Bald Eagles drop their season finale

Lock Haven finished its football season Saturday with a 49-14 loss at Mercyhurst, falling short of the program’s first five-win season since 1982.

LHU quarterback Caleb Walton capped his career with 223 yards and a touchdown pass.

Shawn Seif, one of the nation’s top wide receivers all season and an All-American candidate, finished with four catches and 55 yards. He finished the season with 1,282 yards and 11 touchdowns, both single-season LHU records.

Defensively, Rahjeir Miles-Eubanks and Carmelo Cruz led the way with eight tackles apiece. Christian Martir added seven stops.

Walton’s 223 passing yards today gave him the first 3,000-yard passing season in in school history, with 3,115 yards. Walton finished his career with 8,971 passing yards, the second-most in school history. His 68 career passing touchdowns and 76 career touchdowns accounted for are both school records.

Lock Haven    0  7  0  7  – 14

Mercyhurst    7 21 14  7  – 49

FIRST QUARTER

1st MER – Richie Sanders 5 pass from Doug Altavilla (Dylan Kondis kick) 01:49

SECOND QUARTER

MER – Drew Robinson 34 run (Dylan Kondis kick) 07:45

LHU – Kyeef Williams 58 pass from Caleb Walton (Caleb Walton kick) 06:05

MER – Tarique Ellis 27 interception return (Dylan Kondis kick) 03:16

MER – Richie Sanders 1 run (Dylan Kondis kick) 00:14

THIRD QUARTER

MER – Clay Waldron 39 pass from Doug Altavilla (Dylan Kondis kick) 12:41

MER – Richie Sanders 22 run (Dylan Kondis kick) 4;39

FOURTH QUARTER

MER – Richie Sanders 3 run (Dylan Kondis kick) 10:09

LHU – John Ford 1 run (Caleb Walton kick) 02:03

TEAM STATS    LHU    MER

FIRST DOWNS    23    22

RUSHES-YARDS    39-186    36-230

PASSING YDS    223    243

Att-Comp-Int    39-19-    22-18-0

Return yds    79    140

Punts-avg    3-36.0    3-34.3

Fumbles-Lost    0-0    0-0

Penalties-Yards    7-78    7-69

Possession Time    29:25    30:35

INDIVIDUAL STATS

RUSHING: Lock Haven-John Ford 28-124; Caleb Walton 9-53; Corey Blakey 1-7; Tim Schorr 1-2. Mercyhurst-Richie Sanders 19-83; Drew Robinson 9-59; E’Andre Smith 2-58; Brad Novak 1-18; Doug Altavilla 4-14; TEAM 1-minus 2.

PASSING: Lock Haven-Caleb Walton 19-39-2-223. Mercyhurst-Doug Altavilla 18-22-0-243.

RECEIVING: Lock Haven-Kyeef Williams 4-92; Shawn Seif 4-55; John Ford 4-13; W. Sensenderfer 3-34; Lukius White 2-15; A. Pritchett 1-8; Kashim Buey 1-6. Mercyhurst-Bryce Mostoller 5-72; Brad Novak 3-44; Pierce Bauer 3-22; Richie Sanders 2-30; Danavian Clay 2-23; Drew Robinson 2-13; Clay Waldron 1-39. Records: LHU 4-7. Mercyhurst 3-8

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