FB Game Notes: Marietta at Heidelberg

File photos by Doug Sampson
File photos by Doug Sampson

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Marietta College at Heidelberg University

Saturday, October 6, 2018 | 1:30 PM

Hoernemann Stadium | Tiffin, Ohio

Local Community Business & Youth Sports Day

AFTER WEEK FOUR

The Heidelberg University football team rebounded nicely in week four with a resounding 44-13 victory over Wilmington on the road.

Trace Reynolds amassed 265 yards in the air completing 86% of his passes to help control the offense for the Student Princes. Branden Short had a career day running the football, eclipsing the 100-yard mark for the first time in his collegiate career, finishing the day with 139 yards on 18 rushes. The big offensive difference came either side of halftime as Reynolds found Maceo Matthews for scores of 14 yards and 34 yards to put the game to bed. Short capped the scoring with 7:45 left in the fourth quarter on a 38-yard jaunt to the end zone.

Defensively, Zachary Blackiston recorded six tackles, including one sack. With the sack, Blackiston has recorded at least one sack in each of his first four collegiate games. Jordan Green hauled in an interception on a deflected pass at the line. Erik Hagedorn record a huge open field tackle at the three-yard line late in the game to force a Quaker turnover on downs.

Kyle Barrett threw for 245 yards and two touchdowns to pace the Wilmington offense. The major difference in the game occurred on the ground. Heidelberg racked up 280 rushing yards during the game, while Wilmington only compiled 72.

Marietta squeaked past Ohio Northern last week, converting a big two-point conversion with 22 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter to knock off the Polar Bears 43-42. Darrien Fields threw for 315 yards and four touchdowns, while Tanner Clark rushed for 180 yards and two touchdowns on the ground to lead the Pioneer offense

AROUND THE LEAGUE

All 10 OAC teams were in action last weekend.

No. 1 Mount Union defeated Otterbein in Westerville, 56-14. Justin Hill highlighted the game with a 85-yard punt return for a touchdown in blistering fashion as the second quarter wound down.

Heidelberg knocked off Wilmington on the road 44-13. Trace Reynolds threw for 265 yards and three scores while adding 45 yards and an additional score on the ground.

John Carroll strolled to victory over Muskingum 44-7. John Carroll rushed for whopping 254 yards, scoring four touchdowns -- two a piece from Sam Kukura and Canganelli.

Marietta squeaked by Ohio Northern 43-42. A two-point conversion with 22 seconds left in the fourth quarter made the difference as Tanner Clark pounded in the try for the Pioneers.

Baldwin Wallace blew away Capital 45-17. Jon Murray Jr. did the heavy lifting for the Yellow Jackets running for 149 yards and four touchdowns.

LOOKING AHEAD

Only three OAC games take place in week six, as Muskingum, Otterbein, Baldwin Wallace and Ohio Northern remain idle. All three games kickoff at 1:30 p.m. Capital travels to John Carroll, Wilmington visits Mount Union and Heidelberg hosts Marietta.

SERIES HISTORY

Began: 1917
Overall: HEID leads, 34-21
Streak: MAR, 1
Last 10: HEID, 9-1
Scott Donaldson vs. MAR: 1-1
Andy Waddle vs. HEID: 1-4 

PREVIOUS GAMES

Year

Week

Site

BERG

MAR

2017

7

AWAY

21

44

2016

7

HOME

41

28

2015

7

AWAY

63

28

2014

7

HOME

40

20

2013

4

AWAY

68

17

2012

4

HOME

56

24

2011

7

AWAY

42

20

2010

7

HOME

49

26

2009

9

HOME

42

14

2008

9

AWAY

42

40

 

TRACE JAM
• Senior quarterback Trace Reynolds rebounded after a tough week vs. BW with another fine performance at WILM

• Reynolds was 19-for-22 for 265 yards and three touchdowns

THE BRADEN BUNCH

• Senior Braden Jerome hauled in a new career-high 142 receiving yards on nine catches vs. the Quakers

• Jerome now has 927 career receiving yards in 25 games

THE BIG SHORT

• Sophomore Branden Short had a career day, hitting the 100-yard rushing mark for the first time as a collegian last week

• Short ran for 139 yards on 18 carries and one touchdown on a 38-yard burst late in the fourth quarter at Wilmington

HALF BAKERED

• Senior All-American Austin Baker sent his only punt vs. Wilmington inside the 20 for a 57-yard punt

• He connected on a 37-yard field goal and was 5/6 on PAT attempts

ZACH TO THE FUTURE

• Freshman LB Zach Blackiston is third in the nation with 1.63 sacks per game

• Blackiston had six tackles vs. Wilmington

GREEN LANTERN

• Senior captain Jordan Green racked up five tackles vs. the Quakers

• Green also had one pass break-up and an interception at the line of scrimmage

THE PICK OF DESTINY

• After being pick-less in the first two games, Heidelberg now has three interceptions on the season

• The Student Prince defense picked off two passes vs. Baldwin Wallace and one against Wilmington

HOMEWARD BOUND

• Heidelberg is 1-1 at home this season

• The Student Princes have won the last five home games vs. Marietta

• Saturday's game is the first afternoon home game of the season

THE FIFTH ELEMENT

• Under Head Coach Scott Donaldson, Heidelberg is 0-2 in the fifth week of the season

• All-time, The Berg is 53-62-3 (.462) in the fifth game of a season -- their best mark of any week

LAST YEAR VS. THE PIONEERS

• Marietta downed the Student Princes in week seven 44-21 last season.

• Tyler Stoyle had a big day throwing the ball for The Berg, tossing 298 yards through the air.

• Stoyle also recorded a receiving touchdown on the opening drive of the game. Cameron Vocke received the direct snap and found Stoyle in the end zone for the six-yard score.

• After this play, Marietta rattled off the next 37 points.

• Roger Walker led the offense for the Pioneers scoring four touchdowns on 29 rushes. Walker's 189 yards on the ground was highlighted by a 44- yard score at the beginning of the fourth quarter.

• Darrien Fields threw for 226 yards including two touchdowns and two interceptions. Jordan Green and Jermaine Burket each recorded a pick on the Heidelberg defense.