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Hiram Football Falls to Allegheny

Hiram Football Falls to Allegheny

The Hiram College football team surrendered 38 first-half points on Saturday afternoon, falling to Allegheny College, 52-20 at Charles A Henry Field. 

The Terriers were the first team to find pay dirt after both sides registered a three-and-out on their opening drives. 

Getting the ball at their own 34-yard line, the Terriers orchestrated a six-play, 66-yard drive, that ended in six. 

The scoring play came on a 54-yard touchdown pass from Rodney Myers, Jr. to Jaris Foreman

From that score on, however, Allegheny controlled the remainder of the opening frame, scoring on their next four possessions to take a 28-7 advantage. 

Hiram's defense began to settle in in the second, but surrendered 10 points before the half. 

The lone score in the second for Hiram came on Myers' second TD pass of the game, a 12-yard strike to Thaj Lorthridge, cutting the Allegheny advantage to 28-13. 

The Gators would close the half on a 10-0 run to take a 28-13 lead into the break. 

Throughout the second half, the Hiram defense stiffened, surrendering just 14 points. However, Allegheny's defense was also up to the challenge, allowing just one Hiram score. 

The third and final Terrier touchdown came following an interception by Floyd Shackelford. The freshman took the INT back to the Gator's 30 and Myers found Foreman for the second time just three plays later. 

For the game, Allegheny nearly doubled the Terriers' offensive production, 524-265. 

Myers finished the game 13-26 for 137 yards and three scores, while Foreman caught three passes for 81 yards and a pair of scores. 

Defensively, Horace Johnson led the defense with 13 tackles, including 2.5 for loss and a sack. Christopher Biddy tallied nine tackles, while Jorge Valderrama finished with eight. 

Hiram will get back to work on Saturday, October 6, as they travel to Springfield, Ohio to take on Wittenberg University. The matchup with the Tigers is scheduled for a 3 p.m. start.