Post was in for a challenge, taking on 13th-ranked Bloomsburg University at Hickox Field, for the final home game of the season this past Saturday.
The Bloomsburg Huskies, 6-0 in the division, started out quickly going up 16-0 before the Pioneers could even get on the board, and would not score a touchdown until the final minutes of the third quarter.
The Huskies scored the first touchdown of the day when Pat Carey threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to make the score 7-0. The Pioneers held the Huskies out of the end zone, but couldn’t keep them far enough away from field goal range. Bloomsburg kicker Dan Fisher connected for five field goals on the day, three of which came in the first half.
Post finally got on the board, when the Husky offense was called for a holding penalty on its own three yard line, forcing a safety. The score stood at 16-2 Bloomsburg at the half.
Husky kicker Dan Fisher kicked a pair of field goals to increase the Huskies lead to 22-2, but Post responded when Erik Anderwkavich found Darnell Williams in the end zone, to cut the deficit 22-9.
However, before the Pioneers could get something going offensively the defense allowed a pair of touchdowns to put the Husky’s farther ahead 36-9. Post attempted to respond, scoring on a pass to Joe Botti for a 19-yard touchdown. But the rally was too late, and the Pioneers fell to the Huskies 36-16 in the final game at Hickox Field this season.
Anderwkavich finished with 209 yards passing and two touchdowns, Botti led the team in receiving with 54 yards on four catches and freshman running back Jeff Mack rushed the ball for 34 yards. Ronnie Modik and Billy O’Connor each led the team with 12 tackles.
Prior to the game, the coaching staff honored the seniors and during half time Ronnie Modik was given the Durrell “Bronko” Pearsall award. This award is given annually in memory of C.W. Post Alumni Durrell Pearsall, who lost his life in the World Trade Center attack on September 11th, 2001.
The Pioneers look to bounce back next Saturday when they travel to Cheyney University. Coverage on 88.1 FM and wcwpsports.com begins at 12:30 PM with kickoff slated for 1 PM.