Diplomats Dominate McDaniel
LANCASTER, Pa. – Franklin & Marshall defeated McDaniel 35-10 in Centennial Conference (CC) football action Saturday afternoon at Sponaugle-Williamson Field. The Diplomats pushed their winning streak over the Green Terror to nine straight games with the victory.
The Diplomats went up 14-0 with a touchdown early in the second quarter when Scott LaValva scored on an eight-yard jaunt. The drive was set up after Devin Hunter lofted a 39-yard punt and Mike Shin forced a fumble and came away with the ball on the McDaniel ten-yard line. LaValva found the end zone two plays later and Chris DeStefano's kick made it 14-0 with 14:07 on the clock.
The Green Terror struck first in the third quarter on a 62-yard pass from Seth McFall to Keith Woodrow to put McDaniel within striking distance, 14-10, with 4:37 left in the third.
Schneider hooked up with Paul McGann for a 44-yard gain on the first play of the series after the field goal to set up first and ten on the McDaniel 25. Schneider took it from there, breaking two tackles and spinning away from another defender to give F&M a 21-10 edge.
Strumolo scored his second touchdown of the game on a five-yard run to pad F&M's lead, 35-10, with 6:39 left to play. The score capped off an eight-play, 72-yard drive that spanned over four minutes.
McDaniel's Joe Rollins came into the game leading the conference in rushing and averaging 115 yards per game and the F&M defense held him to just 50 yards rushing.