Blocked FG sinks Flash at Lehigh

From Mirror reports

BETHLEHEM — Dominick Bragalone ran for 139 yards and three touchdowns, Jon Seighman blocked a field goal with 33 seconds left and Lehigh held off Saint Francis 21-19 in Saturday’s season opener.

After stopping the Mountain Hawks on downs, the Red Flash marched 56 yards to Lehigh’s 13 with 50 seconds left, but Eric Bofenkamp’s 30-yard field goal try was blocked, then recovered by Keith Woetzel.

Bragalone scored on a 52-yard run, his 2-yard plunge put Lehigh up 14-10 at halftime and his 11-yard run in the third made it 21-13.

The Red Flash closed to 21-19 early in the fourth with Ben Bruni’s end zone recovery of a fumble, but Saint Francis missed the 2-point conversion.

Bear Fenimore, 17 of 26 for 242 yards passing with an interception, scored on a 1-yard keeper on Saint Francis’ opening drive and Bofenkamp kicked 41- and 27-yard field goals.

The Red Flash will host Delaware State this Saturday.

SCORE BY QUARTERS

Saint Francis……………7 3 3 6 –19

Lehigh…………………0 14 7 0 –21

First Quarter

SF–Fenimore 1 run (Bofenkamp kick), 6:43.

Second Quarter

LEH–Bragalone 52 run (Mish kick), 10:14.

SF–FG Bofenkamp 41, 5:37.

LEH–Bragalone 2 run (Mish kick), 1:05.

Third Quarter

SF–FG Bofenkamp 27, 5:05.

LEH–Bragalone 11 run (Mish kick), 2:02.

Fourth Quarter

SF–Bruni 0 fumble return (pass failed), 14:13.

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING–Saint Francis, J. Jordan-Toney 23-75, J. Denley 6-(-3), -Fenimore 4-(-14). Lehigh, D. Bragalone 29-137, R. Allen 5-18, J. Portorreal 1-6, B. Mayes 3-(-7), T. Monaco 1-(-9).

PASSING–Saint Francis, Fenimore 17-26-1-242. Lehigh, B. Mayes 13-17-0-123, T. Monaco 4-6-0-58.

RECEIVING–Saint Francis, C. Holder 5-94, K. Lewis 5-85, T. Johnson 2-29, J. Denley 3-18, R. Henry 1-10, L. Gartner 1-6. Lehigh, J. Portorreal 5-88, L. Christiano 7-62, S. Kelsey 4-31, R. Allen 1-0.

Juniata falters

GROVE CITY — Grove City scored three touchdowns in the fourth quarter to pull away for a 38-23 win over Juniata College on Saturday in both teams’ college football season opener.

Juniata, which trailed, 14-10, at halftime, got touchdown passes of 24 and 39 yards from quarterback Austin Montgomery. He finished the day hitting 20 of 33 passes for 261 yards and two interceptions.

Daulton Snyder (39 yards) and Seth Owens (24 yards) each caught a touchdown pass while Jake Wertz added a 1-yard touchdown run.

Joel Reighard led Juniata with 12 tackles, 11 solo.

Juniata will host Franklin & Marshall this Saturday at 1 p.m.

SCORE BY QUARTERS

Juniata College 0 10 0 13 — 23

Grove City 14 0 3 21 — 38

First Quarter

GC–Melville 26 int. return (Causer kick), 13:56

GC–Labrie 1 run (Causer kick), 7:28

Second Quarter

JC–Owens 2 pass from Montgomery (Craig kick), 4:34

JC–Craig 29 FG, :00

Third Quarter

GC–Causer 33 FG, 9:18

Fourth Quarter

GC–Schools 1 run (Causer kick), 14:36

JC–Snyder 39 pass from Montgomery (Craig kick), 12:54

GC–Schools 6 run (Causer kick), 8:03

GC–Schools 3 run (Causer kick), 4:45

JC–Wertz 1 run (kick failed), 2:27

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING–Juniata, Wertz 15-71, Montgomery 10-45, Bingham 1-1, Chalmers 1-0. Grove City, Schools 34-220,Trusky 9-33, Labrie 10-21.

PASSING–Juniata. Montgomery 20-33-2-261. Grove City, Labrie 14-19-0-132

RECEIVING–Juniata, Snyder 6-85, Owens 4-68, Brocato 4-55, Wertz 3-36, Ross 3-17. Grove City, Gustafson 7-94, Hurd 5-23, Drake 2-15.

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