Campus Corner: WR Hoover Has Career Game for Lock Haven; Sopic, Sipes Involved in 18 Stops for Clarion


LOCK HAVEN – Sophomore wide receiver Jesse Hoover of Curwensville caught seven passes for 139 yards, both career highs, and scored one touchdown for Lock Haven Saturday night, but the Bald Eagles were unable to halt their long losing streak as Millersville disappointed the partisan crowd of 2,793 in Hubert Jack Stadium by eking out a 21-20 win.

The loss in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference crossover game was the 33rd in a row for Lock Haven, which couldn’t come back from a pair of two-TD deficits.

Hoover’s score was a 68-yard catch-and-run, bettering his career-long of 65 yards last year when his personal-bests were five receptions in one game and 128 yards in another.

Brandon Brader carried 20 times for 119 yards to join Hoover as the first rusher-receiver tandem to hit triple figures in a game for Lock Haven since 2004.

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CLARION – The high-powered running attack of Bloomsburg, ranked No. 9 in NCAA Division II, made it a long afternoon for the Clarion defense in Saturday’s Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference crossover game at Memorial Stadium.

Redshirt senior safety Shawn Sopic and redshirt junior linebacker Nate Sipes of Curwensville were two of three Golden Eagles with nine tackles as the Huskies rushed 56 times for 442 of their 536 yards in the 45-10 win.

Sopic made two solo stops and seven assists, one for a loss of six yards, while Sipes had one solo tackle and eight assists.

Husky sophomore Eddie Mateo was named PSAC East Division Offensive Player of the Week after rambling for 179 yards and five touchdowns on 17 carries. He got his opportunity to shine when All-American tailback Franklyn Quiteh went down with an injury after gaining 117 yards on 17 carries.

Sipes and Sopic have been involved in 16 and 11 stops, respectively, in Clarion’s two losses.

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NEW WILMINGTON – Junior wide receiver Jarrin Campman of Clearfield caught five passes for 24 yards as Lycoming, which received votes in last week’s poll, rolled past Westminster 41-3 in a Middle Atlantic Conference-Presidents’ Athletic Conference Challenge game Saturday afternoon.

Warren Oliver, the other Warrior wideout, dazzled the 1,089 fans at Harold Burry Stadium by turning eight receptions into a school-record 215 yards and three touchdowns. He was rewarded with the MAC Offensive Player of the Week award.

David Ryan, a senior wide receiver from Clearfield, also saw action for Lycoming (2-0).

Campman now has eight receptions for 47 yards.

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo – Junior Parker Herrington of Clearfield kicked two field goals for the Air Force Academy in Saturday’s 35-19 Mountain West Conference loss to No. 25-ranked Texas Christian University.

A Falcon Stadium crowd of 42,107 saw the Horned Frogs build a 21-0 lead before Herrington ended the first half with a 37-yard field goal.

His other three-pointer, a 22-yarder, came with Air Force (1-1) down 35-9 late in the third quarter.

Herrington has hit all three of his field goal tries and made four of five extra point attempts.

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DAYTON, Ohio – Redshirt sophomore lineman Nick Redden of Clearfield played both guard positions on offense and blocked for the punting and kicking units in Duquesne’s big 22-13 victory over Dayton in front of 2,887 fans at Welcome Stadium Saturday afternoon.

The Dukes, rebounding from a one-point road loss to Bucknell, ended the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision’s longest winning streak at 10 games on a go-ahead field goal with 30 seconds remaining and a touchdown return of a blocked field goal as time ran out.

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CRESSON – Junior forward Pamela Pride of Clearfield and her Mount Aloysius teammates still are searching for their first goal, as well as their first win, after two non-conference shutout losses last week.

The Lady Mounties were edged 1-0 by Thiel at Kimball Field Tuesday night and defeated 4-0 by Geneva at Beaver Falls Thursday afternoon.

Pride had one of six shots against Thiel.

Mount Aloysius managed only two shots against Geneva for a total of 13 through three games.

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