White Comes From Behind, Defeats Blue in Spring Football Game

Charger Athletics

WEST HAVEN, Conn. – The University of New Haven football team hosted its annual spring football game on Saturday, April 21 at Ralph F. DellaCamera Stadium. With fourth quarter heroics, the white team came-from-behind and defeated the blue team by one point, 7-6, with help from a fourth quarter pass and catch by Ronnie Nelson (Stuart, Fla./South Fork ) to Mike DeCaro (Weston, Fla./Cypress Bay ).

The blue team scored the opening points in the first quarter on a long touchdown strike from Ryan Osiecki (Seymour, Conn./Seymour / Univ. of Louisville) to wide receiver Mike Friello (North Haven, Conn./North Haven). The defenses then took over and neither team scored for a majority of the second, third and fourth quarters.

The only other score of the game, came with under 30-second left in the fourth quarter when Nelson was flushed out of the pocket and found DeCaro down the left sideline for a long gain inside the blue team’s 15-yard line. Nelson then hit Demetrius Washington-Ellison (Rahway, N.J./Rahway / Univ. of Maine) in the front corner of the endzone to tie the game at 6-6 with under 20-seconds left. Chris Scifo (Coral Springs, Fla./St. Thomas Aquinas / Central Connecticut State University) completed the extra point for the white team and sealed the victory.

The Chargers annual spring game completed their six weeks of spring training in preparation for the 2012 season. The 2012 season will officially get underway on Saturday, September 1 when Merrimack College travels to DellaCamera Stadium. The full 2012 Charger football schedule will be announced next week on www.NewHavenChargers.com.