LHU looks to rebound at home against Kutztown Golden Bears


For The Express

LOCK HAVEN- Coming off a 34-21 defeat at Millersville, the Lock Haven University football team will return home and host Kutztown at Hubert Jack Stadium on Saturday at 1p.m.

The Marauders put up over 400 yards of total offense en-route to the victory, after jumping out to a 24-0 lead in the first half.

Cam Tobias completed 13-19 passes for 117 yards, while adding 25 yards and a touchdown on the ground for the Bald Eagles (1-6, 1-3).

Ralph Hyland rushed for 73 yards on 17 carries, while John Ford rushed for 51 yards and two touchdowns. Again, the running game was the strong point for the Lock Haven offense.

“There are obviously a lot of areas that we can improve upon,” said Lock Haven head coach Dave Taynor. “We are a little bit beat up, especially on the defensive side of the football.

Next man up has to continue to improve.”

Shyeim Brown led the Bald Eagles with 12 total tackles on defense.

Kutztown (5-2, 3-1) is fresh off a 41-9 win over East Stroudsburg in week seven.

Quarterback Collin DiGalbo passed for 351 yards and four touchdowns in the win. He has now thrown for over 1,600 yards and 16 touchdowns this season. DiGalbo has also scored tour times on the ground this season.

“The one area where we’ve maintained some health defensively has been the back end,” Taynor said. “It being one of their strengths is one of our strengths, as well.

“They do a really good job running the football so we’ve got to improve upon where we were at last week and I think our guys are up to the challenge.”

Craig Reynolds leads the Golden Bear backfield, rushing for 454 yards and four touchdowns on 104 carries. Reynolds is also Kutztown’s leading receiver with 27 receptions for 395 yards and five touchdowns.

Kutztown took last year’s meeting 35-29 at Kutztown.

“I was pleased with the end of the game (at Millersville),” said Taynor. ‘Cam Tobias came in and did a great job.

“We are going to be a lot better as a football team when playing with the lead.”