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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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.