Hiram College to Add Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse to Intercollegiate Offerings

March 17, 2011

HIRAM, OHIO  – Hiram College officials have announced they will add men’s and women’s lacrosse as intercollegiate sports and begin competing in the Spring of 2013.  Hiram currently offers 14 intercollegiate teams and is a member of the North Coast Athletic Conference and NCAA Div. III.

“We have been considering lacrosse for several years,” said Hiram College Athletic Director Tom Mulligan. “We are in the process of bringing about some major improvements to our locker room facilities and installing synthetic turf on the Charles A. Henry Field. Those enhancements provide the facilities necessary to allow us to field lacrosse in a competitive manner.”

Hiram officials will initiate searches for head coaches for each sport with the intention of having the new coaches on board in August. The new members of the Hiram staff will spend the 2011-2012 academic year recruiting and play will begin during the 2013 spring season.

“We believe lacrosse is a sport which fits nicely here at Hiram,” said Mulligan. “The sport attracts good students who will be a good fit for our academic environment. Our athletic program continues to grow in strength and we feel strongly we can field competitive teams.”

Hiram currently offers intercollegiate competition in men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s cross country, volleyball, football, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s swimming, softball, baseball, and men’s and women’s golf.

Hiram announces athletic facility enhancements

March 9, 2011

Locker Room Rendering

The Hiram College athletic complex will be the site of two major enhancements beginning this spring. Hiram officials announced that the College is renovating the main locker room space in the Les and Kathy Coleman Sports, Recreation and Fitness Center and installing lights and a synthetic turf field at the football stadium.

The 6,000 square foot locker room renovation includes the installation of new flooring, shower facilities, lighting, heating, air conditioning systems, as well as the equipping of the facility with modern, wooden lockers for use by Hiram student-athletes. Student-athletes participating in softball, women’s cross country, football, women’s soccer, baseball, men’s basketball, and men’s soccer will utilize the renovated space.

“This renovation of the locker room will elevate the attractiveness of the space to the high level found throughout the rest of the Coleman Center,” said Hiram College President Tom Chema. “We’re blessed to have an attractive, modern, and functional athletic facility for use by members of our community.”

Work on the locker room renovation will begin in March and be completed in July.

“We have received several nice gifts toward the project,” said Chema. “We believe our alumni and friends will help us in the same manner in which they stepped up to assist with the construction of the $12 million Coleman Center. The Coleman Center has transformed our sports, recreation and fitness environment here at Hiram and given our student-athletes an opportunity to compete with the best in the North Coast Athletic Conference and all of NCAA Div. III.”

To learn more about naming opportunities associated with the locker room project, contact David Bishoff at 330-569-5282 or through e-mail at bishoffdb@hiram.edu.

[Photo Gallery of Locker Room Remodel]

In addition to the locker room renovation, college officials announced that the Charles A. Henry athletic field will be enhanced with the installation of a synthetic turf field and lighting. Work will begin in early May following the Hiram Commencement exercise and will be completed in July.

“Installation of turf will greatly enhance our ability to meet the needs of our student body,” said Hiram Athletic Director Tom Mulligan. “Currently, the football field is only used on five dates in a year. With turf, we will be able to provide additional opportunities for club, intramural, and free play competition. Additionally, the new surface and lighting will make our football venue one of the most attractive in small college football. We believe our football recruits will be impressed.”

[Photo Gallery of Football Field Project]

Football Senior Wide Receiver Glenn Campbell Named Second-Team All-Ohio

December 7, 2010

HIRAM, OHIO  –  Hiram College football player and senior wide receiver Glenn Campbell (Akron/Buchtel) has been selected second-team All-Ohio by ohiocollegefootball.com for his efforts this season. 

