The Oberlin Review

First-year wide receiver Jabari Clemons charges through the rain in the Yeomen’s homecoming
game against the Allegheny College Gators this past Saturday. The Yeomen beat
the Gators 48–9.

Yeomen Triumphant in Historic Homecoming

October 9, 2015

A bitter, rain-soaked October atmosphere could not slow the offensive bar­rage that the Oberlin Col­lege football team brought to the Knowlton Athletics Complex this past Sat­urday when the Yeomen skinned the Allegheny Col­lege Gators 48–9. The Yeomen signed themselves into the school record books, landing with a score of historical statis­tical highs in the game. Senior quarterback Lucas Poggiali set the school record for most passing yards in a game, throwing for 506. The Yeomen of­fense...

Yeomen Fall Despite Late-Game Surge

Darren Zaslau, Staff Writer

October 2, 2015

The Yeomen ended their campaign against Ohio Wesleyan University in a fury last Saturday, as senior quarterback Lucas Poggiali capped off the late game surge with a sly diagonal slip to first-year wide receiver Robby Reinheimer in the final 10 seconds of the game. But for all their final efforts and the Yeomen offense’s best performance of the season, the Yeomen still fell to their opponents 55–42. The Yeomen started the game meekly, granting the Battling Bishops complete control of their home field and surrendering 27 points in the first quarter. OWU running back Jesse Beachy rushed for a 40-yard touchdown on the Battling Bishop’s first drive of the game, followed by a pair of 37-yard touchdown passes from...

Justin Bute (left) and Bennett Jackson

In The Locker Room with Bennett Jackson and Justin Bute

September 18, 2015

This week, the Review sat down with sophomore defensive back Ben­nett Jackson and junior linebacker Justin Bute to discuss their first win on the new Dick Bailey Field, person­al pump-up routines and the chang­ing culture of the Oberlin football program. Can you describe the atmosphere between your team and the stands at the end of the Kenyon game? Bennett Jackson: It was really awesome knowing how hard we worked last year and this year and having it come out on the field — especial...

Yeomen Stave off Lords to Defend Home Turf

Yeomen Stave off Lords to Defend Home Turf

September 18, 2015

Thundering cheers erupted from the home stands, drowning out the referee’s final whistle dur­ing Oberlin’s 28–24 tri­umph over Kenyon College Saturday night. In defeat­ing the Lords, the Yeomen didn’t just secure their first win of the season — they made history. The match marked the first time the football pro­gram recorded a victory on the new Dick Bailey Field, completed only last year as part of the Aus­tin E. Knowlton Athletics Complex. Backed by the efforts of senior running...

Sophomore tight end Matthew Bullock tackles The College at Brockport running back Ray Johnson. The Golden Eagles defeated the Yeomen 44–7 on Saturday.

Eagles Eclipse Yeomen in Opener

September 11, 2015

The College at Brockport decisively de­feated Oberlin to open the Yeomen’s sea­son for the second year in a row, this time with a final score of 44–7. The Yeomen are still looking for their first home victory at the Austin E. Knowlton Athletics Complex, which opened one year ago. The Golden Eagles’ offense was dominant throughout the entire game as they racked up 452 yards to the Yeomen’s 161 while scor­ing on four of their first five possessions. Many of those yards were due in...

The Yeomen hustle during an afternoon preseason
practice on Bailey Field in preparation
for their first game on Saturday. Expectations
are high for new additions to their coaching
staff and their increased depth to contribute
to the success of their upcoming 2015 season.

Football Looks to Break Out in Upcoming Season

September 4, 2015

Coming off of a 2014 season marred by injuries and inconsistency, Oberlin foot­ball’s 2015 team has nothing but confi­dence heading into their contest with The College at Brockport. This is due in part to several coaching staff changes headed by second-year Head Coach Jay Anderson. Chief among these changes is the addition of former Baldwin Wallace University Offensive Coordina­tor Keith Grabowski, who will take the same role with the Yeomen in addition to coaching the offensive line. In...

