By The Daily Item
SELINSGROVE -- A two-way lineman in high school at Southern Columbia and a four-year starter at defensive tackle at Susquehanna University, senior Ken Schetroma had little experience with the football in his hands.
In Saturday's game with Muhlenberg, Schetroma got to live every lineman's dream. Linebacker Jared Minori tipped a pass into the air and Schetroma was on the spot to pick up his first career interception at any level of football.
"Jared Minori tipped (the ball) up (in the air)," Schetroma said. "It was a gift. It fell right in my hands."
The only issue for Schetroma, what to do once he caught the ball?
"There was a little alley (to make a return)," Schetroma said. "I kind of freaked out because I never get the ball, so I just ran out of bounds. I think I made the right decision."
WEEK OFF: Susquehanna won't be able to ride the momentum into this week because the Centennial Conference is taking its annual mid-season bye week. All 10 teams are off this week, the second year in a row the conference has done that.
Three-time defending champion Johns Hopkins and Gettysburg enter the bye tied atop the standings at 4-0 overall. Both are also unbeaten at 5-0 with Hopkins ranked 13th in this week's AFCA Division III poll while Gettysburg is receiving votes. The unbeatens battle each other on Oct. 19 in Baltimore.
The Crusaders are back in action on Oct. 13 when they visit Moravian.
AMONG THE BEST: A quick glance through the statistical leaders in the Big Ten shows just how strong Valley field hockey is, led by Selinsgrove.
Some of the top offensive players in the entire Big Ten are from the Valley, including Ohio State's Danica Deckard and Penn State's Ashtin Klingler, the two Selinsgrove graduates who shared the conference's Offensive Player of the Week honors last week.