Merrimack downs Long Island behind Carter in 24-10 win

The Associated Press

BROOKVILLE, N.Y. (AP) -- Christian Carter threw two touchdown passes and Jamari Venter ran for one and Merrimack beat Long Island 24-10 on Saturday.

Merrimack (6-5) built a 17-0 lead when Carter threw a 9-yard TD pass to Johnny Rosario to end a 12-play, 70-yard drive 91 seconds before halftime.

Carter threw a 7-yard scoring pass to Anthony Dandini in the second quarter. The Warriors inherited a short field after a 26-yard punt by Briant DeFelice and took over at the Long Island's 22-yard line. Corey Resendes kicked a 36-yard field goal for a 10-0 lead with 1:42 before the end of the first quarter.

After a scoreless third, early in the fourth, Camden Orth threw a 32-yard scoring pass to Jake Bofshever. DeFelice added a 38-yard field goal to reduce the margin to a touchdown. On the ensuing kickoff, Rodney Samson returned it 73 yards to Long Island's eight-yard line. Venter ran it in from there.

The Sharks played in only their third home game all season and finished 0-10.

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