Forestville Coach Charles Harley was an interested observer Saturday when Akron played at Penn State: Three of his former players were suited up for the season opener.
Andre Jones, an All-Met in 2004, started at free safety for Akron and had six tackles and broke up two passes, though he muffed a punt. Wide receiver Jermaine Lindsay had one catch for eight yards for the Zips. Across the field, 2005 All-Met lineman Antonio Logan-El was a reserve for Penn State, one day after getting certified as eligible by the NCAA, Harley said.
Logan-El had missed nearly a week of practice as the NCAA looked into his academic transcript to determine whether the player met its standards, Harley said. Now, he is on the field and, though Penn State hopes to redshirt Logan-El, he will play if necessary.
Meantime, Forestville linebacker Devonte Campbell has thinned his college list to seven schools: Maryland, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Illinois, Tennessee and Georgia Tech.
As for some other local players playing for Penn State, former McDonough All-Met A.J. Wallace returned two kickoffs for 95 yards and had one carry for 42 yards to set up Penn State's second touchdown. Derrick Williams (Eleanor Roosevelt) had three carries for four yards and three catches for 49 yards. Deon Butler (Hylton) had two catches for 50 yards, including a 42-yard touchdown.
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