Carlisle’s D.J. Chambers (3) looks for running room during an Oct. 6, 2017, game against visiting Madison. The Mohawks won 31-14. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF

College Insider: Carlisle’s Chambers shines in debut for Wilmington

D.J. Chambers had an explosive collegiate debut with the Wilmington College football team last weekend.

The freshman running back and Carlisle High School graduate ran the ball seven times for 73 yards and two touchdowns in the Quakers’ season-opening 49-7 victory at Earlham.

Chambers added one reception for 21 yards in the win. Freshman wide receiver Jordan Harris (Lakota West) caught a 31-yard TD pass, while sophomore wide receiver Zayne Hart (Carlisle) had two receptions for 8 yards.

Junior offensive lineman Nick Moore (Carlisle) also saw action for Wilmington, which travels to Ohio Northern on Sept. 15 at 1:30 p.m.

• Junior safety Mitch Larsen (Fairfield) totaled three solo tackles, one assist and one fumble recovery last Thursday as Ball State opened its season with a 42-6 triumph over visiting Central Connecticut State.

The Cardinals will travel to Notre Dame on Saturday at 3:30 p.m.

The Red Wolves are off to a 2-1 start, and Sims leads the team with three assists. Freshman forward Brandon Bates (Reading) of Fairfield has scored a pair of goals.

IU East will visit St. Francis (Ind.) on Thursday at 7 p.m.

The Norse improved to 3-2, while the Bobcats fell to 2-3-1, despite getting a goal from senior midfielder Madelyn Kah (Badin). Kah has two goals this year.

NKU returns to action at home against Lipscomb (Tenn.) on Thursday at 7 p.m. Ohio visits Cleveland State on Friday at 7 p.m.

• Sophomore forward Alexis Kingsley (Franklin) has one goal and one assist for Cumberlands, which is 4-0 and has outscored its opponents 21-1. The Patriots will travel to Bryan (Tenn.) on Tuesday at 7 p.m.