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Written by: Tristan Klinefelter on Sunday, October 10th, 2021
Chantz Swartz runs the ball in a 75-21 victory Saturday afternoon. Swartz finished with 131 yards and two touchdowns. Saturday, October 9, 2021
Saturday afternoon the 16th ranked Shepherd Rams traveled to Hubert Jack Stadium to take on the Lock Haven Bald Eagles in a game dominated by the Rams offense. Junior quarterback Tyson Bagent finished the game with 314 passing yards and five touchdowns. For the running game former Juniata running back, Chantz Swartz finished with 131 yards and two scores on the day. For the Bald Eagles, it was a challenging day on offense. Starting quarterback Ethan Persa was out due to injury so Freshman Jordan Heisey took control of the offense. Heisey finished the game 16-42 for 194 yards a touchdown and two interceptions.
The scoring started early for the Rams. Early in the first quarter, Bagent found Ryan Beach for the 23-yard touchdown pass. Hayden August-Scriven nailed the pat giving the Rams a 7-0 lead. The Rams would find the endzone on their next possession, this time a 32 yard run by Swartz. Hayden August-Scriven would nail the pat and on the next series drill a 43-yard field goal to put the Rams up 17-0.
Lock Haven’s Isaiah Reed looks to make a tackle in Saturday’s 75-21 loss to Shepherd. Saturday, October 9, 2021
To start the second quarter Bagent would find Beach again this time from 26 yards out to extend the lead to 24-0. On Lock Haven’s following drive Heisey would find Kaden Bittinger for a 74-yard touchdown. This touchdown would be a first for both. However, even with a big touchdown, the Rams were too much for the Bald Eagles. The Rams would score five consecutive touchdowns to push the lead to 55-7. Out of the five touchdowns, Bagent would throw four and Swartz added another on the ground.
Lock Haven would manage to find the endzone early in the third quarter. DeAndre Wakefield scampered into the endzone from 49 yards out. After the Hunter Hess pat, the score was now 55-14. Rams Ronnie Brown and Avaughn Holley added two rushing touchdowns in the third quarter to extend the lead to 69-14.
Wakefield once again would find the endzone from 16 yards out. Tony Nicassio would make the pat making the score 69-21. Shepherd would find the endzone once more Saturday afternoon when Holley trotted in from 13 yards out to make the final score 75-21.
For the Bald Eagles, it was a hard game on offense and defense but they will look to bounce back next Saturday as they take on Bloomsburg. For Shepherd, they travel to Millersville next Saturday to take on the Marauders.
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