Waverly's Gorman has big game in Juniata loss
Juniata College football dropped its first home game of the season Saturday, 65-10, to Centennial Conference rival No. 14 Johns Hopkins University. The Eagles fell to 3-2 on the year, 2-2 in conference with the loss. Hopkins remains undefeated at 5-0, 4-0 in conference.
Juniata won the time of possession battle in the first quarter, but the Blue Jays defense stifled their production as the offense exploded for a season-high 601 yards.
Defensive highlights for the game include a first quarter interception by senior Kevin Gorman, a Waverly graduate. On second and 10 from the Hopkins 39 yard line, quarterback Robbie Matey threw across the middle and found Gorman waiting for the pick. He caught it at the 45 and ran the ball back a career-long 20 yards, breaking tackles along the way. The grab was his fifth career pick and the play set up the Kyso field goal that got Juniata on the board. Gorman finished the game with 12 tackles, five solo, for Juniata.
Senior Ken Kysor (Port Allegheny, Pa./Port Allegheny) opened scoring for the Eagles in their initial drive with a 24-yard strike. He came into the game tied for the lead in the league in field goals per game and is 7-for-5 this season, 8-for-6 in his career.
Senior Ward Udinski (Doylestown, Pa./Central Bucks West) found junior Kyle Schuck (Selinsgrove, Pa./Selinsgrove) in the end zone for Juniata's lone touchdown. The bullet pass was squeezed in between three defenders and earned Schuck his second touchdown pass of the year, and marked Udinski's 11th of the season.
MILLER HAS BIG GAME IN SUSQUEHANNA LOSS
Offensive struggles added up to a loss for the Susquehanna football team as the Crusaders fell 38-18 on the road at Centennial Conference opponent Moravian.
Towanda graduate Cody Miller had six solo tackles, a tackle for a loss and a pass breakup for Susquehanna.
Susquehanna went up 5-0 early in the game but was outscored 38-13 over the remainder of the action. With the loss, SU falls to 0-5 on the season, with a 0-4 mark in conference play.
The Muhlenberg defense held Susquehanna to just nine first downs all afternoon while the Mules (3-2, 2-2) had 17 first downs to go along with 165 yards passing and 146 yards on the ground.
Starting quarterback Cam Olson (Durham, Maine/Cheverus), making only his second career start, finished 9-of-19 for 71 yards. Tim Wade (Doylestown, Pa./La Salle College HS) led the running game with 55 yards on 11 carries while also catching four balls for a total of 29 yards.
The Misericordia University football team came this close to sending a Homecoming crowd home with the first win program history as the Cougars dropped a heartbreaking 41-40 decision to King's in two overtimes, Saturday afternoon at Mangelsdorf Field.
Misericordia is coached by Athens grad Mark Ross.
King's thwarted MU's two-point conversion attempt to hold on to win.
The Cougars rallied for a pair of fourth quarter touchdowns, including one with less than a minute to play, to force overtime.
In the extra session, Jeff Puckett connected with Juwan Petties-Jackson for a 23-yard touchdown to give the Cougars their first lead, 34-27.
King's answered on their first possession and took a 41-34 lead on their second OT drive.
Tosin Adeyemo bulled his way in from the one yard line to give the Cougars a chance for their first win.