Mercyhurst travels to Gannon for today’s PSAC West showdown against the rival Knights at noon. Check out players and coaches from both sides talk about this heated rivalry.
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Posted: October 13th, 2012
Posted: August 28th, 2012
Mercyhurst Lakers football players L.J. Stevens, Anthony Vendemia, Paris Bruner, Steve Reinhardt of Bradford and head coach Marty Schaetzle talk about their season opener Thursday night at Notre Dame College (Ohio).
Posted: October 14th, 2011
In a continuing series of Q&As with local players who are playing local college football, Duane Rankin caught up with Mercyhurst College sophomore center Steve Reinhardt to talk about several topics.
An Bradford graduate, Reinhardt started in the 12 games he played for the Lakers as a redshirt freshman to help Mercyhurst win the 2010 PSAC title game and make its first ever trip to the NCAA Division II playoffs.
This season, Reinhardt has started all six games for the Lakers (3-3, 1-2), who head into Saturday’s PSAC West game against rival Edinboro (4-2, 1-2) having lost their last two games.
Talking to Reinhardt after a practice this week, Rankin asked the 6-foot, 2-inch 270-pound center about Mercyhurst’s current losing skid, wearing an Under Armour head band to keep his hair in place and sharing an apartment with teammates.
Make room for the futon.
How has it been for you being a starter as a freshman, having that year of experience and playing this season? “It’s nice to get that year under your belt. You’re more comfortable going out for each game because you’ve done it before. You kind of know what to expect. It’s not as bad as the previous year.”
Posted: October 1st, 2011
Bryant Kimball couldn’t hold back the tears after Mercyhurst College lost, 30-27, to Gannon today.
His sorrow was for more than losing the crosstown PSAC West rivals in Mercyhurst’s homecoming game at Tullio Field.
The Lakers were hurting emotionally because they lost senior quarterback Travis Rearick to a serious left knee injury early in the second half.
“It just hurt to see him out there hurting like that,” said Kimball, an McDowell High graduate.
Rearick, who threw 23 touchdowns last season to spark Mercyhurst’s run to winning a 2010 PSAC title, earning its first-ever NCAA playoff bid and winning a playoff game, had 13 touchdowns passes this season counting the two he had today that gave the Lakers a 13-3 halftime lead.
Then early in the second half, Rearick went down after being hit by Gannon senior defensive tackle Randy Colling after completing a 20-yard pass to Steve Yarbrough.
“My back was to him,” Mercyhurst sophomore center Steve Reinhardt of Bradford said. “I saw the ball go over my head. I heard some noises, then shoulder pads and he started screaming. I didn’t even know it was him when it happened. I thought it was one of their D-linemen. Then I turned around and saw a flag and he was down.”