The Mercyhurst Football team took on Edinboro Thursday, Oct. 22. After having a rough start, the Lakers came together to turn out a 38-28 win.
The Edinboro Fighting Scots started off the first quarter by scoring two touchdowns, taking over with a 14 point lead. Towards the end of the first quarter, the Lakers were first and goal on the Edinboro nine yard line. Right at the start of the second quarter, senior Jaquan Williams received the ball in the endzone scoring the Lakers first touchdown of the game.
The Fighting Scots, who have a 0-7, now 0-8, record found themselves shaken by the Lakers touchdown. During a punt return, the ball fell short and the Lakers picked up on the 14 yard line. After the snap, under pressure, senior quarterback Zach Emerick ran the ball into the end zone to give the Lakers 14 points unanswered.
Right before the end of the first half, Junior Dorian Stevens intercepted an Edinboro pass, allowing the Lakers to have a field goal attempt from the 42 yard line. Junior Dylan Kondis makes the field goal, giving the Lakers a 17-14 lead at halftime.
Although Edinboro scored a touchdown in the second half, the Lakers were able to count on redshirt junior Richie Sanders for what was the biggest run of his career. It was second and 16, and Sanders broke a 75 yard touchdown, giving the Lakers a lead of 24-21. Towards the end of the fourth quarter, Sanders went in for another touchdown, making the score 31-21.
A second interception by Stevens allowed the Lakers to have another opportunity in their hands. Junior Drew Robinson was able to fight through the Scots to score the last touchdown of the game for Mercyhurst. Although Edinboro was able to pull out one more touchdown the Lakers won the game 38-28.
The Lakers will play again this Saturday, Oct. 31, at Tullio Field against Seton Hill. Kick off is at noon.