Senior linebacker Will Carter of Thornwood led a strong defensive effort with 13 tackles, one less than his career high, as the Ithaca College football team opened Empire 8 play with a 40-21 rout of host Frostburg (MD) State.
The Bombers, 3-0 overall, welcome Utica College (2-1) to Butterfield Stadium at 1 p.m. on Saturday.
Carter, an alum of Westlake HS, had seven solo stops in the victory. His career total of 156 leaves him 44 shy of becoming the 29th Bomber to reach 200.
Utica features senior quarterback Andrew Benkwitt and senior defensive back Eugenio Alvarez, both of Mamaroneck; sophomore safety James Lenahan of Mahopac; sophomore running back Capri Corn of New Rochelle; and sophomore running back Ralston Romero of North White Plains, a Valhalla HS graduate.