Taynor earns first career victory at Lock Haven

Alex Wahl
Staff Writer
ajw7885@lhup.edu

12096224_10153564870256259_5596103740468760041_nThe Lock Haven University football team (1-6, 1-3 PSAC) rolled over the mighty Wolves of Cheyney University (0-7, 0-4 PSAC) in LHU’s 2015 homecoming game at Hubert Jack Stadium.

The packed stadium was ready for the Bald Eagle’s first win of the season and they did not disappoint the fans with a final score of 56-20.

The win gave head coach Dave Taynor his first win at Lock Haven. The team scored a season-high 56 points, which is the most since the Bald Eagles crushed Edinboro 56-21 in 1968. This is also the second straight homecoming victory for Lock Haven. The Bald Eagles beat Millersville 17-10 last year.

Quarterback Caleb Walton tied his career-high with four passing touchdowns in the game, plus a rushing touchdown in the third quarter. Walton threw for 342 total yards on 18-24 passing with no interceptions. His stellar play earned him Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) East Offensive Player of the Week honors.

Wide receiver David Cook had a great game as he hauled in five catches for 120 yards and two touchdowns.

On the ground, the team carried the ball 36 times for 248 yards (6.9 yard average). Malyk Harris, Beau Swales, Caleb Kephart and Walton all found the end zone when carrying the ball.

12144911_10153564889826259_498539239105312829_nThe Lock Haven defense also had a sensational day by recording four sacks, 10 tackles-for-a-loss, two fumble recoveries and one interception that was made by Daniel Strawbridge.

As for Cheyney, they remain win less on the season. The loss also gives Cheyney its/their? 39th consecutive loss. Lock Haven currently holds the record for most consecutive losses with 52. Cheyney can beat the streak with 53 straight losses if the Wolves lose the remainder of games this season and lose every game next season.

Despite the cold conditions, the home faithful was thrilled to see the Bald Eagles soar to victory.

Lock Haven University football returns to action next week when it travels to win less Millersville (0-7) next Saturday. The Millersville homecoming game is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. kickoff.

Photos courtesy of Robert McCool

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