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2019 Lake Erie Football News

  • Growel Named Don Hansen All-American
    January 27, 2020
    The Don Hansen Football Committee has released its NCAA Division II All-American team and Lake Erie’s Justin Growel has made the list. It’s the first All-American selection for the Storm since Anthony Bilal was named one in 2015.
  • More Honors For Growel With Don Hansen All-Region Selections
    December 30, 2019
    The Don Hansen Football Gazette All-Region Committee has released the 2019 NCAA Division II All-Super Region I squad today (December 27). Justin Growel (East Troy, Wisconsin / East Troy) continues to add to his lengthy list of accolades as he has been named a First Team Defense selection by the group.
  • Growel Named Nominee For Cliff Harris Award
    December 13, 2019
    The Little Rock Touchdown Club and Wright Lindsey Jennings announced the nominees for the seventh annual Cliff Harris Award on Friday. The award is presented to the nation’s top small college defensive player representing more than 5,000 defensive players from almost 500 NCAA Division II, Division III, and NAIA colleges and universities.
  • Growel, Hufstetler Named All-Region
    December 06, 2019
    A pair of Lake Erie standouts have earned more postseason honors as Justin Growel (Jr., East Troy, Wisc.) and Josh Hufstetler (Jr., North Olmsted, Ohio) were named to the D2CCA All-Super Region 1 Team on Friday. The Storm were one of 21 schools represented, and one of 13 with multiple selection in a region that boasts 46 teams.
  • Growel, Dantley Lead Lake Erie's Eight All-G-MAC Selections
    November 22, 2019
    Eight Lake Erie players were named to the Great Midwest All-Conference Teams today as chosen by the head coaches by the league’s eight football institutions. Highlighting the all-conference team for the Storm were Justin Growel (RS-Jr., East Troy, Wisc.) on the first team and Nate Dantley Jr. (RS-Fr., Tampa, Fla.) on the second team.
  • Storm's Season Ends With Loss At UIndy
    November 16, 2019
    The season came to an end for Lake Erie with a 70-6 defeat at No. 16 Indianapolis at Key Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The Storm end the year at 3-8, while the Greyhounds improved to 9-1 and will advance to the NCAA tournament.
  • Ukwu Named To CoSIDA Academic All-District Team
    November 14, 2019
    Elems Ukwu Jr. (Landover, Maryland / DuVal) has been recognized as one of the region’s best players as he was named Academic All-District at defensive back. The graduate student-athlete has been a leader on and off the field for the Storm as the program rebuilds.
  • Lake Erie Drops G-MAC Finale At ODU
    November 09, 2019
    Lake Erie dropped its G-MAC finale to Ohio Dominican by a score of 49-10 in the state capital on Saturday afternoon. After being picked last in the preseason poll, the Storm (3-7, 2-5) will be no worse than fifth in the conference after Alderson Broaddus defeated Walsh this afternoon. The Panthers (6-2, 5-1) kept their postseason hopes alive with the victory.
  • STORM WARNING: Lake Erie Heads To ODU For G-MAC Finale
    November 07, 2019
    The penultimate game of the season will see Lake Erie head to the capital to take on its most familiar opponent in Ohio Dominican on Saturday afternoon. It will be the 11th meeting in the series between the two who have squared off every year since 2009.
  • Football Falls On Senior Day To Findlay
    November 02, 2019
    Lake Erie fell to an explosive Findlay squad by a score of 61-14 in the home finale at Jack Britt Memorial Stadium on a chilly Saturday afternoon. The Storm dropped to 3-6 overall on the season and 2-4 in the G-MAC, while the Oilers improved to 6-3 and 5-1.
  • STORM WARNING: Seniors Set For Final Home Game
    November 01, 2019
    Saturday will mark the final game for 13 seniors at Jack Britt Memorial Stadium as Lake Erie hosts Findlay in the home finale. The Storm (3-5, 2-3) will be looking to send them out in style with their first win over the Oilers (5-3, 4-1) since the first meeting between the two teams back in 2010.
  • Offense Record Books Rewritten In Loss To Tiffin
    October 26, 2019
    Javarian Smith (Sr., Pontiac, Michigan) and Nate Dantley Jr. (So., Tampa, Florida) had record-breaking days with their play today, but it wasn’t enough as Lake Erie fell to a high-octane Tiffin squad 63-35. The Storm dropped to 3-5 overall and 2-3 in the G-MAC while the Dragons improved to 7-1 and remained unbeaten and in first place with a 5-0 league mark.
  • STORM WARNING: Lake Erie To Take On Top-Ranked Tiffin
    October 25, 2019
    Lake Erie will look to get to .500 on the gridiron tomorrow, but it will be no easy feat as the Storm hosts the first place Tiffin Dragons. The Storm are riding high after a 42-20 victory against Taylor last week to improve to 3-4 while the visitors come in at 6-1 overall and 4-0 in the G-MAC. Should the Storm win, it would put them at 3-2 in the G-MAC.
  • Bester Best In G-MAC, Named Player of the Week
    October 21, 2019
    Jayshon Bester (Cleveland, Ohio) has been named Great Midwest Player of the Week after a breakout performance on Saturday in the win against Taylor. The true freshman returned a kickoff 91 yards for a touchdown while helping the Storm down the Trojans 42-20.
  • Storm Blow By Taylor Trojans
    October 19, 2019
    Big plays helped Lake Erie blow by Taylor en route to a 42-20 victory at Turner Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The Storm (3-4) scored four touchdowns on plays of 34 yards or longer on the day with three of them going for 74 yards or more to inundate the Trojans (2-4).
