October 10, 2009

Huskies Stay Perfect with 27-13 Win Over East Stroudsburg

Box Score

EAST STROUDSBURG-- Tailback Derrick Price (Burlington City, NJ/Burlington) carried 23 times for 165 yards and one score to lead the fifth-ranked Bloomsburg University Huskies to a 27-13 win over East Stroudsburg in a Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Eastern Division matchup.

East Stroudsburg (5-2, 2-2 PSAC East) jumped in front on its second possession of the game when it took over in Bloomsburg territory at the 49-yard line and quickly moved downfield on a 35-yard pass from quarterback Matt Marshall to Ed Kiser before the drive stalled at the Huskies eight yard line. From there Drew Reinhard connected on a 26-yard field goal for a 3-0 lead for the Warriors.

The Huskies (7-0, 4-0 PSAC East) responded on their second drive going 57-yards in 13 plays and getting a 26-yard field goal from Jon Koenig (Pine Grove/Pine Grove). Bloomsburg had the ball inside the 10-yard line, but a penalty and a couple of incomplete passes forced the Huskies to settle for three points.

The Warriors went back on top 6-3 in the second quarter with drive set up by an interception of Huskies quarterback Dan Latorre (Elysburg/Southern Columbia). ESU drove inside the Huskies 20-yard line, but a third down sack of Marshall by Bloomsburg's Thomas McFarland (Pottsville/Pottsville) forced the Warriors to settle for a 40-yard field goal by Reinhard.

Bloomsburg answered right back on its ensuing drive needing just three plays to go 67 yards. Kenny Domzalski (Milford/Delaware Valley) started the drive with a 38-yard run and Latorre finished it with a 29-yard scoring pass to Cory Stiger (Williamsport/Loyalsock Twp) making it 10-6.

The Huskies were later threatening before halftime driving to the Warriors 11-yard line, but Latorre was intercepted ending the drive.

Bloomsburg made it 13-6 on the opening drive of the third period driving from its own 31 to the Warrior 32-yard line. However, the drive stalled and Koenig hit a 49-yard field goal to extend BU's lead. On the kickoff, ESU's Jeff Giglio fumbled with Ryan Sanders (Danville/Danville) recovering for Bloomsburg at the East Stroudsburg 39-yard line. Three plays later Price ran 27-yards for a score making it 20-6 with 10:20 left in the third.

East Stroudsburg got the score back on its next series marching 80-yards in eight plays with Marshall throwing a 27-yard scoring pass to Sam Shuman making it 20-13 midway through the third. In the drive Marshall had a 22-yard run for ESU that brought the ball out to midfield.

In the fourth quarter the Huskies and Warriors traded punts before the Huskies were able to add the game-clinching score. After Bloomsburg got pinned back at its own two-yard following a punt, Price broke off a yard of eight yards followed by a 59-yard run down the Warrior 31-yard line. Domzalski then followed with a three-yard gain followed by a 28-yard scoring run with 4:15 left to play.

Along with Price's 165 yards, Domzalski added 81 yards on nine carries and one score, while tight end Ben Weaber (Lebanon/Cedar Crest) caught a career-high six passes for 65 yards. On defense, Anthony Smith (Pottstown/Pottstown) had 10 tackles, while Marcus Zimmerman (Lititz/Manheim Central) made seven tackles and had 2.5 sacks. For East Stroudsburg Marshall finished 16-29 for 215 yards and two interceptions and one score.

Bloomsburg hosts Cheyney in its annual homecoming game on Saturday with kickoff at 3:30 p.m.