Tiffin 34, Lake Erie 14
Freshman Anthony Bilal became Lake Erie’s single-season rushing and all-purpose yardage leader and posted his fourth 100-yard game of the season in the Storm’s loss. Bilal carried 21 times for 109 yards and a touchdown, running his season total to 855. Injuries to Brendan Gallagher and Patrick Nicely led to senior wingback Matt Krumpak playing quarterback. Sophomore Andrew Schickler caught four passes for 101 yards and redshirt sophomore Tommy Jackson (Hubbard) caught three for 108.
Mount Union 59, John Carroll 17
No. 1 ranked Mount Union wrapped up a perfect 10-0 regular season. The win gave the Purple Raiders the outright OAC title (21st in a row and 24th overall) and marked the 22nd perfect regular season in school history. Mount Union makes its 24th NCAA playoff appearance next week as the first round matchups will be announced at 6 p.m. today with an online selection show on NCAA.com. Sophomore quarterback Kevin Burke had a career-night as accounted for seven touchdowns (five passing, two rushing). He threw for 379 yards and was the team’s leading rusher with 72 yards. He accounted for 362 total yards of offense and commanded an attack that generated a season-high 623 yards. Senior wide receiver Jasper Collins (Geneva, N.Y./Geneva) also had a career-game as he caught 11 passes for 197 yards with two touchdowns. Fellow senior Chris Denton also went over 100 yards as he had seven catches for 137 yards and three touchdowns.
Heidelberg 35, Baldwin-Wallace 34
Baldwin-Wallace (7-3, 6-3 Ohio Athletic Conference) tried a last-minute field goal that was blocked. The Student Princes (9-1, 8-1) are waiting to see if they will earn an at-large berth for the NCAA Division III playoffs. Sophomore running back Sebastian Zuluaga rushed for 133 yards on 22 carries with one touchdown. Junior All-OAC wide receiver Josiah Holt carried the ball 15 times for a 111 yards and led the receiving corps with three catches for 35 yards. Senior quarterback Ryan O’Rourke (Avon) completed 11-of-18 passes for 165 yards and he carried the ball eight times for 17 yards with a touchdown. Offensively for Heidelberg, sophomore quarterback Michael Mees accounted for four touchdowns as he rushed for three and passed for one. Mees had 29 yards on six carries and completed 13-of-25 passes for 193 yards.
Allegheny 13, Hiram 0
Hiram (0-10, 0-7 North Coast Athletic Conference) had 110 yards of offense (29 rushing and 81 passing) and was led by senior running back Chris Austin with 21 yards on the ground in eight carries. Freshman quarterback Zach Bailey (Niles) completed 11-of-20 passes for 70 yards, but had two interceptions. Defensively, junior Josh Peacock had a career-high 18 tackles (seven solo and 11 assists), including 1.5 tackles for loss. Allegheny is 5-5, 4-3.
Grove City 21, Thiel 7
GROVE CITY, PA.
Grove City won the Mercer County Cup for the sixth straight season and leads the series 20-9. Junior quarterback Brian Pell threw a pair of touchdown passes for the Wolverines (6-4, 5-3 Presidents’ Athletic Conference) and also ran for a score. Senior linebacker Jason Ferguson (Mineral Ridge) led the Wolverine defense with 12 tackles, a fumble recovery, an interception and a sack. Tailback Josh Potter led Thiel (3-7, 3-5) with 139 rushing yards on 18 carries while Taylor Fink had 103 yards on 14 carries. Quarterback Andrew Smith completed 12 of 24 passes for 100 yards. Matt Fedzen had five catches for 48 yards.
Bethany 54, St. Vincent 27
QB Matt Grimard, who was 21-of-31 for 290 yards and four TDs and rushed for another 74 yard and two scores for Bethany (3-7, 3-5). He broke the school’s single-season passing record with 2,605 yards. Jeff Beer had the previous record of 2,637, set in 1980.
Geneva 33, Westminster 14
BEAVER FALLS, PA.
Geneva racked up 487 yards of offense and held Westminster to 282 for the game. Zack Hayward was 22 of 33 through the air for 224 yards and a pair of touchdowns.