College football roundup: Pottsgrove product Steve Ambs a big hit for Ursinus

SELINSGROVE – Sophomore DE Steve Ambs delivered nine tackles, one TFL and one forced fumble as Ursinus got back on track Saturday night with a 30-10 romp over Susquehanna.

Ambs was coming off a week where he earned the Kenneth R. Walker Trophy as the outstanding player in the Golden Bears’ 28-7 Homecoming loss to Juniata. In that setback – Ursinus’ only loss in seven starts – Ambs came up with nine tackles, one TFL, one forced fumble and one pass break-up, nearly identical numbers to those he posted in the win over Susquehanna.

Senior LG Wilmer Barndt (Boyertown) was in the starting lineup for Ursinus, helping the Bears rack up 368 yards. Also for the Bears, freshman DB Johnnie Cherneski e (Pope John Paul II) chipped in with a tackle and junior DB Jeff Endy (Pottstown) got playing time.


Sophomore DE Rashaad Lighty (Pottstown) had a team-high four tackles (0.5 TFL) while starting senior LT William Carter (Pottstown) helped the Aggies (5-2) collect 200 yards rushing in a 21-14 MAC loss to King’s College Saturday. Freshman Jay Thomas (Owen J. Roberts) earned the start at tight end for the Monarchs (4-3), who have won four straight since opening the season 0-3.


Sophomore LT Ryan Ignatovig (Pope John Paul II) performed well on the offensive line and senior LB Tyler Pollick (St. Pius X) came up with four tackles but it wasn’t enough as the Diplomats (4-3, 4-2 Centennial Conference) fell to Moravian 52-42. Chipping in for the Greyhounds (1-6, 1-5) were starting junior RT Jacob McKee (Boyertown) and junior DB David Siepietowski (Boyertown), who came up with a tackle.


Senior TE Patrick McMichael (Methacton) had one pass reception for 34 yards while sophomore WB Travis Andrews (Phoenixville) saw action in the Bullets’ 34-16 defeat to unbeaten Johns Hopkins (7-0).


Senior center Aaron Cummins (Spring-Ford) got some work in a reserve role as the Dutchmen piled up 441 rushing yards in a 31-14 win over Misericordia. Lebanon Valley is now 6-1 and holds a share of the Middle Atlantic Conference lead at 5-1.


Sophomore placekicker Ryan O’Hara (Spring-Ford) booted a 32-yard field and eight conversion kicks while sophomore DL Zach Chatman (Upper Perkiomen) came up with one tackle in the Pride’s 59-14 romp over FDU-Florham.



Senior QB Zach Zulli (Perkiomen Valley) hit 23 of 45 passes for 298 yards and two touchdowns but the Red Raiders fell to unbeaten West Chester 32-29 on a late field goal Saturday. Also for Shippensburg, which plays unbeaten Bloomsburg Thursday night in a game that will be broadcast nationally on the CBS Sports Network, junior LB Chase Fleming (Upper Perkiomen) had one tackle. Zulli, the 2012 Harlon Hill Trophy winner (D2’s Heisman equivalent) moved into 10th place all-time in Division II history with 112 career touchdown passes. For West Chester, Zulli’s former teammate at Perk Valley Kayo Bakare posted two tackles and one sack.


Sophomore DE Ezra Ranco (Perkiomen Valley) had an interception, forced a fumble and added one TFL as the fifth-ranked Huskies stayed perfect (8-0) with a 35-7 PSAC triumph over Cheyney.


Sophomore DB Jon Neiman (Boyertown) saw playing time in the Warriors’ 43-26 victory over Kutztown. Senior Mike Nowak (Owen J. Roberts) earned the start at left guard and helped Kutztown (1-7) post 406 yards of offense. Senior DB Matt Galloway (St. Pius X) also saw playing time for the Golden Bears.


Junior Kevin Bohl (Phoenixville) was the starter at right tackle, helping the Marauders to 307 yards of offense in a 26-14 setback to Lock Haven. Millersville is now 1-7 on the season.


Freshman TE Zameer McDowell (Spring-Ford) got playing time as the Vulcans improved to 6-2 with a 35-7 rout of Gannon.


Redshirt sophomore LB Sam Funk (Owen J. Roberts) assisted on one tackle as the Rock upped their record to 7-1 with a 44-20 triumph over Edinboro.



Junior RB Ryan Brumfield (Owen J. Roberts) ran for 29 yards and one touchdown on 13 carries as the Eagles (1-7) suffered a 59-20 thumping at the hands of Northern Illinois Saturday. For the season Brumfield has 46 carries for 229 yards (5.0 ypc) and three TDS while catching 3 passes for 62 yards and another score.


Starting sophomore RG Chris Muller (Boyertown) helped the Scarlet Knights rack up 420 yards of total offense in a 49-14 loss to Houston. Despite the large offensive output, Rutgers (4-3) self-destructed with six turnovers, including five pass interceptions, in the setback.


Redshirt sophomore DB Terrell Chestnut (Pottsgrove) saw playing time in the Mountaineers’ 35-12 loss to Kansas State. West Virginia, which slipped to 3-5, had no answer for the passing tandem of QB Jake Waters and WR Tyler Lockett, who hooked up for 3 TDs through the air.