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Pioneer Football League champion Dayton Flyers recognized on All-League Teams

Photos courtesy of Dayton athletics

Tyler Friedrich

Eric Studt

The Dayton Flyers football team was co-champions of the Pioneer Football League along with the Jacksonville.

The Flyers finished at 10-1, including a perfect 8-0 record in the league.

This is UD’s 11th PFL championship (including ties) in the 18-year history of the Pioneer Football League. The rest of the league has 13 titles combined.

The league honored several UD players for a fine season.

QB Steve Valentino is joined on the All-PFL First Team with senior offensive lineman Tyler Friedrich (Powell, Ohio), senior defensive ends Devon Langhorst (Sidney, Ohio) and Brandon Wingeier (Newark, Ohio), senior linebacker Joe Ries (Cincinnati, Ohio) and senior defensive back James Vercammen (Bloomfield Hills, Michigan).

Ries and Valentino are two of three first team selections this year to be honored as first-teamers for three consecutive seasons. Jacksonville’s senior running back Rudell Small is the only other player to have this distinction. Friedrich, Vercammen and Wingeier each earned First Team honors for the second consecutive season.

Senior wide receiver Justin Watkins (Englewood, Ohio) and senior offensive lineman Eric Studt (Bethel Park, Pa.) were both selected to the second team. Watkins repeats his spot on the team for the second straight season.

A pair of seniors from Naperville, Illinois, wide receiver Anthony Papp and offensive guard Dan Fornek, join senior kicker Nick Galvin (Kettering Ohio) on the PFL Honorable Mention Squad.

Info courtesy of Dayton athletics

Dayton improves to 4-0 in Pioneer Football League with 33-13 win at Butler

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(courtesy of Dayton athletics)

The Dayton Flyers had four different players score touchdowns last weekend, as they beat Butler 33-13 at the Butler Bowl in Indianapolis.

Butler’s defense came into the game leading the PFL in scoring defense, total defense and passing defense, but the Flyers tallied Bulldog opponent season highs against them with 33 points and 211 yards passing.

The Flyers return home to Welcome Stadium this week after surviving the tough, two-game road trip to San Diego and Indianapolis. They’ll play Campbell at 1:00 p.m. ET.

Dayton is now 6-1 overall and remains tied with Jacksonville for first place in the Pioneer Football League.

After falling behind 3-0 on a field goal following a 65-yard drive by Butler, Dayton dominated the rest of the first half. UD scored 19 unanswered points and gained 237 yards while allowing just 53. Butler added another field goal in the third quarter, then the Flyers scored two more touchdown’s  to lead 33-6 until the Bulldogs scored the game’s final points with 5:21 left in the game.

Jordin Boykin WR (courtesy of Dayton athletics)

Dayton defense in white, held Butler to 13 points (courtesy of Dayton athletics)

Jordan Boykin got Dayton’s scoring underway with his first career touchdown catch, an 11-yarder from Steve Valentino. Brian Mack scored from two yards out to make it 13-3 after one quarter, and a pair of Nick Glavin field goals gave Dayton a 19-3 halftime lead.

Valentino connected with Anthony Papp on a four-yard scoring pass in the third quarter and Dan Jacob bulled it in from the six-yard line to account for the Dayton scoring.

Valentino was 18 of 28 for 208 yards and the two touchdowns. He also led the Flyers on the ground with 74 yards on12 carries.

James Vercammen was the top tackler on the day with 12 hits (8 solo), two sacks and a pass broken up. A.J. Kaltenbach added eight tackles (6 solo).

Info courtesy of Dayton athletics

Dayton Flyers nips San Diego, 21-20 in California

Flyers offensive line (courtesy of Dayton athletics)

WR Anthony Papp (courtesy of Dayton athletics)

Steve Valentino hit Anthony Papp with a 16-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter to give Dayton a 21-20 win over host, San Diego last weekend.

The Flyers (5-1, 3-1 PFL) scored in three plays from their 27-yard line after the Toreros (1-5, 1-2 PFL) went ahead on Sam Scudellari’s scoring pass play to Patrick Doyle with around 13 minutes left in the fourth quarter.

Valentino found Watkins on a 41-yard pass and, combined with a face mask penalty, moved the ball to the San Diego 17.

One play later, Valentino found a wide open Papp for the score that tied the game at 20. Place kicker Nick Glavin’s extra point was good to put Dayton ahead for good.

The Flyer defense came up with two huge fourth-down stops on the University of San Diego’s final two drives. With 7:24 remaining, UD defensive end Devon Langhorst made the initial hit on San Diego running back Phil Morelli and linebacker Joe Ries kept Morelli from getting a second-effort first down on fourth and one at the Dayton 30. Then, with 48 seconds remaining on fourth-and-three at midfield, Ries came on a blitz and tipped Mason Mills’ pass.

Valentino was nine of 18 passing for 189 yards, and moved into second place at Dayton for career completions. Valentino’s 280 connections are second only to Kevin Hoyng’s 530.

Justin Watkins caught four passes for 97 yards, and moved into second place on UD’s career receiving yardage list. Watkins 1,996 yards are just 92 yards shy from Ryan Wrobleski’s Flyer-record 2,058.

Dayton and Butler were co-champions of the Pioneer Football League in 2009. They will be playing each other this Saturday in Indianapolis with game time at 1:00 p.m.

Info courtesy of Dayton Athletics.

Dayton Flyers hold off Morehead State in Pioneer Football League opener, 34-28

The University of Dayton opened the PFL seaon Saturday with a 34-28 win over Morehead State.  Dayton, who tied Butler for first place in the league in 2009, jumped out to a 24-0 halftime lead and sandwiched a long TD in fourth quarter amongst three scores of 35 yards or more by MSU to grab the win.

Dayton’s freshman kick returner Garr Hunter, had been held in check for most of the game, but he came up with a 47-yard return, giving the Flyers offense its best field position of the fourth quarter at the Morehead State 47.  After being held to two straight three-and-outs, the offense stepped up and held the ball the remaining 4:04 of the game.  The critical play which wrapped up the victory was an 11-yard pass by Steve Valentino to Anthony Papp on third-and 10 to the MSU 36.

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Luke Bellman WR (UD photo)

Valentino was the game’s leading ground gainer with 81 yards on 20 carries with a TD.  He also passed for a score and was 18-of-37 passing for 243 yards.  Luke Bellman caught four passes for 92 yards and a touchdown.

The Dayton defense held Morehead to just two yards rushing.  Brandon Wingeier led the way with five tackles, 3 solos, 1.5 sacks and a forced fumble.  Devon Langhorst was UD’s top tackler with seven stops.  Other defensive standouts include Joe Ries with a fumble recovery; cornerback Matt Pfleger had his second interception of the season; defensive tackle Brannon Dunn’s first career tackle was a sack.  After having four sacks in the first two games, Dayton had five in the Morehead win.

The Flyers improve their overall record to 2-1 and will play a final non-conference game this Saturday, September 25, when they host Central State University at 7 p.m. ET.  It will be Dayton’s first night home game in six years.

Info courtesy of Dayton Athletics