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Albright College loses to No. 8 Salisbury in football opener

Albright allowed No. 8 Salisbury to rush for 505 yards in falling 56-14 in a season-opening, non-conference football game Friday night at Shirk Stadium.

It was the first official game for the Lions in 657 days after last season was wiped out by the coronavirus pandemic.

The Sea Gulls ran for six touchdowns and averaged 10.1 yards per carry.

After Salisbury took a 7-0 lead on a 57-yard run by Joey Bildstein, Albright went on a 15-play, 82-yard drive to tie it. Malik Bootman scored on a 1-yard run. The Lions converted a third-and-12 on the drive as quarterback Todd Shelley hit Kevin Zehner for a 20-yard gain to the Salisbury 3.

The Sea Gulls scored the game’s next 28 points to go up 35-7 with 10:04 left in the third quarter.

Zehner scored on a 7-yard pass from Shelley to get Albright within 35-14, but Salisbury scored the game’s next three TDs.

Isaiah Shockley, a sophomore making his first collegiate start, ran for 123 yards on 14 carries for the Lions. Shelley, a senior, was 16-of-36 for 119 yards with a touchdown and an interception.

Bildstein finished with 136 yards on 14 carries.

Linebacker Daniel Vital had 11 tackles for Albright.


Source: Berkshire mont

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