Campus Corner: Herrington Leads Air Force in Scoring; Hoover Receives LHU Offense Award

Clearfield grad Parker Herrington saw his collegiate career come to an end in Air Force’s recent bowl loss to Rice. (Photo courtesy Air Force Academy Athletic Dept.)

FOOTBALL

FORT WORTH, Texas — Senior Parker Herrington (Clearfield) ended his two-year career as Air Force’s kicking specialist with two extra points in the nationally-televised Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl Saturday.

The Falcons led Rice 14-7 at halftime, but the Owls (7-6) dominated the final two quarters to prevail, 33-14, in front of 40,754 fans in Amon Carter Stadium.

Air Force, held to a season-low 214 yards, fell to 6-7.

Herrington topped the Falcons in scoring for the second year in a row with 58 points, converting 46 of 47 PAT tries and making four of 10 field goal attempts.

His career numbers were 91-for-95 on extra point kicks and 19-for-28 on field goal attempts for 148 points.

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LOCK HAVEN — Redshirt junior wideout Jesse Hoover (Curwensville) was the recipient of the George “Big Train” Dintiman Offensive Award at the Lock Haven team’s annual post-season awards banquet last month.

The 6-1, 205-pounder was cited by the coaching staff for leading the Bald Eagles in scoring with three of their touchdown receptions.

Hoover, a starting wideout in nine of Lock Haven’s 11 games, had 16 catches for 250 yards, second on the team.

His highlight game was in a 30-28 loss to Clarion in which hauled in three passes for 100 yards and a pair of scores.

Lock Haven was 1-10, beating Cheyney 15-7 in the season finale to halt the NCAA Division II’s longest losing streak at 52 games.

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WRESTLING

LOCK HAVEN — Pitt freshman 141-pounder Jake Keller (Curwensville) finished 1-2 in the second annual Brute Invitational hosted by Lock Haven University at Thomas Fieldhouse Saturday.

Keller lost his opening bout, 13-6, to No. 2 seed and eventual runner-up Dan Neff of Lock Haven.

In the consolation bracket, Keller major decisioned George Mason’s James Hunsberger 10-1 before being edged 4-3 by Bloomsburg’s Dan Gaylord, who placed fifth.

Keller’s record is 10-8.

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