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PSAC Football Roundup: Meadville Grad Buzzell (Clarion), Prep Alum Howard (IUP) Help Lead Teams to Wins

IUP's Jaheim Howard. Photo courtesy IUP athletics.

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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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