Off: Kyle Boden, Sr., QB, Emory & Henry
Def: Drew Pappas, Sr., DB, Catholic
Off: Nash Nance, So., QB, Hampden-Sydney
Def: Paul Forney, Jr., LB, Emory & Henry
Off: Matt Pawlowski, Fr., QB, Guilford
Def: Mitchell Thompson, Jr., DB, Washington and Lee
Off: Willie Logan, Jr., QB, Bridgewater
Def: Danny Grogg, Sr., DL, Bridgewater
Off: Luke Heinsohn, Sr., RB, Washington and Lee
Def: Cross Trued, Sr., DE, Randolph-Macon
Off: Vance Hendren, Sr., HB, Randolph-Macon
Def: Robert Smith, So., LB, Guilford
Off: Matt Pawlowski, Fr., QB, Guilford
Def: Patrick Thomas, So., DB, Catholic
Off: Matt Pawlowski, Fr., QB, Guilford
Def: Ross Ellis, Sr., LB., Emory & Henry
Off: Nash Nance, So., QB, Hampden-Sydney
Def: Tom Solak, So., DL, Randolph-Macon
Off: Luke Heinsohn, Sr., RB/K, Washington and Lee
Def: Satiir Stevenson, So., DB, Guilford
Off: Kyle Boden, Jr., QB, Emory & Henry
Def: DeMikeal Burse, Jr., DB, Emory & Henry
Offensive Player of the Week
Kyle Boden| Emory & Henry| Junior| Quarterback
Boden, a junior from Knoxville, Tenn., led Emory & Henry to a victory over Ferrum College, 45-36, in the 2012 Western Virginia Education Classic. Boden, who was named the offensive MVP for the game, completed 32-of-50 passes (64%) for 335 yards and four touchdowns without an interception. He tossed a pair of 30-yard scoring strikes in addition to four and five yard touchdown passes. Both 30-yard touchdowns came in the fourth quarter, helping the Wasps put away their sixth straight season-opening win over Ferrum.
Defensive Player of the Week
Drew Pappas| Catholic University| Senior| Defensive Back
Pappas, a senior from Belmont, Mass., helped the Cardinals to a 45-28 season-opening win over McDaniel College in Washington, D.C. on Friday evening. Pappas posted four total tackles, including a pair of tackles-for-a-loss to account for three yards lost for McDaniel. He also forced a fumble on one of his TFL's in the fourth quarter. Pappas' biggest play of the day put points on the board for Catholic when he recovered a blocked punt in the McDaniel end zone to put CUA ahead, 31-16, early in the third quarter.
BRIDGEWATER'S offense had no
trouble moving the football but struggled to put points on the
board in a scoreless first half. The Eagles rolled up 180 yards on
the ground behind a 109-yard effort from sophomore Jacob Wright.
Through the air, junior Willie Logan threw for 154 yards and two
second-half scores to lead the Eagles to their eighth straight
season opening victory by a 23-7 tally in Latrobe, Pa.
Bridgewater's defense was up to the task all day long,
pitching a shutout through three quarters before allowing the host
Bearcats to score in the fourth quarter. The Eagles forced four
turnovers on the day, including three forced fumbles. Bridgewater's
solid defensive unit scored on the day with a safety from senior
Joel Francis and held the Bearcats to just 87 yards on the ground.
Daniel Brent had three solo stops and three
assists while also forcing a fumble and recovering a fumble which
stalled out a promising Bearcats' drive.
NEXT WEEK:vs. Greensboro (1-0, 0-0
USA South) - 1:00 p.m.
Saturday marks the first meeting between Bridgewater and
Greensboro as The Pride makes the trip north to Jopson Field.
Greensboro topped city-rival Guilford, 14-13, in the annual
Gate City Soup Bowl. Antwan Thorpe caught both touchdown
passes from Ryan Throndset, covering 72 and 27 yards, respectively.
The final and deciding score came with 5:49 left in the
CATHOLICpiled up its most
points in a season opener since 1998 (68 vs. Greensboro) with 45 on
Friday vs. McDaniel. The Cardinals have now won six of seven
openers under head coach Dave Dunn. Greg Cordivari had a big
opening night for the Cardinals, completing 21 of 33 passes for 312
yards and four touchdowns. He threw scoring strikes of 10, 53, 5
and 24 yards and led CUA on four scoring drives that took less than
two minutes. Alonzo Cooke hauled in seven receptions for 156 yards
and two scores (10 yards, 53 yards). Mike Pitsenberger (16 rush, 69
yards) and Nick Cortese (19 rush, 64 yards) controlled the ground
attack and the Cards offensive line did not allow any sacks. CUA
scored just 1:28 into the game when Cordivari hit Cooke on a
10-yard scoring strike. Brian Gongaware was a perfect 6 of 6 on
extra points and also kicked a 22-yard field goal. CUA
held McDaniel to a 4 of 16 showing on 3rd down. Drew Papas finished
with four tackles, including two for loss, a forced fumble and a
touchdown, while Conor Stueckler was the team's leading tackler
with 11 stops. Ryan Klein picked off a pass and CUA totaled four
tackles for loss, led by Papas with two. The Cardinals held the
Green Terror scoreless in the third quarter - last year, CUA was
outscored 73-36 in the third quarter.