Campbell led the team this season in receptions (91) and yards (1,095) which were both school single-season records.  He is the first wideout in Hiram history to record over 1,000 yards receiving.  His 91 receptions led the NCAC and his 1,095 reception yards ranked second most.  Campbell averaged just over nine receptions per game this fall which ranked in a tie for third best in all of NCAA Division III and averaged 109.5 yards per game which was 12th highest nationally.  He also led the team in touchdowns (seven) and tied the Hiram longest reception in a game record of 83 yards against Carnegie Mellon (Pa.) University on Oct. 2.   In addition, Campbell set two single-game records as a senior recording 15 receptions against Denison University on Sept. 18 and most reception yards in a game (220) against Carnegie Mellon.  Campbell set the single-season reception yards record on two occassions, first breaking the mark against Denison with 217 yards and then again two weeks later with his current record in the game against CMU.  Campbell also became a two-time All-North Coast Athletic Conference wideout earlier season with his first first-team selection and is just the second player in program history to garner first-team accolades since joining the conference. 

For his career, Campbell is the program’s all-time leader in receptions (207).  In 36 career games, he recorded 2,345 yards with 15 touchdowns and averaged 11.3 yards per catch.  In addition to playing wide receiver, Campbell also saw playing time at quarterback.  As a QB, Campbell completed 25-of-51 passes for 382 yards and two TD.  He also saw limited playing time on special teams and accounted for 2,875 all-purpose yards during his career.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, please contact Hiram College Sports Information Director Jeff Hoedt by phone at (330) 569-5495 or by email at hoedtjm@hiram.edu.

Football Has Four Named to All-NCAC Teams

November 22, 2010

CLEVELAND, OHIO  –  Four members of the Hiram College football team have been selected to the 2010 All-North Coast Athletic Conference Teams.  Senior wide receiver Glenn Campbell (Akron/Buchtel) earned first-team honors, while senior Luke Lewis (Fremont/St. Joseph) and juniors Jarrod Lewis (Petersburg/Springfield Local) and Oliver Dickerhoof (Alliance/Central Catholic) were tabbed honorable mention.  [2010 All-NCAC Teams]

Campbell earned his second All-NCAC award and becomes just the second player in program history to garner first-team accolades since joining the conference.  Campbell led the team this season in receptions (91) and yards (1,095) which were both school single-season records.  He is the first wideout in Hiram history to record over 1,000 yards receiving.  His 91 receptions led the NCAC and his 1,095 reception yards ranked second most.  Campbell averaged just over nine receptions per game this fall which ranked in a tie for third best in all of NCAA Division III and averaged 109.5 yards per game which was 12th highest nationally.  He also led the team in touchdowns (seven) and tied the Hiram longest reception in a game record of 83 yards against Carnegie Mellon (Pa.) University on Oct. 2.   In addition, Campbell set two single-game records as a senior recording 15 receptions against Denison University on Sept. 18 and most reception yards in a game (220) against Carnegie Mellon.  Campbell set the single-season reception yards record on two occassions, first breaking the mark against Denison with 217 yards and then again two weeks later with his current record in the game against CMU. 

For his career, Campbell is the program’s all-time leader in receptions (207).  In 36 career games, he recorded 2,345 yards with 15 touchdowns and averaged 11.3 yards per catch.  In addition to playing wide receiver, Campbell also saw playing time at quarterback.  As a QB, Campbell completed 25-of-51 passes for 382 yards and two TD.  He also saw limited playing time on special teams and accounted for 2,875 all-purpose yards during his career.

Luke Lewis earned his first All-Conference award this season.  He saw most of his playing time this season as a wide receiver and ended the year second in receptions with 46 and reception yards at 357.  Lewis was also tied for second in TD with two.  He averaged 7.8 yards per catch and 35.7 yards per game.  In addition, Lewis also carried the ball two times for 23 yards.

Luke Lewis ends a versatile playing career as a running back, wideout, tight end and on special teams.  As a running back, he carried the ball 168 times for 488 yards with six TD.  As a receiver and tight end, he caught 81 passes for 611 yards with two career TD.  In his last two seasons, Lewis began to see time on special teams as a kick returner.  He totaled 298 return yards in 20 attempts for a 14.9 yards per return average.  Overall, Lewis had accounted for 1,397 all-purpose yards in four seasons.

