ODAC Football Players of the Week

ODAC Football Players of the Week

ODAC football got off on the right foot in 2010 with five wins over the past week.  Bridgewater, Catholic, Emory & Henry, Hampden-Sydney and Randolph-Macon all trounced non-conference opponents to start the year 1-0.  Emory & Henry's Caleb Jennings earned the first ODAC Offensive Player of the Week award, while Bridgewater defensive end, Dominic Jeter, secured ODAC Defensive Player of the Week honors.

Click for the full ODAC Football Report: Week 1

Bridgewater scraped past St. Vincent College, 19-14, thanks in part to 111 rushing yards from running back Thomas Tate.  The big play was a large part of BC's offense in 2009, and it proved so again on Saturday.  Darrin McKenzie ripped off a 53-yard run to open the game's scoring in the second quarter.  Late in the third quarter, receiver Tyler Beiler kicked it into high-gear with an 80-yard kickoff return for a touchdown.  Defensively, Dominic Jeter picked up the ODAC's weekly honor after recording three quarterback sacks as part of 3.5 tackles for a loss --- Box Score

Catholic staved off a late charge from Shenandoah University on the foot of kicker Connor Maloney in the Cardinals' 16-13 win.  Maloney buried each of his three field goal attempts, including the game-winning 29-yard boot with 54-seconds left in the third quarter.  Running back Michael Pitzenberger was solid in his collegiate debut as he rushed for 109 yards and a touchdown on 33 carries. --- Box Score

Emory & Henry went to double-overtime in its clash with Ferrum College before securing a 23-17 victory.  Caleb Jennings (see below) racked up 213 yards rushing and three touchdowns, two of which came in the extra frames.  He dove into the endzone from a yard out for the game winner after scooping up a fumble from the E&H quarterback.  On defense, Devan Sproles collected 15 tackles (12 assists). --- Box Score

Guilford fell to Greensboro College, 17-15, in the annual Gate City Soup Bowl.  Ben King was named the Quakers' MVP after rushing for a 27-yard touchdown early in the fourth quarter.  He also caught six passes for 53-yards and another score.  Defensively, De'Shawn Lindsay came away with a game-high 11 tackles (10 solo). --- Box Score

Hampden-Sydney and new starting quarterback, Travis Lane, were firing on all cylinders in a 45-30 triumph over Averett University.  Lane fired four touchdown passes as part of a 348-yard passing day.  He connected with Kyle Vance eight times for 142 yards and a touchdown.  Running back Kirk Rohle ran for 118 yards and two touchdowns.  Defensively, Kenny Fryman had 11 stops, one sack and recovered a fumble.  Ty Condrey also had a sack and forced a fumble, which he recovered. --- Box Score

Randolph-Macon burst for 487 yards of offense in a 54-14 drubbing of Methodist University.  Thaddeus Scruggs rushed for 83 yards and three first-half touchdowns to help pace R-MC to a 35-7 halftime lead.  Wide receiver Earl Peoples hauled in 10 passes for 165 yards and a pair of touchdowns.  Quarterback Austin Faulkner tossed three scoring strikes.  Defensively, the Yellow Jackets recovered three Monarch fumbles with Scott Shope returning one 50 yards for a touchdown. --- Box Score

Washington and Lee took a 35-7 loss at Franklin & Marshall College.  Harrison Hudson accounted for the Generals touchdown on a four-yard run in the fourth quarter.  Defensive back John Kavanaugh intercepted his first pass of the season, one of only three in the ODAC on opening day.  Jesse Jenkins led the unit with nine tackles (7 assists). --- Box Score

Below are entries for both of the ODAC Players of the Week.  For more information on ODAC football, view the full ODAC Football Report: Week 1.