SLIPPERY ROCK — After sitting out two games while undergoing concussion protocol, redshirt senior strong safety Derek Morgan (Clearfield) returned to action with one tackle and one pass breakup as No. 15-ranked Slippery Rock made it a three-way race in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference West Division by nipping Indiana University of Pennsylvania 40-39 at Mihalik-Thompson Stadium Saturday night.
An missed extra point after IUP’s final score in the fourth quarter enabled The Rock to tie the Crimson Hawks and Clarion at 4-1 going into the last two Saturdays of the PSAC season.
Morgan sealed the nationally-televised (ESPN3) game for the 5,826 fans who braved the showers by defensing IUP’s fourth-and-four pass from the SRU 45 with 1:29 remaining.
Morgan has made 20 stops, including 12 solo tackles, and intercepted one pass in six games for The Rock (7-1).
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HUNTINGDON — Sophomore lineman Jon Janocko (Clearfield) made his second appearance for the Juniata offense in a 41-35 double-overtime Centennial Conference loss to Muhlenberg in front of 2,100 fans at Knox Stadium Saturday afternoon.
The Eagles fell to 1-5 in the conference and 2-5 overall.
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WILLIAMSPORT — Sophomore tackle Brad Stubbs (Curwensville) saw action on offense for the third time in Lycoming’s 44-20 Middle Atlantic Conference victory over Fairleigh Dickinson University-Florham before a Homecoming crowd of 2,678 at David Person Field Saturday.
Stubbs has played in six games with two starts on offense and one on defense.
The Warriors are 2-5 with a 2-4 MAC record.
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CLARION — Sophomore forward/defender Carlee Freeburg (Clearfield) played 47 total minutes as Clarion split two games at Memorial Stadium last week.
She started up front in the Golden Eagles’ 3-2 non-conference win over Malone Tuesday and subbed in their 2-0 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference loss to West Chester Saturday.
Freeburg has played in every game, starting in 14, for Clarion (5-11-1, 4-11-1 PSAC) with three shots, one on goal.
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ERIE — Sophomores McKenna Aleksivich and Katie Powers and freshman Tessa Munshower, all former Clearfield Area High School players, appeared in reserve roles as Penn State Behrend shutout D’Youville 3-0 last Wednesday and Mount Aloysius 5-0 Saturday at Behrend Field.
Munshower had two shots on goal and Aleksivich had one shot on goal in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference win over D’Youville.
The 10-7 Lions closed their conference schedule at 7-2 to finish second to Pitt-Bradford (8-1).
Munshower, a forward, has three points with one goal and one assist in 13 games. Three of her five shots have been on goal.
Aleksivich, a midfielder and defender, has one goal in 10 games. She has recorded nine shots with three on goal.
Powers, a defender, has one assist in 11 games. Her lone shot was on goal.