Jarrod Lewis completed a solid second season as a Terrier with his first All-NCAC honor.  He ended his junior season with 39 total tackles (21 solo and 18 assists) and led the team in tackles for loss (nine) and quarterback sacks (5.5).  His nine tackles for loss ranked in a tie for 10th most in the NCAC and his 5.5 sacks were fifth best.  Lewis was also second on the team in pass breakups with five to go along with one fumble recovery. 

Dickerhoof had an impressive junior season capped with his first All-NCAC award.  He led the team and the conference in total tackles with 112 (64 solo and 48 assists).  His 112 tackles ranked 17th highest in the nation.  He posted 10 or more tackles in all but two games this season with a season and career-high of 17 stops against the College of Wooster on Oct. 30.  Dickerhoof also led the NCAC in fumbles recovered (three) and was tied for second in fumbles forced (two).  In addition, Dickerhoof was second in tackles for loss (seven), sacks (3.5) and had one blocked kick.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, please contact Hiram College Sports Information Director Jeff Hoedt by phone at (330) 569-5495 or by email at hoedtjm@hiram.edu.

Football Comes Up Short Against Ohio Wesleyan University in Season Finale

November 13, 2010

DELAWARE, OHIO  –  The Hiram College football team was defeated by Ohio Wesleyan University, 47-24, today (Saturday, Nov. 13) in the North Coast Athletic Conference and season finale at Selby Field in Delaware, Ohio.  [Game Stats]

With the loss, the Terriers end the season with a 1-9 overall record and 1-5 in the NCAC.  The Battling Bishops end their season at 2-8 overall and 2-4 NCAC.

Hiram looked to make a statement early in the first quarter, scoring on its first possession of the game and marched 74 yards in four plays that ended in a 63-yard touchdown pass from sophomore quarterback Brendan Rehor (Bay Village/Bay) to senior All-NCAC wide receiver Glenn Campbell (Akron/Buchtel) to give the Terriers a 7-0 lead.  OWU responded by scoring on its first possession of the game on a 10-yard TD pass from quarterback Mason Espinosa, his first of six TD passes on the day, to Dave Moglinicki with 9:02 left to play in the quarter.  But the Bishops would miss the extra point as Hiram still led 7-6.  OWU took the lead on its next possession, this time on a 17-yard pass play form Espinosa to Jermar Rayford, making the score 13-7 at the 3:41 mark.  Neither team scored during the remainder of the quarter as the Bishops led 13-7 after the first stanza.

In the second quarter, Hiram regained the lead thanks to a 53-yard TD run by freshman Caleb Jones (Lake Placid, Fla./Lake Placid) with 6:12 left to play in the half, making the score 14-13.  The Terriers added to their lead late in the period on a blocked OWU field goal try that was picked up by freshman Chase Laudato (Brunswick) and returned it 90 yards for the score.  Following the Hiram kickoff, OWU then went 63 yards in eight plays in the final minutes to find the endzone on another TD completion by Espinosa with just 16 seconds remaining.  The Bishops converted the two-point conversion to even the score at 21-21 heading into the locker rooms.

OWU took the lead near the midway point of the third quarter with Espinosa’s fourth TD toss of the game at the 7:58 minute mark.  But the Bishops would again fail to convert the extra point attempt, making the score 27-21.  Hiram later made it a one-possession game with a 33-yard field goal by sophomore Luke Russo (Strongsville/Bedford Chanel) narrowing the deficit to 27-24.  OWU then took control with a pair of TD to end the quarter with a 80-yard TD strike and a three-yard TD run to extend the lead to 40-24 heading into the fourth quarter.

The Bishops tallied the only score in the final quarter thanks to a 15-yard TD pass from Espinosa to Gabe Bram as OWU went on to the 47-24 victory.

Individually, OWU was led by Espinosa who completed 34-of-44 passes for 471 yards and six TD.  Mogilnicki caught five passes for a game-high 135 yards and three scores.  Danny Flanegan caught a game-tying high seven passes for 96 yards and had a TD.  Chris Marshall led the Bishop running attack with 39 yards in 12 carries.  Defensively, Pete Merkle and Taylor Smith each finished the game with six tackles.

