“Our season was on the line. I told Adam Brown I was going to get this.” — Theo Hall.
Oct. 23, 2008: Mercyhurst 24, Edinboro 21
“Probably the toughest loss of my career.” — Trevor Harris
EDINBORO — Four years ago, Mercyhurst joined the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference where Edinboro was an established power.
“Edinboro has always been a big presence in the PSAC,” said Travis Rearick, who was a freshman quarterback at Mercyhurst in 2008.
That season, the Scots were led by one of the best quarterbacks to every play NCAA Division II — Trevor Harris. It was Edinboro’s best team under head coach Scott Browning.
“Offensively, we could be balanced,” said Harris, who was a junior in 2008. “We could run the football. We could throw the football and we could it from any different angle on the field.
“We really felt comfortable with everything we were doing. I think we were the best team in region my junior year. I really do, between us and Cal, in 2008.”
The Scots came into that game with one loss to California (Pa.), 35-31, and was looking to continue their playoff push against the underdog Lakers.
“That was our coming out party in the PSAC,” Rearick said. “It was a big opportunity for us.”
Having it on Thursday night was a plus for the Lakers.