Guilford College claims Soup Bowl with 27-7 win over Greensboro College Pride(Big Day for Guilford’s Ben King/Trinity HS)

Posted by Andy Durham on September 3, 2011 at 8:38 pm under College | 2 Comments to Read

The Greensboro College football team kicked-off the 2011 season with a 27-7 setback to cross-town rival Guilford on Saturday. With the win, the Quakers regained the Soup Bowl trophy and picked up an 8-7 edge in the series.

The Pride hung tough through the first quarter, turning back a couple of Guilford scoring threats to keep the score knotted at 0-0. The Quakers broke the ice at the 7:20 mark in the second quarter with a two-yard touchdown run by Josh Williams to grab a 7-0 lead.

Nearly three minutes later, Guilford’s game MVP Ben King hauled in a 69-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Zac Halbert to push the advantage to 14-0 heading into the locker room.

The Halbert to King combination was back at it again at the 5:40 point in the third quarter, this time hooking up from 41-yards out for a 21-0 lead. The Quakers added their final score of the day with 4:24 showing on the third quarter clock. Owen Bridges missed the extra point to leave the score at 27-0.

With 1:08 remaining in the game, Greensboro’s Kwame Petty broke loose on a 32-yard touchdown for the first points of the 2011 season. Petty’s run concluded a three-play, 45 yard drive that took only 1:33 off the game clock. Joe Langmeyer connected on the point after attempt for the final margin of 27-7.

  • 77 Hornet said,

    Hunter English ( Freshman from Western Guilford) Had 5 solo tackles 2 for a loss and 2 knock down passes.

  • WG fan said,

    77 Hornet – thanks for the update. Way to go Hunter!