Football Takes Down AIC in Home Opener

A pair of touchdowns from 58 yards out lead Charger football to a 37-7 win over American International in the 2019 home opener on Saturday.

University of New Haven senior AJ Greene caught a pass over a pair of defenders and ran it the rest of the way for the first score of the game, and the first of two touchdowns for the Charger wide receiver.

The other reception by Greene came less than a minute into the second quarter on a wide-open pass by junior quarterback, Nick Robins, which put New Haven up 14-0.

After American International cut the deficit to seven, Robins ran the ball into the end zone for his third and final touchdown of the day. That trio of scores on 13-20 passing for 212 yards was more than enough to earn him the Connecticut National Guard Player of the Game. The teams entered the half with the boys in blue on top, 21-7.

The Chargers added a field goal out of the break before junior Allah Sessions picked off a pass from AIC and ran it back for a touchdown to extend the lead to 30-7.

In the fourth quarter, junior Nyhsere Woodson ran in a three-yard touchdown, which was the final score of the game. The Chargers are 2-1 on the year, and 2-0 in conference play.

The Chargers will play their next game on Friday when they travel to Bentley University to play the Falcons as part of the NCAA Division II showcase. Kickoff is 7 p.m.