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Franklin & Marshall took an 18-point lead in to the locker room en route to a 25-7 victory over McDaniel in the Centennial Conference football action Saturday in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Drew Scott led the Green Terror (1-5, 1-4 Centennial) with eight tackles.


Taalib Gerald paced the Diplomats (5-1, 4-1) with 119 yards on 21 carries. He also caught three passes for 41 yards and two touchdowns, leading F&M to its 13th consecutive win against the Terror.

Franklin & Marshall outgained McDaniel on offense 306-177.

Franklin & Marshall moved into the red zone on its first possession, but after 12 plays the drive stalled. The Diplomats had to settled for a 32-yard Billy Zwicharowski field goal with 7:20 to play in the opening quarter for a 3-0 lead.

A Vincent Moffett interception gave Franklin & Marshall the ball at the McDaniel 15-yard line early in the second quarter. A swing pass on third down from the 10-yard line resulted in a Gerald touchdown. A fake on the point-after attempt resulted in a successful two-point conversion and 11-0 lead with 12:22 to play in the first half.

A 37-yard Gerald run keyed a seven-play, 63-yard drive. Zachary Bradley capped the march with a 4-yard touchdown pass to Bobby Keyes for an 18-0 lead with 7:17 showing.

On a fourth down from the McDaniel 25, Gerald caught a touchdown pass from Bradley to stretch the lead to 25-0 with 8:01 to play in the third quarter.

John Chamberlin broke up the shutout with 7:33 to play. After bouncing off a F&M defender for a 19-yard gain on a screen pass, the junior powered his way home over the final six yards and three plays for a touchdown to cap a 15-play, 81-yard drive that consumed 7 minutes, 17 seconds.

Perry Stefanelli led the McDaniel offense with 52 yards rushing on 10 carries.

Andre Henry Jr. caught four passes for 40 yards, and quarterback Will Koester was 16 for 32 for 102 yards and an interception.

McDaniel's defense registered sacks from Claude Richardson, Anthony Crawley, and Eric Pinkett.

The Green Terror return to action at home against Dickinson on Saturday at 1 p.m.