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PSAC Football Roundup: Prep Grad Howard, IUP Knock Off No. 8 Slippery Rock

IUP grad Jaheim Howard. Photo IUP athletics.

INDIANA, Pa. – The IUP football team made timely plays when it mattered and held off a final push from eighth-ranked Slippery Rock in a wire-to-wire 20-12 Homecoming victory at a soggy George P. Miller Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

IUP defensive back and Cathedral Prep grad Jaheim Howard had four tackles in the win helping limit Noah Grover and the high-powered IUP passing attack.

Conneaut grad Kyle Sheet had five receptions for 53 yards for SRU.

While Slippery Rock (4-1, 1-1) moved the ball with efficiency throughout the day, IUP (4-0, 2-0) secured a pair of red-zone interceptions from Kalen Frazier and Naszhir Taylor in the opening quarter. SRU eventually notched a pair of touchdowns in the second half to get on the board, missing both extra points, before IUP held off a final drive from the visitors in a driving rain.

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CAL 59, CLARION 14

CLARION, Pa. – A strong first quarter by the Golden Eagle football team gave way to a challenging California (PA) team in the final three frames, as Clarion fell by a final score of 59-14 to the Vulcans at Memorial Stadium on Saturday.

Playing without a couple of key players due to injury, Clarion showed dogged determination in trying to hang with what was predicted to be one of the PSAC West’s elite teams.

Cathedral Prep grad Regan Schleicher had a reception for 20 yards for Clarion and also had two tackles on special teams.

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EDINBORO 16, MERCYHURST 13

Erie, Pa. – Richie Pekmezian split the uprights with 5 seconds to play capping an 11-play 63-yard drive to lift Edinboro to a 16-13 victory Saturday afternoon at Saxon Stadium.

Mercyhurst tied the game on a 22-yard Brian Alsobrooks’ field goal with 2:46 in the fourth. After a solid kickoff return put the ball at Edinboro 33, two completions moved the ball to the 45. Edinboro advanced the ball to the Mercyhurst 43 before Isaac Bernard connected with Thaddeus Standfield for 25 yards to the Laker 18.

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GANNON 21, SETON HILL 10 

ERIE, Pa. — Gannon survived a howling wind, a veteran Seton Hill defense and numerous injuries to celebrate a 21-10 Homecoming win on Saturday afternoon.

While the remnants of Hurricane Ian did not include any rain, a strong wind blew from one end of the field to the other all game

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