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The Journal Gazette

Saturday, November 03, 2018 6:50 pm


Trine wins share of MIAA title


Trine clinched at least a share of the MIAA championship amid a rash of records as the Thunder rolled to a 42-27 win against Adrian in the regular-season home finale at Fred Zollner Athletic Stadium on senior day in Angola. 

Adrian (4-5, 2-4 MIAA) dominated the first half, outgaining Trine, 298-101, in total offense. But a short kickoff that was mishandled by the Bulldogs and recovered by the Thunder following a Trine score and a kickoff return for a TD led to 14 points and kept the game tied at halftime. In a complete reversal in the second half, Trine  (9-0, 6-0), held a 319-147 advantage in total yardage and outscored Adrian, 21-6.

After being held to just 30 yards in the first half, Trine senior Lamar Carswell rushed for 229 yards in the final 30 minutes to record his fourth 200-yard rushing game of the season (259 yards). Carswell set Trine single-season marks for total touchdowns (30 Ý 28 rushing, two receiving), rushing TDs (28) and points scored (180). He also set a MIAA single-season record with most points scored against conference opponents with 120.

Two other players had record-setting performances including junior kicker Lucas Garza, who increased his consecutive made extra-point tries to 36 against MIAA opponents, setting a conference record in that category. The other record also came on special teams as senior Marcus Winters became the program's all-time leader in punt return yardage with 622 yards for his career following his only punt return of 22 yards against the Bulldogs.

Trine will look to capture its second-straight outright MIAA title when it travels to Kalamazoo, Michigan, to take on the Hornets in the MIAA and regular-season finale at 1 p.m. Saturday.



INDIANA STATE 51, SOUTH DAKOTA 48, 3 OTs: In Terre Haute, Ryan Boyle had seven touchdowns including a 3-yard scoring pass to Dante Hendrix in triple overtime to lift the Sycamores.

South Dakota (3-6, 2-4 Missouri Valley Football Conference) took a 48-45 edge in the third overtime on a Mason Lorber 27-yard field goal before Boyle started his team off with a 15-yard rush, then hit Hendrix three plays later for the winning touchdown.

Boyle finished with 193 yards and five touchdowns passing and 187 yards and two scores rushing for Indiana State (5-4, 3-3). Titus McCoy added 123 yards rushing. Hendrix had 111 yards and two touchdowns receiving.

MARIST 35, VALPARAISO 24: I Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Jacob Hallenbeck threw four touchdown passes —three in a 28-point second quarter — for the Red Foxes' fourth straight victory.

Hallenbeck was 15 of 25 for 215 yards and an interception. He found Juston Christian alone in the right side of the end zone in the first minute of the second quarter before Chris Duncan's 66-yard pass play to Griffin Norberg gave the lead back to Valparaiso. But Hallenbeck connected with Anthony Olivencia down the left sideline for a 41-yard score. In the final minute of the first half, the two combined for a 46-yard play that helped set up an 8-yard toss to Christian. Then Joe Petro picked up a fumble on the ensuing kickoff and scored from 27 yards out for a 28-10 lead.

Chris Duncan threw for two touchdowns for the Crusaders (1-8, 1-5 Pioneer Football League) but was intercepted three times. Valparaiso had four turnovers and Marist (5-4, 5-1) three.

JACKSONVILLE 48, BUTLER 44: In Jacksonville, Fla., Calvin Turner Jr. accounted for three touchdowns and scored with five seconds left as the Dolphins snapped a six-game losing streak.

Irvin Riley ran for three touchdowns and 114 yards for Jacksonville (2-6, 1-5 Pioneer League). Garnett Nicolas added 117 yards rushing and a touchdown.

Will Marty was 29-of-40 passing for 425 yards and two touchdowns and ran for two scores to lead Butler (3-6, 1-5).