Week six preview: at Shippensburg

Jayson Moyer
Managing Editor


The Lock Haven University football team will travel to Shippensburg on Saturday after two straight home losses to East Stroudsburg and West Chester.

Last Saturday, Lock Haven fell to West Chester 33-9 to fall to 0-5 and 0-2 in conference.

Sophomore Del’Vaughn Dennis caught a 40 yard pass from Caleb Walton to open up the scoring.  It was Dennis’ first touchdown reception of the season.

West Chester, however, returned the following kickoff 96 yards for a touchdown to tie the game at six.  Each team added a field goal before the half, to go into halftime still tied at nine.

That is all that the Bald Eagles could muster though, as West Chester shut-out Lock Haven 24-0.

West Chester quarterback, Pat Moriarty threw three touchdown passes in the second half including a 18 yard pass to Adam Dempsey.  Dempsey had two receptions for 24 yards.

Lock Haven quarterback Caleb Walton completed 13-33 passes for 132 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions.  Walton also had nine rushing attempts for 47 yards.


Beau Swales carried the ball 15 times for 49 yards to lead the Lock Haven rushing attack.  Malyk Harris also had seven carries for 39 yards.

Dennis led the Lock Haven receivers with six receptions for 72 yards and a touchdown.  Caleb Kephart was the only other Lock Haven receiver with multiple receptions, reeling in three passes for 32 yards.

Daniel Strawbridge had 12 total tackles for Lock Haven, including 10 total tackles.  Tony Ballon had ten total tackles.  Strawbridge and Ballen are No. 1 and No. 2 on the team in tackles, with 51 47 tackles respectively.

Saturday marks the 71st meeting between Lock Haven and Shippensburg.  Shippensburg leads the all-time series 49-18-3.  The first meeting came in 1929, with Shippensburg winning 26-0.  Shippensburg has won 11 straight meetings with Lock Haven dating back to 2002, when Lock Haven won 26-13.

Kickoff is set for 1p.m. and the game can be heard on WQBR 99.9FM.


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