HIRAM, OHIO — The Hiram College football team was defeated by Oberlin College, 47-21, today (Saturday, Sept. 25) in a North Coast Athletic Conference game at the Charles A. Henry Field on Homecoming. [Game Stats]
With the loss, the Terriers are now 1-3 overall and 1-2 in the NCAC. The Yeomen improve to 2-1 overall and 1-1 NCAC.
Oberlin grabbed an early lead in the first quarter on a six-yard touchdown run that capped a seven-play, 60-yard drive and spanned 2:24, giving the Yeomen a 7-0 lead. Hiram tied the game at 7-7 later in the quarter thanks to a one-yard TD scamper by sophomore quarterback Brendan Rehor (Bay Village/Bay) at the 6:21 minute mark that was set up by a 55-yard run by freshman running back Caleb Jones (Lake Placid, Fla./Lake Placid) earlier in the drive.
In the second quarter, Oberlin took control scoring three touchdowns in the period (two passing and one rushing). The extra-point attempt on the second Yeomen score was blocked, but still resulted in a 27-7 lead for Oberlin at halftime.
Oberlin padded its lead in the third quarter on a 32-yard field goal by Zach Richard at the 6:36 mark that ended a third 10-play or more scoring drive for the Yeomen and increased their lead to 30-7. On the ensuing kickoff, Hiram would find itself with excellent field position thanks to a 48-yard return by freshman Richard Simpson (Kissimmee, Fla./Gateway) that gave Hiram the ball at the Oberlin 28-yard line. The Terriers needed one play to find the endzone with a TD completion from Rehor to junior wide receiver Shaun Zalewski (Cleveland/St. Edward) from 28 yards out. Hiram converted the two-point conversion on a tipped pass that landed in the arms of senior wideout Luke Lewis (Fremont/St. Joseph), making the score 30-15. But Oberlin answered the Hiram score in as equally of fashion going 55 yards in two plays to increase the margin to 37-15 after three quarters of play.
In the final quarter, Oberlin scored 10 more points on a 25-yard field goal and a 19-yard TD pass play to extend the lead to 47-15. Hiram would find the endzone one more time in the final seconds on a 30-yard TD competion from Rehor to Luke Lewis with six seconds left in the game and ended an 11-play, 75-yard drive. The Terriers would miss the two-point conversion as the Yeomen went on to win by the final of 47-21.
Oberlin was led offensively by Zebelian, who came in to replace starting quarterback, and completed 22-of-28 passes for 323 yards and four TD. Drew Mixter led all rushers with 108 yards on 15 carries and had one TD. The Yeomen had a pair of 100-yard receivers wtih Danny Enright catching seven passes for a game-high 127 yards and a TD. Cory Kidd was second with six receptions for 108 yards and a score. Defensively, Oberlin was led by David Kalgren and Derrick Dennis who both had seven tackles. Kalgren also had one interception.
Hiram was led by Rehor who completed 27-of-51 passes for 228 yard with two TD and three interceptions. Jones ended the game with a team-best 59 rushing yards on three carries. Senior All-NCAC wide receiver Glenn Campbell (Akron/Buchtel) caught a team-high seven passes for 64 yards. Luke Lewis finished the game with five receptions with 60 yards and a TD. Defensively, the Terriers had three players record 10 or more tackles, led by freshman Josh Peacock (Carson City, Nev./Carson) with a game-high 12 tackles. Juniors Mike Brown (Cleveland/Glenville) and Oliver Dickerhoof (Alliance/Central Catholic) each had 10 stops.
Hiram will play its next two games on the road beginning with a non-conference game against Carnegie Mellon University next Saturday, Oct. 2 in Pittsburgh, Pa. 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 email@example.com.