Maine Maritime picked second in Bogan Division



Curry College and Bridgewater State College have been selected as the pre-season favorites in the Boyd Division and the Bogan Division of the New England Football Conference, in a poll conducted among conference coaches. Curry was also tabbed by the coaches as the pre-season favorite to earn the Conference’s automatic Bid to the 2009 NCAA Division III Championship Tournament.

Curry received six first place votes in the Boyd Division followed by Plymouth State University, the 2008 Boyd Division Champion, which had two.  In the Bogan, Bridgewater captured five first place nods, with the other three going to 2008 Division Champion Maine Maritime Academy.

13 of the 16 conference coaches put forth their selections for the eventual Conference champion with Curry receiving nine votes, Plymouth State receiving two votes, and Maine Maritime and Bridgewater State each being named on one ballot.

Maine Maritime Academy will kickoff the 2009 season on Saturday, September 12 when the Mariners travel to Becker College at 12:00pm.  The Conference championship game, pitting the champions of the Bogan and Boyd Divisions, will be held on Saturday, November 13 at noon at the site of the Boyd Division Champion.

The results:

Bogan Division

1. Bridgewater State College
2. Maine Maritime Academy 
3. Westfield State College
4. U.S. Coast Guard Academy
5. Fitchburg State College (tie)
5. Worcester State College (tie)
7. Framingham State College
8. Massachusetts Maritime Academy

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