Campus Corner: Campman Named All-MAC Second Team WR, Honorable Mention PR
WILLIAMSPORT — Senior Jarrin Campman (Clearfield) was accorded All-Middle Atlantic Conference honors at two positions as one of a record 16 Lycoming gridders to receive recognition after a second-place 8-1 campaign.
The 6-0, 180-pounder was named to the second team at wide receiver and was an honorable mention choice as a punt returner.
Campman, regarded as one of the most athletic players on the Lycoming squad, enjoyed a breakout season as a Warrior wideout with 43 receptions for 561 yards and 11 touchdowns, which is the fourth highest total in school history. He finished third in the conference in receiving TDs, sixth with 4.3 receptions per game and seventh with 56.1 yards per game.
In his role as the Warrior punt returner, Campman led the MAC in return yardage with 238, an average of 14.0 yards. He had four runbacks of more than 30 yards, with his highlight performance coming against Fairleigh Dickinson University-Florham when he amassed 136 yards on three returns, one a 59-yarder for a touchdown.
Lycoming had four first teamers, including junior linebacker Kabongo Bukasa, the Defensive Player of the Year, and punter Zack Czap (Philipsburg/Philipsburg-Osceola Area High School).
The others were senior offensive lineman Cody Moyer and senior defensive end Nate Oropollo.
Czap is a repeat All-MAC selection, having made the first team as a freshman and the second team last year.
He was third in the MAC with a 35.1 yard average for 44 kicks but gave the Warrior defense great field position by booting 18 inside the opponents’ 20-yard line while another 10 had to be fair caught. His 70-yarder against FDU-Florham was the longest in the MAC this fall.
Sophomore quarterback Tyler Jenny (Coalport/Glendale H.S.) received honorable mention after finishing third in pass efficiency with a 136.04 rating and fourth in total offense with an average of 179.6 yards per game in his first season guiding the Warrior offense. He completed 150 of 248 passes (60.5 percent) for 1,658 yards and 17 touchdowns with only four interceptions. He set a school record by completing 60 percent of his passes in seven consecutive games.
The Warriors finished 8-2 overall.
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STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Redshirt junior Nick Redden (Clearfield) made his 11th start at center for Duquesne (5-6) in a season-ending 23-17 loss to Northeast Conference co-champion Wagner (8-3) with 2,392 fans on hand at Hameline Field Saturday afternoon.
A late touchdown and safety by the hosts late in the fourth quarter dropped the Dukes into a tie for sixth place at 3-5 in the NEC.
Wagner, pegged to finish seventh in the coaches’ preseason poll, finished 7-1 and will represent the conference in the NCAA Division Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) playoffs.
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Senior kicking specialist Parker Herrington (Clearfield) tacked on the extra points following the three touchdowns as Air Force (6-5) turned back Hawaii (1-9) 21-7 at Falcon Stadium Friday night to become bowl eligible.
Immediately after the Mountain West Conference clash watched by a crowd of 25,313, the Falcons were invited to play in the 10th anniversary Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl against either a Conference-USA or at-large opponent on Saturday, Dec. 29, at Fort Worth, Tex.
Air Force, currently fourth in the MWC at 5-2, ends the regular season with a trip to Fresno State Saturday for a 2:30 p.m. kickoff that will be televised by the NBC Sports Network.
Herrington leads the Falcons in scoring and is seventh in MWC kick scoring with 55 points. He’s made 43 of 44 PATs and four of 10 field goals.
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INDIANA — Alex Holland (Curwensville) saw action on the kickoff coverage unit as Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference champion Indiana University of Pennsylvania (11-1) upheld its No. 3 seed in the NCAA Division II Super Region One Playoffs by coming from behind in the second half to oust West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference kingpin and No. 6 seed Shepherd 27-17 in front of 1,617 fans at Miller Stadium Saturday afternoon.
The Crimson Hawks pounded the national’s No. 1-ranked rushing defense for 203 yards to earn their eighth win in a row.
IUP’s will travel Saturday to West Haven, Conn., to test No. 2 seed New Haven (10-0), the Northeast 10 Conference champ.
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ASHLAND, Ohio — Pitt freshman 141-pounder Jake Keller (Curwensville) split four matches in the 21st Annual Ashland Open Tournament in Conard Field House Saturday.
He advanced to the quarterfinals with a 1:35 fall against Notre Dame (Ohio) College’s Jake Schultz but suffered an 11-7 loss to eventual runner-up Nick Barber (Eastern Michigan-unattached).
In the consolation rounds, Keller major decisioned Ashland’s Daniel McNulty 11-0 before being eliminated by Kent State’s Jacob Schultz 4-0.
Ty Lydic, Keller’s teammate, defeated Barber 5-2 for the title.
Keller is 7-4 after two tourney outings.