  • STORM WARNING: Football Looks For Third Win At Taylor
    October 18, 2019
    Saturday’s contest between Lake Erie and Taylor will be the first time they meet each other on the gridiron. The Storm (2-4) will be looking for their third win in four weeks, while the Trojans (2-3) are looking to even up their season after they lost the last two times out.
  • Zokouri, Storm Run Over Alderson Broaddus
    October 12, 2019
    Eric Zokouri (Silver Spring, Maryland) and the Lake Erie offense helped pave the ­country roads at Alderson Broaddus as the Storm ran for 320 yards en route to a 38-24 victory Saturday afternoon. Zokouri shined as he rushed 30 times for 212 yards and a touchdown to lead the team.
  • STORM WARNING: Football Heads For Country Roads Battle With Alderson Broaddus
    October 10, 2019
    Lake Erie begins a two-week road stretch which will begin in the Mountain State as the Storm will take on Alderson Broaddus Saturday at high noon. The Storm (1-4, 1-2) are coming off of a defeat against Walsh for homecoming, while the Battlers (0-5, 0-2) fell at home to Ohio Dominican.
  • Storm Fall Short In Inaugural Pride and Passion Game
    October 05, 2019
    The first Pride and Passion Game didn’t go as well as Lake Erie had hoped as it fell 21-6 to Walsh on a sunny Saturday afternoon at Jack Britt Memorial Stadium. The Storm (1-4, 1-2) drove down the field on their first drive for the first score of the game, but the Cavaliers (1-4, 1-2) added touchdowns in the final three frames while using time of possession to their advantage and shutting out the hosts the rest of the way.
  • STORM WARNING: Lake Erie, Walsh To Battle For Pride And Passion Trophy
    October 03, 2019
    When Lake Erie and Walsh take the field on Saturday at Jack Britt Memorial Stadium, there will be a little more on the line than just positioning in the G-MAC standings. That’s because the winner of the seventh game between the two teams will receive the newly established Pride and Passion Trophy.
  • Lake Erie, Walsh Announce Pride and Passion Game, Trophy
    October 02, 2019
    A new tradition will be established during Saturday’s Great Midwest Athletic Conference game between Lake Erie and Walsh as the two teams will battle for a traveling trophy. The contest will be known as the Pride and Passion Game with the trophy being awarded to the winner of the annual football contest.
  • Growel, Welch Named G-MAC Players of the Week
    September 30, 2019
    There’s more reason for the Lake Erie football team to celebrate as Justin Growel and Tareeq Welch have been named Players of the Week for the Great Midwest Athletic Conference. Growel picked up defensive honors while Welch earned accolades for special teams.
  • STORM WARNING: Football Set For Clash With Kentucky Wesleyan
    September 28, 2019
    Anticipation is high for tomorrow’s football game between Lake Erie and Kentucky Wesleyan. Both teams are searching for their first win of the season with both the Storm and Panthers sporting identical 0-3 records.
  • Storm Win Shootout With Kentucky Wesleyan
    September 28, 2019
    After weeks of knocking on the doorstep, Lake Erie finally busted into the win column after a 49-42 barn-burner at Jack Britt Memorial Stadium Saturday afternoon. It’s the first win for the Storm (1-3, 1-1) since October 28, 2017, when they also beat the Panthers (0-4, 0-1) in Owensboro.
  • Dantley Breaks Receiving Record At Hillsdale
    September 21, 2019
    Nate Dantley Jr. set a new single game record for receiving yards in a game with 185, but it wasn’t enough as Lake Erie fell to Hillsdale 34-14 on Saturday afternoon. The sophomore caught 13 passes for the total and hauled in a 49 yard pass for a score in the process.
  • STORM WARNING: Football Charging Up For Hillsdale
    September 19, 2019
    After two games against brand new opponents, Lake Erie opens the G-MAC season with a foe it has met quite often in Hillsdale. Saturday’s meeting with the Chargers will be the eighth in the series, and the Storm are looking for their first win against their neighbors to the north.
  • Growel Picks Up Weekly Accolades After Stellar Saturday
    September 16, 2019
    After a stellar performance in the home opener against Davenport on Saturday, Justin Growel (RS-Jr., East Troy, Wisc. / East Troy) has been named the G-MAC Defensive Player of the Week. His efforts helped Lake Erie stay in the game as he led the defense to a shutout of the Panthers in the second half, the second consecutive week the defense accomplished the feat against its opponent.
  • Storm Comes Up Short In Final Seconds
    September 14, 2019
    Another second half comeback attempt fell just short as Lake Erie was defeated by Davenport 13-9 in a defensive affair Saturday afternoon. The Storm (0-2) drove down the field in the final seconds, but the Panthers (1-0) were able to keep them out of the end zone as time expired.
  • STORM WARNING: Football Welcomes Davenport For Home Opener
    September 12, 2019
    The Lake Erie Storm will make their home debut Saturday afternoon when they entertain Davenport University in regional competition. The Green and White enter the contest at 0-1 after a narrow defeat at Mercyhurst last week, while the Panthers are playing their first game of the season.
  • Comeback Comes Up Short In Season Opener
    September 05, 2019
    Some may say there is no such thing as a good loss, but Lake Erie has a lot it can take away from Thursday’s 21-16 season opening defeat to Mercyhurst. The Storm trailed by 18 at the half, yet still had an opportunity to win in the final minutes.
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