Pair of 5-2 teams headline Week 8 of Friday Night Rivals

WJAC’s Friday Night Rivals presented by your Local Honda Dealers continues with a battle of 5-2 opponents in Week 8 as Bishop Guilfoyle battles Forest Hills.

Bishop Guilfoyle heads into Friday Night’s matchup at 5-2 after a disappointing 42-0 loss against Richland, Friday night. Forest Hills enters the game in prime form, ripping off their fourth straight victory, a 49-6 triumph over Central Cambria.

The Marauders, coached by Justin Wheeler, are an impressive 4-0 on the road this season, heading into Friday’s road contest. Signal caller Danny Carrieri has thrown for 605 yards and four touchdowns, while completing 51 percent of his throws. Also a threat on the ground, Carrieri leads the team with 47 rushing attempts, gaining 193 yards and adding five touchdowns. Keegan Myrick and Caleb Crawford are the main threats in the backfield, running for 243 and 166 yards each. Daniel Potopa leads the team with 22 receptions for 412 yards and three scores. Dominic Pulcinello has added 163 yards through the air and a pair of receiving touchdowns.

Don Bailey is the head man of the 5-2 Rangers, looking to continue their hot streak on Friday. Forest Hills will throw it around the yard, led by Adam Cecere who has completed 50 percent of his throws for 1,601 yards and 11 touchdowns without an interception. Cecere has 274 yards and nine more touchdowns running the ball. Dylan Fyock leads the team with 400 yards and five touchdowns. Forrest Wolfhope and Jake Shope have been difficult to contain. Both averaging at least 21 yards per catch on at 26 and 25 catches respectively. The pair have caught seven of the 11 touchdowns this year.

Paul Liebal leads the Bishop Guilfoyle defense averaging over ten tackles per game. He has added nine tackles for loss this season, while AJ Abraham has added 11 tackles for loss on 8.2 tackles per game. Abraham has five sacks this year while Andrew Yanoshak and Cameron Maloney have three sacks a piece. The Marauders have forced 21 turnovers, picking off 15 passes. Michael McCall has forced five turnovers, picking off four passes and adding a fumble recovery. Pulcinello has three picks and a fumble recovery as well.

Defensively, Jason Wissinger averages over ten tackles per game for Forest Hills, racking up 72 total. Aidan Balasco and Anthony Zangaglia have three sacks each for the Rangers. The Rangers have forced 14 turnovers with six different players intercepting a pass.

This is a massive matchup to help create separation in the Laurel Highlands conference as the teams are tied for third at 5-2. 11-2 a year ago, Forest Hills is looking to use this current streak in hopes of matching last year’s success. While hard to consider 5-2 a letdown, after an undefeated regular season last year, Guilfoyle hasn’t been quite as good in 2018.

Bishop Guilfoyle has won six straight over the Rangers and seven of the last 11 meetings. Last year’s meeting was a 24-21 victory for the Marauders.

TIME: 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12

WATCH: WJAC 6.2 Me TV (6.2 over-the-air, Comcast 110-187-202-248, Armstrong 410, Atlantic Broadband 110, Windstream 16, Laurel Highland 15) Johnstown/Altoona/State College

ONLINE:

ANNOUNCERS: Rick Hull (play-by-play), Varun Raghupathi (analyst), Ryan Stanko (sidelines).

 

2018 JOHNSTOWN FRIDAY NIGHT RIVALS SCHEDULE

***ALL GAMES AT 7 P.M. ON WJAC Me TV

Friday Oct 12 Bishop Guilfoyle at Forest Hills

Friday Oct 19 Altoona Area at State College Area

Friday Oct 26 Bishop Guilfoyle at Bishop McCort

Bishop McDevitt hosts Hershey in Mid-Penn Keystone matchup on Friday Night Rivals

HARRISBURG – CBS 21’s Friday Night Rivals Presented by Faulkner Subaru season continues in Week 8 as Hershey hits the road to face off with Bishop McDevitt.

The Hershey Trojans enter the matchup with a 2-5 record after a 48-7 loss at Cedar Cliff on Friday night. After a first quarter score, the Trojans were kept out of the end zone for the duration of the contest. McDevitt sits at 6-1 on the season after a big 56-7 trounce over Lower Dauphin.

2-2 in conference play, the Trojans sit in fourth place in the Mid Penn Keystone Division. Jay Rodriguez leads Frank Isenberg’s offense in both passing and rushing yards this season. Rodriguez enters with 269 yards and two passing touchdowns while adding 390 yards on the ground and four touchdowns. Nathan Lopez and Sam Carlson have added 145 and 142 yards on the ground respectively out of the backfield. Joey Allegrini and Glojere Hampton are tied for the team lead with 11 receptions each.

Chase Diehl continues to lead the Bishop McDevitt offense through the air, completing 69 percent of his passes for 2,218 yards and 25 touchdowns this season. Turning to the ground more often than earlier this season, CJ Reyes-Diggs has been a workhorse as of late, averaging over ten yards per carry on the year. Reyes-Diggs leads the team with 604 rushing yards and seven touchdowns. Sophomore Dedrick Tinker has added over 200 yards on the ground and three scores. Syracuse commit Nazir Burnett has 46 catches for 1,071 yards and 16 touchdowns. Burnett is averaging over 23 yards a catch and has been essentially unguardable for defensive backs, racking up over 150 yards per game.

Devyn Clair and Dray Donley lead the McDevitt defense with 41 and 46 tackles respectively. Donley has been a mainstay in the backfield with 12 tackles for loss and four sacks. Marquin McArthur-Melendez has added three sacks on the defensive front. Ben Marsico has four interceptions on the season, leading a defense that has forced just 12 turnovers in seven games.

Off last year’s 10-3 record, McDevitt is primed to go even further in 2018 only falling in an instant classic contest to Cedar Cliff earlier this season. After winning just one game in each of the last two seasons, Hershey has already matched those two wins this season, but will be heavily tested for the second week in a row.

Bishop McDevitt is 9-0 against Hershey since 2010, holding Hershey to ten points or less in seven of the nine games.

IME: 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12th

WATCH: CBS 21

ONLINE: local21news.com/watch

ANNOUNCERS: Phil Schoener (play-by-play), Collin Riccobon (analyst), Jeff Jezewski (sidelines).

2018 HARRISBURG FRIDAY NIGHT RIVALS SCHEDULE

***ALL GAMES AT 7 P.M. ON CBS 21, WHP

Friday Oct 12 Hershey at Bishop McDevitt

Friday Oct 19 Camp Hill at Milton Hershey

Friday Oct 26 Central Dauphin at CD East

Morgan State looks to start winning streak as SCSU comes to town for Homecoming

Coming off a massive upset, Morgan State returns home to battle South Carolina State on Homecoming in Baltimore, Saturday afternoon.

The Bears, fresh off a bye week, defeated top-5 ranked North Carolina A&T 16-13 back on September 22nd. Alex Raya’s third field goal of the day won the game as time expired for the Bears from 36 yards out. The Bears defense was fierce, holding A&T to just 208 yards of total offense. DeAndre Harris threw for 138 yards while adding 45 rushing yards and a score in the victory.

Speaking of the Aggies, South Carolina State fell to North Carolina A&T on Saturday in a 31-16 contest. The Bulldogs led 16-10 at halftime, hoping to be the second team in two weeks to pick up their first win of the year against the national ranked Aggies, but A&T dominated the second half. SCSU racked up less than 200 yards of total offense, falling to 0-4 this season.

This will be the 39th meeting all-time between the two sides. SCSU has dominated the all-time series, winning 31 of the 38 previous matchups. The Bulldogs have won ten of the last 11 meetings, but Morgan State won the last meeting in Baltimore back in 2014. The Bulldogs came away victorious last season with a 35-14 victory in Orangeburg.

This year’s contest is shaping up to be a defensive struggle based on the early season numbers. The Bears are putting up just over 15 points per game while SCSU has been held to just over a touchdown per game at a 7.2 average.

Ernest T. Jones’ offense, led by DeAndre Harris, is putting up just 238.5 yards of total offense per game. Not a team that looks to throw all that often, Harris has attempted under 20 throws per contest, throwing for 443 yards and two touchdowns this season. Harris has been effective with his legs, supplementing his passing numbers with 142 yards and two more scores on the ground. Joshua Chase and Jordan Riggins have received the brunt of the work from the backfield with Chase being the more effective back. Chase has picked up 194 yards and a touchdown. Manasseh Bailey is the leading receiver with eight receptions for 141 yards and both of the team’s receiving touchdowns this year.

Longtime Bulldog Head Coach Buddy Pough’s offense hasn’t gotten the wheels turning just yet this season. Even lower than the Bears 238.5, the Bulldogs offense is amassing just 229.8 yards of total offense per game. Dual threat QB, Tyrece Nick, is completing under 45 percent of his throws for 356 yards and a touchdown. On the ground, he has added another 259 yards and a touchdown. Datron James is the lead back, but has added just 104 yards on 39 carries for the Bulldogs. When the Bulldogs do go to the air, they look for big plays through De’mo Burroughs(23.67 per catch) and Quan Caldwell (31.67 per catch).

Defensively, the Bears have allowed 363.5 yards per contest and conceded 30 points per game to the opposition. Damare’ Whitaker has been strong for the Bears, leading the MEAC with 40 tackles in four games this season. Rico Kennedy is putting together another solid season with 24 tackles, six tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks this year. The Bears defense has kept the team in games by forcing 12 turnovers this season, nine interceptions and three fumble recoveries. Donte Small has been all over it in the secondary, intercepting four passes and breaking up another six.

