Chapman’s Offense Struggles to Score in Loss to La Verne

Chapman couldn’t find the end zone in the second half and came up short against La Verne, 13-10, in a nonconference football game in front of 1,573 Saturday at Chapman.

Chapman quarterback Greg Hyland completed 19 of 44 passes for 255 yards but was sacked four times and the Panthers couldn’t balance their attack. They managed only 29 yards rushing.

Nate Ballinger, who scored on a one-yard touchdown run in the first quarter, led the Panthers with 23 yards in seven carries.

Rodney Freer kicked a 23-yard field goal with 12 minutes 32 seconds remaining to pull Chapman (2-6) to 13-10 but the Panthers couldn’t move the ball past midfield on their final two possessions.


La Verne (4-3) trailed, 7-0, until Andrew Woolsey caught a nine-yard touchdown pass from Dan Blahy with 5:54 remaining in the second quarter to tie it, 7-7.

La Verne’s Ordell Williams, who had 125 yards rushing in 28 carries, scored on a 49-yard run to make it 13-7 with 10:53 remaining in the third quarter.

Keith Dykes led Chapman’s defense with 25 tackles.