Emory & Henry football tops Brevard in home opener

EMORY, VA-  The Emory & Henry College Football Team (1-1) got its first win of the 2016 season with a 28-14 victory over visiting Brevard College (0-2). While the Battle at Bristol will dominate the college football world in primetime, Saturday afternoon’s contest at Fred Selfe Stadium gave fans plenty to be excited about.

How It Happened
– E&H the scoring started at the 3:06 mark of the first quarter as freshman running back Kendrick Kube (Culpeper, Va.) went 58 yards over the left side for a touchdown.
– Emory & Henry’s defense held strong on fourth down to put a 13-play, 42-yard drive to a halt with 6:12 to go before the break.
– The Wasps doubled their lead on the next possession on a 10-yard reception by sophomore receiver Jesse Santiago (Yorktown, Va.) from junior quarterback Kevin Saxton (Monroe, N.C.).
– After an interception halted E&H’s first drive of the second half, BC went on the attack with a 44-yard touchdown run by Karris Johnson to make the score 14-7.
– Following four straight punts, the Wasps got the ball close to midfield and pushed their advantage back to 14 (21-7) points thanks to a second touchdown reception by Santiago, this time a 38-yarder.
– Brevard showed versatility in moving away from its triple option offense and went to the air under quarterback Bubba Craven. Craven hooked up with Bobby Clerisier for a 42-yard touchdown to close the gap to 21-14 with 13:01 remaining in the contest.
– Another fumble by the Tornado offense with 2:19 to go set in motion the game-clinching strike for the Wasps. Sophomore running back Sam Wagner (Marion, Va.) rumbled over the right side from 54 yards out on the first play of the drive, giving E&H a 28-14 lead.
– A pair of unsportsmanlike conduct penalties backed Emory & Henry up on the ensuing kickoff and gave Brevard the ball at the Wasp 41 with 1:58 remaining. Though BC got a big play on first down, a loss of 14 yards brought up 4th-and-24 and a turnover on downs thereby allowing E&H to run out the clock for the win.

Courtesy: Emory & Henry Athletics

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