SCSCU has struggled on that side of the ball as well, allowing over 470 yards of total offense per game and just over 30 points per game. Decobie Durant leads the Bulldogs with 23 tackles and an interception this season. The Bulldogs have forced a respectable eight turnovers in five games this year, with four picks and four recoveries. Lane Jones, Chris Adams and Alex Brown have also intercepted passes this season.

In danger of just the fourth losing season in the Buddy Pough era, South Carolina State will travel in hopes of picking up their first win of the season. Morgan State with a week of rest after their upset victory is in hopes of starting the first winning streak under Coach Jones.

TIME: Saturday, October 6th, 1 p.m.

WATCH LIVE: WBAL 11.2 MeTV, WACH 57.2 Stadium

ONLINE: ESPN3

ANNOUNCERS: Phil Schoener (play-by-play), Emory Hunt (analyst), Jeff Jezewski (sidelines)

WHERE TO WATCH: OCT 6

Oct 6 Edinboro at Mercyhurst Noon

National Platforms

ESPN 3 - http://www.espn.com/watch/_/id/3438444/edinboro-vs-mercyhurst-football

(Accessible on line to more than 86 million households at WatchESPN.com, on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app and streamed on televisions through Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. ALSO airing on Xfinity X1 Voice Remote and X1 App—available to 22.5 million Xfinity subscribers, including 5 million in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and the Mid-Atlantic region.)

Erie DMA (141,000 HHs)

WSEE CW 35.2 (35.2 over-the-air Erie, Meadville, Titusville, Warren, Cleveland, Akron, Canton; Spectrum Erie 3;  Armstrong Meadville 16; Armstrong Titusville 13; Armstrong Erie 3/807; Atlantic Warren 4; Coax Edinboro 3; Dish Network 3/7048; DirecTV 36)

Pittsburgh DMA (1.1 million HHs)

WPNT 22 The Point(22 over-the-air, Comcast SD 10/HD 812, Comcast Clarion SD 12/HD 812, Armstrong SD 22/HD 105, Atlantic Broadband SD 8/HD 707, Citizens SD 12/HD 812, Time Warner SD 22/HD 1022, Verizon SD 10/ HD 510, Consolidated SD 10/HD 710, DirecTV & Dish Network 22) 16 Counties in Western PA and northern WV

Johnstown, Altoona, State College DMA (207,000 HHs)

WJAC 6.2 Me TV (6.2 over-the-air, Comcast 110-187-202-248, Armstrong 410, Atlantic Broadband 110, Windstream 16, Laurel Highland 15)

Delay & Replay Saturday October 6 4:30 pm

Cleveland, Erie, Youngstown, Columbus, Buffalo, Akron, Toledo, Charleston DMAs (2.6 million HHs)

SPORTS TIME OHIO (Erie Time Warner 21-23/HD308-1308, Armstrong 47/HD177, Sharon Time Warner 76/HD 308-1308, DirecTV 662, Dish Network 431)

Oct 6 South Carolina State at Morgan State 1 pm

National Platforms

ESPN 3 - http://www.espn.com/watch/_/id/3435468/south-carolina-state-vs-morgan-state-football

(Accessible on line to more than 86 million households at WatchESPN.com, on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app and streamed on televisions through Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. ALSO airing on Xfinity X1 Voice Remote and X1 App—available to 22.5 million Xfinity subscribers, including 5 million in Philadelphia and the Mid-Atlantic region.)

Baltimore DMA (1.1 million HHs)

WBAL 11.2 Me TV (11.2 over-the-air, Comcast 208/HD 1169, Anne Arundel 165, Atlantic Broadband 520, Armstrong 92/453, Easton Utilities 91, Verizon FiOS 460, Dish Network 247) Baltimore/ Annapolis/Carroll-Harford-Howard Counties

Columbia, South Carolina DMA (390,000 HHs)

WACH 57.2 Stadium (57.2 over-the-air, Spectrum 1250)

Delay & Replay Saturday October 6 7 pm & Sunday October 7 11:30 pm

Cleveland, Erie, Youngstown, Columbus, Buffalo, Akron, Toledo, Charleston DMAs (2.6 million HHs)

SPORTS TIME OHIO (Erie Time Warner 21-23/HD308-1308, Armstrong 47/HD177, Sharon Time Warner 76/HD 308-1308, DirecTV 662, Dish Network 431)

October 6 West Chester at Bloomsburg 2 pm

National Platforms

ESPN 3 - http://www.espn.com/watch/_/id/3438270/west-chester-vs-bloomsburg-football

(Accessible on line to more than 86 million households at WatchESPN.com, on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app and streamed on televisions through Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. ALSO airing on Xfinity X1 Voice Remote and X1 App—available to 22.5 million Xfinity subscribers, including 5 million in Philadelphia and the Mid-Atlantic region.)

Wilkes-Barre, Scranton, East Stroudsburg, Williamsport DMA (523,000 HHs)

WSWB CW 38 (38 over-the-air, Comcast 7/HD807, Service Electric 11/HD511, Blue Ridge 11/HD607, Adams 11/HD503, DirecTV 38, Dish Network 38)

Harrisburg, Lancaster, York, Carlisle DMA (614,000 HHs)

WHP 21.2 My Network(21.1 over-the-air, Comcast 19, Armstrong 15, Blue Ridge 133, Nittany 99, Verizon 21, DirecTV 22)

Philadelphia DMA (2.9 million HHs)

WFMZ 69 (69 over-the-air, Blue Ridge Berks 2, Blue Ridge Poconos 4, Blue Ridge Lancaster 9, Cablevision 26, Comcast Plymouth Meeting 5, Comcast Reading 9, Comcast Pottsville 11, Comcast Lehigh Valley 13, Comcast Princeton 15, Comcast New Jersey 18-19-82-83-99-257, Comcast Suburban Philadelphia 14-15-16-17, Comcast Philadelphia 19-27-55-59, Comcast Delaware 69, RCN Lehigh Valley 7, RCN New Jersey 13, RCN Philadelphia 19, Service Electric Lehigh Valley 8, Service Electric Berks 11, Service Electric Schuylkill/Hazleton 10, Urban Cable Works Philadelphia 55, Verizon Fios 15/HD 515, DirecTV 69, Dish Network 69)

BLUE RIDGE CABLE NETWORK (BRC 113, BRC 11, BRC 13) Poconos, Eastern and Northern PA

Delay & Replay Sunday October 7 10 am, Monday October 8 7 am & 11 am & Thursday October 11 7 am

Cleveland, Erie, Youngstown, Columbus, Buffalo, Akron, Toledo, Charleston DMAs (2.6 million HHs)

SPORTS TIME OHIO (Erie Time Warner 21-23/HD308-1308, Armstrong 47/HD177, Sharon Time Warner 76/HD 308-1308, DirecTV 662, Dish Network 431)

Friday Night Rivals Week 6 showdown pits Gateway against Franklin Regional

PITTSBURGH -- Class 5A could prove to be the strongest in the WPIAL this season and two of the top teams will be featured this week when the C. Harper Auto Group Friday Night Rivals Powered by IGS Energy season continues with Gateway facing Franklin Regional.

The Panthers host the Gators in a matchup of undefeated teams, live at 7 p.m. on 22 the Pointand streaming live on 22thepoint.com.

After winning a WPIAL championship a season ago, Gateway is off to a 6-0 start and enters as one of the top-ranked Class 5A teams in the state. Returning double-digit starters including Syracuse wide receiver commit Courtney Jackson, the Gators haven't been tested yet, outscoring opponents 273-34 through six games. Gateway is coming off of back-to-back shutouts over Ringgold and North Hills.

“This matchup is both a great challenge and a great opportunity for our program," Gateway Head Coach Don Holl told 22 the Point.

"I have a ton of respect for Coach Botta, his coaches and players, and the Franklin Regional program as a whole. They have great players who are extremely well-coached and play outstanding football. We are excited and very much looking forward to the challenge of competing with them and also showcasing our football team, band, cheerleaders and student section on Friday Night Rivals on 22 The Point.”

After graduating a large senior class which led them to the 2018 WPIAL quarterfinals, Franklin Regional hasn't lost a step, starting the season 5-0. Led by senior quarterback Adam Rudzinski, the Panthers are navigating a difficult conference with ease so far, aside from a narrow 17-14 victory at Greater Latrobe in Week 2.

"It is an honor and a privilege to be selected for such a great occasion," Franklin Regional Head Coach Greg Botta told 22 the Point.

"Facing Gateway will be a huge challenge. The talent and skill they possess could be the best in the state. However, the coaching staff and the players are excited about the opportunity to play such a great team. We will do our best to rise to the challenge . The excitement is in the air at Franklin and with the players."

Friday's winner will take over first place in the WPIAL's Class 5A Big East conference, and will also earn Route 22 bragging rights. 

TIME: 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5.

WATCH: 22 the Point (WPNT) (Comcast 812, Dish/DirecTV 22, Verizon FiOS 510, Armstrong 105, Atlantic Broadband 707, Laurel Highlands 422, Citizens 812, Consolidated 710, Shentel 207, Time/Warner 1022)

ONLINE: The broadcast will stream on http://22thepoint.com/.

ANNOUNCERS: Josh Maurer (play-by-play), Geoff Arnold (analyst), Jordan Conigliaro (sidelines).

