Golden Eagle football records first win of season against Millersville

Despite a rough start in the season opener, Clarion University traveled to Millersville to take on the Marauders and bounced back with a 55-16 victory.
“What I liked most was that all three phases of the team, offense, defense, and special teams had a score,” said Head Coach Jay Foster. “Any time you get scores from the defense and special teams you have a great chance to win.”
The game started off on a high note fom the Golden Eagles.
Early in the first quarter Clarion scored in two plays.
Sophomore Darelle Carson threw a 37-yard pass to Junior Eric Frye taking Clarion to the six yard line.
Which was followed by a six yard pass to the endzone.
In the second quarter with only 26 seconds left, freshman Connor Scott picked off the Millersville quarerback and returned 15-yards to take the Golden Eagles to a 14-0 lead.
Freshman Connor Simmons and junior Mark Nicholas made a connection with only 22 seconds left before halftime.
Simmons hit Nicholas with a nine-yard pass to give Clarion their third touchdown for the game taking a 21-0 lead.
Second half of the game was great for freshman Delrece Williams.
“I thought Brandon Short on defense, Delrece Williams and Eric Frye on offense had excellent games, “said Foster.
With 11:28 left in the third, Williams helped push the Golden Eagles to a 28-0 lead.
Williams returned the kickoff 37 yards, then rushed for 22 yards, which included a four-yard touchdown run.
Millersville got back into the game with a little over eight and a half minutes left with a field goal. d carson online
Not amused Clarion came back with a touchdown by senior Bobby Thomas, making the score 35-3.
With an attempt to add more points, Millersville scored a touchdown but failed to get the point after attempt.
In the fourth, the Golden Eagles took off to achieve three more touchdowns.
At 13:34, Williams’ 11-yard run took Clarion’s lead to 42-16.
Frye returned a blocked Marauders punt 29 yards with 12:08 left in the game.
The last score in the fourth was by sophomore Johnnie Martin. Martin scored a 10-yard touchdown with 8:08 left in the game.
The final score was 55-16.
“Defensively, we are playing pretty well right now,” said Foster.
The Golden Eagle defense held Millersville to 125 yards rushing.
They achieved two fumble recoveries, interception, a blocked punt, recovered kick and five quarterback sacks.
“The defense has been playing tremendously,” said senior Julian Howsare. “I believe that if everyone on our defense keeps playing the way they have, then we could potentially be one of the best defenses in the country.”
Clarion raised its overall record to 1-1, and is now 1-0 in the PSAC-West.
“I am looking forward to continue improvement this weekend and elimination of mental mistakes,” Foster said.
The Golden Eagles will travel to Cheyney this weekend to end their three straight weeks of road games with a 1 p.m. kickoff.

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