Guilford Quakers celebrate 58-21 Homecoming victory over Averett Cougars:Stephen Curry joins Cougar team on the sidelines, but it does not change the outcome of the game
Stehpen CurryNBA MVP/Golden State Warriors/Davidson Wildcats/Charlotte Christian School) was on the Averett Cougars’ sideline(his uncle(Cleve Harris) is the head coach/offensive coordinator for Averett)……
Five more TD passes for the Quakers’ QB Matt Pawlowski(Pawlowski (Greensboro, N.C./Northwest Guilford) completed 23-of-27 passes for 331 yards and five touchdowns in three quarters of work)….Three TD receptions by Guilford’s Adam Smith, who now hold the Quakers’ career TD receptions record, breaking Junior Lord’s record of 32 touchdown catches…
Final for the Guilford College Quakers’ 2015 Homecoming:
Guilford College 58
Averett University 21….
Guilford:Matt Pawlowski TD pass Chad Christopher(Josh Schow 2-point conversion run)…8-0 Quakers
Averett:TD run and two point converson is good…8-8 ball game…
Guilford:Josh Schow TD run(Kick failed)…Guilford up 14-8
Guilford:Josh Schow TD run….Tyler Hunt kick…21-8 Guilford
Averett:TD pass and kick fails…21-14 Guilford
Guilford:Pawlowski TD pass to Adam Smith(Kick fails)…Guilford 27-14
Guilford:Adam Smith TD pass from Matt Pawlowski(Smith 2-point conversion reception from Pawlowski…Guillford 35-14*****Smith made a crazy catch to set the school TD receptions record…*****
Guilford:Smith TD pass from Pawlowski(Hunt Kick)…Guilford 42-14
Guilford:Woodruff TD pass from Matt Pawlowski(Hunt kick)…Guilford 49-14
Guilford:Rascoe safety…Guilford 51-14
Guilford:De’Eric Bell TD run(Hunt kick)…Guilford 58-14
Averett:94-yard Fumble return(Kick Good)…Final score:Guilford 58, Averett 21
GREENSBORO, N.C. – With reigning National Basketball Association Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry looking on, Guilford College’s football team put on an all-star performance in Saturday’s 58-21 Homecoming football win over visiting Averett University Saturday.
Guilford (3-0) is ranked 25th in this week’s D3football.com Top 25 Poll and 21st in the latest Division III HeroSports.com rankings.
Curry, akin to Averett head coach Cleive Adams, saw Quakers’ senior quarterback Matt Pawlowski (Greensboro, N.C./Northwest Guilford) complete 23-of-27 passes for 331 yards and five touchdowns in three quarters of work. Three of his scores went to Adam Smith (Mocksville, N.C./Davie County), which made the senior Guilford’s career touchdown receptions leader with 35.
Two first-quarter touchdown runs by Josh Schow helped Guilford to a 21-8 lead after one quarter. The Cougars Kelly Hall (Concord, N.C./Cox Mill) connected with Myles Bennett from 18 yards out to make it a 21-14 game early in the second before Pawlowski and Smith took over. The pair first connected on a 13-yard scoring strike midway through the quarter.
After Guilford’s defense stuffed the Cougars (0-3) on a fourth-and-goal from the one, Pawlowski led his charges 99 yards in 10 plays before connecting with Smith on an improbable touchdown 35 seconds before halftime. Pawlowski’s pass was intended for Daniel Woodruff (Tobaccoville, N.C./North Forstyh) near the goal line. Woodruff got an hand on the underthrown ball, as did Averett defender Jamal Forney (Lexington, N.C./Central Davidson), who tipped the ball up, enabling the opportunistic Smith to pluck the pigskin out of the air and stroll into the end zone. Smith caught a two-point conversion pass from Pawlowski to give Guilford an insurmountable 35-14 lead.
The Quakers’ defense shut down Averett in the second half and allowed just one Cougars’ first down in that time. Averett running back Ray Brown recovered a wild pass from center in his own end zone where he was tackled by Daytwyn Rascoe for a safety that gave Guilford a 51-14 edge.
De’Eric Bell’s (Jackson, Ga./Jackson) four-year touchdown run capped an eight-play scoring drive on the ensuing possession and ended Guilford’s scoring for the night with 2:45 left in the third quarter.
Both teams substituted liberally in the final quarter when Averett’s Michael Reives (Sanford, N.C./Southern Lee) returned a Quakers’ fumble94 yards for a touchdown, which provided the final margin.
Bell ran for 115 yards on 15 carries. Jalen Wiley (Siler City, N.C./Jordan Matthews) added a career-high 87 rushing yards on 11 fourth-quarter carries. Smith’s 11 catches for 195 yards and career-high three scores paced the receivers. Chad Christopher added eight grabs for 100 yards, including a 24-yard touchdown catch that opened the game’s scoring. Rascoe paced the Quakers’ defense with 12 tackles, one sack and four stops behind the line of scrimmage.
Averett’s Hall completed 24-of-35 passes for 270 yards and a touchdown. Terrance Owens II made five catches for 90 yards and teammate Bennett added five grabs for 67 yards and a touchdown. Hall led the Cougars’ ball carriers with 32 yards on 16 carries as Averett managed only 36 rushing yards on the night. Hunter Shepherd shared game-high tackles honors with 12.
Following a bye week, coach Chris Rusiewicz’s Quakers opens Old Dominion Athletic Conference play Oct. 3 at Washington and Lee University.
Note: Stephen Curry played against the Quakers’ basketball team in 2008 as a star at Davidson College. He had 29 points, 10 assists and nine steals in the Division I Wildcats’ lopsided 107-83 win over Division III Guilford… an overflow crowd of an estimated 2,850 fans witness the Quakers’ first home game of the year.