SOCIAL MEDIA: #FridayNightRivalsPGH, @22ThePoint, @JordanC_WPGH.

2018 PITTSBURGH FRIDAY NIGHT RIVALS SCHEDULE

***ALL GAMES AT 7 P.M. ON 22 THE POINT, WPNT-TV***

Friday Oct 5 Gateway at Franklin Regional

Friday Oct 12 Hopewell at Central Valley

Friday Oct 19 Bethel Park at Peters Township

Friday Oct 26 Pine-Richland at North Allegheny

Edinboro travels to Mercyhurst for Week 6 of the DII season on STN's College Game of the Week

The Mercyhurst Lakers host the Edinboro Fighting Scots in a PSAC matchup on STN’s College Game of the Week.

After a 31-24 victory over Gannon University on Homecoming, Edinboro will hit the road, sitting at 4-1 on the season. A 17-17 game at halftime, Edinboro used a 16-yard touchdown pass from Andrew Tomko to A.J. Turner with 1:43 remaining to come away victorious on Saturday afternoon. Tomko found James Clark for a 7-yard score in the 3rd quarter to tie the game at 24. The Fighting Scots won the yardage battle 346-277 in the win. Tomko threw for 244 yards and three scores, while Walter Fltecher racked up 11 yards and a touchdown on the ground.

Mercyhurst fell to 1-4 after a 41-21 defeat at the hands of Slippery Rock. At the 8:40 mark of the 2nd quarter, Slippery Rock had already taken a 28-0 lead that would not be overcome. The Lakers totaled just 267 yards in the loss while allowing 436 to Slippery Rock. Doug Altavilla threw for 171 yards and a score while Garrett Owens picked up a score of his own on the ground to go with 82 rushing yards.

The Fighting Scots’ offense continues to roll, averaging 41 points per game and racking up nearly 400 yards of total offense per contest. Tomko has been turnover prone, throwing 11 picks to go with ten scores and 1,071 passing yards, but the offense has continued to roll. Led by Fletcher with 107.2 per game, Edinboro is rushing for nearly 163 yards per contest. Fletcher has found the end zone nine times this season. Kyle Galyk has produced when given work in the backfield, averaging 7.2 yards per carry and adding three touchdowns of his own. Ta’Nauz Gregory has been stellar, catching 21 balls for 414 yards and five scores.

Defensively, Edinboro is allowing just under 21 points per contest, propped up by the 40 points allowed in the loss to California (Pa.). The Fighting Scots allow 311.6 yards per game in 2018. Strong safety Brandon Anderson leads the team with 45 tackles, and has added an interception and two fumble recoveries. Trey Hall has been a stud for Edinboro as well, making 43 stops, five tackles for loss and racking up three interceptions. Derek Dorr leads the defensive line with four sacks while Zuril Hendrick has blanketed receivers, picking off five passes and breaking up six. An opportunistic bunch, Edinboro has forced 24 turnovers through five games.

Marty Schaetzle’s bunch has had a tough go in his 17th campaign as Head Coach. The offense for the Lakers has averaged just 14.2 points per game this season with 278.2 yards of total offense per game. Under center, Altavilla has thrown for 836 yards and four scores this season. Owens, the lead back, has 426 yards and a pair of scores, averaging over 85 yards rushing per game. Owens has been a main target in the passing game adding 122 yards and another score on 18 receptions. Austin Hence is the leading Laker receiver with 282 yards and two touchdowns. Oddly, the Lakers have yet to score a point in the 3rd quarter this season.

The defense has been solid at times for Mercyhurst, allowing 24.6 points per game, a number boosted by the 41 scored by Slippery Rock. The unit allows 366.2 yards per game, as well. Jake Tarasovitch leads the bunch with 41 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss and a forced fumble. Rocky Owens leads the Lakers with 4.5 tackles for loss and is tied for the team lead with two sacks. Not quite a ball-hawking team, the Lakers have forced just two turnovers this year, having yet to intercept a pass.

After a 7-4 finish a year ago, Edinboro is primed to at the very least match that number and potentially force their way into the DII playoffs. After going 5-6 last year, another loss this weekend would make it very difficult for Mercyhurst to even match their win total from a year ago.

Edinboro has won the last two matchups in the series, defeating Mercyhurst 28-25 a year ago on Homecoming. 

TIME: Saturday, October 6th, 12 p.m.

WATCH LIVE: WSEE CW 35.2, WPNT 22 The Point, WJAC 6.2 MeTV

ONLINE: ESPN3

ANNOUNCERS: Dan Watson (play-by-play), Varun Raghupathi (analyst), Jordan Conigliaro (sidelines)

Unbeaten West Chester looks to continue their hot start against Bloomsburg

West Chester remains unblemished as they travel to Bloomsburg for a PSAC tilt on STN’s college game of the week.

Off the heels of a 28-21 victory over Shippensburg on Saturday, West Chester heads into this week’s PSAAC matchup at 5-0. The Rams used a big day from Syracuse transfer A.J. Long to pick up the win. Long threw for 356 yards and three touchdowns while adding 87 yards on the ground. The signal caller hooked up with Lex Rosario 13 times for 193 yards and a score. The Rams picked off Brycen Mussina four times, including two by Jarey Elder to seal the victory.

The Huskies, off to an uncharacteristic 2-3 start, suffered their worst loss in six years, losing to Kutztown 44-10. It was the third straight loss to Kutztown for Shippensburg as they amassed just 196 yards of total offense. In Paul Darragh’s 63 career games as the head coach, only seven times has his team been held under 100 yards rushing. The Huskies finished with 73 on the ground.

The aforementioned Long is putting up numbers worth of Harlon Hill recognition. Long has 1,250 passing yards to go with 14 scores and has been a menace to opposition with his feet, leading the team with 360 rushing yards and five more scores. Despite a slow game against Ship, Mark Dukes has been solid in the backfield for the Rams, rushing for 310 yards and four scores, good for 62 yards per game. Rasheem James in the leading receiver with 28 catches and seven touchdowns, but Rosario’s standout performance leaves him just six yards shy of James for the team lead at 370.

Tyler Morrisey is the big man in the middle for the Rams, racking up 39 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss and 5.5 sacks. Nate Barnes has been fantastic for the Rams as well, making 42 stops, 5.5 tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks while also adding a pick and a fumble recovery. As a whole, the defense has intercepted 12 passes this season, good for over two per game. With his two on Saturday, Elder now has four picks this season. Both Jaishan Thornton and Jordan Burney have two each for West Chester. Five different Rams have contributed at least 3.5 sacks this season.

For the Huskies, the offense hasn’t quite got rolling yet, averaging just 18.8 points per game this season and 303.4 yards per game. Erik Benjamin has been inconsistent under center, completing under 48 percent of his throws for 669 yards and four scores to go with five interceptions. The ground game has been strong, picking up nearly 170 yards per contest, led by Hakeem Sillman with 333 yards. Qmac Quiteh and Alex Gooden are both over 200 yards on the ground this season for Bloomsburg. Despite a net of negative 22 yards, Benjamin has scored five rushing touchdowns. Michael Allen and Jay Popson are the targets through the air, with 200 plus yards receiving each.

The Huskies have been led defensively by Nate Monroe with 43 tackles on the season. Alex Annan is the other Husky with at least 35 tackles this season and has added three tackles for loss, so far. Bloom has intercepted a respectable six passes, led by Marquis Seamon’s three. He has been very difficult to throw on, racking up seven pass breakups and ten passes defended. The Huskies are allowing 23.8 points per game and 338.2 yards per game.

Bill Zwaan’s team is off to a heck of a start and hoping to keep the undefeated season rolling through Bloomsburg. After a strong 9-4 season last year, ending with a loss to IUP in the DII playoffs, the Rams have even higher hopes in 2018. The Huskies, 7-4 a year ago, are looking to turn things around in the second half of the year and get the offense going.

Bloomsburg won the last matchup in the series, a 20-19 victory a season ago. West Chester has been dominant in the all-time series with a record of 49-27. 

TIME: Saturday, October 6th, 2 p.m.

WATCH LIVE: WSWB CW 38, WHP 21.2 My Network, WFMZ 69, BLUE RIDGE CABLE NETWORK

ONLINE: ESPN3

ANNOUNCERS: Geoff Arnold (play-by-play), Mike Samsel (analyst),

Undefeated Chestnut Ridge meets Bedford in Week 7 Friday Night Rivals clash

WJAC’s Friday Night Rivals presented by your Local Honda Dealers continues as undefeated Chestnut Ridge makes its way to Bedford for a Week 7 clash.

What a start it has been to the season for Chestnut Ridge, adding another dominant win to their resume as they came away victorious by a score of 33-0 on Friday. Jared McGill ran for 117 yards and two of the four Lions rushing touchdowns on the night. Quarterback Logan Pfister added a pair of touchdowns, one through the air and one on the ground in the win. McGill made a play on the defensive side of the ball as well, coming away with an interception. Bedford fell to 4-2 on the season after a hard-fought 11-7 loss to Somerset, ending their three-game winning streak. The Bisons were unable to get much going offensively, settling for just a rushing touchdown by quarterback Steven Ressler.

