SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. – The Clarion football team built an early lead but was unable to hold on against a veteran offensive unit, as the Golden Eagles fell by a 41-17 score on the road at Shippensburg on Saturday.
Clarion (1-2) will play its first PSAC West contest of the year next week when they take on Mercyhurst on the road.
The Golden Eagles opened the game with a touchdown and led by a score of 17-14 late in the second quarter, but the Red Raiders took control of the action from there to claim the victory.
They took advantage of three Clarion turnovers, turning them into 14 points, and the Golden Eagles were unable to score in the second half.
Matt Lehman, a Burrell graduate, caught three passes for 77 yards and his third receiving touchdown of the year.
(photo courtesy of Clarion University)