Holy Name 2008 Graduate Jacob Simon ended a great career at Mount Union with a stellar game at the D-III Football National Championship Game. Jake rushed for 87 yards and 2 TD’s, one being the game winning TD. Jake and the Raiders rode to a 28-10 Stagg Bowl Victory.
Jake’s Bio from Mount Union Web Site:
- Played in all 15 games and had 79 rushes for 524 yards and six touchdowns
- Had 17 carries for 169 yards, including a 56-yard carry, and a touchdown at Capital
- Had eight receptions for 67 yards
- Had two catches for 38 yards vs. Benedictine (Ill.)
- Played in two games and had 52 yards on 10 attempts all against Wilmington (9/25/10)
- Criminal Justice major
- All-Ohio, all-district and all-conference selection for coach Frank Petroff at Holy Name High School
- Born March 12, 1990
- Son of David and Michelle Simon
Mount Union captures 11th Division III championship
FoxNews.com | Published December 15, 2012
Salem, VA – Jake Simon rushed for two touchdowns to help Mount Union capture its 11th Stagg Bowl championship with a 28-10 win over St. Thomas.
Simon carried the ball 21 times for 87 yards while Kevin Burke passed for 222 yards and a touchdown on 21-of-28 attempts for the Raiders (15-0), who captured this title for the first time since 2008, snapping a three-year run from Wisconsin-Whitewater.
Matt O’Connell was 15-for-35 for 116 yards and an interception for the Tommies (14-1), who were in the championship for the first time in school history. Dan Ferrazzo scored the lone touchdown of the game for his team.
Mount Union started the game with the ball and needed seven plays and just over two minutes to score as Simon capped the 82-yard march with a 1-yard run into the end zone for a 7-0 lead.
After an exchange of punts, the Tommies lined up for another punt at their own 29, but it was blocked by Charles Dieuseul, who picked up the ball and took it into the end zone for a 14-0 advantage.
With a drive that spanned the first and second quarters, St. Thomas got on the board as Ferrazzo capped the 10-play, 60-yard march with a 10-yard run into the end zone to make it a 14-7 game.
In the third quarter, the Tommies cut further into the score when they recovered a muffed punt by the Raiders. The team got the ball at the Mount Union 27, but were only able to move six yards and a 38-yard field goal from Paul Graupner made it a 14-10 game with 6:27 to play in the third.
The Raiders came right back with a 12-play, 81-yard drive that saw Burke and Chris Denton get together on a 17-yard touchdown strike for a 21-10 lead with 1:04 left in the third.