College football report: Kimball, other District 10 grads excel

   September 16, 2013 1:34 pm

 

Here’s a look at how some former area high school football players fared recently in college action:

Colin Kimball

Colin Kimball

• Mercyhurst defensive back Colin Kimball was named the PSAC West defensive player of the week after he had two interceptions, returning one for a touchdown, in the Lakers’ 49-7 win over Millersville on Saturday.

Kimball, a junior from McDowell, picked off a pass Millersville’s first possession and returned it 41 yards to the Mauraders’ 10-yard line, setting up a touchdown. He ran back his second interception 45 yards for his first college touchdown in the third quarter. He also had five tackles (four solo).

Kimball’s 86 return yards set a school record for most interception return yards for a game, breaking Casey Williams’ total, set in 2000, by one yard. Kimball has three interceptions in two games.

Another McDowell graduate, defensive lineman Dustin Galich, had three tackles, including one for a loss, for Mercyhurst.

• Five former District 10 football standouts are on the Youngstown State roster, but only one played Saturday in a 55-17 loss at Michigan State.

Wilmington graduate Carson Sharbaugh, a 6-foot 5-inch, 260-pound senior tight end, had two receptions for 6 yards.

• Youngstown State will host Duquense (1-1) Saturday. The Dukes’ roster features two former District 10 players, Cathedral Prep grad Noel Oduho and General McLane grad Kyle Shuman.

Oduho has started both games at wide receiver for the Dukes and has four receptions for 21 yards. He had 48 catches for 501 yards in 2012.

Shuman was a regular at tight end for the Dukes in 2012, but he injured an Achilles tendon during spring practice and underwent surgery in early April. He was cleared for competition last week and could see his first action of the season this weekend against YSU.

• Robert Morris sophomore Kimani Smith, a Cathedral Prep grad, made his third straight start at outside linebacker for the Colonials. Smith recorded four tackles and two quarterback hurries for Robert Morris (1-2) Saturday in a 21-14 home loss to Dayton.

The 6-foot 3-inch, 220-pound Smith now has nine tackles and three quarterback hurries on the season.

• Former General McLane standout Matt Astorino started for Gannon at strong safety Saturday in a 56-41 loss to West Chester. Astorino had seven tackles and broke up a pass.

• Mercyhurst Prep graduate Trevor Colvin had nine tackles, including five solo, for Allegheny in a 26-7 loss at Carnegie Mellon. Colvin, a 5-foot 6-inch, 200-pound senior linebacker, has 14 tackles in two games for the Gators (0-2).

Meanwhile, Iroquois product Jake Szoszorek added seven tackles (five solo) Saturday. The 5-foot 9-inch 220-pound senior linebacker also intercepted a pass and returned it 10 yards.

• General McLane grad Derek Schultz has helped Juniata to a 2-0 start. Schultz, a 6-foot 2-inch 255-pound junior, has started at left tackle in both games, a 41-20 victory over Thiel and a 37-14 win over Dickinson. Schultz and the rest of the offensive line have helped the Eagles gain more than 500 total yards in both games. Juaniata will look move to 3-0 Saturday when it hosts Gettysburg.

– Jeff Kirik, sports editor

 

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