Posted: Oct 22, 2011
Both teams missed field goal opportunites in the first quarter, which ended scoreless.
A 55-yard interception return for a touchdown by Collin Draine (Trotwood, OH, Trotwood-Madison) gave the Quakers a 7-0 lead early in the second quarter at 13:59 of the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference affair.
The Lions (4-3, 2-4) responded quickly with a 7-play, 51-yard drive to tie the contest at 7-7 with 10:49 remaining in the first half.
Later in the second period, the Lions scored again to make it 14-7 with 7:15 left before intermission.
On their final drive of the opening half, the Quakers were forced to punt. Fortunately for Earlham, the ball hit the Mount St. Joseph return man and Justin Darden (Muncie, IN, Central) recovered the ball for the Quakers. The possession ended with the Quakers just inches away from the end zone and a tie game in the last minute.
In the third quarter, the Lions put two touchdowns on the scoreboard to build a 28-7 advantage.
From that point, neither team could mount a scoring drive in the final stanza.
Woody Earls (New Lebanon, OH, Dixie) led the Quakers on offense with 34 yards rushing to go with a pair of catches for 24 yards. Earlham quarterback Dorian Jenkins (Indianapolis, IN, Arlington) was 6-of-10 for 61 yards.
Defensively, Dakota McElley (Lawrenceburg, IN, Lawrenceburg) led the Quakers with 10 tackles, while Seth Shipley (Springfield, OH, Springfield Shawnee) and Dorian Stroud (South Bend, IN, Adams) added seven tackles each.
The Quakers (0-8, 0-6) are off next weekend before returning home for a HCAC matchup against Franklin College. The contest in Darrell Beane Stadium starts at 1:30 p.m.