Courtesy of Bob Lowe(Greensboro College) and Dave Walters(Guilford College)
Fayetteville, N.C. — Greensboro College won at Methodist University, 22-19 on Saturday….
GC’s Rodney Beasley (Condor, NC/East Montgomery) had a 90-yard kickoff return for touchdown. The Pride got 91 rushing yards on 15 carries from Robert Byrd (Atlanta, GA/Grady ) and 12 tackles and two sacks from Brian Green (Stuart, FL/Martin County).
On The Pride’s opening drive, GC had a 51-yard touchdown pass from Kall Daniel (Brookville, FL/Hernando) to Chris Cooper. The extra point was blocked for the Pride to hold the 6-0 lead.
MU’s Corey McGuire had a four-yard touchdown run to tie the score. Methodist went for the two-point conversion, but came up short.
On the opening drive of the second half, Methodist reached the Greensboro two-yard line, but settled for the 20-yard field goal by Tyler Mosko to take the 9-6 lead. The Monarchs’ defense prevented a first down on the Pride’s next possession and Methodist drove back down for Mosko to convert the 31-yard field goal.
Methodist held the 12-6 lead briefly before Greensboro’s Rodney Beasley (Condor, NC/East Montgomery) ran back the kick-off for a 90-yard touchdown. Antwan Thorpe (Oxford, NC/Webb) ran the ball in for the two-point conversion and the 14-12 advantage.
McGuire finished MU’s next drive with a 15-yard touchdown run. Mosko’s extra point gave Methodist the 19-14 lead.
Greensboro used an eight-play drive to score their third touchdown of the day. Thorpe connected with Byrd for the two point conversion and the 22-19 lead.
Methodist would have four more possessions to try to counter, but two fumbles cut the drives short. Greensboro held on for the 22-19 win.
Greensboro’s Kall Daniel (Brookville, FL/Hernando) was 16-for-35 for 181 yards passing and Robert Byrd (Atlanta, GA/Grady ) picked up 91 yards rushing.
GC is now 2-7 and 1-5 in USA South games. The Pride hosts Shenandoah next Saturday to close the year.
GREENSBORO, N.C. â€“ Andrew Ouelletteâ€™s 94-yard kickoff return for a touchdown
with 4:19 remaining gave visiting Catholic University of America a stunning
23-22 Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) football victory at Guilford
College Saturday afternoon.
The Quakers (0-9, 0-5 ODAC) took a short-lived 22-17 lead on its previous
possession when rookie Zac Halbert threw a 34-yard touchdown pass to Ben
King with 4:32 left in regulation. After Aaron Thompson picked off the
Quakersâ€™ two-point conversion pass, Ouellette took the ensuing kickoff at
his own six-yard line, cut to his left and sprinted down the sideline for
his second touchdown return of the season.
A 36-yard kickoff return by Lawrence Blake gave the Quakers possession on
Catholicâ€™s 49-yard line, but the Cardinalsâ€™ (4-5, 2-3 ODAC) defense held
firm as Thompson broke up Halbertâ€™s fourth-down pass attempt with 3:08 left
in the game. Catholic took over and after an 11-yard run by Mike
Pitsenberger, the Cardinals ran out the clock.
Catholic overcame an early 14-0 deficit with a defensive effort that forced
four turnovers that led to 10 Cardinalsâ€™ points. Three different Cardinals,
including Thompson, picked off Guilford quarterback Billy Watkins in the
second quarter after the senior threw a 30-yard score to D.J. Wilson that
opened the gameâ€™s scoring. Joe Tretter recovered a Bailey Crego fumble in
the fourth quarter, resulting in a 37-yard Conor Maloney field goal and a
17-16 Catholic lead.
Behind Cregoâ€™s career-high 148 rushing yards, Guilford enjoyed a sizable
edge over Catholic in total offense (414-217) and time of possession
(36:11-23:49). Halbert played the second half and completed 11-of-18 passes
for 127 yards and a touchdown, all career highs.
Pitsenberger carried 22 times for 66 yards and two touchdowns in his first
game back from a one-game absence due to injury. He scored on runs of one
and four yards in the second quarter, which helped the Cardinals pull to
within 16-14 at halftime. Pitsenberger also caught three passes for 55
yards. Quarterback Greg Cordivari completed 19-of-34 passes for 170 yards.
Catholicâ€™s Conor Stueckler made a team-high eight tackles, one and a half
for loss. Teammate Dylan Oâ€™Shea added six stops and an interception. Anthony
Albanese also made six tackles, two behind the line of scrimmage. Guilfordâ€™s
David LaPlaca led all defenders with 10 tackles. Teammate Chris Jessup had
eight stops and recovered a fumble.
Guilford closes the 2010 season next Saturday at Emory & Henry College at
1:00 p.m. Catholic entertains Bridgewater College next Saturday in its