LOCK HAVEN, Pa. – The 2021 D9and10Sports.com Defensive Player of the year, Meadville grad Griffin Buzzell, tied for the team lead with six tackles in Clarion University’s 44-7 win over Lock Haven on Saturday.
The Golden Eagle gave first-year head coach Raymond Monica his first win, dominating Lock Haven on the road at Hubert Jack Stadium.
If one was drawing up a formula for winning a game on the road, the Golden Eagle victory would rank as a textbook example. Clarion controlled the clock with another punishing effort in the run game, carrying 51 times for 270 yards and a 5.3 yards per carry average.
PREP GRAD HOWARD HAS INT IN IUP WIN, INDIANA (Pa.) 44, SHIPPENSBURG 21
SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. – The Shippensburg University football could not get past Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Western Division foe IUP on Saturday, dropping a 44-21 decision to the Crimson Hawks in a non-conference matchup on a sunny and warm Parents & Family Day at Seth Grove Stadium.
Cathedral Prep graduate Jaheim Howard had a 47-yard interception return for a touchdown and three tackles in the win for IUP
CONNEAUT GRAD SHEETS, NO. 11 SLIPPERY ROCK 45, MILLERSVILLE 14
MILLERSVILLE, Pa. – The 11th-ranked Slippery Rock University football team cruised to a 45-14 win on the road at Millersville University Saturday in a Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference crossover game from Biemesderfer Stadium.
Conneaut Area High School graduate Kyle Sheets had a big game receiving, leading the Rockets with eight receptions for 110 yards and a touchdown.
The Rock improve to 3-0 for the third straight season and will enter PSAC West divisional play next week with an unblemished record. Millersville drops to 0-3 on the season.
EDINBORO 23, BLOOMSBURG 20, OT
EDINBORO, Pa. – The Edinboro football team used a pair of Keon Anderson touchdown runs including the game-winner in overtime to top visiting Bloomsburg 23-20 Saturday afternoon at Sox Harrison Stadium.
In the extra period, Bloomsburg lost two yards on the opening possession, but Brendan McGonigle connected on a 37-yard field goal to give the Huskies a 20-17 advantage
No. 4 SHEPHERD 26, CALIFORNIA (Pa. )23, OT
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. (Sept. 17) – Despite senior quarterback Noah Mitchell (Euclid, Ohio/Euclid) breaking the all-time school record for passing yards, the Vulcans suffered a 26-23 overtime loss at No. 4 Shepherd on Saturday afternoon in Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Crossover play.
With the loss, the California (PA) football team moves to 1-2 this season with both losses by five points or less against teams that appeared in the 2021 NCAA Playoffs. Meanwhile, the Rams improve to 3-0 overall following an appearance in the national semifinals last fall.
WEST CHESTER 29, GANNON 23
ERIE, Pa. – Gannon saw its two-game winning streak to open the 2022 campaign come to an end as West Chester rallied for a 29-23 win at McConnell Family Stadium.
The Golden Knights held a 23-17 lead at the half but the Golden Rams relied on a pounding ground game over the final thirty minutes to come back.
KUTZTOWN 50, MERCYHURST 31
ERIE, Pa. – Mercyhurst saw their home field for the first time in 2022 in a loss to the Kutztown University Golden Bears.
The two teams played a tight first half before the visitors played spoilers as the Golden Bear outscored the Lakers 33-7 in the second half to take the 50-31 win.