The football team lost its fourth game to the Salisbury University Sea Gulls on Saturday, Sept. 23, at Lions Stadium.
The Lions fell 27-7 after a tightly contested game in the first half. The Lions kept their heads high the entire game and the defense fought hard.
The Lions dropped a conference match at home against the No. 24 Wesley College Wolverines on Saturday, Sept. 16. The Wolverines won 33-0 at Lions Stadium and put the Lions at 0-3 this season. Wesley improved to 1-1 in their campaign.
The Lions received the ball to start the game. The offense was forced three-and-out in quick order, setting the precedent for the game. Senior quarterback Trevor Osler was heavily pressured during the whole drive and the offense could not get anything going. Wesley managed to block the punt on the fourth down, adding insult to injury.
The football team traveled to Frostburg, Maryland, on Saturday, Sept. 9, and matched up with Frostburg State University and its unforgiving defense in a hostile environment. Though the Lions fell 49-14, they did move the ball with moderate success, force turnovers and create pressure on the Frostburg quarterback. But that was not enough to push past Frostburg and into the end zone.
The Lions finished off their 2016 season with a tough 17-0 loss against Rowan University on Senior Night last Friday, Nov. 11. The College, coming off two great offensive games, was unable to get in the end zone all game, mainly due to the Profs strong defense.
The College’s football team continued its strong play as the Lions defeated Southern Virginia University (SVU) on Saturday, Nov. 5, by a score of 28-25. The team showed incredible resilience as it was able to grind through regulation time, as well as four overtime periods. Senior kicker Brian Nagy was able to end the contest when he struck a 25-yard field goal through the uprights.
The Lions picked the best day of the year to seal their first victory of their football season. It was an incredible feat. A squad who had only managed 30 points in their first seven games — all losses — exploded for 42 points against the William Paterson University Pioneers on Saturday, Oct. 30.
The game’s theme was the Lion’s overpowering running game, one that ended up with 221 yards on the day. The main centerpiece of the attack was junior running back Chad Scott, who finished the contest with 137 yards on 29 touches.
On Oct. 17, 2015, the College’s football team lost its matchup with Frostburg State University which brought the team’s record to 0-4 in New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) play. In the weeks that followed, the College bounced back and won its final four matchups to cement a 4-4 conference record.
Brisk temperatures and an overcast sky greeted the football team before its home opener on Saturday, Sept. 24, against the No. 24 Christopher Newport University Captains. The Lions defense shut down the best offense in the New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC), but their own offense could not muster enough plays to overcome an eventual 17-0 deficit.