Emory & Henry tops Catholic

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EMORY, VA- The Emory & Henry College Football Team (5-4, 4-2 ODAC) rushed for 273 yards and picked off three passes en route to a 38-27 win over The Catholic University of America (3-6, 0-6 ODAC) Saturday in an Old Dominion Athletic Conference home game. The victory makes it four-straight conference wins for the Wasps for the first time since the 2000 season.

How It Happened
– Catholic scored first as Matt Perno ran in from a yard out at the 9:23 mark of the opening quarter. The score capped an eight-play, 68-yard drive.
– With 5:41 to go in the first, sophomore running back Sam Wagner (Marion, Va.) tied things up for the Wasps with a five-yard plunge for a touchdown.
– Emory & Henry took its first lead of the game, 14-7, early in the second quarter as junior quarterback Kevin Saxton (Monroe, N.C.) found senior wide receiver A.J. Hampton (Roanoke, Va.) in the back of the end zone.
– A 92-yard return by Nick Esposito on the ensuing kickoff knotted the score at 14 points apiece.
– With the Cardinals knocking on the door to retake the lead, senior cornerback Tre’von Lightfoot (Big Island, Va.) picked off a pass three yards deep in the end zone and returned it all the way for a touchdown and a 21-14 advantage which would hold as the halftime score.
– The Wasps came out of the locker room and scored 10 straight points for their largest advantage of the game, 31-14. Sophomore quarterback Dominic Dunnaville (Roanoke, Va.) linked up with sophomore wideout Chris Gannon (Alexandria, Va.) for a six-yard score while sophomore Wes Blaylock (Bristol, Va.) converted a 19-yard field goal with 6:05 in the third quarter.
– Catholic marched down the field 68 yards in 10 plays capped by a 10-yard touchdown by Lucas Morley from Jorge Pola to make the score 31-20.
– With 10:54 left in the game, Dunnaville found freshman wide receiver Derrick Yates (Abingdon, Va.) in the left corner of the end zone for a 17-yard touchdown and a 38-20 advantage.
– A 100-yard interception return by Chauncey Wallace with 3:14 to go kept the Cardinals’ hopes alive  but after forcing the Wasps to punt on their next possession, an E&H interception sealed the deal for the 38-27 final score.

Courtesy: Emory & Henry Athletics

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