It was a Big Day for quarterback Scott Riddle from Eastern Randolph High School in the Elon University win over Georgia Southern University back on Saturday. Riddle put up some impressive passing numbers and he broke several records as the Phoenix bested the Eagles.
Brandon Wiggins from Smith High School had himself a steady day on defense for the Elon Phoenix with 8 Total Tackles. Wiggins, the 6’0 204 lb. linebacker, was credited with one solo tackle and 7 assists……..
Here’s the word from the Elon site on the record-breakknig day by Riddle:
ELON, N.C. — The Elon Phoenix became just the second Southern Conference program to earn three consecutive league victories over the Georgia Southern Eagles by claiming a 28-14 decision from a rainy Rhodes Stadium in front of 10,189 fans on Family Weekend. In the victory, Elon quarterback Scott Riddle set new SoCon records for career completions and career passing yards.
Riddle established the new mark for completions with a four-yard completion to Terrell Hudgins in the second quarter which was the 15th of the game and the 695th of his career for the Phoenix quarterback and moved him past East Tennessee State’s Greg Ryan’s total of 694. Riddle would finish with 705 career completions. Ryan’s mark of 694 had stood as the league standard since 1996.
Riddle was intercepted for the first time this season when GSU snagged one in the fourth quarter. Riddle had thrown 218 straight passes without a pick to set a new SoCon mark in that category as well. Furman’s Braniff Bonaventure went 215 attempts without an INT between 1995-96.
Later in the second quarter, Riddle completed a two-yard pass to A.J. Harris which pushed his career passing total to 7,826 yards, two ahead of Ryan’s former SoCon record. Riddle finished the day with 7,893 career passing yards.