Football drops season opener at Bowdoin

Kamau Hopewell '25 holds the ball against Bowdoin at Steuben Field in September 2021

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Kamau Hopewell 25



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Game Summary: Football | | Jim Taylor

The Continents fell 28-0 behind by the first half as their winning streak against the Polar Bears ended at five

Bowdoin College’s Andrew Boyle threw three touchdown passes and ran for another in NESCAC’s 41-13 win over Hamilton College Continentals at Bowdoin’s Whittier Field on Saturday afternoon.

Season update

The conference match was the opening match of 2022 for both teams.

how did that happen

  • The Polar Bears scored two goals in the first quarter, added two more in the second and led 28-0 in the first half.
  • Bowdoin drove 70 yards in eight plays after receiving his opening kick-off, capping a 1-yard touch from Boel.
  • The polar bears cut 79 yards in nine plays on their next trip, and Boel finished a 30-yard pass to Jed Hoggard for another score.
  • Boel and Hoggard reached again—this time for 72 yards—on Bowdoin’s next possession, leading the Polar Bears 21-0 in one game in the second quarter.
  • Bowdoin made four touchdowns at five possessions at 1 yard ran by Andre Eden with 3:29 left in the half. Drive 10 spent more than five minutes playing on the clock.
  • Hamilton got on the scoreboard midway through the third quarter with the advantage of a short field after an interception at the Polar Bear 22-yard line. Kamau Hopewell ’25 He plunged into the end zone of 2 with 5:08 remaining.
  • Bowdoin answered with an 85-yard run that lasted over seven minutes. Colton Fahey picked up a 7-yard throw from Boel to land with 12:37 to go fourth.
  • A short intercontinental kick gave the Polar Bears the ball at Hamilton 43, and Bowdoin caught it at the next 8:35. The drive featured 12 straight loads by Tim Cronin, who scored in the finish of 1, and was 41-6.
  • Continents Matt Banbury 23 Threw a touchdown pass 28 yards to Lucas Perez Segnini ’25 With 30 seconds from the end and Evan Reed 26 He added the first additional group point to the final score.


  • Banbury finished 23 of 33 passes for 201 yards at the start of his second quarterback career.
  • Hopewell finished with 58 yards on 20 buggies.
  • Three of Hamilton’s receivers had five passes each: Perez-Signini (65 yards), Josh Harmon ’25 (46 yards), narrow end Mark Horrigan 23 (29 yards).
  • Perez-Signini scored his first Intercontinental touch.
  • Cool Reveal 24 He led Hamilton’s defense with nine tackles and his first interception of his career.
  • Ian Asliker 23 And the George Johnson 23 He added seven stations each.
  • Boel was 17 of 20 with a 249-yard pass for the polar bear.
  • Eden scored 124 speeding yards in 23 attempts.
  • Hoggard finished with three catches, including two touchdowns, for 109 yards.
  • Max Jacobs had 12 saves including four with a total loss of eight yards.
  • Drew Ortiz and Aidan Reidy had 1.5 sacks each, and quarterback Mike Randall was fired for a 10-yard loss.
  • The Continentals had 18 first touchdowns and 246 total attack yards. They were 6 out of 14 in third down and 1 out of 3 in fourth down.
  • Hamilton has won the previous five encounters with Bowdoin.

Next game

The Continentals host Amherst College on Saturday, September 24 at 1 p.m. The Mammoths lost 17-6 to Middlebury College in their season opener.

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