Diplomats Soar Over Eagles

Diplomats Soar Over Eagles

LANCASTER, Pa. – Franklin & Marshall's defense caused four turnovers, and its offense had five different players hit paydirt, en route to a 40-14 Homecoming win over Juniata Saturday afternoon in Centennial Conference (CC) football action.  The defense held the Eagles to just 141 yards while keeping Juniata out of the end zone. The Eagles' two scores came on a punt and a kick off return. 

F&M (1-3, 1-2 CC) struck first with 46 seconds remaining in the first quarter.  Jordan Zackery returned a punt 26 yards to set up a John Harrison 16-yard touchdown pass to Lamont Jackson to give the Diplomats a 7-0 lead.  

Jonathan Struss intercepted a Ward Udinski pass and raced 70 yards down the home sideline for the score to put F&M up 14-0 with 11:11 remaining in the first half. 

The Eagles finally lit the scoreboard late in the second quarter. Nicholas Stubbs returned a punt 64 yards to make it 14-7 with 5:34 remaining before halftime. 

The Diplomats got one more across the goal line before the break. John Kaschak capped of a five-play, 50-yard drive, on a one-yard plunge with 30 seconds remaining in the half.  E.J. Schneider went 3 for 4 with 45 yards in the 1:59 scoring drive.  

Tim Muller got the scoring started in the second half on his first touchdown of season with 5:33 remaining in the third quarter. Zackery put the Diplomats in great field position, again,  with a 44-yard punt return, setting the Diplomats up on the Juniata 31.  Eight plays later, Muller hauled in a one-yard pass from John Harrison (19 for 26, 143 yards). F&M failed on the PAT, with the score standing a 27-7. 

Juniata responded when Nicholas Stubbs took the ensuing kickoff 94 yards to the house to cut F&M's lead at 27-14. 

F&M countered with two scores over a two-minute span to put the game out of reach.  Scott LaValva scored on a six-yard jaunt at 14:33 and Joe Goggin hauled in a 34-yard pass from Schnieder (9 for 15, 153 yards) for the final score of the contest. 

Brendan Wengerter paced the defense with seven tackles. Nick Barbieri finished with five tackles and a fumble recovery while C.T. Marsh collect four, including one sack, the 20th of his career. 

Ty Savastio led the secondary with two breakups and an interception to go along with three tackles. Ryan Young and Struss both finished with one interception apiece. 

Dominch Hezekiah finished with a game-high 40 yards rushing. John Kaschak tallied 31 and LaValva finished 26 yards on the ground. Mueller caught seven balls for 93 yards while Jackson finished with 30 reception yards. 

F&M returns to the gridiron next Saturday when the Diplomats host Dickinson for the Battle of Wagon. Kickoff is set for 1:00 p.m.

 

Juniata vs Franklin & Marshall (Sep 24, 2011 at Lancaster, Pa.)

 

Score by Quarters            1              2              3              4              Score

Juniata                            0              7              7              0              14           

Franklin & Marshall           7              14           6              13            40           

 

Scoring Summary:

1st          00:46     F&M      Lamont Jackson 16 yd pass from John Harrison (Chris DeStefano kick), 1-11 0:05, JUN 0 - F&M 7

2nd        11:11     F&M      Jonathan Struss 70 yd interception return (Chris DeStefano kick), , JUN 0 - F&M 14

                05:34     JUN        Nicholas Stubbs 64 yd punt return (Scott Andrews kick), , JUN 7 - F&M 14

                00:30     F&M      John Kaschak 1 yd run (Chris DeStefano kick), 5-50 1:55, JUN 7 - F&M 21

3rd         05:33     F&M      Tim Muller 1 yd pass from John Harrison (Chris DeStefano kick failed), 8-31 4:06, JUN 7 - F&M 27

                05:18     JUN        Nicholas Stubbs 94 yd kickoff return (Scott Andrews kick), , JUN 14 - F&M 27

4th         14:33     F&M      Scott LaValva 6 yd run (Chris DeStefano kick failed), 11-68 5:37, JUN 14 - F&M 33

                12:41     F&M      Joe Goggin 34 yd pass from E.J. Schneider (Chris DeStefano kick), 3-43 1:39, JUN 14 - F&M 40

 

RUSHING: Juniata-Ward Udinski 4-16; Zach McCaulley 2-6; Zane Bussard 4-5; TEAM 1-0; Quadir Christian 3-minus 1; Zach Trayer 1-minus 2; Hunter Phillips 2-minus 10; David Smyers 2-minus 11. Franklin & Marshall-Dominch Hezekiah 10-34; John Kaschak 12-31; Scott LaValva 7-26; Lamont Jackson 4-13; Mike Shin 1-4; TEAM 1-0; John Harrison 4-minus 15.

PASSING: Juniata-Ward Udinski 9-26-2-117; David Smyers 2-4-1-21; Quadir Christian 0-1-0-0. Franklin & Marshall-John Harrison 19-26-1-143; E.J. Schneider 9-15-0-153; Sam Kind 2-3-0-12.

RECEIVING: Juniata-Hunter Phillips 4-88; Zane Bussard 3-30; Dinambi Butler 2-13; Julian Valdiserri 2-7. Franklin & Marshall-Tim Muller 7-93; Lamont Jackson 5-41; Jordan Zachery 5-30; Brian Kelly 4-36; John Kaschak 3-45; Joe Goggin 1-34; Dominch Hezekiah 1-12; Colton Weaver 1-7; Kevin O'Shea 1-7; Kenny Schultz 1-5; Alan Williams 1-minus 2.

INTERCEPTIONS: Juniata-Andrew Masullo 1-2. Franklin & Marshall-Jonathan Struss 1-70; Ty Savastio 1-1; Ryan Young 1-0.

FUMBLES: Juniata-Hunter Phillips 1-1. Franklin & Marshall-John Harrison 1-0.

SACKS (UA-A): Juniata-Brandon Felus 1-0; Jared Shope 1-0. Franklin & Marshall-C.T. Marsh 1-0.

TACKLES (UA-A): Juniata-Andrew Masullo 6-2; Kevin Gorman 5-2; Chris Beall 4-3;David Weiss 5-1; Jared Shope 5-1; Mike Valentine 4-2; Noah Walstrom 4-2; KeithStewart 3-2; Ethan Wilt 1-4; Nicholas Stubbs 2-1; Greg Nixon 2-0; Brandon Felus2-0; Zach Trayer 1-0; TEAM 1-0; Zach Boyd 1-0; Josh Dutton 1-0; Brett Shippey1-0; Ethan Cree 1-0; C Katzenstein 0-1; Carrington Jones 0-1. Franklin &Marshall-Brendan Wengerter 5-2; Nick Barbieri 2-3; C.T. Marsh 3-1; Mike Shin 3-0; Ty Savastio 3-0; Aaron Fant 2-0; John Gandolfo 2-0; Brian Velasco 2-0; Donald Wiezik 1-1; Phil Barbieri 1-1; TEAM 1-0; Tyler Pollick 1-0; Alex Regulinski 1-0; Jordan Studevan 1-0; Ryan Young 1-0; T.J. Tynan 1-0.