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WCU football dominates ESU

The Golden Rams traveled down to East Stroudsburg this weekend, and despite the loss of electric quarterback AJ Long, the team found other ways to dominate and come out on top with a 53-24 win. Coach Bill Zwann utilized his full arsenal of talent on this Golden Rams team. Quarterback Mike Piperno played an efficient game going 8 for 13 for 137 yards and a touchdown. Wide receiver Ethan Price led the team in receiving yards with two catches for 50 yards and a score. However, the main workhorses from this win came from a punishing running game and a strong  defense. To say the running backs had a day would be an understatement. Both Mark Dukes and Trael Seegars rushed for over 100 yards a piece on just 16 carries each. The dynamic duo in the backfield were responsible for three total touchdowns. As the running backs rolled their way into the end zone, the defense danced their way into the backfield all day. The Golden Rams defense ended the day on a total of 11 sacks. The penetration through the Warriors’ offensive line mainly came from Ch’aim Smith, as he led the team with two sacks of his own. Sophomore Nate Barnes furthered his number as the leading tackler on the team with eight total tackles, which also led the team. Serving as this season’s turnover machine, fourth-year defensive back Jai Thornton snagged another interception as well. After handling business against the Warriors in an aggressive fashion, the Golden Rams will continue to defend their undefeated streak as they stay on the road next week to face the Kutztown Golden Bears at Andre Reed Stadium.

Juche Jackson is a third-year student majoring in communications studies. JJ844004@wcupa.edu

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