Saturday, September 9, 2017

LHU Football Downed By Edinboro

The LHU football team fell 20-3 at Edinboro University today in what proved to be a defensive battle.
EDINBORO, Pa. – In what proved to be a tight defensive battle, Daniel Strawbridge (Harrisburg, Pa./Harrisburg) led the way for the Bald Eagles, but it wasn’t enough as the Lock Haven University football team (0-2) fell to host Edinboro University (2-0), 20-3, today in Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Crossover action.

Last season Lock Haven and Edinboro combined for 1,075 total yards of offense and 82 points.

Today’s game had a much different tone and proved to be a defensive struggle throughout. The two teams combined for 12 turnovers and Edinboro clung to a 13-3 lead after three quarters.

In the fourth, the Fighting Scots added a touchdown to the pad the lead, a lead they would hold down the stretch despite opportunities by both teams.

Strawbridge led a Bald Eagle defensive unit that kept Lock Haven in the game, and forced six Edinboro Turnovers, including four interceptions. Strawbridge finished with 10 tackles, including seven solo, one tackle-for-loss and he had two of LHU’s four interceptions on the day.

Isaiah Flamer (Coatesville, Pa./Coatesville), Neil Slatterwhite (Philadelphia/West Catholic) and Fernando Flores (York, Pa./Northeastern) each finished with seven tackles apiece. Flamer also had an interception and one fumble recovery. Dontae Mason (Philadelphia/Bishop McDevitt) had an interception which he returned 64 yards before being brought down and Rashawn Williams (Middle Village, N.Y./Christ the King) added a fumble recovery to round out a solid defensive outing for The Haven.

On the offensive side, LHU quarterback Cameron Tobias (Centre Hall, Pa./Central Dauphin East) threw for a career-high 282 yards. He was 26 of 41 with three interceptions. His top target today was Bryan Greene (Milesburg, Pa./Bald Eagle), who hauled in nine catches for 77 yards.

Corey Blakey (Philadelphia/West Catholic) made six catches for 70 yards. Blakey was one of three running backs who saw action today.

Kicker Nick Boumerhi (Philipsburg, Pa./Penn State) provided the Bald Eagles scoring when he converted a 27-yard field goal with 3:55 left in the second quarter.

In Week 3 (Saturday, September 16), LHU heads to perennial PSAC West power Slippery Rock (6 p.m.).

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