College football wrap: Zulli helps Shippensburg break into win column

SHIPPENSBURG – Senior quarterback Zach Zulli (Perkiomen Valley), coming off a season in which he secured the Harlon Hill Trophy as NCAA Division II’sPlayer of the Year, helped guide Shippensburg into the win column Saturday.

Hitting 20 of 36 passing attempts, Zulli finished with 273 yards and four touchdowns through the air as the Red Raiders (1-2) outgunned East Stroudsburg 41-31 in PSAC action. Despite being intercepted 3 times, Zulli added 10 yards on 5 rushing attempts for Shippensburg, which got one assisted tackle from junior LB Chase Fleming (Upper Perkiomen).

For East Stroudsburg, which suffered its first loss to slip to 2-1, sophomore DB Jon Neiman (Boyertown) picked up one tackle in a reserve role.


Sophomore DE Ezra Ranco (Perkiomen Valley) had one tackle, forced a fumble and broke up a pass as the Huskies improved to 3-0 with a 31-12 success over winless Kutztown. For Kutztown (0-3), junior Mike Nowak (Owen J. Roberts) got the start at center, helping the Golden Bears rack up 348 yards of total offense (351 passing). Junior WR Casey Perlstein (Upper Perkiomen) also saw action for KU.


Junior DE Kayo Bakare (Perkiomen Valley) assisted on one tackle as the unbeaten Golden Rams (3-0) pounded Millersville 48-3, Saturday. The winless Marauders (0-3) got 4 tackles (2 solo) from senior safety Dan Miller (Owen J. Roberts), with junior RT Kevin Bohl (Phoenixville) getting the start on the O-line.


Redshirt sophomore LB Sam Funk played in a 38-27 loss to Gannon. The Rock dropped to 2-1 on the season.

CALIFORNIA (PA.) – Freshman TE Zameer McDowell (Spring-Ford) earned some playing time in the unbeaten Vulcans’ 20-7 PSAC triumph over Edinboro. California stayed perfect in three starts with the win.



Junior RB Ryan Brumfield (Owen J. Roberts) scored his second touchdown of the season but the Eagles slipped to 0-4 with a 51-20 loss to Ball State Saturday. Brumfield finished with 33 yards rushing on 9 carries and caught one pass for 6 yards. For the season, Brumfield has contributed 122 yards from scrimmage (22-73, 1 TD rushing; 2-49, 1 TD receiving). Eastern Michigan has a bye week before playing at Buffalo on Oct. 5.


The Scarlet Knights, with sophomore OG Chris Muller (Boyertown) earning the start on the O-line, ran off 21 unanswered points Saturday in a 28-24 win over Arkansas. Muller did an especially good job in pass protection, enabling Rutgers (3-1) to record 346 yards through the air.


Redshirt freshman WR Andrew Scanlan (Spring-Ford) played on special teams as the No. 18 Wildcats stayed perfect in four starts with a 35-21 win over previously unbeaten Maine.



Senior QB Trevor Sasek (Spring-Ford) came off the bench to throw a 39-yard TD pass to Rob Jones in the Blue Hens’ 49-9 rout of Wagner. Sasek hit on all 3 of his pass attempts for 61 yards for Delaware (3-1).



The Golden Bears stretched their record to 3-0 with a 20-9 win over Franklin & Marshall Saturday. Junior DB Matt Glowacki (Spring-Ford) contributed 5 tackles (4 solo), sophomore DE Steve Ambs (Pottsgrove) had one tackle for a loss and senior Wilmer Barndt (Boyertown) saw time on the offensive line.

For the Diplomats, sophomore Ryan Ignatovig (Pope John Paul II) started at LT and senior LB Tyler Pollick (St. Pius X) picked up a pair of tackles.


Sophomore LB Rashaad Lighty (Pottstown) had 5 tackles (3 solo, TFL) and combined with North Penn’s Danny Wynne on a crucial fourth-down stop to set up the winning drive in the Aggies’ 20-17 triumph over Albright. Senior LT William Carter (Pottstown) helped Del Val (3-0) accumulate 388 yards of offense in the win.


Freshman WR DaVon Mitchell (Perkiomen Valley) hauled in a 17-yard TD pass to kick start a 38-16 win over Gettysburg. Freshman QB Hank Coyne (Spring-Ford) saw action for Juniata, which improved to 3-0. Sophomore WB Travis Andrews (Phoenixville) and senior TE Patrick McMichael (Methacton) participated in the loss for the Bullets (1-2).


Sophomore kicker Ryan O’Hara (Spring-Ford) converted on all three of his conversion attempts to continue his perfect season as the Pride posted a 21-0 victory over Wilkes (1-2). O’Hara is 2-for-2 on field goal attempts and 9-for-9 on PATs for Widener (2-1).


Junior DB David Siepietowski (Boyertown) assisted on 3 tackles and junior Jacob McKee (Boyertown) had one assist but it wasn’t enough as the Greyhounds fell to 0-3 with a 31-7 loss to Ithaca.


Freshman TE Jay Thomas (Owen J. Roberts) participated on special teams in a 38-17 loss to Lebanon Valley. King’s is now 1-2 on the season.