West Chester hammers Seton Hill
The West Chester football squad kept its unblemished record intact with its second rock-solid road victory of the 2018 season.
The Golden Rams overwhelmed Seton Hill 59-14 on Saturday in a PSAC crossover contest at Offutt Field. West Chester (3-0 overall) outgained the Griffins 328-68 on the ground and rolled up more than 600 yards of total offense. The Rams also won the turnover battle, 2-0.
Junior quarterback A.J. Long accounted for five touchdowns, with two coming on runs of six and 40 yards. He also registered three scores on TD passes to Mark Dukes, wideout Rasheem James and receiver Ethan Price, a transfer from Bloomsburg.
Dukes added another scoring run along with backfield mate Mike Class, and defensive back Jaishon Thornton found the end zone on a 36-yard interception return. In addition, kicker George Lambritsios chipped in with a 42-yard field goal, for the Rams, who scored the game’s first 35 points and led by 53 at the half.
Long wound up with 393 yards of total offense, including a team-high 118 yards on eight attempts. James led the way with five catches for 78 yards. Linebacker Tyler Morrissey paced the defense with nine tackles, one and a half sacks and a forced fumble. Cornerback Shaquille James also notched an interception. Seton Hill (0-3) had 286 passing yards, but most came when the home team was in catch-up mode.
Ranked 18th nationally, West Chester will open the PSAC East schedule next Saturday at Farrell Stadium (noon kickoff).