Playing its first game against an FCS opponent in school history, Ohio Dominican’s football team had a halftime lead at Penn but ultimately fell 42-24 to the two-time defending Ivy League champs Saturday afternoon.
Ohio Dominican’s football team rallied from a 33-14 third quarter deficit and took a lead in the fourth, but No. 8 California (Pa.) hit a late field goal to escape with a 36-34 win Thursday night in the 2017 season opener.
The football team’s penultimate GLIAC contest was one to remember, as the Panthers played host to Wayne State for the first time since 2011. The Warriors entered the Nov. 5 showdown with a 7-2 record and were seeking a postseason bid, sitting at No. 10 in the region and No. 28 in the nation.
Redshirt senior quarterback Austin Ernst (Cincinnati, Ohio) is a nominee for the 2017 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team®, one of the most prestigious off-the-field honors in college football. He is one of 146 nominees across the nation and one of just two nominees from the Great Midwest Athletic Conference.
Ohio Dominican seniors Justin Bonchek (Mayfield, Ohio) and Ethan Quinn (Jackson, Ohio) were recognized by the National Football Foundation’s Hampshire Honor Society for their accomplishments on the football field and in the classroom.