Campus Corner: Campman, Kalgren, Sipes Shine; Morgan Makes First Start
WILLIAMSPORT — Senior starting wide receiver Jarrin Campman (Clearfield) triggered streaking Lycoming’s 33-10 win over King’s with a 78-yard touchdown reception on the first play from scrimmage in the Middle Atlantic Conference game at David Person Field Saturday afternoon.
Sophomore quarterback Tyler Jenny (Coalport/Glendale High School) brought most of the 2,543 fans to their feet by finding Campman running a fly pattern behind the defense for the second longest pass play in the MAC this season.
Campman, who had one other reception for six yards, is the first Lycoming wideout to score in four consecutive games since 2006. He also had four punt returns for 45 yards.
Jenny hit 12 of 19 aerials, good for 173 yards and two touchdowns, to become the first starting quarterback in school history to complete at least 60 percent of his passes in four consecutive games.
Junior Zack Czap (Philipsburg) helped give the Warriors great field position with three of his four punts pinning King’s (1-4, 1-3 MAC) inside its 15.
Lycoming, which received four votes in last week’s American Football Coaches Association NCAA Division III Poll, is tied with Widener atop the MAC at 4-0 and is 4-1 overall.
Campman has 20 receptions for 262 yards and six touchdowns, one a fumble recovery in the end zone on a pass play, to lead the Warriors in scoring. He is sixth in scoring with 7.2 points a game, eighth in receiving yards with 52.4 yards per game and 10th in receptions with 4.0 per game in the MAC.
Campman also has a 7.1 average for seven punt returns.
Jenny has completed 73 of 121 passes for 755 yards and seven touchdowns, with three interceptions. He has rushed for 76 yards and ranks fourth in total offense in the MAC with 166.2 yards per game.
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MEADVILLE — Senior starting corner back David Kalgren (Curwensville) turned in another productive performance for an Oberlin (1-3) defense that was stout against homestanding Allegheny (3-1), but the Yeomen came out on the short end of a 15-3 final in the non-conference tussle that attracted 2,459 fans to Frank B. Fuhrer Field Saturday afternoon.
Kalgren was involved in five tackles, intercepted a pass and returned it 39 yards, brought back one kickoff 19 yards and returned three punts 43 yards.
He is the North Coast Athletic Conference co-leader with four interceptions, and his average of one a game is tied for sixth in NCAA Division III. He ranks fourth in the nation with 133 return yards, and he is one of five players with multiple “pick-sixes.”
Kalgren, who has two TDs, counts 13 solo stops among his 15 tackles and has broken up four passes.
He is averaging 15.8 yards on four kickoff returns and 12 yards on nine punt returns.
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CLARION — Redshirt senior starting linebacker Nate Sipes (Curwensville) led the Clarion (3-2) defense with nine tackles and also blocked an East Stroudsburg (2-2) field goal attempt as the Golden Eagles treated the Family Day crowd of 3,652 at Memorial Stadium to a 31-27 victory Saturday night.
Two touchdowns in the final 7:04 gave Clarion the win in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference cross-over clash that will be re-broadcast on Root Sports Network Wednesday at 5 p.m. and the Comcast Network Thursday at 8 p.m.
Sipes’ block of Taylor Groff’s 38-yard field goal on East Stroudsburg’s first possession preserved a 7-0 lead for the Golden Eagles.
Freshman Eric White (Clearfield) is the Clarion longsnapper.
Sipes and fellow linebacker Brian Palmiere share the team lead and are tied for 16th in the PSAC in tackles with 38.
Sipes’ 27 assists are tied for third in the PSAC.
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LOCK HAVEN — Redshirt junior wide receiver Jesse Hoover (Curwensville), whose lone reception was good for a 14-yard touchdown, and redshirt freshman offensive tackle Kyle Barrett (Curwensville) started while freshman reserve running back Beau Swales (Clearfield) had seven touches for Lock Haven (0-5) in a 49-6 loss to No. 21-ranked Shippensburg (5-0) in a Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference cross-over game Saturday afternoon.
Hoover’s TD that made it a 14-6 game midway through the second quarter was the first scoring pass of the season for the Bald Eagles.
Swales accounted for 12 of the team’s 28 net rushing yards.
The 997 fans in Hubert Jack Stadium saw history made as Lock Haven’s 47th consecutive loss broke the all-time NCAA Division II record set by Minnesota-Morris from 1998 through 2003.
Hoover has six catches for 78 yards while Swales has 13 carries for 28 yards, one reception for two yards and two kickoff returns for 34 yards.
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Senior placekicker Parker Herrington (Clearfield) padded his string of successful extra points to 44 in a row with six conversions as Air Force (2-2) defeated Colorado State 42-21 in front of 38,562 at Falcon Stadium Saturday afternoon.
The Falcons evened their Mountain West Conference record at 1-1 while claiming the Ram-Falcon Trophy for the 20th time.
Herrington, who was wide left on a 31-yard field goal attempt in the fourth quarter, has scored 17 points this season.
Air Force begins defense of its back-to-back Commander-in-Chief trophies Saturday by hosting Navy Saturday in an 11:30 (ET) kickoff that will be televised nationally by CBS Sports.
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PITTSBURGH — Redshirt junior starting center Nick Redden (Clearfield) and his linemates struggled to get the Duquesne (4-1) backs into the end zone against St. Francis (2-3) most of the afternoon until two lengthy drives in the fourth quarter produced 11 points and a 24-21 victory Saturday.
A Rooney Field crowd of 2,641 saw the Dukes stretch their Northeast Conference winning streak to seven to remain tied for first place with Albany (N.Y.) State at 2-0.
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SLIPPERY ROCK — Redshirt freshman free safety Derek Morgan (Clearfield) got his first start for Slippery Rock (2-3) Saturday night and broke up one pass in addition to making one solo tackle and assisting on two other stops, one on the kickoff coverage unit, against Kutztown (2-3).
The Rock overcame a 42-21 halftime deficit to grab a 49-42 lead in the fourth quarter, but the Golden Bears disappointed most of the 4,762 fans in Mihalik-Thompson Stadium by coming back to triumph 56-49 in a rematch of last year’s Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference title game that Kutztown won 21-14.
Morgan has appeared in all five games with nine tackles.
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MILLERSVILLE — Freshman running back Alex Holland (Curwensville) played his fourth game on Indiana University of Pennsylvania (4-1) special teams Saturday as the Crimson Hawks, ranked No. 22 in the American Football Coaches Association NCAA Division II Poll, rolled to a 41-7 win over Millersville (1-4) on Chryst Field.
The Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference cross-over game was played in front of 2,471 fans at Biemesderfer Stadium.
Holland piled up 110 yards on 22 carries and scored three touchdowns in two earlier games.