EC Visits HCAC Leader

EC Visits HCAC Leader
FRANKLIN, Ind. — The Earlham College football team faced a tough task on Saturday afternoon as the Quakers played the top team in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference.

Franklin College clinched at least a share of the conference title with a 60-0 win over the Quakers.

"They are awfully well coached and very talented," Earlham Head Coach Gerry Keelsing said. "They deserve their ranking."

The Grizzlies (8-1, 7-0) are ranked No. 7 in the North Region by d3football.com.

Franklin led 27-0 at the end of the first period and 47-0 at the half, which hasn't been that unusual for the Grizzlies this season as they have outscored their HCAC foes 364-56.

Earlham quarterback James Mees (North Ridgeville, OH, North Ridgeville) completed 10-of-27 passes for 91 yards. Kaleb Lingg (Dayton, OH, Northridge) had three grabs for 44 yards, while Woody Earls (New Lebanon, OH, Dixie) also had three receptions for 14 yards.

Arlen Faulkner (Indianapolis, IN, Lawrence North) led the Quakers on defense with 10 tackles. Seth Shipley (Springfield, OH, Springfield Shawnee) was next with eight tackles and four of those were for a loss. 

The Quakers (0-9, 0-7) end the season next Saturday at the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. The HCAC contest, which is for the "Battle of the Borders" Broadsword, gets underway at 1:30 p.m.

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