Marquis Little Commits to BC After MHS Beats South Windsor
September 23, 2012 •
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Marquis Little, senior quarterback and outside linebacker for the MHS football team, has been offered and accepted a full ride scholarship to Boston College, according to MHS Coach Marco Pizzoferrato, who made the announcement Sunday night.
Little is projected as an outside linebacker in college.
“The really cool thing is Andrew Isaacs is going to University of Maryland on a full scholarship and we will all have the privilege to watch them compete against each other on the field,” Pizzoferrato said. “Andrew will be playing tight end which will put them against each other in passing situations. If you see him and want to offer congrats to I’m sure he would appreciate it. His family and he are very excited for the opportunity and have worked very hard to accomplish this since his freshmen year.”
Both Little and Isaacs played well Friday night as the Indians won their second game of the year, beating the South Windsor Bobcats, 38-7.
”We definitely made fewer mistakes than our last game which helped us tremendously,” said Coach P.
Manchester played with a lot more discipline, committing only one penalty. Some key plays by the defense were a fumble recovery and interception, both caused by sophomore DJ Evans, and led to touchdowns. They also limited the Bobcats to one touchdown, which was a 60 yard pass by Ryan McDonald and caught by Jesse Lavoie.
The Indian’s offense hit South Windsor with everything they had. “Our plan tonight was a passing game. We want to show our opponents that we can play all aspects of the game,” says Coach P, and they sure proved themselves. Little was 15-for-23 and passed for 229 yards and three touchdowns, along with rushing a touchdown himself. The three receivers were Isaacs, Ashton Grant, and Felix Gonzalez.
Running back Elijah Udoh finished with 74 rushing yards, and scored 2 touchdowns in the third quarter. Ashton Grant ended with six catches for 88 yards and a touchdown. Issacs had four receptions, 55 yards, and a touchdown.
The Indians now possess a 2-0 record, and their next battle is against the Simsbury Trojans on Friday, September 28. “They have a great running game, and it’s always a great battle and close score,” says Coach P. Manchester is facing a squad coming off a 21-0 win over Conard High School, and having a 2-0 record as well.