Ervin gets fourth blocked punt

Alumni sports update

Week ending October 26, 2019


 Willie Ervin set up 7-2 Garden City Community college’s second touchdown with his fourth blocked punt of the season in a 58-14 defeat of Coffeyville Community College.

James Barker played for Elmhurst (1-6, 1-5) in a 34-0 loss to Millikin.

Starting strong safety Jailyn Harden had two solo tackles and assisted on two others for Grand Valley State (7-1, 5-1) in a 21-7 defeat of Davenport.

Reese Taylor saw action for Indiana (6-2, 3-2)  in a 38-31 win against Nebraska.

Sir Zion Dance had one solo tackle for undefeated Marian (6-0) in a 46-0 defeat of Lawrence Tech.

Starting wide receiver Broc Thompson  caught three passes for 94 yards, including a 54 yard reception, for Marshall (5-3, 3-1) in a 26-23 defeat of Western Kentucky.

Esezi Otomewo played for Minnesota (8-0, 5-0) in a 52-10 win against Maryland.

Starting outside linebacker Asmar Bilal had four solo tackles and assisted on five more for Notre Dame (5-2) in a 45-14 loss to Michigan.

Dawand Jones played for Ohio State (8-0, 5-0) in a 38-7 defeat of Wisconsin.

Darius Randolph played for Ohio Wesleyan (6-1, 5-1) in a 45-18 defeat of Hiram.

Elijah Ball saw action for Purdue (2-6, 1-4) in a 24-6 loss to Illinois.

Starting wide receiver Noah Thomas returned two kickoffs for 44 yards, returned two punts 11 yards, rushed twice for 11 yards, and caught eight passes for 127 yards (including a 47 yard TD reception) for Rose-Hulman (5-2, 4-1) in a 29-8 win against Mount St. Joseph.

Mike Adams returned four kickoffs for 95 yards, with a long of 29, and had one solo tackle for St. Francis (5-2) in a 24-14 loss to Siena Heights.

Jontae Dobson assisted on one tackle for Southeast Missouri State (5-3, 3-1) in a 17-10 win against Tennessee-Martin.

Kailien Guillory played for Western Michigan (5-4, 3-2) in a 49-10 defeat of Bowling Green.


Indiana Tech’s Maurice Macklin placed 259th of 311 runners, 12th for Tech, in 28:48.90 at the 8K NAIA Great Lakes Challenge. Tech finished 17th in the 26 team field.

Competing for Indianapolis at the 14 team 8K Great Lakes Valley Conference Championships, Trace Perez placed 127th of 176, 14th for the third place Greyhounds in 29:29.

St. Mary-of-the-Woods finished second of eight teams at the 8K Asbury University Invitational. Carlos Davalos was fourth for the Pomeroy and 19th of 71 overall in 29:22.10.

Vincennes was first at the three team 8K National Junior College Regional No. 24 Championships. Manamaya Opiew was fourth for Vincennes and fourth of 19 overall in 27:44.2.


Purdue (14-5, 6-4) defeated Iowa 3-1 and in a big upset won 3-2 against No. 5 nationally ranked Nebraska. Shavonna Cuttino had 10 kills with three errors in 19 attempts, assisted on nine blocks,  and had one dig in four sets against the Hawkeyes; and in five sets against the Huskers had five kills with two errors in 12 attempts, one assist, one dig, and six assisted blocks.


Keely Jones was fourth for seventh place Marian and 34th of 45 overall with scores of 100-90-190 at the nine team Showdown at Sultan’s Run in Jasper.


Franklin (5-11-1) lost 5-0 to Rose-Hulman and won 1-0 against Earlham. Taylor McDaniel took the only Franklin shot on goal against Rose-Hulman and assisted on the game’s lone goal in the second overtime of the Earlham win.


Erynn Young had 24 points (10 for 18, 1 for 2, 3 for 7), 11 rebounds, four assists, two blocked shots, four steals, and 10 turnovers for Lincoln (0-1) in a 132-103 loss to Olivet Nazarene.