Bald Eagles set record for points scored in a game
EAST STROUDSBURG — Lock Haven erupted for 724 total yards, including 424 on the ground and the Bald Eagles scored a school-record in points in a 66-41 win at East Stroudsburg Saturday.
LHU’s offense got a spark from quarterback Caleb Walton, wide receiver Shawn Seif and running back John Ford who all racked up a number of records.
The win marked Lock Haven’s fourth in the last five games and its second straight. It’s now 4-6, 4-3 PSAC East. It marked the first time since 1989 where the Bald Eagles defeated ESU (4-6, 2-5) and snapped a seven-game losing streak to the Warriors.
LHU’s four wins this season are its most since going 4-7 in 2002. The Bald Eagles four PSAC East wins this season mark the most PSAC divisional victories in a single-season since LHU won six games in PSAC West action in 1979 and took the overall title.
Just 39 seconds into the game Walton threw his first of five touchdown passes (all in the first half) and the rout was on. Walton hit Seif on a pass and Seif did the rest, thanks to a 68-yard catch-and-run TD, and Lock Haven led, 7-0.
With 4:21 left in the first quarter Jacob Jones blocked a punt and Adrian Pritchett took it 26 yards to the end zone for a 25-0 lead. The Bald Eagles led 25-7 and 45-13 at halftime.
Walton finished with 300 yards passing and 101 yards rushing. He threw a career-high five touchdowns, just one away from the single-game school record.
Seif finished with 210 yards receiving and four touchdowns. The 210 yards receiving are the sixth-most for a single-game and moved him into first-place all-time for a single-season with a school-record 1,227 yards. Seif’s four touchdown catches also broke the single-game school record.
Lastly, Seif’s four-TD catches give him 11, also a school record for single-season in receiving. Seif is the just the second LHU receiver to go over 1,000-yards receiving in a season.
Walton’s 101 yards rushing put an exclamation point on a huge day on the ground for Lock Haven. For the first time in school history, LHU racked up three individual 100-yard rushers.
Leading the way on the ground was Ford, who had a career-high 206 yards and two scores. He also caught one touchdown pass. His 206 rushing yards are the ninth-most in school history for a single-game.
Corey Blakey added 111 yards on the ground and scored once.
Walton now has 2,892 passing yards this season, the third-most ever recorded by a Lock Haven quarterback in a season. He’s just 81 passing yards away from the all-time mark and just 108 away from becoming the first LHU player to pass for over 3,000 yards in a single-season.