While the current economic environment has led to the elimination of numerous Varsity sports programs, it has also led to an explosion in the popularity of the more economical Club Sports programs. Since 2010, the Yankee Collegiate Football Conference (YCFC) has provided an opportunity for club-level college teams to compete in a true conference, offering many players and fans the College Football experience they had previously only wished for.
Two big ballgames got the 2014 season rolling on Saturday night, September 20th. The defending National Champions keep there momentum going with a 20-0 victory over Clarkson University.
The University of Vermont Catamounts opened with a big win over CCSU, led by their All-American passing combination of QB Jack Leclerc and WR Jake Bielecki. The dynamic duo connected for 67 yards and 2 TD including a 37 yard TD. Leclerc distributed the ball well, throwing for 176 yards and 4 TD on the day, with Pat Nee and Brandon Riley also hauling in scoring passes, and Ian Hoser grabbing a 47 yard bomb. The always outstanding UVM defensive unit had 3 sacks on the day, led by Tyler Johnson's effort which included a team-high 7 tackles, a sack and a forced fumble.
The YCFC's own Onondaga Community College Club team capped its 2013 season with a win in the ICFF National Championship Canton Bowl. For the full story on this game, CLICK HERE