It was a tough week for one local President’s Athletic Conference team, while another had something to celebrate.
W&J (3-1, 1-1 PAC) will look to rebound this week after suffering a 38-20 loss at Thomas More in which quarterback Pete Coughlin had his worst game of his career, tossing four interceptions.
The loss didn’t sink the Presidents too much though as they remains in the Top 20 in both national polls. W&J slipped to No. 19 on this week’s D3football.com Top 25 and 20th on AFCA Division III Coaches’ Poll.
The Presidents will look to get back in the win column this week when they play host to Grove City.
– Waynesburg (2-3, 1-2) had a better weekend, defeating Grove City 35-31. In the process head coach Rick Shepas became the winningest coach in school history. Shepas (66-43) passed Frank N. Wolf (65-63), who coached at Waynesburg from 1921-22 and 1928-1941.
– Another local program lit up the scoreboard over the weekend when Saint Vincent scored a modern era record 65 points in a 65-14 PAC win over Thiel. They also had a record-setting 609 yards of total offense, including 451 rushing. The win moved the Bearcats over .500 for the first time since 2011.
– Bearcats’ sophomore quarterback Tyler Donahue took home PAC Offensive Player of the Week honors. Donahue totaled 435 yards despite playing only in the first half. He completed 8-of-14 passes for 165 yards and a pair of touchdowns and rushed 11 times for a PAC single-game quarterback record 270 yards and a score.
– Case Western Reserve University senior safety Scott Suren took home PAC Defensive Player of the Week honors. Suren had a busy day in a 59-20 win against Bethany. He finished with seven tackles (five solo), a sack, two tackles for a loss, an interception, a forced fumble and broke up four passes.
– Special Teams Player of the Week honors went to Saint Vincent kicker Steven Scherer. The senior continued his perfect season by making all three of field goal attempts and going 8-for-8 on extra points. Scherer has converted on 4-of-4 field goals and 20- of-20 extra points this season.
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