District college football roundup: Clarion off to 2-0 start with rout of Lock Haven
Clarion’s quarterback tandem of Michael Proios and Jeff Clemens combined to throw for 280 yards and five touchdowns as the Golden Eagles won their second straight to open the season, 48-20 over Lock Haven on Saturday in a PSAC crossover game.
Proios went 7 for 10 for 163 yards and three touchdowns to lead Clarion (2-0). Clemens was 12 of 20 for 117 yards and two scores.
Quinn Zinobile and Terrell Ford caught two touchdown passes each. Mylique McGriff carried 17 times for 120 yards as Clarion piled up 530 yards of total offense.
No. 24 IUP 54, Millersville 0 — IUP (2-0) picked up seven sacks as it held Millersville (1-1) to 26 total yards of offense. Dajour Fisher recorded two sacks, and Dondrea Tillman had 1 1/2 sacks and a forced fumble as the Crimson Hawks held Millersville quarterbacks to 6 of 28 passing. Duane Brown (Apollo-Ridge) caught two touchdown passes.
No. 19 West Chester 48, Gannon 14 — Jimmy Keefe threw for 183 yards and a touchdown but was picked off five times in Gannon’s (1-1) loss. Melvin Blanks rushed for 93 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries.
Bloomsburg 24, Edinboro 21 — Michael Allen scored on a 65-yard punt return with 4:50 left in the game to lift Bloomsburg (1-1) to victory at Edinboro (0-2). Andrew Tomko threw for 194 yards and a touchdown, and Ta’Nauz Gregory caught seven passes for 113 yards for Edinboro, which led 14-6 at halftime.
East Stroudsburg 31, Seton Hill 18 — Logan Wiland rushed for 245 yards on 24 carries and two touchdowns, but it wasn’t enough as Seton Hill (0-1) lost to East Stroudsburg (2-0) in nonconference play. Wiland scored touchdown runs of 1 and 80 yards.
Kutztown 35, Cal (Pa.) 28 — Collin DiGalbo hit Jack Pilkerton with a 34-yard touchdown pass with 15 seconds left in the game to give Kutztown (2-0) the win at Cal (Pa.) (1-1). Noah Mitchell threw for 218 yards and two touchdowns for the Vulcans, and teammate Nelson Brown ran for 100 yards and a TD.
Shepherd 22, Mercyhurst 17 — Doug Altavilla (Baldwin) threw for 205 yards on 13-of-21 passing and rushed for a touchdown in a nonconference loss for Mercyhurst (1-1) against Shepherd (1-1).
No. 15 W & J 59, Thiel 0 — Jacob Adams threw four touchdown passes — two each to Andrew Wolf and Cameron O’Brien — in Washington & Jefferson’s 35-point first quarter as the Presidents downed Thiel (0-2, 0-1) in PAC play. Adams threw for 195 yards while backup Justin Heacock added 133 passing yards. The Presidents (2-0, 1-0) forced eight turnovers.
Westminster 45, Waynesburg 21 — Westminster, which rushed for 274 yards, had three rushers finish with at least 85 yards in a PAC win over Waynesburg (0-2, 0-1). Bryce Hill finished with 92 yards, Keano Grice rushed for 91 and Tyler Greene finished with 87 yards and two touchdowns for Westminster (2-0, 1-0). Cole Konieczka finished with 191 yards passing and four touchdowns.