Saturday’s Other area college games
Mount Union 66, Wilmington 0
The Purple Raiders (5-0, 4-0 Ohio Athletic Conference) scored on their first six possessions and posted their fourth consecutive shutout for its 68 consecutive regular-season victory. Wilmington (0-5, 0-4 OAC) suffered its 31st consecutive loss. Senior Nick Driskill made four tackles for loss to lead a defense that held Wilmington to 92 total yards. That included minus-14 yards rushing. The Purple Raiders’ offense generated 587 yards as senior running backs Jake Simon and T.J. Lattimore each ran for two scores while fellow senior Blair Skilliter also ran for a score. Sophomore quarterback Kevin Burke played five possessions of the first half and completed 14-of-15 passes for 134 yards. He tossed one touchdown to senior Jasper Collins, who finished with five catches for 34 yards. Senior Chris Denton was the top receiver as he had six catches for 83 yards. Backup quarterback Roman Namdar was 9-for-9 passing, rushed for a touchdown and threw a touchdown pass to Jack Nicholls.
Waynesburg 21, Grove City 14
The Yellow Jackets’ defense limited the Wolverines to just 84 yards on the ground at John F. Wiley Stadium. The Wolverines (3-3, 2-2 Presidents’ Athletic Conference) had been averaging 193.4 yards before the game. Junior Bertrand Ngampa and senior running back Dominic Moore led the Yellow Jackets’ (6-0, 4-0) ground game by going for 68 and 67 yards, respectively. Sophomore Carter Hill (Crestview) made his first start. After throwing the early interception that resulted in Grove City’s first touchdown, Hill settled down, completing 14-of-24 passes for 109 yards. His two favorite targets were Christian Jackson and Adam Moses, who pulled in five and four receptions, respectively. Jackson led all players in catches for a game-high 55 yards. Moses totaled four grabs for 23 yards and a pair of scores. Grove City’s Joe Diani intercepted a Hill pass and returned it 36 yards for the Wolverines’ first score. Wolverines quarterback Brian Pell completed 12 of 17 passes for 91 yards and one interception. Senior wide receiver Dustin Anewalt caught four passes for 30 yards and senior tailback Shane Kaclik had three catches for 15 yards. Defensively, senior linebacker Jason Ferguson (Mineral Ridge) recorded a season-high 15 tackles.
Thiel 14, Saint Vincent 7
Taylor Fink led the Tomcats’ running game with 61 yards on 19 carries. Junior defensive back Rob Edwards (Struthers) made an interception. Zane Garza, who pulled down the game-winning touchdown reception, made five catches for 51 yards. Andy Borgen led the Bearcats on the ground with 49 yards on nine carries. Ricky Douglas recorded 67 receiving yards for the Bearcats on seven catches. The Bearcats marched 61 yards down the field in six plays on the opening possession of the game and took an early 7-0 lead at Chuck Noll Field on a 37-yard pass from Deakins to Ryan Crawford. Saint Vincent’s offense spent a majority of the remainder of the game trying to get back on track. With a little less than seven minutes remaining in the first half, Saint Vincent faced a third-and-6 situation from its own 34, Deakins dropped back to pass. The ball was tipped at the line by senior defensive end Tim Taylor and senior linebacker Ethan Ludwig intercepted the ball at the 31 and took it to the house. “I didn’t know what to do,” Ludwig said. “I just caught it [and] ran to the end zone.”
Bethany 42, Geneva 36
BETHANY, W. VA.
Matt Grimard threw a 24-yard touchdown pass to Ed Holmes in ovetime for the winning points. Both teams scored touchdowns in the final 18 seconds of the fourth quarter.