NEXT WEEK: Friday vs. Gallaudet (0-1, 0-0 ECFC) - 7:00
p.m. CUA remains at home next weekend when it hosts
cross-town rival Gallaudet. The Cardinals have never lost to the
Bison, compiling a 23-0-2 record all-time, which includes a wild
45-41 victory a season ago. CUA scored three touchdowns in a span
of 4:48 late in the fourth quarter to earn the win, capped by Mike
Pitsenberger's one-yard rush with 1:51 on the clock. Friday's game
will be just the third meeting between the city schools since 1994.
Gallaudet lost its opener to Otterbein over the weekend 15-0 on the
road. The Bison were only able to generate 219 yards of total
offense and were 3 of 11 on 3rd down.
EMORY & HENRY picked up 28 first downs with 470
yards of total offense, averaging 5.9 yards per play … The
Wasps ran the ball 29 times for 91 yards and two touchdowns and
were 33-for-51 passing for 379 yards and two scores … The 45
points put up on the board is the most since E&H defeated
Methodist by a 49-6 score in 2010 (Sept. 25, 2010). Down 14-0 in
the second quarter, Emory & Henry reeled off 31 straight points
to take control of the game and added scores late once Ferrum
closed the gap to three (31-28). After allowing touchdowns on
two of the Panthers’ first five possessions, the Wasp defense
forced four straight punts as the offense started clicking. Ferrum
would score three touchdowns in the second half, but it
wouldn’t be enough as the high-powered E&H offense built
an insurmountable lead for the Panthers’ balanced attack to
come back from.
NEXT WEEK: at Maryville (0-1, 0-0 USA South) - 1:30
Emory & Henry and Maryville College will meet next Saturday at
1:30 p.m. at Lloyd L. Thornton Stadium for each team’s
second game of the 2012 season … It will be the first
meeting between the two schools since 2000 … Maryville fell
on the road by a 49-33 score to Huntingdon College Saturday
… Huntingdon scored 16 points late in the contest to break a
33-all tie and take the win over the Scots.
GUILFORD'S linebacker Robert Smith
was named Guilford's game MVP of the 16th Annual Gate City
Soup Bowl after collecting a game-high 10 tackles (6 solo), and two
for loss. He also made one of Guilford's three interceptions in the
game. Offensively, quarterback Matt Pawlowski threw for
two touchdowns and 145 yards in his college debut... also ran for
25 yards. He became the first true Greensboro native to start under
center for the Quakers since 1998.
Greensboro College regained possession of
the Gate City Soup Bowl with a 14-13 comeback win at Guilford
Saturday. The Quakers led for the first 54 minutes before the Pride
took the lead... The Quakers' defense forced four turnovers in the
game, the most in one game since Nov. 7, 2009.
NEXT WEEK: vs. Methodist (0-1, 0-0 USA South) - 7:00
One of Guilford’s most regular opponents, Methodist meets
Guilford on the gridiron for the 23rd straight season in a
series led by Guilford, 14-8. The Monarchs have played the Quakers
in each of their 23 years of football, which makes this the
most-played rivalry in Methodist history. After Guilford won the
first four series meetings from 1989-1992, the Monarchs answered
with a 14-7 triumph in 1993. Each team won back-to-back games from
1994-1999. The last 13 contests have been played in the first or
second week of Guilford’s season. The Monarchs won last
year’s meeting, 40-22. Ben King caught 10 passes for 118
yards and a touchdown in the loss. Hunter English spearheaded
the GC defense with eight tackles, including three TFL's, a forced
fumble and a fumble recovery. Quan Parker returned a punt 56
yards for a touchdown.
HAMPDEN-SYDNEY'S offense got off to a slow start
after being held scoreless in the first quarter of its 2012 season
opener, but got rolling and took a 20-6 decision over the Cougars
of Averett University. Senior running back Evan King helped carry
the load with 176 yards of offense (18 carries, 142 yards; 3 rec.
42 yards) while scoring the Tigers’ two touchdowns. Sophomore
quarterback Nash Nance threw for 169 yards, one touchdown and a
pair of interceptions on 16-of-39 passing in his debut.
Nance’s 169 yards were evenly distributed with six players
recording at least one reception. Michael Mey and Holton Walker
were the top receivers with 54 and 51 yards, respectively.
Sophomore placed kicker Max Antwerpes was also vital, scoring the
first points of the game on a 27-yard field goal and adding a
34-yard field goal just before the half. The defense was
solid throughout the game and began the game nearly unmovable. The
Tigers held Averett to just one first down in the entire first
quarter and off the scoreboard until the fourth quarter. Senior
linebacker Kenny Fryman led the way with 12 tackles on seven solo
and five assisted stops, while Alex Price and Steven Fogleman added
nine and seven stops each. As a unit, the defense allowed just 92
yards rushing and 142 yards passing. Averett was also just 18%
(3-of-17) on third-down conversions.