Outscoring opponents 166-43, Chestnut Ridge has been strong on both sides of the ball, winning six games to start this 2018 campaign. While averaging just 13 passes per game, the Lions have been ruthlessly efficient, completing over 70 percent of their throws. Pfister has thrown for 671 yards and five scores. Pfister does plenty of work on the ground as well, leading the team in rushing attempts while gaining 348 yards and adding six ground scores. McGill is the lead back with 408 rushing yards and another six touchdowns. When Chestnut Ridge does throw, it is normally to Mason McVicker or Derrick Weaver, who have 45 percent of the total receptions and 59 percent of the receiving yards. Weaver is the big play threat, with 23.4 yards per catch and three touchdowns.

Very much a running team, the Bisons, coached by Kevin Steele, have thrown just 37 passes. Ressler has thrown for 277 yards and two scores and added 227 yards on the ground plus five touchdowns. Dylan Arnold has been tough to keep out of the end zone for opposing teams, racking up 11 rushing scores to go with 680 yards. Freshman receiver Mercury Swaim leads the receiving bunch with eight receptions, 133 yards and two scores.

Allowing just over seven points per game, the Chestnut Ridge defense has been stout. Trey Maxwell and McVicker both average over seven tackles per game to lead the Lions. Nine different players for Chestnut Ridge average at least four tackles per contest. Surprisingly for such a strong defense, the Lions have only forced seven turnovers, intercepting three passes and recovering four fumbles. Jacob Mowry has come away with three of those seven, falling on two fumbles and picking off a pass.

Bedford has been strong defensively, but not quite as strong, allowing just under 18 points per game. Swaim leads the team in tackles, accumulating 48 with Elijah Cook just behind him with 47. Brandon Dawson has racked up eight tackles for loss this for the Bisons. Even without an interception, Bedford has forced six turnovers with six different players each recovering a fumble.

Chestnut Ridge sits in a tie with Richland atop the Laurel Highlands standings through six weeks, as both teams remain undefeated. Bedford sits in a tie at 4-2 for fourth place in the conference with Forest Hills. Only Bishop Guilfoyle has allowed less points than the Lions in the conference so far.

Chestnut Ridge is 7-5 in the series dating back to 2006, but Bedford won the last matchup 42-7 in 2015. Prior to the Bisons victory, the Lions had won four straight over Bedford.

After a 3-7 campaign in 2017, the Bisons have already surpassed their past win total and are looking to keep moving up the standings with an upset over the top dog. No stranger to success under Max Shoemaker, Chestnut Ridge is 25-6 over the last three seasons. Still tied with Richland, the Lions will look to continue to win and keep pace with them as the battle atop the Laurel Highlands continues. They will meet on October 26th in the final week of the regular season.

TIME: 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5

WATCH: WJAC 6.2 Me TV (6.2 over-the-air, Comcast 110-187-202-248, Armstrong 410, Atlantic Broadband 110, Windstream 16, Laurel Highland 15) Johnstown/Altoona/State College

ONLINE:

ANNOUNCERS: Brian Tripp (play-by-play), Rick Hull (analyst), Josh Kurelac (sidelines).

 

2018 JOHNSTOWN FRIDAY NIGHT RIVALS SCHEDULE

***ALL GAMES AT 7 P.M. ON WJAC Me TV

Friday Oct 5 Chestnut Ridge at Bedford

Friday Oct 12 Bishop Guilfoyle at Forest Hills

Friday Oct 19 Altoona Area at State College Area

Friday Oct 26 Bishop Guilfoyle at Bishop McCort

Trinity travels to East Pennsboro in search of first win on Week 7 of STN's Friday Night Rivals.

HARRISBURG – CBS 21’s Friday Night Rivals Presented by Faulkner Subaru season continues in Week 7 with Trinity traveling to East Pennsboro on Friday night.

The East Pennsboro Panthers picked up win number one in their 2018 campaign with a 54-6 victory over Camp Hill. The Panthers used an unheard of 41-point second quarter to come away with the big win. Nikolas Karoly was nearly flawless through the air, completing 11 of 12 throws for 220 yards and 3 touchdowns. Jacob Shermeyer added 152 yards and a pair of scores on the ground for East Pennsboro. Trinity fell to 0-6 on the season after a 46-0 loss to Milton Hershey. The Shamrocks put up just 96 yards of total offense in the contest.

The Panthers, coached by Todd Stuter, sit at 1-5 despite three losses by a touchdown or less. Karoly, one of five players to throw a pass for East Pennsboro, has completed 54 percent of his throws for 812 yards and eight touchdowns. With moderate success through the air, the team has struggled on the ground, averaging just 56.8 yards per game. Shermeyer has 296 of the teams 341 rushing yards this season. Mike Chismar and Jaxson Irwin are the main targets in the air, combining for 50 catches and seven receiving touchdowns. Chismer leads the group with 322 yards receiving.

For the Shamrocks, coached by Todd Ryan, a move was made at quarterback on Friday as Damonte Porter got the nod, completing just one of his 11 throws. Danny Scott has completed 41 percent of passes with a pair of touchdowns and eight interceptions when acting as the quarterback. Connor McCarthy has been the workhorse back, carrying the ball 90 times for 320 yards. Daniel Kosinski has added 44 carries for 212 yards and two touchdowns for the Shamrocks. Despite playing QB last week, Porter still leads the team with 12 catches for 125 yards this year.

On the defensive side of the ball, the Panthers have three players averaging at least five tackles per contest, led by Hunter Campbell at six per game. Shermeyer has been a terror in the backfield, racking up 11 tackles for loss. The team has been opportunistic defensively, forcing 17 turnovers. Marquise Horton has picked off a pair of passes, while Shermeyer has added three fumble recoveries.

Connor Knittle and Mike McDermott have been strong for the Trinity defense, combining for 73 tackles on the season. McDermott leads the team with seven tackles for loss. Trinity has caused just two turnovers this season, a pair of fumble recoveries. Trinity has given up nearly 40 points per game in 2018.

Trinity sits at the bottom of the Mid-Penn Capital conference, tied with Camp Hill. Despite having just a single win, East Pennsboro sits in a tie with Steel High and Boiling Springs at 1-2 in conference play. Three teams, Middletown, Milton Hershey and Palmyra are 3-0 in conference play.

These teams have split the last eight meetings, dating back to 2008. East Pennsboro has won the last three contests by an average of 34 points. It was a 66-27 victory for the Panthers in 2017.

This has been an uncharacteristic down year for East Pennsboro, as the team has won no less than six games every year since 2009. Trinity won eight games in the last three season under the previous regime before Ryan took over this season.

IME: 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5th

WATCH: CBS 21

ONLINE: local21news.com/watch

ANNOUNCERS: Phil Schoener (play-by-play), Collin Riccobon (analyst), Jeff Jezewski (sidelines).

2018 HARRISBURG FRIDAY NIGHT RIVALS SCHEDULE

***ALL GAMES AT 7 P.M. ON CBS 21, WHP

Friday Oct 5 Trinity at East Pennsboro

Friday Oct 12 Hershey at Bishop McDevitt

Friday Oct 19 Camp Hill at Milton Hershey

Friday Oct 26 Central Dauphin at CD East

Friday Night Rivals Week 5 features Class 6A showdown with defending state champs

PITTSBURGH -- The C. Harper Auto Group Friday Night Rivals Powered by IGS Energy season hones in on the largest classification in the WPIAL this week featuring Pine-Richland - the PIAA defending state champs in Class 6A - hosting perennial power Pittsburgh Central Catholic.

The Rams host the Vikings in a pivotal regular season matchup live at 7 p.m. on 22 the Point and streaming live on 22thepoint.com. The 22 the Point broadcast is also airing nationally on the Stadium network.

"We are humbled and honored to be on Friday Night Rivals once again this year and we are proud to represent the Pine-Richland School District versus one of our longtime rivals," Pine-Richland Head Coach Eric Kasperowicz tells 22 the Point.

Fresh off of a 2017 undefeated season, WPIAL championship and first PIAA title, the Rams entered this new campaign as one of the favorites in the state's biggest classification, despite sending several players to the college ranks including quarterback Phil Jurkovec, now a freshman at Notre Dame.

Now under center is sophomore Cole Spencer, one of the top wrestlers in the state at 152 pounds. Spencer has helped lead the Rams to a 4-1 start, with their only blemish coming in an opening week 42-0 loss to IMG Academy, the top-ranked team in the nation.

Spencer has plenty of support in front of him including an offensive line considered to be tops in the state, with senior tackle Andrew Kristofic committed to Notre Dame, guard Michael Katic committed to Indiana University in the Big Ten and center Michael Dorundo.

Pine-Richland lost several playmakers from the 2017 title team but has scored more than 40 points in four straight games, with the defense only giving up 21 points in those four victories.

Central Catholic is looking to get back to its usual winning ways against the other WPIAL heavyweights. Following two losses to Pine-Richland last season - in the regular season and in the WPIAL Championship game at Heinz Field - longtime leader Terry Totten is in the middle of a reloading campaign following a 2016 WPIAL championship and state runner-up finish.

The Vikings held on for a 7-6 win last week over Bethel Park and enter the contest 4-1, their only defeat coming at the hands of North Allegheny in a Week 2 matchup.

Before the game, Pine-Richland Head Coach Eric Kasperowicz will be honored by USA Football in a ceremony at the 50-yard line. Kasperowicz was recently selected to coach in the USA Football International Bowl in Arlington, Texas in January, a showcase featuring the top high school football players from the United States against the best from around the world.

TIME: 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28.