Rehor completed 13-of-24 passes for 171 yards with a TD, but had three interceptions.  Jones rushed for a game-high 61 yards in six carries and a TD.  Campbell finished the game with six receptions for a team-high 94 yards and had a TD.  Senior Luke Lewis (Fremont/St. Joseph) caught a game-tying high seven passes for 69 yards.  Defensively, three Terriers recorded double-figure tackles led by junior linebacker Steve Brown’s (Lawrenceville, Ga./Central Gwinnett) game-high 14 stops.  Fellow junior linebacker Oliver Dickerhoof (Alliance/Central Catholic) added 13 tackles and sophomore linebacker Sam Gallagher (Strongsville) had 11 tackles. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION, please contact Hiram College Sports Information Director Jeff Hoedt by phone at (330) 569-5495 or by email at hoedtjm@hiram.edu.

Football Falls to Allegheny (Pa.) College in Home Finale

November 6, 2010

HIRAM, OHIO  –  The Hiram College football team was defeated by Allegheny (Pa.) College, 43-21, today (Saturday, Nov. 6) in a North Coast Athletic Conference game in the home finale and Senior Day at Charles A. Henry Field.  [Game Stats]

Following today’s game, the Terriers drop to 1-8 overall and 1-4 in the NCAC.  The Gators improve to 6-3 overall and 4-2 NCAC.

Both teams would struggle in the first half with turnovers, but it was Allegheny who scored the only points of the first quarter on a 19-yard touchdown pass play from quarterback T.J. Salopek to Robert Carlisle at the 5:59 minute mark to give the Gators a 7-0 lead after the first period.

Allegheny looked to be headed to another score late in the second quarter with the ball at the Hiram 15-yard line.  But junior linebacker Steve Brown (Lawrenceville, Ga./Central Gwinnett) ended the possible Allegheny scoring drive when he ripped the ball out of the Gator running back’s arms and took it 85 yards for the Terrier score and evened the game at 7-7 with 5:27 left to play in the half.  Allegheny gained a little momentum just before the end of the half with a 24-yard field goal by Ryan Zipf to regain the lead, 10-7, at the break.

In the third quarter, Allegheny broke the game open scoring 19 points with a 14-yard TD run by Brian Tamburlin and a pair of TD completions to David Strawser and Sean Griffin that gave the Gators a 29-7 edge.  Despite three scores by Allegheny, Hiram freshman defensive back Josh Peacock (Carson City, Nev./Carson) blocked two of the Gator extra point attempts. 

Allegheny added to its lead in the fourth quarter with two touchdowns on running plays of 44 yards by Matt Deivert and five yards by Taylor O’Brien to take a commanding 43-7 lead.  Hiram tallied the final points of the game beginning with a 53-yard pass play from junior quarterback Maxwell Bohon (Worthington/Thomas Worthington) to senior All-NCAC wide receiver Glenn Campbell (Akron/Buchtel) at the 5:49 mark to make the score 43-14.  The Terriers found the endzone again late in the period with another TD completion from Bohon.  This time junior wideout Shaun Zalewski (Cleveland/St. Edward) would be on the receiving end of the Bohon pass in the corner of the endzone with 1:55 left in the game.  But the Gators had already built a large enough lead and went on to capture a 43-21 victory.

The Gators were led by Tamburlin who rushed for a game-high 112 yards in 22 carries and had one TD.  Deivert finished the game with 97 yards in nine carries and added a TD.  Salopek completed 18-of-27 passes for game-highs of 209 yards and three TD.  Strawser led the Gator receivers with four catches for 52 yards and a TD.  Defensively, Shane Heschke recorded a team-high five tackles.

Hiram was led by Campbell who caught game-highs of nine receptions for 147 yards and had a TD.  Sophomore quarterback Brendan Rehor (Bay Village/Bay) completed 14-of-30 passes for 103 yards.  He was also the team’s leading rusher with 34 yards in 10 carries.  Bohon ended the game completing seven-of-eight passes for 142 yards and two TD.  On defense, junior Oliver Dickerhoof (Alliance/Central Catholic) led the way with a game-high 12 tackles, including a tackle for loss and had a fumble recovery.  Peacock also finished in double digits in tackles with 10 to go along with the two blocked kicks and a tackle for loss.

