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PAC Football Roundup: W&J Topples Grove City; Farrell Grad Butler Helps Westminster to Win

Brice Butler. Photo Westminster College athletics.

WASHINGTON, Pa. — Jacob Pugh tossed four touchdowns and finished with 298 yards through the air as the Washington & Jefferson Presidents methodically pulled away for a 31-14 victory over visiting Grove City College in a Presidents’ Athletic Conference game Saturday afternoon.

The victory improves W&J to 7-2 overall and 5-2 in PAC play. The loss is the second-straight for Grove City, who drops to 6-3 overall and 4-3 in league contests. The win is the 10th straight for the Presidents in the head-to-head series with the Wolverines.

West Middlesex grad Clayton Parrish had a touchdown run for Grove City, while Cochranton grad Curtis Freyermuth and Slippery Rock alum Ryan Montgomery had four tackles each.

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GREENVILLE, Pa. – Fans wouldn’t have known they were about to see a Geneva offensive explosion after a scoreless first quarter at Thiel on Saturday afternoon, but that’s exactly what they got.

The Golden Tornadoes scored five touchdowns in the second quarter on their way to a huge 57-20 victory over the Tomcats, Geneva’s second straight victory.

The total was Geneva’s highest offensive output in 21 years. The Golden Tornadoes improved to 3-6 overall, 3-4 in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC), while Thiel dropped to 1-8, 1-6 in the PAC.

Bradford grad Donny Pattison had a 53-yard touchdown reception for Thiel.

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NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. – Farrell grad Brice Butler had four tackles, one tackle for loss and a forced fumble as Westminster earned a 14-13 win over Case Western.

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BETHANY, W.Va. — The Allegheny College football team concluded the 2022 season on a high note on a warm and sunny Saturday afternoon, as the Gators knocked off Bethany College in overtime, 20-17, thanks to the left foot of sophomore kicker Garrett Paxton.

The 19-yard game-winning field goal was redemption for Paxton, who was responsible for all six points scored in the second half of what proved to be a defensive struggle. The second-year kicker had an opportunity to seal the victory in regulation, but his 35-yard attempt with one minute remaining in the fourth quarter was low and off the mark.

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LATROBE, Pa. (Nov. 5) – After Saint Vincent junior Molayo Irefin returned the game’s opening kickoff for a 100-yard touchdown, the Bearcats never looked back, defeating Waynesburg 53-16 in a Presidents’ Athletic Conference matchup at Chuck Noll Field.

Irefin’s return, the longest play in Saint Vincent program history, was his first of three touchdowns on the afternoon and kick-started the Bearcats’ highest single-game scoring output in three seasons.

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