WATCH: 22 the Point (WPNT) (Comcast 812, Dish/DirecTV 22, Verizon FiOS 510, Armstrong 105, Atlantic Broadband 707, Laurel Highlands 422, Citizens 812, Consolidated 710, Shentel 207, Time/Warner 1022)

ONLINE: The broadcast will stream on http://22thepoint.com/.

ANNOUNCERS: Geoff Arnold (play-by-play), Josh Maurer (analyst), Jordan Conigliaro (sidelines).

SOCIAL MEDIA: #FridayNightRivalsPGH, @22ThePoint, @JordanC_WPGH.

2018 PITTSBURGH FRIDAY NIGHT RIVALS SCHEDULE

***ALL GAMES AT 7 P.M. ON 22 THE POINT, WPNT-TV***

Friday Sept 28 Central Catholic at Pine-Richland

Friday Oct 5 Gateway at Franklin Regional

Friday Oct 12 Hopewell at Central Valley

Friday Oct 19 Bethel Park at Peters Township

Friday Oct 26 Pine-Richland at North Allegheny

Edinboro heads to Gannon University for conference clash on STN

Edinboro (3-1) hosts Gannon (0-4) in conference matchup on Saturday at 12 p.m. as part of STN’s College Game of the Week.

After a 3-0 start to the season, Edinboro will return home with a blemish on the record after a tough fought 40-35 loss at California (Pa.). Edinboro took a 35-34 lead with 8:01 left to play, but couldn’t hold on, as Noah Mitchell found Tyson Hill for 18 yards and a score with 5:20 remaining. Gannon dropped to 0-4 in a tightly contested battle of its own, falling 14-9 to Clarion. Clarion scored a 34 yard touchdown with 16 seconds remaining in the 3rd quarter to take a 14-9 lead they wouldn’t relinquish.

Edinboro was able to make a game out of it despite being out-gained by 200 yards in the contest. The Fighting Scots picked off four passes in the game, winning the turnover battle six to three. Andrew Tomko completed just 30 percent of his passes, throwing for 143 yards and a score. The signal caller added 41 yards and a touchdown on the ground. Walter Fletcher found the end zone twice on the ground for Edinboro.

Zuril Hendrick made eight tackles in the contest and accounted for two of the teams four interceptions on the day. Brandon Anderson led the team with 13 stops and a fumble recovery, while Trey Hall and Branson Smith also came away with interceptions.

For the Gannon offense, Jason Dambach was forced into action and threw for 270 yards and the lone touchdown of the day. Thanks to yards lost due to sacks, the Golden Knights netted -26 yards on the ground. Dontae Owens led the team with 91 receiving yards and Alex Hutchings caught the lone touchdown.

Keith Thompson led the way defensively in a stellar outing, making seven tackles and picking up 1.5 sacks. Despite forcing ten Clarion punts, the Golden Knights were unable to force a turnover in the contest.

Brad Rzyczycki’s Golden Knights will hope the defensive effort continues against the Fighting Scots who have been stellar this season. Rzyczycki’s bunch is averaging 20.25 points per game while allowing 32 points.

Dambach made his first throws of the year last weekend, replacing Jimmy Keefe. Keefe has thrown for 658 yards and four scores in four games this season, but has a completion percentage below 50. After a 160-yard performance to open the year, tailback Marcus Jones has slowed a bit, but easily paces the team with 315 yards and two scores. Joey Cox leads the receiving group with 25 catches for 259 yards and one touchdown.

Martell Davis leads the Golden Knights with 23 tackles and 2.5 tackles for loss. Three different players have intercepted passes for Gannon, as they have forced just five turnovers in four games. Malik Bridgeman leads the team with 3.5 tackles for loss and has also chipped in with a pick and a forced fumble.

Gannon will need to be on their A-game defensively to slow down the Fighting Scots, averaging over 43 points per game. Edinboro averages over 400 yards of total offense per game this season. Tomko has been inefficient, completing just 44 percent of his throws, but does have 827 yards and seven passing touchdowns. He’s added two rushing touchdowns in 2018, as well. Walter Fletcher has a nose for the end zone, scoring eight times while gaining over 400 yards on the ground. Ta’Nauz Gregory is the big-play threat, averaging over 20 yards per catch on 20 receptions and scoring five times.

Defensively, the Fighting Scots allow just 20 points per game. Before allowing 40 last week to California (Pa.), Edinboro had allowed just 40 points through three games. Talk about ball hawks, the Scots have intercepted 14 passes, recovered eight fumbles and sacked the quarterback 11 times so far this year. Hendrick has four interceptions to go with 24 tackles and a fumble forced. Billy DePaul has chipped in with three picks and Derek Dorr leads the way with four sacks.

Edinboro looks like they could improve off last year’s 7-4 record in Wayne Bradford’s first season as head coach. Bradford served the 2017 season under the interim tag. The Fighting Scots will be hoping to avenge last year’s 47-25 loss to the Golden Knights. After a 5-6 season a year ago, Gannon is hopeful they can put one in the win column on Saturday after a slow start.

TIME: Saturday, September 29th, 2 p.m.

WATCH LIVE: WSEE CW 35.2, WPNT 22 The Point

ONLINE: ESPN3

ANNOUNCERS: Geoff Arnold (play-by-play), Varun Raghupathi (analyst), Jordan Conigliaro (sidelines)

West Chester looks to remain unbeaten in PSAC tilt with Shippenburg on Saturday afternoon

WEST CHESTER – Undefeated West Chester will play host to PSAC foe Shippensburg in massive clash on STN’s College Game of the Week.

With a blowout victory over Millersville on Saturday, West Chester improved to 4-0 on the season and are rolling into this week’s home matchup with the Raiders. Shippensburg, however, is headed in the other direction after back-to-back losses dropped them to .500 on the season. This past weekend’s defeat came in a 28-24 loss to Bloomsburg.

The Rams raced out to a 28-0 1st quarter lead over the Marauders, pairing two A.J. Long touchdown passes with a pick-six and a Mark Dukes 35-yard score. Millersville outscored West Chester 16-14 the rest of the way, but the damage was already done. Despite completing just 44 percent of this throws, Long tossed three touchdowns and added 54 yards on the ground. Dukes added 120 yards and a score, while Rasheem James chipped in with 40 receiving yards and two scores. The Rams pass rush racked up an insane ten sacks and the team intercepted two passes on the day.

Shippensburg scored two late touchdowns against Bloomsburg, but the rally wasn’t enough to erase a 28-12 lead with 8:06 to play. Brycen Mussina, son of former MLB pitcher Mike, racked up 312 yards and four passing touchdowns in the losing effort. The ground attack was nearly non-existent for the Raiders, as they gained just 39 yards on 20 rushing attempts. Nine different Raiders caught passes, led by Charles Headen’s 55 yards and two touchdowns. Josh Lister paced the defensive effort with eight tackles and a tackle for loss.

The five-time PSAC Eastern champions under Bill Zwaan are hoping for a sixth after their start this season. The four-time Coach of the Year has the offense clicking to the tune of 44 points per game while allowing just over ten. Individually, Long has thrown for 894 yards and 11 scores, while adding another 273 on the ground with five more touchdowns. Dukes has averaged over five yards per tote and has found the end zone three times. The Rams have four wide receivers with at least 100 yards, led by James’ 321 to go with six touchdown receptions.

Defensively, Nate Barnes has racked up 33 tackles along with 4.5 sacks this season. He is one of five Rams with at least 3.5 sacks. Diquan Gilbert has been a terror in the backfield, amassing nine tackles for loss through four games. The Rams are averaging 2.5 turnovers per game, intercepting eight passes and recovering two fumbles. Jaishan Thornton has three of those, picking off two passes and recovering a fumble.

The Raiders, under eighth year head coach Mark Maciejewski, are averaging just 24.5 points per game and allowing 29.8. Mussina has been solid, averaging over 290 yards per game through the air along with 12 touchdowns and seven interceptions. The ground game averages just over 100 yards per contest, led by Marcus Lominy’s 40 per game. Despite combing for over 300 rushing yards, Lominy and Ralieigh Sirb have yet to find the end zone. Five receivers have at least 12 catches for the Raiders, led by Josh Gontarek’s 21 receptions for 293 yards. Charles Headen has found the end zone on four of his 12 receptions.

Steven Cain paces the Raiders defense with 31 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss and a sack. Dakota Thompson and Josh Lister have led the efforts in the backfield, combining for 12.5 TFL’s and 6.5 sacks. John Chaney III, grandson of Temple coaching legend John Chaney Sr., has a pair of picks this season and Richard Nase has a fumble recovery for a touchdown this year.

West Chester has had Shippensburg’s number as of late, winning three straight matchups, including two last season. Finishing 9-4 a year ago, West Chester knocked off the Raiders 37-27 in the regular season before dominating the postseason matchup with a 27-6 win. West Chester took a 27-0 lead at the 10:57 mark in the 4th quarter before allowing a Raiders touchdown with 8:16 to play.

The Raiders will hope to end a two-game skid after a 2-0 start, while the Rams will be looking to stay unbeaten and improve to 5-0 on Saturday afternoon.

TIME: 12 p.m. Saturday, September 29th

WATCH LIVE: WHP 21.2 My Network, WFMZ 69, BLUE RIDGE CABLE NETWORK

ONLINE: ESPN3

ANNOUNCERS: Phil Schoener (play-by-play), Emory Hunt (analyst), Colin Riccobon (sidelines)

WHERE TO WATCH: September 27th-29th

MILLERSVILLE vs EAST STROUDBURG FOOTBALL (Thursday, September 27th, 7 p.m.)

