But there was a silver lining in the loss for the Red Raiders. His name is Trevor Harman.
The Shippensburg senior wide receiver broke the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference’s all-time career receptions record against Bloomsburg. He finished the game against the Huskies with nine catches for 60 yards and now has 264 career receptions for 3,731 yards and 55 touchdowns.
He’s been a staple in the Shippensburg passing game and the target of choice for Red Raiders quarterbacks since he arrived. At 6-3, 205 pounds, he has a good mix of size and speed to go with his exceptional hands.
Harman made an immediate impact when he arrived on campus, and led the Red Raiders in receiving as a freshman. Despite playing just six games, he led the team in every receiving category.
He only got better, too. His sophomore year, Harman finished with 75 catches for 1,200 yards and 19 touchdowns. The highlight of his year came against Kutztown where he finished with 18 receptions for 288 yards and five touchdowns.
And then last season, he simply shined. Harman collected countless first and second team All-America honors, and rightfully so. He set school records with 105 receptions 1,421 receiving yards and 22 touchdowns. His 22 scores were the best in Division 2 and he was among the nation’s leaders in several other categories.
He remains a fantasy football owner’s dream, racking up one impressive performance after another. A recent game against Edinboro is proof. Harman finished with 133 yards and two touchdowns on 12 receptions.
Harman and the Red Raiders are on a two-game skid, but their losses came against a pair of teams in the BR Top 50 in California (Pa.) and Bloomsburg. Shippensburg currently holds the BR-64 spot. The Red Raiders have a 77 percent SOS ranking, so their schedule will get tougher.
This week, Shippensburg will host BR-82 East Stroudsburg who have been solid against the pass, but expect the Harman and the Red Raiders offense to be up for the challenge.