Football Faces Coppin State On Trades Day/Homecoming

Football Faces Coppin State On Trades Day/Homecoming

The Apprentice School football team returns to Apprentice Field on Saturday to face Coppin State University (2-1) in the 17th annual Trades Day game and Homecoming contest. 

Apprentice School enters the game with an 0-4 record after losing to Alfred State 55-41 on Saturday.  The Builders set two school single-game records in that contest with the Pioneers and came close to a couple others.

  • Senior Marlon Lane returned a fumble 92 yards for a touchdown to break the previous record for longest fumble return of 55 yards set in 2007 by DaMario Sampson against Southern Virginia.
  • The 96 combined points are the most combined points in a regulation contest in school history.  Only the 2007 Chowan game, which ended 61-55 in triple overtime, had more points scored combined.
  • Junior Jonathan Whelan threw for a career-best 342 yards which is the second most in a single-game.  He was 46 yards from the record held by Phil Caralla with 388 against Lake Erie in 2008.
  • Freshman Chase Donahue caught nine passes for 204 yards and a touchdown against the Pioneers.  That is the second-most receiving yards in a game and only the second time since 1990 a Builder receiver has caught over 200 yards in a game.  He was 23 yards from the record of 227 held by Andre Ross against Wagner in 1992.

Last year against Coppin State, the Builders gave up the first touchdown on a fumble recovery in the end zone and then exploded for a 60-7 win. 

You can follow updates on twitter for the game Saturday.  Apprentice School game notes can be found here.