College football roundup: Owen J. Roberts product Jay Thomas catching on at King's

OWINGS MILLS, Md. – Freshman tight end Jay Thomas (Owen J. Roberts) hauled in a 1-yard touchdown reception to get King’s College off and running to its third straight victory – a comeback 31-24 decision over Stevenson Saturday.

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Thomas, who has moved into the Monarchs’ starting lineup in recent weeks, finished with 3 receptions for 34 yards and the score. For the season, the 6-foot-2, 227-pounder has 5 catches for 54 yards and a pair of touchdowns.

King’s, which improved to 3-2 in the MAC and 3-3 overall, overcame a 24-14 deficit to notch the win.


Sophomore DE Steve Ambs (Pottsgrove) filled the stat sheet with 9 tackles (1 TFL), forced a fumble and broke up one pass but it wasn’t enough as the Golden Bears suffered their first loss of the season – 28-7 to Juniata Saturday in Collegeville.

Starting senior LG Wilmer Barndt (Boyertown) and starting junior DB Matt Glowacki (Spring-Ford) also contributed for Ursinus (5-1). Barndt did a solid job in pass protection as the Bears accumulated 255 yards through the air while Glowacki chipped in with 2 tackles and 1 pass break-up while returning 3 kickoffs for 65 yards – including a 30-yarder.

Juniata freshman WR DaVon Mitchell (Perkiomen Valley) caught five passes for 112 yards, including a 50-yard TD reception to open the scoring, to set the tone in the victory.


Sophomore LB Rashaad Lighty (Pottstown) picked up six tackles (five solo) and a sack to help the Aggies deck Fairleigh-Dickinson 45-30 Saturday. Del Val, which overcame a 30-29 deficit to improve to 5-1 overall, also got strong line play from starting left tackle William Carter (Pottstown), who helped the Aggies post 419 total yards of offense.


Sophomore placekicker Ryan O’Hara (Spring-Ford) connected on a 36-yard field goal and went 5-for-5 on PAT conversions as the Pride (4-2) handled Misericordia 38-20 Saturday. O’Hara also averaged 58.9 yards on his seven kickoffs.


Sophomore WB Travis Andrews (Phoenixville) assisted on one tackle while playing on special teams and senior TE Patrick McMichael (Methacton) also earned playing time in the Bullets’ 35-10 loss to Muhlenberg. The loss drops Gettysburg back to .500 at 3-3.


Sophomore LT Ryan Ignatovig (Pope John Paul II) helped the Diplomats rack up 427 total yards in a 28-9 triumph over McDaniel Saturday. Senior LB Tyler Pollick (St. Pius X) did strong work on the other side of the ball, finishing with four tackles and a fumble recovery for F&M (4-2).


Junior Jacob McKee (Boyertown) got the start at right tackle but the winless Greyhounds (0-6) could  only manage 248 yards of offense in a 27-17 setback to Susquehanna.



Senior quarterback Zach Zulli (Perkiomen Valley) has the Red Raiders offense clicking again. After starting out the season 0-2, Zulli guided Shippensburg to its fifth straight win Saturday – a 55-30 romp over Kutztown.

Zulli, who won the 2012 Harlon Hill Trophy – Division II’s equivalent to the Heisman Trophy, hit 23 of 48 passes for 344 yards and four TDs and added another 14 yards on 8 carries. Also for Shippensburg, junior LB Chase Fleming (Upper Perkiomen) picked up 3 tackles (0.5 TFL).

Senior Mike Nowak (Owen J. Roberts) earned the start at left guard and senior DB Matt Galloway (St. Pius X) also got playing time for Kutztown (1-6).


Sophomore DE Ezra Ranco (Perkiomen Valley) came up with 1.5 sacks and assisted on another tackle as the seventh-ranked Huskies stayed perfect in seven starts with a 52-38 PSAC conquest of East Stroudsburg (4-3), which got one tackle on special teams from sophomore DB Jon Neiman (Boyertown).


Junior Kevin Bohl (Phoenixville) helped the Marauders collect 181 rushing yards in a 30-12 victory over Cheyney Saturday. The win was the first of the season for Millersville (1-6).


Redshirt sophomore LB Sam Funk (Owen J. Roberts) saw playing time as The Rock improved to 6-1 overall with a 34-13 PSAC rout of Clarion.


Freshman TE Zameer McDowell (Spring-Ford) caught one pass for 15 yards to help the Vulcans (5-2) pound Seton Hill 33-7 Saturday.


Senior DE Kayo Bakare (Perkiomen Valley) had one solo tackle and assisted on another as the Golden Rams (7-0) stayed unbeaten with a 34-13 PSAC demolition of Lock Haven.



Redshirt sophomore DB Terrell Chestnut (Pottsgrove) forced a fumble on a kickoff, leading to a field goal, and finished with two tackles but it wasn’t enough as the Mountaineers fell to 3-4 with a 37-27 loss to Texas Tech.


Junior RB Ryan Brumfield (Owen J. Roberts) had 5 carries for 15 yards in the winless Eagles’ 56-28 loss to Ohio University.


Redshirt freshman WR Andrew Scanlan (Spring-Ford) saw time on special teams during the Wildcats’ 20-17 Big Ten loss to Minnesota. Northwestern has now dropped three straight after opening the season 4-0.