Junior quarterback Lucas Poggiali looks downfield in a game against the Ohio Wesleyan University Battling Bishops on Nov. 8. The football team concluded its season last weekend with a loss against the Hiram College Terriers, finishing with an overall record of 2–8.

Oberlin Loses to Hiram, Cruz Sets Record

November 21, 2014

The football team dropped its final game of the season last Saturday, falling 35–13 to the Hiram College Terriers. The loss left the team with a 2–8 record in what was Coach Jay Anderson’s first full year as head coach. Sophomore Justin Cruz did catch two touchdowns to set Oberlin’s single-season record for receiving touchdowns. However, his scores weren’t nearly enough to help the Yeomen pull out a win. This loss was especially disappointing for the Yeomen, considering it was their fourth i...

First-year running back Khalil Rivers is tackled by an Ohio Wesleyan defender. Though the Yeomen
fell 50–13 to the Battling Bishops, Rivers managed 42 yards on 15 carries.

Football Team Loses Third Straight Game to Bishops

November 14, 2014

The football team dropped its third consecutive game against the Ohio Wesleyan University Battling Bishops last Saturday, falling 50–13 at home and pushing its season record to 2–7. The Yeomen fell behind early in the game, giving up 17 unanswered points in the first 11 minutes in the form of two rushing touchdowns and a Bishops field goal. The scores on the ground foreshadowed the Yeomen’s defeat, as the Bishops ended up racking up over 175 yards and four touchdowns on the ground over the course o...

Sophomore wide receiver Justin Cruz sprints down the field during a game against the College of
Wooster Fighting Scots. Cruz leads the team with 47 catches for 710 yards.

Sophomore Receiver Paces Men’s Football

November 7, 2014

With a roster of 22 first-years and a slew of season-ending injuries across all positions, the football team has struggled to produce winning results, heading into its final two games with a 2–6 record. Sophomore wide receiver Justin Cruz’s performance, however, has never wavered. Coming off of his first year with a total of 19 catches and 173 yards, the Pleasanton, CA, native has made leaps and bounds in his second season. With two games left to play, Cruz has already recorded 47 catches and...

Sophomore defensive back Adrian Kelly drags down a Wittenberg University
ball carrier in a game last Saturday. Kelly had 11 total tackles and a pass
breakup in the game.

Defense Struggles, Football Falls to Wittenberg Tigers

October 3, 2014

The Yeomen played in their new home facilities for their second conference game of the year against the nationally ranked Wittenberg University Tigers on Saturday, Sept. 27 and ultimately came up short in a 48–10 defeat. In similar fashion to their previous game against The College of Wooster Fighting Scots, the Yeomen’s struggles were rooted in the defense’s inability to get off the field on third down and stop the run. The Yeomen allowed the Tigers to convert seven of twelve third down oppo...

Sophomore Justin Cruz celebrates his 70-yard touchdown in a 63–10 loss to The College of Wooster Fighting Scots last Saturday. Cruz leads the Yeomen with 13 catches for 258 yards and four touchdowns this season.

Scots Slam Yeomen in Homecoming Game

September 26, 2014

As part of a historic homecoming weekend, the football team took on The College of Wooster Fighting Scots in their first game under the lights at the new Austin E. Knowlton Athletics Complex. No empty bleacher seats were visible on the home side of the new stadium, as the crowded and enthusiastic mass of alumni, faculty and students totaled over 2,000 people. Despite the overwhelming support from the home crowd, the visiting Fighting Scots soundly defeated the Yeomen 63–10. The Yeomen started ...

Football players Blake Buckhannon and Lucas Poggiali

In the Locker Room with Blake Buckhannon and Lucas Poggiali

September 19, 2014

This week, the Review sat down with junior football players and roommates Blake Buckhannon and Lucas Poggiali to discuss their exciting win over Kenyon College, their first game at the Austin E. Knowlton Athletic Complex and the new atmosphere the team has been embracing this fall. How has the season been going so far? Blake Buckhannon: The season has been going pretty well, especially after last weekend; we had a huge conference win over Kenyon. That was great because over the last two years that’...

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