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How former Mid-Penn Conference Players fared in college: Haffner records a season-high, Kent records a fumble and more

Five-star performance

State College grad Pete Haffner had a season-high 10 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss and a sack on Saturday.

It was a critical performance that led Lehigh University (2-8) to its second straight win, 23-9 over Georgetown. 

After missing five games midway through the season, Haffner has 21 tackles, four tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks in the last three games. He’s got 32, 5.5 and two on the year.

In his career, Haffner now has 190 tackles, 16.5 tackles for loss, 6.5 sacks, two interceptions and a fumble recovery.

In on the action

Old Dominion tight end Zack Kuntz (Camp Hill) had five receptions for 38 yards in the Monarchs’ 30-16 win over Florida Atlantic, their third straight win. 

Andre White Jr. (Harrisburg) had four tackles in No. 11 Texas A&M’s 29-19 loss to No. 12 Ole Miss, which snapped a four-game win streak.

Donte Kent (Harrisburg) recorded seven tackles and a fumble recovery in Central Michigan’s second straight win, a 54-30 victory over Kent State. It’s the third game in the last four in which Kent had at least seven tackles.

Ronald Kent Jr. (Harrisburg) had six tackles in Western Carolina’s 56-35 loss to East Tennessee State.

Keaton Ellis (State College) had a pair of tackles in Penn State’s 21-17 loss to No. 9 Michigan.

Forrest Rhyne (Waynesboro) tied for a game high with 11 tackles, including half a tackle for loss, in Villanova’s 33-14 win over Stony Brook.

Bryce Carter (Steel-High) had two tackles and half a TFL in James Madison’s 32-22 win over William & Mary. Carter has 36 tackles, 13.5 TFLs, six sacks, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery this season. On the other side of the ball, Hershey grad Drew Painter had a 27-yard reception to give him four receptions for 57 yards this season. 

Christian Arrington (Cumberland Valley) had a tackle in Rhode Island’s 28-3 win over New Hampshire.

Grant Breneman (Cedar Cliff) returned to the field but did not record a pass in the third straight week (two games played), finishing with two carries for negative-4 yards in Colgate’s 20-13 win over Lafayette.

Cody Gustafson (Shippensburg) was held under 100 receiving yards for the second straight week, recording four catches for 46 yards as Grove City College won its first game in the last three 56-0 over Thiel.

PSAC performances

Shippensburg University (9-4) won its fourth straight, beating Mercyhurst 17-13 and awaits its NCAA Division II playoff fate later Sunday. Camp Hill product Bill Williams came 2 yards shy of 100 for the first time this season, finishing with 26 carries while adding two grabs for 12 yards. Lower Dauphin’s Evan Morrill had two receptions for 34 yards. Laron Woody (Middleton) had seven tackles, including half a TFL, on SU’s defense. And Cameron Tinner (Shippensburg High) had a takedown.

Jaheim Morris (Cedar Cliff) ended the season with 36 yards on eight carries, and Timmy Smith (Central Dauphin) had 2 yards on two touches as Millersville’s campaign ended with a sixth straight loss, 42-21 to Edinboro. Tim Kissinger (Cumberland Valley) made all three PATs.

Raunya Mitchell (Susquehanna Township) had a season-high five tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss and his third sack of the season in IUP’s 31-24 win over West Chester. On the other side, A.J. Perez (Central Dauphin) had a tackle for the Rams.

Kutztown (10-1) ran its win streak to nine and won the PSAC championship 38-32 over Slippery Rock. Kurtis Ravenel Jr. (Carlisle) played but did not record a catch.

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