Football triumphs over Lock Haven: Win comes after upsetting home-opening loss

The Marauder football team came back from their season opening loss in a spectacular way on Saturday, September 11.

Senior quarterback Bill Shirk completed 20 of 30 passes with just one interception. Shirk also threw four touchdown passes in the game against Lock Haven.

Shirk connected with senior wide receiver Jamal Smith for three of the touchdowns. The first came just three and a half minutes into the game. At their first possession, Lock Haven quarterback Robert Meade’s pass was intercepted by senior free safety Matt Sutjak for a 44-yard return that put the Marauders four yards from the Lock Haven end zone.

Shirk’s pass to Smith gave Millersville the early lead. The score was 7-0, with Anthony Kassab’s added point.

The two connected again later in the first half to bring the score to 13-0 before Lock Haven finally made it to the scoreboard, narrowing the Marauder lead to six. Sophomore running back Fateen Brown scored on a 2-yard rush, bringing the score to 20-7.

Lock Haven also managed to score in the second quarter, bringing the half-time score to 20-14, Millersville.

Millersville was the first to score in the second half, Shirk and Smith connecting yet again to bring Millersville’s lead to 14 points.

For the third time, the golden duo of Shirk and Smith combined to bring Millersville’s final total to 35 in the fourth quarter.

The final score for the game was Millersville 35, Lock Haven 21. The team’s next game is versus Gannon at 4 P.M. in Biemesderfer stadium.