BLOOMSBURG, Pa. – The Edinboro defense forced three turnovers and the offense racked up over 400 yards and were highly efficient on third down to lift the Fighting Scot football team to a 23-13 victory over host Bloomsburg Saturday afternoon.
With the game tied late in the second quarter, the Scots took over at their own 20 after a 12-yard punt return from Armani Bailey. Edinboro advanced the ball to the its own 45-yard line before Mitchell Ervin intercepted an Isaac Bernard pass to set up the Huskies at their own 49.
SLIPPERY ROCK 42, MILLERSVILLE 21
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Conneaut Area High School graduate Kyle Sheets had a monster game for No. 13 Slippery Rock with 12 receptions for 210 yards and three touchdowns in a 42-21 win over Millersville.
Quarterback Brayden Long completed 31-of-43 passes for 390 yards and five touchdowns.
Millersville led 21-7 in the second quarter, but SRU scored the final 35 points of the game and had it tied by halftime at 21-21.
IUP 49, SHIPPENSBURG 14
INDIANA, Pa. – The IUP football team recovered four fumbles and pulled away for a 49-14 victory against Shippensburg on Saturday at Miller Stadium.
IUP (2-1), receiving votes in the AFCA Top 25 Poll and ranked 22nd in the D2Football.com Top 25, got back on track with a win Saturday. The Crimson Hawks converted touchdowns on three of the four fumble recoveries, including a 21-yard scoop and score by LB Jay Holmes in the second quarter to put the hosts ahead for good.
LOCK HAVEN 21, CLARION 20
CLARION, Pa. – The Golden Eagle football team rushed the ball effectively to build a 13-point second-half lead, but Clarion was beaten on a desperation play by Lock Haven as the Bald Eagles won 21-20 at Memorial Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Clarion led 20-14 late in the fourth quarter but was forced to punt the ball away to Lock Haven with 1:34 remaining. The Bald Eagles took over at their own 42-yard line and drove it down to the Golden Eagle 31-yard line, with Clarion forcing three straight incompletions to force a fourth down. With 16 seconds remaining and facing a 4th-and-10, the Bald Eagles ran a flea flicker, with receiver DeAaron Lawrence getting the ball to quarterback Danny Sanchez just before being tackled. Sanchez lofted the ball to Chris Hicks, who pulled down the jump ball at the three-yard line and reached the end zone for the score. Lock Haven’s extra point was good, giving the Bald Eagles a 21-20 lead.
SHEPHERD 44, CALIFORNIA 34
CALIFORNIA, Pa. – Led by one of the top receiving performances in school history, the Vulcans held a fourth-quarter lead over No. 14 Shepherd on Saturday afternoon before suffering a 44-34 loss to the two-time, defending-regional champion Rams at Adamson Stadium.
WEST CHESTER 38, GANNON 31
WEST CHESTER, Pa. – For the third straight week Gannon’s game came down to late in the fourth quarter. But for the third straight week the Golden Knights tasted defeat.
On Saturday they made the long trip to West Chester looking for a first-ever win against the PSAC East foe, but the Golden Rams scored the winning touchdown with 1:26 remaining for a 38-31 victory.
KUTZTOWN 47, MERCYHURST 14
KUTZTOWN, Pa. – Mercyhurst Football went on the road for their week three matchup with the team unable to pick up the win in the game. The Lakers fell behind in the early going as they were down 37-0 at the halftime break before the 47-14 final.