NEXT WEEK: vs. Christopher Newport (0-1, 0-0 USA South) -
Hampden-Sydney will host Christopher Newport at Everett Stadium in
the first meeting between the two programs. Both teams were picked
to win their respective conferences and have showed recent success.
The Tigers were the ODAC Champions a season ago, while the Captains
posted a 7-0 mark in conference to win the USA South championship.
While Hampden-Sydney is fresh off of a season opening win,
Christopher Newport fell 40-16 to #7 Salisbury in its 2012
RANDOLPH-MACONsuffered a 36-13 defeat at
Johns Hopkins on Saturday to start the 2012 season. The
Yellow Jackets 23 point loss is the largest margin of defeat for
R-MC since a 21 point loss to King’s College to open up the
2009 campaign. Between the King’s game and
Saturday against JHU, R-MC had lost just eight times by an average
of just six points. Saturday also marked the first time
since 2009 that R-MC was held under 200 yards of total
offense. Michael Weldon came up with an
interception in his first collegiate start, while David Fetter also
picked off a pass as well.
NEXT WEEK: vs. Averett (0-1, 0-0 USA South) - 1:00
p.m. Randolph-Macon and Averett will square off for the second
time on Saturday. In the series opener last year in
Danville, the R-MC defense allowed just 271 yards of offense and
109 in the second half as R-MC came away with a 15-7 road
win. Thaddeus Scruggs ran for 173 yards on the day, 115 of
those coming in the second-half, including the game winning score
in the fourth quarter. Saturday will also mark the opening of
R-MC's newly Renovated Day Field. The new Day Field has
a turf playing surface, stadium lights, brick walkways, a new press
box, visitor stands, and a walking track. It is
surrounded on the north side by the new Ira Andrews Residence Hall
and on the south side by the future Birdsong Residence
Hall. The new Day Field will be home to
Randolph-Macon’s football and men’s and women’s
SHENANDOAH'S season-opening contest against
Stevenson was delayed by lightning for about 90 minutes before play
got underway in the Hornets first official game as a member of the
ODAC. SU won its season opening game for the third time
in the past four years with a 26-16 victory at
Stevenson. The offense racked up 441 yards of offense
in the effort. Carl Joseph had a big day as he carried the
ball 29 times for a career-high 178 yards and a touchdown while
also catching two passes for 20 yards. The 178 yards mark the
seventh-highest single-game output in SU history. Andrew
Smith had 11 carries for 74 yards and two touchdowns. Qiydaar
Murphy caught a touchdown pass from Shawn Lloyd, who was one of
three players to throw passes for the Hornets' offense.
Defensively, the Hornets held the Panthers to just
1-of-11 on third-down conversions. Sean Blackman,
Tijun Findley, John Ludden and Michael Messick each had six
tackles. Brandon Martin intercepted a pass, and Nick Erdman
came away with his first sack of the season.
NEXT WEEK: vs. Ferrum (0-1, 0-0 USA South) - 7:00
p.m. Shenandoah and Ferrum will be meeting for the 13th time on
Saturday with the Panthers owning a 2-10 record in the all-time
series. Ferrum is the most familiar opponent for SU as the
two squads have met every season since Shenandoah reinstated
football in 2000. Ferrum has won each of the past seven
decisions, with SU's only two wins coming in 2003 and 2004.
Ferrum enters game having lost to Emory & Henry, 45-36,
in the 2012 Western Virginia Education Classic. Last year's
meeting was delayed by almost 24 hours due to a freak
snowstorm that passed through the northern Shenandoah Valley.
Ferrum topped SU in a 41-28 victory on Sprint Field at
Shentel Stadium in Winchester. The Panthers ended the game with 314
yards rushing. SH rolled up 301 yards of its own with 232 coming
through the air.
WASHINGTON AND LEE'S loss to F&M on Saturday was
its 21st straight road-opening loss. The Generals have not
won on the road to open a season since defeating Towson State in
1969. Defensive back Jake Pelton intercepted three passes on
the day, including a pair inside the Generals' five-yard line.
The three picks rank with several other players as the
second-highest single-game total in ODAC history. He now has
11 career interceptions. Senior running back Luke Heinsohn
will be handling the placekicking duties this season and he made
all four of his PATs against F&M on Saturday increasing the
Generals' streak of consecutive PATs made to 97 in a row.
Heinsohn also led the Generals in rushing on Saturday,
totaling 130 yards and one touchdown on 15 carries. With his
130 yards, Heinsohn passed Charlie Westfal '12 for fifth-place on
the school's all-time rushing list. He now has 2,394 career
yards. With his 85 yards and two touchdowns on 11 carries,
senior running back Brett Murray jumped from 11th-place to
8th-place on the career rushing list with 1,893 yards.
NEXT WEEK: at Sewanee (1-0, 0-0 SCAC) - 1:30
p.m. Washington and Lee and Sewanee will be meeting for the 60th
time, with the Generals holding a 37-22 lead in the all-time series
that began during the 1892 season. The Generals have won
seven straight in the series, the longest winning streak by either
team in the series. Last season, W&L defeated the Tigers
by a score of 31-14 in Lexington. Charlie Westfal tossed two
touchdown passes and rushed for another as the Generals cruised to