National Platforms

ESPN 3 - http://www.espn.com/watch/_/id/3429801/east-stroudsburg-vs-millersville-football

(Accessible on line to more than 86 million households at WatchESPN.com, on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app and streamed on televisions through Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. ALSO airing on Xfinity X1 Voice Remote and X1 App—available to 22.5 million Xfinity subscribers, including 5 million in Philadelphia and the Mid-Atlantic region.)

Wilkes-Barre, Scranton, East Stroudsburg, Williamsport DMA (523,000 HHs)

WQMY 53.1/56.3 My Network (53.1/56.3 over-the-air, Comcast 11-19-60-65/HD257-HD813, Service Electric Cablevision 8/HD508, Service Electric 4/HD 504, Service Electric Bloomsburg-Shamokin 7/HD507, Service Electric 15/HD515, Blue Ridge 8/HD608-16/HD617, Adams 18/HD310, Atlantic Broadband 13, Beaver Valley 4/HD210, Beaver Estella 9, Metrocast 8-16/HD708, DirecTV 53, Dish Network 53)

Harrisburg, Lancaster, York, Carlisle DMA (614,000 HHs)

WHP 21.2 My Network(21.1 over-the-air, Comcast 19, Armstrong 15, Blue Ridge 133, Nittany 99, Verizon 21, DirecTV 22)

Erie DMA (141,000 HHs)

Erie News Now ENN+ (35.3 over-the-air)

Poconos, Eastern and Northern PA (179,000 HHs)

BLUE RIDGE CABLE NETWORK (BRC 113, BRC 11, BRC 13) Poconos, Eastern and Northern PA

Delay & Replay Friday September 28 Noon

Cleveland, Erie, Youngstown, Columbus, Buffalo, Akron, Toledo, Charleston DMAs (2.6 million HHs)

SPORTS TIME OHIO (Erie Time Warner 21-23/HD308-1308, Armstrong 47/HD177, Sharon Time Warner 76/HD 308-1308, DirecTV 662, Dish Network 431)

WEST CHESTER vs EDINBORO WOMEN’S SOCCER (Saturday, September 29th, 9:30 a.m.)

National Platforms

ESPN 3 - http://www.espn.com/watch/_/id/3438153/west-chester-vs-edinboro

(Accessible on line to more than 86 million households at WatchESPN.com, on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app and streamed on televisions through Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. ALSO airing on Xfinity X1 Voice Remote and X1 App—available to 22.5 million Xfinity subscribers, including 5 million in Philadelphia and the Mid-Atlantic region.)

Erie DMA (141,000 HHs)

Erie News Now ENN+ (35.3 over-the-air)

Delay & Replay Saturday September 29 4 pm

Cleveland, Erie, Youngstown, Columbus, Buffalo, Akron, Toledo, Charleston DMAs (2.6 million HHs)

SPORTS TIME OHIO (Erie Time Warner 21-23/HD308-1308, Armstrong 47/HD177, Sharon Time Warner 76/HD 308-1308, DirecTV 662, Dish Network 431)

SHIPPENSBURG vs WEST CHESTER (Saturday, September 29th, 12 p.m.)

National Platforms

ESPN 3 - http://www.espn.com/watch/_/id/3430198/shippensburg-vs-west-chester-football

(Accessible on line to more than 86 million households at WatchESPN.com, on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app and streamed on televisions through Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. ALSO airing on Xfinity X1 Voice Remote and X1 App—available to 22.5 million Xfinity subscribers, including 5 million in Philadelphia and the Mid-Atlantic region.)

Harrisburg, Lancaster, York, Carlisle DMA (614,000 HHs)

WHP 21.2 My Network(21.1 over-the-air, Comcast 19, Armstrong 15, Blue Ridge 133, Nittany 99, Verizon 21, DirecTV 22)

Philadelphia DMA (2.9 million HHs)

WFMZ 69 (69 over-the-air, Blue Ridge Berks 2, Blue Ridge Poconos 4, Blue Ridge Lancaster 9, Cablevision 26, Comcast Plymouth Meeting 5, Comcast Reading 9, Comcast Pottsville 11, Comcast Lehigh Valley 13, Comcast Princeton 15, Comcast New Jersey 18-19-82-83-99-257, Comcast Suburban Philadelphia 14-15-16-17, Comcast Philadelphia 19-27-55-59, Comcast Delaware 69, RCN Lehigh Valley 7, RCN New Jersey 13, RCN Philadelphia 19, Service Electric Lehigh Valley 8, Service Electric Berks 11, Service Electric Schuylkill/Hazleton 10, Urban Cable Works Philadelphia 55, Verizon Fios 15/HD 515, DirecTV 69, Dish Network 69) Philadelphia/New Jersey-Delaware/Lehigh Valley

Poconos, Eastern and Northern PA (179,000 HHs)

BLUE RIDGE CABLE NETWORK (BRC 113, BRC 11, BRC 13) Poconos, Eastern and Northern PA

Delay & Replay Sunday Sept 30 11 am

Cleveland, Erie, Youngstown, Columbus, Buffalo, Akron, Toledo, Charleston DMAs (2.6 million HHs)

SPORTS TIME OHIO (Erie Time Warner 21-23/HD308-1308, Armstrong 47/HD177, Sharon Time Warner 76/HD 308-1308, DirecTV 662, Dish Network 431)

GANNON vs EDINBORO FOOTBALL (Saturday, September 29th, 2 p.m.)

National Platforms

ESPN 3 - http://www.espn.com/watch/_/id/3430206/gannon-vs-edinboro-football

(Accessible on line to more than 86 million households at WatchESPN.com, on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app and streamed on televisions through Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. ALSO airing on Xfinity X1 Voice Remote and X1 App—available to 22.5 million Xfinity subscribers, including 5 million in Philadelphia and the Mid-Atlantic region.)

Erie DMA (141,000 HHs)

WSEE CW 35.2 (35.2 over-the-air Erie, Meadville, Titusville, Warren, Cleveland, Akron, Canton; Spectrum Erie 3;  Armstrong Meadville 16; Armstrong Titusville 13; Armstrong Erie 3/807; Atlantic Warren 4; Coax Edinboro 3; Dish Network 3/7048; DirecTV 36)

Pittsburgh DMA (1.1 million HHs)

WPNT 22 The Point(22 over-the-air, Comcast SD 10/HD 812, Comcast Clarion SD 12/HD 812, Armstrong SD 22/HD 105, Atlantic Broadband SD 8/HD 707, Citizens SD 12/HD 812, Time Warner SD 22/HD 1022, Verizon SD 10/ HD 510, Consolidated SD 10/HD 710, DirecTV & Dish Network 22) 16 Counties in Western PA and northern WV

Delay & Replay Monday October 1 Noon

Cleveland, Erie, Youngstown, Columbus, Buffalo, Akron, Toledo, Charleston DMAs (2.6 million HHs)

SPORTS TIME OHIO (Erie Time Warner 21-23/HD308-1308, Armstrong 47/HD177, Sharon Time Warner 76/HD 308-1308, DirecTV 662, Dish Network 431)

Greater Johnstown and Bishop McCort seek first win in Friday Night Rivals matchup

WJAC’s Friday Night Rivals presented by your Local Honda Dealers continues with Week 6 as Bishop McCort will travel to Greater Johnstown Friday night at 7 p.m. on WJAC MeTV.

One team will get the opportunity to put a number into the win column as each team enters with an 0-5 record. Bishop McCort, coached by Brian Basile, is coming off a 36-14 defeat at the hands of Forest Hills. Forest Hills took an early 14-0 1st quarter lead and never relented en route to a win. Similarly, Greater Johnstown went down early, trailing 28-0 at halftime of an eventual 42-6 loss to Bishop Guilfoyle.

McCort’s five losses have come by an average of just over 20 points, but they have dropped two games by a field goal or less. In Week 2, they fell 19-16 to Somerset and dropped a 14-13 contest at Cambria Heights on September 14th. Greater Johnstown’s have losses have been by an average of 26.6 points per game with just one contest decided by less than ten points.

Tony Penna’s Trojans have struggled offensively, averaging just 99 yards per game through the air and 82 on the ground. Four players have attempted a pass, with freshman D’Andre Sampson leading the way with 49 attempts for 268 yards. Sammy Barber has thrown for 159 yards and three scores through the air. Roderick Rosiek has been the main back on the ground, carrying 55 times for 193 yards. When going to the air, Tyjon Jones is the favorite target, hauling in 20 catches for 252 yards and a touchdown, thus far.

Currently tied at the bottom of the Laurel Highlands with Greater Johnstown, Bishop McCort has struggled to move the ball this season, as well. The Crushers average just over 50 passing yards per game and just over 75 rushing yards. Both Levi Allison and William Miller have thrown over 20 passes this season, with each throwing for at least one score. Miller is the main ground threat, picking up 245 yards and contributing two scores. Eight different receivers have at least one catch for the Crushers.

Brock Moore and Tyjon Jones have led the way defensively with 22 and 18 tackles respectively for Greater Johnstown. Jones has been the main playmaker, coming away with five of the eight turnovers forced by the Trojans, intercepting four passes and recovering a fumble. Rosiek and Moore have added picks for the Trojan defense.

Brandon Bair has been a tackling machine for the Crushers, averaging over nine tackles a game, while adding in a pair of tackles for loss. Kole Lichtenfels has an interception and a fumble recovery for the defense.

