Kutztown fall to West Chester in college football

Nov. 6—Kutztown's hopes of advancing to the NCAA Division II playoffs in football were dashed with a 28-9 loss to West Chester Saturday at Andre Reed Stadium.

The Golden Bears (5-2, 7-3) needed to win its final two games and get some help if they were to advance to the national playoffs for the second straight year.

The Golden Rams (4-3, 6-4) ran for 247 yards on 49 carries.

West Chester opened the scoring with a 10-yard pass from Cooper Jordan to D'Shaun Seals with 8:13 left in the first quarter. The Golden Rams made it 14-0 on a 15-yard run by Cooper with 7:46 left in the first half.

Kutztown had a chance to cut into the lead when it drove to the West Chester 1 for a second-and-goal. The Golden Rams knocked back quarterback Donny Blaine for a 1-yard loss, held Noble House to a 1-yard gain, then stopped Blaine for no gain on fourth down.

The Golden Bears did get within 14-7 on a 12-yard pass from Blaine to Kurtiz Ravenel Jr. with 8:50 left in the third quarter.

Kutztown then forced a punt, but Exeter grad Sean Henry had his kick downed at the KU 2. That set up a blocked a punt that West Chester recovered at the Kutztown 4.

Ja'Den McKenzie's 1-yard on fourth down gave the Golden Rams a 21-7 lead.

Kutztown got a safety in the fourth quarter to cut it to 21-9, but West Chester put it away on a 7-yard TD run by McKezine with 4:11 left.

Jordan rushed for 129 yards on 20 carries and McKenzie had 98 yards on 14 carries.

Jordan Davis led KUtztown with 134 rushing yards on 19 carries.