Merrimack sinks Stonehill on blocked punt for 17-10 win

EASTON, Mass. (AP) — Tre Jordan III recovered a blocked punt in the end zone with 2:31 left in the third quarter and the play served as the game-winning score and Merrimack beat Stonehill 17-10 on Saturday.

Kendal Sims broke through the line and blocked Randy Leavitt’s punt attempt on fourth-and-10 with the Skyhawks at their own 20-yard line. A scramble ensued and Jordan fell on it in the end zone with 2:31 left in the third quarter.

Merrimack (7-2, 5-0 Northeast Conference) rallied from a 10-point deficit to secure the win. Ty Edmonds Jr.’s 24-yard scoring run with 8:31 left in the third knotted it a 10.

Stonehill (3-3, 1-3) had 20 first downs to 10 for Merrimack, outgained the Warriors in total yards 290-213 and held the ball 34:15 to 25:45 in time of possession.

Victor Dawson ran for 83 yards and Edmonds 66 for the Skyhawks.

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