If either team is able to get their offenses going in Week 6, they should be able to come away with win number one as each team has had a tough time on that side of the football. Neither team has scored more than 20 points in a game this season.

These sides are knotted up at 7-7 in the last 14 matchups, with Greater Johnstown winning the last five. Bishop McCort won six straight in the series from 2004 to 2009. Greater Johnstown used 13 4th quarter points to pull out a 23-15 victory a season ago.

It has been a tough start to the year for the young Crushers after back-to-back 10 win seasons in 2016 and 2017. This is similarly unfamiliar territory for Penna’s Trojans, as they’re coming off an 8-4 2017.

Both of these programs are looking to get back on track with a victory Friday night.

TIME: 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28.

WATCH: WJAC 6.2 Me TV (6.2 over-the-air, Comcast 110-187-202-248, Armstrong 410, Atlantic Broadband 110, Windstream 16, Laurel Highland 15) Johnstown/Altoona/State College

ONLINE:

ANNOUNCERS: Brian Tripp (play-by-play), Rick Hull (analyst), Josh Kurelac (sidelines).

 

2018 JOHNSTOWN FRIDAY NIGHT RIVALS SCHEDULE

***ALL GAMES AT 7 P.M. ON WJAC Me TV

Friday Sept 28 Bishop McCort at Greater Johnstown

Friday Oct 5 Chestnut Ridge at Bedford

Friday Oct 12 Bishop Guilfoyle at Forest Hills

Friday Oct 19 Altoona Area at State College Area

Friday Oct 26 Bishop Guilfoyle at Bishop McCort

The 2nd half of the FNR schedule kicks off as Susquenita hosts Upper Dauphin

HARRISBURG – CBS 21’s Friday Night Rivals Presented by Faulkner Subaru season continues through the halfway point as Upper Dauphin and Susquenita face off in Week 6 of Friday Night Rivals

The Upper Dauphin Trojans improved to 4-1 at the halfway point of the 2018 regular season after a 42-14 win over Tri-Valley. Upper Dauphin ran the ball an absurd 66 times for 446 yards in the win, led by 150 yards and three touchdowns from Macklin Ayers. Susquenita fell to 2-3 on the season after a 22-7 loss on the road against Pine Grove. Susquenita held Pine Grove scoreless in the second half, but was unable to muster anything other than a 2nd quarter score in the contest.

The Trojans, coached by Kent Smeltz, are a run-heavy offense with 1,849 rushing yards through five games. The QB, Ayers, has attempted 61 passes, completing 28 of them for 547 yards. On the ground, he has 80 carries for over 500 yards and ten rushing touchdowns. Jake Ramberger and Donnie Gelnett are the other main rushing threats, combining for over 900 yards. Remberger is averaging over ten yards per carry and has eight scores this year. Zach Rupp has been a big-play threat for the passing game, pulling in seven catches for 216 yards and two touchdowns.

The Blackhawks offense has also been a run-heavy one under Scott Acri this season. Russ Amick and Antonio Garcia have combined for 153 yards passing in 2018. Amick is the leading rusher, with 262 yards and three touchdowns. Both Austin Kenny and John Stump have multiple scores on the ground and have combined for 357 yards rushing. Masyn Miller is the leading receiver with eight receptions for 98 yards.

Defensively, the Trojans are led by Brennen McAllister. McAllister has racked up 30 tackles, with 12 of them coming behind the line-of-scrimmage. Darion and Mason Wiest have both accumulated more than 20 tackles each, so far. Upper Dauphin has forced five turnovers.

Susquenita has yet to allow more than 22 points in a game this season, holding opponents below 20 points in three of their five games. Amick has contributed defensively for the Blackhawks, returning an interception for a touchdown. Despite a 2-3 record, Susquenita has been the second toughest team to score against in the Tri-Valley this year. It has been the offense, scoring the second least points in the conference, holding them back.  

Upper Dauphin is one of three 3-1 teams in conference play this year, joining Line Mountain and Williams Valley. Halifax has paced the Tri-Valley with a 5-0 record overall and 4-0 in conference play.

The Trojans have already matched their win total from last season, a 4-6 campaign in the first year under Smeltz. The Blackhawks were 5-5 last season and are looking to improve on that in the fourth year under Acri.

The last meeting between these squads was a 55-22 win for Susquenita in 2015. Upper Dauphin prevailed in the 2014 matchup 35-28.

IME: 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28.

WATCH: CBS 21

ONLINE: local21news.com/watch

ANNOUNCERS: Phil Schoener (play-by-play), Collin Riccobon (analyst), Jeff Jezewski (sidelines).

2018 HARRISBURG FRIDAY NIGHT RIVALS SCHEDULE

***ALL GAMES AT 7 P.M. ON CBS 21, WHP

Friday Sept 28 Upper Dauphin at Susquenita

Friday Oct 5 Trinity at East Pennsboro

Friday Oct 12 Hershey at Bishop McDevitt

Friday Oct 19 Camp Hill at Milton Hershey

Friday Oct 26 Central Dauphin at CD East

East Stroudsburg travels to Millersville Thursday night for PSAC battle on STN

1-3 East Stroudsburg and 0-4 Millersville will go to battle on Thursday night as STN’s college coverage continues in Week 5.

 

ESU will look to bounce back after a tough loss in a 44-41 thriller with Lock Haven. ESU scored twice late, but couldn’t overcome allowing 27 straight points in the second half of Saturday’s contest. 

 

Millersville, led by first-year head coach J.C. Morgan, will also have a bounce back mentality after a 42-16 loss to West Chester. The loss dropped Millersville to 0-4 on the 2018 season.

 

The Marauders offense has struggled to get going through four games this season. They currently rank last in the PSAC in scoring offense, total offense and also rushing yards. Millersville has turned the ball over 14 times in the first four weeks, throwing seven interceptions and losing seven fumbles.

 

Coincidentally, the Warriors offense has also turned the ball over 14 times, as well.  ESU ranks seventh in scoring in the PSAC and eighth in running offense, despite Jaymar Anderson leading the PSAC with 447 rushing yards.

 

ESU is off to a 1-3 start in legendary head coach Denny Douds 45th year at the helm. The all-time winningest coach in league history, Douds ranks 16th in NCAA history in career wins.

 

Redshirt Freshman Jake Cirillo took over for Ben Moser in the 4th Quarter against Lock Haven, completing eight of his 12 throws for 123 yards and a pair of scores in the loss. He is listed as the starter on this week’s two-deep. With Anderson the ground threat, Cirillo will rely on Jylil Reeder and R.J. Sarajian through the air.  Sarajian has 12 receptions for 200 yards and two scores after a 100-yard performance against Lock Haven. Reeder leads the team with 364 yards and three scores through the air.

 

Millersville will have to find a way to score to keep up with the Warriors offense. The Marauders scored a season-high 16 points versus West Chester and average just 10.75 points per game. Collin Shank started on Saturday, but was relieved by Tony Staffieri. Shank has thrown two touchdowns to seven interceptions while Staffieri has yet to be intercepted on 26 throws. Kobe Miranda leads the team with 94 rushing yards through four games. Due to negative yardage on sacks, Millersville has a net total of 11 rushing yards on 128 attempts.  Chris Dolan has been a threat, pulling in 26 catches for 300 yards and two scores.

 

Both team defenses could use some tightening up, as they have each allowed over 40 points per game. The Marauders have given up 40.75 points per contest, while East Stroudsburg is allowing a whopping 44.

 

Millersville will look to have a better start, as they’ve been outscored by a total of 69-3 in the 1st quarter this season. Despite winning last year’s meeting 12-0, Millersville trails the all-time series 42-26-1. The Marauders have never lost (11-0) when scoring at least 30 points in the series.

TIME: 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27

WATCH LIVE: WQMY 53.1/56.3 My Network, WHP 21.2 My Network, Erie News Now, BLUE RIDGE CABLE NETWORK

ONLINE: ESPN3

ANNOUNCERS: Phil Schoener (play-by-play), Emory Hunt (analyst), Jeff Jezewski (sidelines).

Coaching legends to face off on Week 4 FNR broadcast

PITTSBURGH -- The C. Harper Auto Group Friday Night Rivals Powered by IGS Energy season continues Friday with a matchup featuring two of the most revered coaches in Western Pennsylvania football history.

Jim Render and Upper St. Clair are hosting Bob Palko and West Allegheny live at 7 p.m. on 22 the Point and streaming live on 22thepoint.com.

This will be the final meeting between two of the deans of the WPIAL, with Palko announcing his plans to retire following this season, his 24th leading West Allegheny. His tenure includes a record eight WPIAL titles and one PIAA state championship.

On the home sidelines Friday will be a coach who recently reached the extremely rare 400 career win mark. Render became the first WPIAL coach to notch 400 wins on Aug. 31., a 16-14 victory over Peters Township. Render has also collected five WPIAL titles and two PIAA state championships. 

“It’s always an honor to represent the West Allegheny School District and community on Friday nights," Palko told 22 the Point.

"We have so much respect for Coach Render and Upper St. Clair and are truly honored to be a part of the Friday Night Rivals series. As for the final matchup with USC and Coach Render, I am always honored to be on the same field with coach and consider him a true friend.”

Current assistant coach Kim Niedbala, will become the head coach of the Indians at the end of the season.