Hiram will conclude the 2010 season next Saturday, Nov. 13 when it travels to Delaware, Ohio for a NCAC matchup against Ohio Wesleyan University in the conference and season finale.  Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, please contact Hiram College Sports Information Director Jeff Hoedt by phone at (330) 569-5495 or by email at hoedtjm@hiram.edu.

Football Defeated by The College of Wooster

October 30, 2010

WOOSTER, OHIO  — Junior linebacker Oliver Dickerhoof (Alliance/Central Catholic) recorded a career-high 17 tackles as the Hiram College football team was defeated by The College of Wooster, 62-0, today (Saturday, Oct. 30) in  North Coast Athletic Conference game in Wooster.  [Game Stats]

With the loss, the Terriers drop to 1-7 overall and 1-3 in the NCAC.  The Fighting Scots improve to 4-4 overall and 3-1 NCAC.

In the first quarter, Wooster scored on two of its possessions on a pair of touchdown runs of five and six yards by Robert Flagg that gave the Scots a 14-0 advantage after the first stanza and never looked back.

Wooster added to its lead in the second period with three scores that included two more TD runs by Flagg.  The Scots would miss on one of its extra point attempts, but would still lead by a commanding 34-0 at the intermission.

In the second half, the Scots added a pair of scores in both the third and fourth quarters en route to the 62-0 victory.

Individually, Wooster was led by Flagg, who led all rushers with 108 yards in 17 carries and four TD.  He also caught one pass for nine yards.  Quarterback Richard Barnes completed 20-of-31 passes for a game-high 320 yards with a TD and an interception.  Mike Redick led all receivers with 133 yards in 11 receptions.  Defensively, Quinton Howard led the Scots with 10 tackles.

Hiram was led by sophomore quarterback Brendan Rehor (Bay Village/Bay) who completed 23-of-36 passes for 131 yards and had one interception.  He was also the team’s leading rusher with 18 yards in 14 carries.  Senior All-NCAC wideout Glenn Campbell (Akron/Buchtel) caught a game-high 13 passes for a team-best 88 yards.  Defensively, the Terriers were led by Dickerhoof’s 17 stops.  He also recorded a half sack and forced fumble.

Hiram will host Allegheny (Pa.) College next Saturday, Nov. 6 in a NCAC game and home finale at the Charles A. Henry Field.  It will also be Senior Day with kickoff scheduled for 1 p.m.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, please contact Hiram College Sports Information Director Jeff Hoedt by phone at (330) 569-5495 or by email at hoedtjm@hiram.edu.

Football Shut Out by Case

October 16, 2010

HIRAM, OHIO   –  The Hiram College football team was defeated by Case, 41-0, today (Saturday, Oct. 16) in a non-conference game at the Charles A. Henry Field.  [Game Stats]

With the loss, the Terriers drop to 1-6 overall and the Spartans remain undefeated at 6-0 overall this season.

Case took control of the game with three scores in the first quarter beginning with a 12-yard touchdown pass play from quarterback Joey Baum to Brian Webster at the 8:46 minute mark to take a 7-0 lead.  The Spartans also found the endzone on a two-yard TD run by Christian Anderson and an eight-yard TD pass to Zach Homyk to lead 21-0 after the first quarter.

The Spartans added to their lead with two more scores in the second quarter resulting in five straight possessions that ended in a TD for Case.  Spartan backup quarterback Kyle Snyder would score on a run from five yards out at the 10:21 mark and wide receiver Bryan Metlesitz caught a 17-yard TD pass from Baum, his third TD pass of the game, with 3:44 left in the period, but the extra point was blocked as Case had a commanding 34-0 lead at the break.

Both teams were held scoreless in the third quarter and Case found the endzone a final time at the 13:36 mark of the fourth quarter with a 60-yard TD scamper by Kenny Riordan as the Spartans went on to the 41-0 final.

Case was led offensively by Baum, who completed 15-of-26 passes for 199 yards and three TD.  Riordan led all rushers with 74 yards in 10 carries and a TD.  Snyder added 71 yards in 17 carries and also scored a TD.  Homyk posted a game-high five catches for 56 yards and a TD.  Shaun Nicely caught four passes for a game-high 63 yards.  Defensively, Dale English and Wade Self both recorded a team-best five tackles.  English also added a sack and had an interception.

