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Scheckells records 75 yards, touchdown

Kevin Sheckells (c) 2019 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Kevin Sheckells (c) 2019 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

THE FACTS
No. 19 Susquehanna (8-1, 7-1 CC) 49, McDaniel (3-6, 2-6 CC) 7
What:
Centennial Conference (CC) football game
When:
Saturday, Nov. 9
Where: Selinsgrove, Pa.

THE SKINNY STORY
Susquehanna, ranked 19th in latest D3football.com poll, scored the final 35 points of the first half en route to a 49-7 victory over McDaniel.

THE LEADERS
Kevin Sheckells (Pasadena, Md./St. Mary's) led the Green Terror with 55 yards passing, completing 3 of 5 passes. He also ran 11 times for 20 yards.
Anthony Gorgone (Clarksville, Md./Good Counsel) led the defense with two fumbles recovered and five tackles. He had a 53-yard fumble return on his day.

FOR THE FOES
• Duke Ellington led the River Hawks with 157 yards rushing with four touchdowns on 20 carries.

THE REST OF THE STORY
Kevin Sheckells engineered a 7-play drive on the opening possession, covering 72 yards in 4:39 to take an early 7-0 lead. Jevon Hamilton (White Plains, Md./St. Charles) keyed the drive to set up first-and-goal with a 45-yard catch. Sheckells powered home the final five yards off the left side for the lead with 10:21 on the clock.
• Susquehanna, however, responded immediately with an eight-play, 97-yard drive. Kyle Good capped the 4-minute, 15-second march with a nine-yard carry to tie the game.
• The River Hawks added a fumble recovery for a touchdown that Craig Roumes picked up and scampered down the sidelines 29 yards for a 14-7 lead with 4:236 to play.
• Duke Ellington capped the next two Susquehanna drives with touchdowns. His two scores went for 14 yards on the first play of the second quarter and 17 yards on the next drive for a 28-7 lead with 10:47 to play.
• A fumble thwarted the next River Hawk drive but they managed an 11-play drive to cap the first half, stretching the advantage to 35-7.
• Michael Ruisch completed a 13-yard touchdown pass and Ellington wrapped up his day with a one-yard score on Susquehanna's first two drives of the second half.

THE INSIDE STORY
Diondre Carter (Salisbury, Md./J.M. Bennett) ran the ball 10 times for 38 yards.

NEXT UP
McDaniel concludes the season at home against Johns Hopkins on Saturday. Game time is 12 p.m.