Albion pulls away from Adrian

Albion pulls away from Adrian

ALBION, Mich. – Jacob Clark rushed for 118 yards and four touchdowns and Jack Bush threw for a career-high 302 yards and three scores as Albion College pulled away from Adrian College, 69-24, in Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association football action at Sprankle-Sprandel Stadium.

Aided by excellent field position, Albion exploded for 28 points in the fourth quarter. The Britons longest scoring drive in the fourth quarter was just 36 yards.

  • Clark scored his fourth touchdown on a 10-yard run with 10 minutes to play. He scored from 6 yards out in the first quarter, on a 2-yard run in the second quarter and on a 39-yard run in the third quarter.
  • Kyle Thomas hauled in a 33-yard pass from Bush on a three play drive that started at the Adrian 36 after a punt went for -1 yards.
  • Cullen Cox scored from 10 yards out after Kevin Jackson returned a punt to the Adrian 20 and 10 more yards were tacked on after a face mask penalty.
  • Patrick Czarnecki scored on a 7-yard run after Adrian fumbled at its 17-yard line.

The teams traded scores in the first quarter. Albion gained control in the second quarter, building a 27-14 lead on touchdown runs by Markell McCoy (14 yards) and Clark.

Albion averaged a shade more than 7 ½ yards per play to roll up 578 yards of total offense. Justin Thomas (five receptions for 124 yards) and Kyle Thomas (five receptions for 108 yards) both finished with more than 100 receiving yards.

Drew Shafter led the Albion defense with nine tackles.

Albion, winners of back-to-back games to improve to 5-2 overall and 2-2 in MIAA games, will play its final home game next Saturday against Trine University. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. at Sprankle-Sprandel Stadium.

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Joe and Julie Serra have given a $5 million leadership gift to launch a fundraising initiative to make two dreams a reality at Albion College. The first is a newly expanded fitness and student activity facility at the site of the current Dow Recreation and Wellness Center. The second is a new or renovated competition facility for the volleyball, men's basketball and women's basketball teams that currently call Kresge Gymnasium home.

The College is continuing to raise funds in support of both projects. To learn more, call 517/629-0446 or email