College football roundup: Pollick, Ignatovig help Franklin & Marshall claim ECAC Southeast Bowl

DOYLESTOWN – A pair of Pioneer Athletic Conference products played significant roles in Franklin & Marshall’s 38-14 victory over Delaware Valley College in the East Coast Athletic Conference Southeast Bowl Saturday.

Senior linebacker Tyler Pollick (St. Pius X) picked up five tackles in a reserve role while starting sophomore left tackle Ryan Ignatovig (Pope John Paul II) cleared enough space for the Diplomats (7-4) to post 456 total yards in the lopsided win.

For Delaware Valley (7-4), senior and first team All-MAC selection William Carter (Pottstown) started on the offensive line at left tackle and sophomore LB Rashaad Lighty (Pottstown) came up with five tackles, including one for a loss.


True freshman WR DaVon Mitchell (Perkiomen Valley) had one reception for 9 yards but it wasn’t enough as the Eagles suffered a 45-34 loss to Albright in the ECAC Southwest Bowl Saturday.

Mitchell moved into the starting lineup in the early part of the season and finished with 21 catches for 261 yards and 3 TDs. Freshman QB Hank Coyne (Spring-Ford) played in four games for Juniata (7-4), hitting 4 of 9 passes for 41 yards with one interception.


Senior center Aaron Cummins (Spring-Ford) saw time on the O-line in the Dutchmen’s 59-17 loss to No. 12 Wittenberg (Ohio) in the opening round of the NCAA Division III playoffs. Lebanon Valley, the MAC champions, finished 8-3 while earning the first postseason playoff berth in school history.


Senior offensive lineman Wilmer Barndt (Boyertown) and sophomore DE Steve Ambs (Pottsgrove) were recently named to the Centennial Conference All-league second teams. Ambs led the Golden Bears in tackles (60) and tied for the team lead in sacks (5.5), forcing two fumbles and recovering another as Ursinus finished 7-3 on the season.


Senior DB Sam McQuiston (Phoenixville) finished with 31 tackles (2 TFL) while brother and sophomore DB Alec McQuiston (Phoenixville) totaled 36 tackles, one interception and five pass break-ups for the Lords (4-6) this season.



Senior DE Kayo Bakare (Perkiomen Valley) came up with one tackle as the 15th-ranked Golden Rams battered American International 38-7 in the opening round of the NCAA Division II playoffs Saturday. West Chester moves on to face Bloomsburg and sophomore DE Ezra Ranco (Perkiomen Valley) Saturday in the second round. Bloomsburg got a first-round bye.


Senior QB Zach Zulli (Perkiomen Valley), the 2012 winner of the prestigious Harlon Hill Trophy as Division II’s top player, was recently named to the PSAC East All-Conference first team.

Zulli led the PSAC in touchdown passes for the third consecutive season with 35 (fourth-most in the nation) while hitting 294 of 480 attempts for 3,500 yards. His yardage also led the PSAC East and ranked sixth in the country while his 26.73 completions per game were seventh-most nationally.



Sophomore RG Chris Muller (Boyertown) started on the O-line in the Scarlet Knights’ 44-17 loss to UCF (University of Central Florida) last Thursday.


Junior RB Ryan Brumfield (Owen J. Roberts) collected 29 yards on 9 carries in the Eagles’ 58-7 setback to Bowling Green (8-3) Saturday. Eastern Michigan fell to 2-9.


Redshirt freshman Andrew Scanlan (Spring-Ford) saw playing time in the Wildcats’ 30-6 loss to No. 13 Michigan State Saturday. Northwestern has lost 7 straight since opening the season 4-0.