West Allegheny is off to a 2-1 start while Upper St. Clair is 4-0 and looking to defend its 2017 Allegheny Nine Conference title.

TIME: 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21.

WATCH: 22 the Point (WPNT) (Comcast 812, Dish/DirecTV 22, Verizon FiOS 510, Armstrong 105, Atlantic Broadband 707, Laurel Highlands 422, Citizens 812, Consolidated 710, Shentel 207, Time/Warner 1022)

ONLINE: The broadcast will stream on http://22thepoint.com/.

ANNOUNCERS: Josh Maurer (play-by-play), Geoff Arnold (analyst), Jordan Conigliaro (sidelines).

SOCIAL MEDIA: #FridayNightRivalsPGH, @22ThePoint, @JordanC_WPGH.

2018 PITTSBURGH FRIDAY NIGHT RIVALS SCHEDULE

***ALL GAMES AT 7 P.M. ON 22 THE POINT, WPNT-TV***

Friday Sept 21 West Allegheny at Upper St. Clair

Friday Sept 28 Central Catholic at Pine-Richland

Friday Oct 5 Gateway at Franklin Regional

Friday Oct 12 Hopewell at Central Valley

Friday Oct 19 Bethel Park at Peters Township

Friday Oct 26 Pine-Richland at North Allegheny

Somerset Area takes on unbeaten Richland in the halfway point of the Friday Night Rivals season

Week Five of WJAC’s Friday Night Rivals presented by your Local Honda Dealers continues as Richland will travel to Somerset Area Friday night at 7 p.m. on WJAC MeTV.

Somerset Area, led by Head Coach Bob Landis, fell to 1-3 after a 41-14 loss at the hands of Forest Hills. Trailing 27-0 at halftime, the Eagles were able to put 14 points on the board in the second half, but it wasn’t nearly enough to overcome five rushing touchdowns from Forest Hills. Richland continued their hot start to the season, improving to 4-0 after 64-20 road victory at Greater Johnstown. It was another big offensive output for the Rams, amassing nine touchdowns in the win.

Somerset’s lone victory came back in Week Two, a 19-16 triumph over rival Bishop McCort. The Eagles scored all 19 of their points in the second half to come away victorious. Offensive struggles were an issue in the other two Eagles losses, a 17-0 loss to Bishop Guilfoyle and a 41-9 trouncing by Chestnut Ridge.

Richland has been dominant thus far, winning each game by at least 29 points. The Rams opened the year with a 49-0 win over Bishop McCort and followed it with back-to-back 29 point victories over Cambria Heights and Forest Hills.

Somerset, led by Dustin Hyde’s 234 rushing yards and four scores, will need to generate some more offense if they hope to keep up with Richland. On the season, the Eagles have scored just 42 points in four games. Throwing the ball has been a struggle, as both Spencer Yutzy and Brad Barndt have completed less than 40 percent of their throws. Tyler Rios is the leading tackler, averaging just over ten tackles per game for the Eagles.

On the other side, Richland has had very little issue scoring so far this year, accumulating over 200 points scored through four games. Senior QB Joe Hauser has been strong, leading the way with 951 passing yards and 14 touchdown tosses. The Rams balanced attack has run for exactly 1,000 yards so far this season, led by 320 from Teon Reed to go with three touchdowns. Caleb Burke is the favorite target of Hauser, hauling in 23 catches for over 500 yards and 10 TD’s.

The defense for the Rams has allowed just over 50 points through four games and has three defenders with at least 24 tackles. Zack Vogelsberger leads the way with 27 stops. They have made big plays when needed as well, registering seven sacks and forcing eight turnovers, thus far.

Richland will look to stay undefeated in 2018 with a victory over Somerset. MaxPreps rankings have the Rams just outside the top-50 out of all Pennsylvania teams. In what has been a slow start to the year, an upset victory over Richland could be a gigantic boost of confidence for the Eagles moving forward.

The Rams have scored 87 more points than the second highest total in the Laurel Highlands Conference so far this year. Chestnut Ridge is the other remaining unbeaten in the conference and those teams will meet in the final week of the regular season. Brandon Bailey’s team has already matched their win total from a season ago and are looking to end a streak of four straight losing seasons.

TIME: 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21.

WATCH: WJAC 6.2 Me TV (6.2 over-the-air, Comcast 110-187-202-248, Armstrong 410, Atlantic Broadband 110, Windstream 16, Laurel Highland 15) Johnstown/Altoona/State College

ONLINE: wjactv.com/watch

ANNOUNCERS: Brian Tripp (play-by-play), Rick Hull (analyst), Josh Kurelac (sidelines).


2018 JOHNSTOWN FRIDAY NIGHT RIVALS SCHEDULE

***ALL GAMES AT 7 P.M. ON WJAC Me TV

Friday Sept 21 Richland at Somerset Area

Friday Sept 28 Bishop McCort at Greater Johnstown

Friday Oct 5 Chestnut Ridge at Bedford

Friday Oct 12 Bishop Guilfoyle at Forest Hills

Friday Oct 19 Altoona Area at State College Area

Friday Oct 26 Bishop Guilfoyle at Bishop McCort


Friday Night Rivals continues with Week 5 as Cedar Cliff heads to undefeated Bishop McDevitt

HARRISBURG – CBS 21’s Friday Night Rivals Presented by Faulkner Subaru season continues Friday as Cedar Cliff gets set to take on undefeated Bishop McDevitt at 7 p.m. Friday night.

The Colts of Cedar Cliff enter the contest with a 2-2 record after picking up a 41-31 road win over Holidaysburg last Friday night. The Crusaders remain without a blemish on the resume, as they trounced Red Land 49-2. McDevitt coach Jeff Weachter’s bunch needed just 24 offensive plays to do their damage, getting three scores each in the ground and through the air. Cedar Cliff put up a season-high 41 points in nearly symmetrical fashion, scoring 21 points before halftime and 20 after.

5th year Head Coach Colin Gillen’s team is led by Senior QB Chris Dare, who has thrown for nearly 900 yards and ten touchdowns so far in 2018. A baseball commit to Louisville, Bobby Whalen is the big-play threat for the Colts with 379 receiving yards and seven total scores. Jaheim Morris is a threat on the ground for Cedar Cliff, racking up 437 yards and three scores through four games.

The Crusaders have been a juggernaut early in the 2018 season, averaging nearly 600 yards of total offense per game and 46.3 points per game. It all starts with Chase Diehl for McDevitt. The Senior QB is getting interest from several D1 programs, and with good reason. So far, Diehl has thrown for 1,273 yards and an unthinkable 17 touchdowns in four games. His top target, Nazir Burnett, certainly makes things easier for Diehl. The Syracuse commit has pulled in 29 catches for 639 yards and 11 touchdowns. Three different backs have racked up at least 188 yards in the stout McDevitt attack, thus far.

Tate Myers leads the Crusaders defense with 28 tackles and 5.5 tackles for loss. Ben Marsico has picked off three passes for McDevitt as well. As a whole, the unit has forced nine turnovers and is allowing 18 points per game.

After falling in the 4A final a year ago, Weachter’s squad is poised to make yet another run in 2018. After recently picking up his 200th career win, Weachter will be hoping to add a ninth district title and make another run in the state playoffs.

7-3 wasn’t good enough to get Cedar Cliff into the playoffs last season, but a win over McDevitt would go a long way towards helping their cause in 2018. An expansion in District 3 has bumped the number of 5A teams making the playoffs to 14, meaning the odds are certainly much better for the Colts.

Cedar Cliff’s last win against McDevitt came back in 2013, their only win in the last ten years. The Crusaders held off the Colts to take last year’s matchup 28-21.

IME: 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21.

WATCH: CBS 21

ONLINE: local21news.com/watch

ANNOUNCERS: Phil Schoener (play-by-play), Collin Riccobon (analyst), Jeff Jezewski (sidelines).

2018 HARRISBURG FRIDAY NIGHT RIVALS SCHEDULE

***ALL GAMES AT 7 P.M. ON CBS 21, WHP

Friday Sept 21 Cedar Cliff at Bishop McDevitt

Friday Sept 28 Upper Dauphin at Susquenita

Friday Oct 5 Trinity at East Pennsboro

Friday Oct 12 Hershey at Bishop McDevitt

Friday Oct 19 Camp Hill at Milton Hershey

Friday Oct 26 Central Dauphin at CD East


SPORTSfever COLLEGE FOOTBALL GAME OF THE WEEK

Sept 2                   Morgan State at Towson 6 pm

Game airs live on ESPN 3, ESPN College Extra, WNUV Baltimore, WHP Harrisburg, WLVT Philadelphia/LehighValley

Sept 9                   West Chester at Slippery Rock 6 pm

Sept 16                 Edinboro at West Chester Noon              

Sept 23                 Mercyhurst at Clarion 1 pm

Sept 30                 Gannon at Mercyhurst 1 pm

                                Clarion at Edinboro 4 pm

Oct 5                      Millersville at East Stroudsburg 7

Oct 7                      Kutztown at Bloomsburg 2:30

Oct 14                   Bloomsburg at West Chester Noon        

                                Savannah State at Morgan State 1 pm                   

Oct 21                   Morgan State at Howard 1 pm

                                Bloomsburg at East Stroudsburg 4 pm

Oct 28                   Florida A & M at Morgan State 1 pm

                                East Stroudsburg at West Chester 2 pm

Nov 4                    California at Edinboro Noon                                      

Nov 11                  PSAC Championship Game Noon