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Football Signs Rontrell Peyton to Scholarship
Rontrell Peyton, a graduate of Lackawanna Community College, has signed a national letter of intent to attend Ball State and compete on the football team, according to Cardinals’ head coach Pete Lembo.
“We are very pleased to welcome Rontrell to the Ball State football family,” Lembo says. “We truly enjoyed getting to know him during the recruiting process. Rontrell has worked hard to overcome adversity and reach his personal goals. He is appreciative of the opportunity to join our program and we believe he will make the most of it at Ball State. Lackawanna runs a highly competitive program with an emphasis on discipline and academics. This foundation will help Rontrell in his transition to Ball State. We hope he will compete for playing time with our returners in the secondary this spring.”
A 2012 graduate of West Potomac High School in Virginia, Peyton spent the 2013 and 2014 seasons as a defensive back at Lackawanna under the guidance of head coach Mark Duda. In 2014, he played in nine games and tallied 61 total tackles with 10 tackles for loss, one sack, two interceptions, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and three pass breakups. Peyton was named to the All-Northeast Football Conference First Team in 2014 and helped Lackawanna to a 5-5 overall record.
The 5-11, 185 lb., Peyton helped the team to an 8-4 record as a senior and earned honorable mention on the All-Metropolitan Conference team.
Hannah Gwartney walked on to the Kansas State Rowing team last year and ended the season racing as part of the Varsity squad!
The Battling Bishops started overtime with the ball and advanced to the Knights' 16-yard line before Southern Virginia freshman linebacker Robert Crews forced and recovered a fumble to give possession to the Knights. After a few short runs, freshman kicker Davis Cragun converted a 27-yard field goal down the middle to lift the Knights to the 24-21 victory.
September 8, 2014
Wilson Named NEC Defensive Player Of The Week
Following a team-best nine tackles and an interception in the Sacred Heart University football team's 27-14 win over Lafayette College on Saturday night, junior TaMaric Wilson (Alexandria, Va.) has been named the Northeast Conference Defensive Player of the Week.
A graduate of West Potomac High School, Wilson helped the Pioneer defense hold another defending league champion to less than 250 yards to start the season, with a tackle for loss and two stops that held Leopards rushers for no gain. On Lafayette's opening possession he dropped Ross Scheuerman 5-yard loss on third down to force the Leopards to punt. Wilson's interception came with the score tied 7-7 late in the first quarter and setup the Pioneers go-ahead drive, putting SHU in front for good. He made a big stop late in the third quarter, stopping a Lafayette drive on a 3rd-and-8 completion, with SHU leading 20-14.
Wilson has recorded 13 tackles, second on the roster, in the first two games, with six solo stops to his credit. He has a tackle for loss, an interception and three pass breakups as well thus far in 2014.
The SHU defense has allowed just 21 total points, 10.5 per game, in the first two outings and held Marist and Lafayette to just 235.0 yards per game. The defense has five interceptions on the year and is holding opponents to only 72.5 yards per rushing a contest.
Sacred Heart continues a four-game season opening homestand on Saturday night when Assumption visits Campus Field at 6 p.m. The game will be followed by a firework display.
WPHS GRADUATE, COLLEEN BOYLE, AT HER FIRST CROSS COUNTRY MEET AT UNIVERSITY OF MARY WASHINGTON!