Hiram was led by sophomore quarterback Brendan Rehor (Bay Village/Bay) who completed 10-of-20 passes for 58 yards and had one interception.  Backup Maxwell Bohon (Worthingon/Thomas Worthington) completed eight-of-15 passes for 54 yards.  Junior running back Brandon Jacobs (St. Petersburg, Fla./Seminole) led the Terrier rushers with 42 yards in 14 carries.  Senior All-North Coast Athletic Conference wideout Glenn Campbell (Akron/Buchtel) ended the game with four receptions for 25 yards.  On defense, three Hiram players posted double-digit tackles led by junior two-time All-NCAC linebacker Jon Hull (Buford, Ga./Mill Creek) with a game-high 12 tackles and had a tackle for loss.  Junior linebacker Oliver Dickerhoof (Alliance/Central Catholic) was second with 11 stops and junior defensive end Jarrod Lewis (Petersburg/Springfield Local) added 10 tackles to go along with a sack and 1.5 tackles for loss.

Hiram will be off next week, but will resume its NCAC schedule on Saturday, Oct. 30 against The College of Wooster in Wooster.  The game is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, please contact Hiram College Sports Information Director Jeff Hoedt by phone at (330) 569-5495 or by email at hoedtjm@hiram.edu.

Football Defeated by No. 7 Wittenberg University

October 9, 2010

SPRINGFIELD, OHIO  — The Hiram College football team was defeated by No. 7 nationally-ranked Wittenberg University, 49-7, today (Saturday, Oct. 9) in a scheduled non-conference game in Springfield.  [Game Stats]

With the loss, the Terriers fall to 1-5 overall and the Tigers improve to 6-0 overall this season.

Wittenberg scored the only points of the first quarter on a two-yard touchdown run by Corey Weber to give the Tigers a 7-0 lead after the first period.

In the second quarter, Wittenberg found the endzone on two occassions with a pair of rushing TD from Conner Warye, from 52 and two yards out, to extend the lead to 21-0 at halftime.

The Tigers continued to increase the margin with two more scores in the third quarter thanks to an 18-yard TD pass play from quarterback Ben Zoeller to Michael Cooper and an 11-yard TD completion from Zoeller to Mat Guida to make the score 35-0. 

In the final quarter, Wittenberg’s Weber would find the endzone for the second time in the game on an 11-yard pass play for a 42-0 advantage.  Hiram ended the possible shutout with its only score of the game coming on an 11-yard TD completion from sophomore quarterback Brendan Rehor (Bay Village/Bay) to senior All-NCAC wideout Glenn Campbell (Akron/Buchtel).  The Tigers answered the Terrier score with a 12-yard TD pass from Andrew Durbin to Bill French to end the scoring as Wittenberg went on to win by the final of 49-7.

Wittenberg ended the game with two 100-yard rushers, led by Warye who had 122 yards in 11 carries and two TD.  Weber finished with 112 yards in 13 carries and a TD.  Zoeller completed 14-of-28 passes for 212 yards and two scores.  Josh McKee led the Tiger receivers with five catches for a game-high 86 yards.  Cooper also caught five passes for a game-high 70 yards and a TD.  Defensively, Zach Hurtt had a team-best seven tackles, including a tackle for loss, and an interception.

The Hiram offense was led by Rehor who completed 24-of-42 passes for 160 yards and had one TD and an interception.  Campbell ended the day with a game-high 11 receptions and had 73 yards and a TD.   On defense, junior two-time All-NCAC linebacker Jon Hull (Buford, Ga./Mill Creek) led the Terriers with a game-high 11 tackles.  In addition, freshman defensive back Chase Laudato (Brunswick) recorded 10 tackles.

Hiram will face another tough opponent when it hosts Case next Saturday, Oct. 16 at the Charles A. Henry Field.  Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, please contact Hiram College Sports Information Director Jeff Hoedt by phone at (330) 569-5495 or by email at hoedtjm@hiram.edu.

