Former OHS Star Shines on TV Debut
Jerrell McFadden provided spark for IUP, despite loss
Not everyone is presented with the opportunity to do what they love on national television. On Thursday night, former Osbourn football standout Jerrell McFadden had that opportunity and made the most of it.
McFadden is now a member of the Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) Crimson Hawks and on Thursday night they took on the No. 8 Bloomsburg Huskies. The match-up between these two Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) rivals was selected as the Division II Game of the Week and broadcast nationally on CBS Sports Network.
The game lived up to its expectations, with Bloomsburg edging IUP 20-16. While McFadden, a sophomore, started at cornerback and made many defensive contributions, special teams was really where he made his presence felt.
IUP started the game with a 16 play, 71-yard drive that resulted in a field goal. Bloomsburg quickly responded with a drive that also stalled in the redzone, leaving the score tied 3-3. On the ensuing kickoff, McFadden put his stamp on the game as he electrified the crowd of 5,679 with a 90-yard return for a touchdown. This play gave IUP a 10-3 lead going into the second quarter.
Although the Crimson Hawks were not able to capatilize on the big play, McFadden ended the game with 104 yards on two returns and a touchdown, while adding three tackles on defense.