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Ransom records career-high 14 tackles

Jarius Ransom (c) 2019 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Jarius Ransom (c) 2019 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

THE FACTS
Juniata (2-3, 2-2 CC) 28, McDaniel (3-2, 2-2 CC) 14
What:
Centennial Conference (CC) football game
When:
Saturday, Oct. 5
Where: Westminster, Md.

THE SKINNY STORY
Juniata scored 14 points in the final 1:46 to break a 14-all deadlock and defeat McDaniel, 28-14.

THE LEADERS
Jarius Ransom (Williamstown, Md./Williamstown) led the Green Terror with 14 tackles.
Nah'shon Godfrey (Baltimore, Md./Baltimore City College) added 11 stops.
Daqwan Hill (Germantown, Md./The Avalon School) led the offense with 32 yards rushing and scored both touchdowns.

FOR THE FOES
• Calvin Bembry led the Eagles with 110 yards rushing and a touchdown.
• Sean Owens caught nine passes for 72 yards.

THE REST OF THE STORY
• Juniata marched the opening possession 75 yards in 14 plays. Ben Lauver had the big catch on the drive with a 32-yard reception on second-and-17 to set up first-and-goal. Four plays later, Charles Debose powered it in to the end zone from one yard out for a 7-0 lead with 7:39 to play in the first quarter.
• Two drives later, the Eagles moved 73 yards in 11 plays that Debose once again capped – this time with a three-yard run for a 14-0 lead with 6:26 on the clock in the second period.
• Taking over at its own 24 midway through the third, the Green Terror moved the ball methodically in 16 plays that Daqwan Hill paid off with a five-yard touchdown run to cut the deficit to 14-7 just five seconds into the fourth quarter.
• After forcing a Juniata punt on the ensuing drive, McDaniel took over at its own 38. A pair of big runs from Perry Stefanelli (Rockville, Md./Good Counsel) keyed a seven-play drive. Hill once again put an exclamation point on the march with a 12-yard run and one-yard scamper for a touchdown and 14-all tie with 9:17 to play.
• The Eagles, however, responded with a 7-minute, 31-second drive that covered 75 yards in 14 plays. Lauver made a grab in the middle of the end zone to put the visitors in front with 1:46 remaining.
• Calvin Bembry ripped off a 44-yard run after the defense got a turnover on downs and put it in the end zone two plays later for the final margin.

THE INSIDE STORY
• Juniata finished the game with nearly 36 minutes in time of possession and had a 351-181 advantage in total yards.

NEXT UP
McDaniel is off next week before returning to action at Dickinson on Saturday, Oct. 19. Game time is 1 p.m.