College Football Today Finals for our Local, Area, ACC and Statewide Teams(9/28/19)/Where’s the Beach???/Connell Young(Dudley HS) with 217 yards rushing today for Western Carolina

from Thursday:N.C. A&T 37, Delaware State 0

Today Local/Area:
Shenandoah 26, Guilford College 7
Greensboro College 27, Gallaudet University 25
Virginia Union 16, Winston-Salem State 15
James Madison 45 at Elon 10
Wake Forest 27 at Boston College 24

Clemson 21, North Carolina 20
Florida State 31, N.C. State 13
Syracuse 41, Holy Cross 3
Pittsburgh 17, Delaware 14
Notre Dame 35, Virginia 20
Temple 24, Georgia Tech 2
from Friday:Duke 45, Virginia Tech 10

Lenoir-Rhyne 56, Mars Hill 28
Stetson 55, N.C. Wesleyan 21

Appalachian State 56, Coastal Carolina 37…Thomas Hennigan(Northwest Guilford HS) with 89 receiving yards for Appalachian…

Chattanooga 60, Western Carolina 36….Connell Young from Dudley HS with 217 yards rushing today for Western Carolina…

Fayetteville State 55, Elizabeth City State 12
East Carolina 24, at Old Dominion 21
Wingate 13, Catawba 10
Campbell 34 at Mercer 27

Where’s The Beach???

A very warm day for Homecoming up at the Guilford College campus, and with the slight breeze blowing across the trees, it was like almost 89 degrees and if you please, maybe even a sneeze would have cooled things down some today…Felt like you were at the beach, but there was no ocean…

The Quakers played hard, but the Hornets were there to retard Guilford’s progress….Jeremiah Hedrick(Southern Guilford HS) and Edrick Purnell, playing well for the Quakers today….Josh Hayward and Khyree Lundy, both from Eastern Guilford HS doing their thing, and doing it well for the Guilford defense….

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Nate Hill returned a punt a school-record 96 yards and added an interception in visiting Shenandoah University’s 26-7 Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) football win at Guilford College Saturday.

The Hornets (2-1, 1-1 ODAC) recorded four sacks, forced three Guilford (1-3, 0-2 ODAC) turnovers and kept the Quakers’ offense out of the red zone all afternoon. Guilford converted just six of 19 third-down chances in their second straight league setback.

Shenandoah scored 75 seconds into the game on a 15-yard touchdown pass from Ben Agostino to Miles Moore, which capped a brisk four-play, 75-yard drive. Agostino completed four passes in as many attempts to four different receivers in the opening possession.

Guilford’s Jeremiah Hedrick thwarted a Shenandoah scoring chance late in the first quarter with an interception on the Quakers’ five, but Guilford’s ensuing drive stalled near midfield, resulting in one of the team’s seven punts in the game.

The Hornets doubled their lead on the ensuing possession as Agostino guided Shenandoah on an 11-play, 83-yard drive aided by a fake punt. Brant Butler ran for 32 yards from punt formation on a fourth-and-10 play to keep the drive alive. Rashadeen Byrd scored on a 13-yard run to cap the drive and open a 14-0 Shenandoah edge that remained until halftime.

Guilford received the second-half kickoff, but its possession lasted just one play as Shenandoah’s Randy Oliver stripped the Quakers’ Shanaan McKoy at the Guilford 42 and recovered the fumble. Three Agostino completions later, Mario Wisdom carried the ball 13 yards into the end zone. The point-after kick failed, but Shenandoah held a 20-0 margin early in the third quarter.

Hill fielded a punt on his own four yard-line later in the third and took it up the near sideline 96 yards. Guilford’s Darnell Jones blocked the point after. Hill finished with 114 punt return yards on two attempts, the eighth-highest single-game total in ODAC history.

Guilford got on the board on the ensuing possession on Alex Manley’s 23-yard touchdown pass to Tre Alexander. Jermaine Russell’s 41-yard kickoff return gave the Quakers their best field position of the day. Harrison Kiser’s PAT made it a 26-7 game.

Shenandoah backup quarterback Ben Rhodenizer played most of the second half and had the Hornets knocking on the Quakers’ door again in the fourth quarter, Quakers’ rookie Josh Hayward thwarted the drive with an interception in the end zone.

Agostino completed 16-of-24 passes for 164 yards and a touchdown. Rhodenizer was seven-for-13 passing for 52 yards. Casey Stewart was the favorite target with nine catches for 88 yards. Byrd ran for a game-best 84 yards and a score on 14 carries. Wisdom finished with 77 rushing yards and a touchdown on 12 carries. While Hill (4 tackles) starred in the second half, tackle Mason Caldwell made nine stops and had two of Shenandoah’s sacks.

Guilford’s Manley completed 25-of-50 passes for 263 yards with an interception and one touchdown. Alexander made a team-best seven catches for 68 yards. Desmond McDowell was the Quakers’ top rusher (12 carries, 44 yards). Gerard Seals’ nine tackles shared game-high tackles honors and made two stops behind the line.

Coach Chris Rusiewicz’s Quakers host league-rival Randolph-Macon College next Saturday (10/5) at 1:00 p.m.

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Dave Walters
Guilford College Athletics