundtree and Vishawn Williams all recorded an interception, which stalled Glendale in their attempts to score more points earlier in the game.
Dean ends its season at 8-1, and hopes to climb from its 11thposition in the final NJCAA national poll
Football Conference Champions to Play in Valley of the Sun Bowl
November 15, 2011
The Dean College Football Team has triumphed over Tropical Storm Irene, an October snow storm, power outages and fierce competition as they made their way through the season. They ultimately shut out Nassau Community College 35-0 on October 22nd capturing the title ─ Northeast Football Conference Champions! This win marks the Bulldogs fourth Northeast Football Conference (NFC) championship in five years and the fifth in league history. This is unprecedented in the history of the Conference!
On Saturday, November 5th the football team defeated Lackawanna College, 21-20, finishing undefeated (6-0) in the Northeast Football Conference and 7-1 in the regular season. The Bulldogs remarkable success has led the team to be ranked #11 in the nation by the NJCAA in the November 15th poll.
As a result of this outstanding accomplishment, Coach Vasey and the team have been invited to play in the Valley of the Sun Bowl in Phoenix, Arizona. We have proudly accepted! The game will be played on Saturday, December 3, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. MT (3:00 p.m. ET) against Glendale Community College.
Our student athletes and coaching staff have worked extremely hard to obtain this honor as it is the fourth football bowl offer in Dean’s history. This speaks to the institution’s commitment to our student athletes and to the talented coaches who support and encourage their play on the field and in the classroom.
On behalf of the entire Dean College community, congratulations to Head Coach Todd Vasey and the football coaching staff, the Dean College Football Team and their loyal, dedicated and passionate fans!! http://www.njcaa.org/sports_nationalChampionship.cfm?category=National%20Championship&sid=11&divid=0&slid=5
Dean College 33 ASA 23
October 9, 2011
Franklin, MA: Dean stays perfect in the Northeast Football Conference and improves their record to 4-1 overall after a conference win at Longley Field on Saturday afternoon. Dean jumped out first less than five minutes into the 1st quarter when Andre Williams ran in from 4 yards out to make the score 6-0 in favor of the Bulldogs. After an ASA field goal Dean’s Robbie Jackson caught a 73 yard pass from Jamal Small on the third play of the drive to give Dean a 12-3 advantage. Dean would extend their lead 5 minutes into the 2nd when Small would connect with Rodney Whitehead for a 45 yard touchdown pass to make it 19-3 after a Moriaty extra point. ASA would come back late in the first half after a 12 play 65 yard drive ended with a Hank Williams 3 yard run to narrow the lead to 10 at half time. ASA would narrow the lead to 3 when they started the second half with a 12 play 89 yard drive that ended with another 3 yard Williams run for a 19-16 Bulldogs lead. Dean would extend their lead to 10 and then to 17 after two straight possessions ended with Andre Williams going in for six from 1 yard out and then 3 yards out for his 2nd and 3rd touchdowns of the day. ASA would score one more time late in the fourth quarter to make the final score 33-23 in favor of the Bulldogs. Andre Williams ran the ball 18 times for 101 yards and Jamal Small would throw for 226 yards in 12-21-2 with 2 touchdowns on the day. Lamonte Gaddis would lead the defense with 13 total tackles and 1 sack. Dean is back in action next weekend when they travel to Buffalo, NY to face rival Erie Community College for a 12:00 kickoff.
Dean College 20 Louisburg College 10
October 1, 2011
Franklin, MA: Dean College upset Louisburg College on Saturday afternoon at Longley Field to start the North East Football Conference 2-0. Louisburg started the game off with a 6:58 second drive which resulted in a Williams 13 yard touchdown run to give Louisburg a 7-0 advantage. Dean would bounce right back on their first drive when a 6 play 46 yard drive capped off with a 3 yard touchdown run by Andre Williams to even up the score after a Mariaty extra point. After the first two possessions the defense really took over for both teams not allowing another score until 1:00 left in the first half. Louisburg’s Jones hit a 31 yard field goal after a 13 play 77 yard drive to give them a 10-7 advantage going into half time. Dean tied the score up on their first possession of the 2nd half after a 12 play 48 yard drive that was completed with a 28 yard field goal by Moriaty. Dean would then take the lead for good with 14:04 left in the game when Jamal Small connected with Robbie Jackson for a 10 yard pass after an 11 play 80 yard drive that lasted 11:56. Moriaty would finish the scoring off with :40 left in the game when he split the uprights from 32 yards out to give the Bulldogs the victory. Charles Watson had 11 tackles, Gladdis Lamonte had 10 tackles, and Martin, Pittard, Roundtree and Campbell all had 8 tackles to lead the Bulldogs on the day. Blaine Moriaty was named the MVP of the game making 2 field goals and two extra points for the Bulldogs. Dean is back in action at home when they host ASA Institute on Saturday October 8, 2011 at 12:00.
Dean College 40 Yale JV 14
September 18, 2011
New Haven, Connecticut: Dean picks up their first victory of the season and improves to 1-1 with a convincing win over Yale JV. on Saturday afternoon. The scoring started half way through the first quarter when Dante Holmes picked up a fumble and returned it 13 yards to put Dean on the board. Dean would make it 13-0 late in the first courter when Robbie Jackson caught a 57 yard pass from Jamal Small with 52 seconds left in the first. Yale JV would make it 13-7 half way through the 2nd quarter after a five play 35 yard drive that finished with a 24 yard touchdown reception.
Dean started the second half off with a bang when Rodney Whitehead returned the kickoff 85 yards for a Bulldogs touchdown. Dean would then make it 26-7 after a 7 play 60 yard drive that was capped off with a 10 yard touchdown run by sophomore tailback Aundre Johnson. Dean would then really open up the game with 4:24 left in the third quarter when Jamal Small found Malcolm Bagley on a 20 yard touchdown pass to make the score 33-7. Yale would make it 33-14 late in the third quarter from a 7 yard passing completion with 2:37 left in the third. Dean would finish the scoring early in the fourth quarter when Demetri Davis a freshman tailback ran in from 5 yards out to give the Bulldogs the 40-14 win.
Dean is back in action in NEFC conference play when they travel to Troy, NY to face Hudson Valley CC at 1:00