Football Defeated by Carnegie (Pa.) Mellon; Campbell Breaks Own Reception Yards Record

October 2, 2010

PITTSBURGH, PA.  –  Senior All-North Coast Athletic Conference wide receiver Glenn Campbell (Akron/Buchtel) caught 13 passes for 220 yards and accounted for three total touchdowns (two receiving and one passing) as the Hiram College football team was defeated by Carnegie Mellon University, 62-31, today (Saturday, Oct. 2) in Pittsburgh, Pa.  Campbell reached the 200-yard receiving plateau for the second time this season and broke his own single-game record of 217 yards which he set earlier this season.  [Game Stats]

With the loss, the Terriers drop to 1-4 overall and the Tartans improve to 3-2 overall for the season.

CMU took the first lead of the game on a one-yard touchdown run by Justin Pratt at the 7:55 minute mark of the opening quarter for a 7-0 advantage.  Hiram answered by scoring on its first possession of the game going 70 yards in 12 plays and ended with a two-yard TD scamper by junior running back Rodney Jacobs (St. Petersburg, Fla./Seminole) with 3:06 left to play in the period.  The Tartans quickly regained the lead on its ensuing possession going 71 yards in three plays, capped by a 22-yard TD run by Jake Nardone giving CMU a 14-7 lead after the first quarter.

In the second quarter, Hiram cut into the deficit with a 27-yard field goal by sophomore Luke Russo (Strongsville/Bedford Chanel) to make the score 14-10.  CMU got some breathing room with another score. This time on a three-yard TD run by Patrick Blanks at the 10:52 mark to extend the margin to 21-10.  The Terriers answered again with Campbell’s first TD reception of the game on an 83-yard pass play from sophomore quarterback Brendan Rehor (Bay Village/Bay) to narrow the gap back to four points at 21-17.  The 83-yard Rehor to Campbell hookup also tied the Hiram record for longest pass play in a game.  But the Tartans would score the final points of the half on a three-yard TD run by Pratt, his second of the game, to lead 28-17 at the break.

Pratt found the endzone for the third time in the game to start the scoring in the third quarter from seven yards out to push the lead to 35-17.  Hiram scored on two occassions in the quarter on a pair of pass plays beginning with a 16-yard TD completion from Campbell to senior wideout Luke Lewis (Fremont/St. Joseph) and a six-yard TD catch from Rehor to Campbell.  But CMU would also score two more times, including another TD run by Pratt, to give the Tartans a 48-31 advantage heading into the fourth quarter.

CMU scored the only points in the fourth quarter thanks to a pair of TDs, one rushing and one passing, as the Tartans cruised to a 62-31 victory.

The Tartans finished the game with three 100-yard rushers led by Pratt who had a game-high 146 yards in 16 attempts and four TD.  Nardone was second with 128 yards and a TD and Jared Delello rushed for 101 yards and a score.  Quarterback Rob Kalkstein threw just seven passes, completing six, for 80 yards with a TD and an interception.  Alexander Lum led the CMU receivers with two catches for 47 yards.  Defensively, Owen Parker led the team with 11 tackles and was followed by Nick Karabin with 10 stops and an interception.

Hiram was led by Campbell’s record-setting 220 receiving yards and two scores.  He would also throw a TD pass for three total scores on the day.  Rehor completed 24-of-36 passes for 280 yards and two TD, but had three interceptions.  Freshman running back Caleb Jones (Lake Placid, Fla./Lake Placid) led Hiram with 78 yards on the ground in 14 rushes.  On defense, junior linebacker Oliver Dickerhoof (Alliance/Central Catholic) and senior linebacker Stefhen Offutt (Twinsburg) each had a game-high 12 tackles.  Freshman defensive back Chase Laudato (Brunswick) also added 10 tackles.

Hiram will stay on the road next week and travel to Springfield for a scheduled non-conference game against Wittenberg University on Saturday, Oct. 9.  Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, please contact Hiram College Sports Information Director Jeff Hoedt by phone at (330) 569-5945 or by email at hoedtjm@hiram.edu.

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