W&L FOOTBALL DEFEATS GREENSBORO, 27-14

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee exploded for three touchdowns in the final 2:26 of the first half to defeat Greensboro College, 27-14, in Division III football action on Saturday afternoon at Wilson Field.

Greensboro (3-7) assumed a 7-0 lead with 5:23 remaining in the first quarter as freshman running back Ted Hoyle (Denton, N.C./South Davidson) scored on a 1-yard touchdown run. The play was set up by a 58-yard interception return by junior defensive back Mantron Davis (Pinehurst, N.C./Pinecrest) to the W&L 10-yard line just two plays earlier.

The Generals (3-7) evened the game at 7-7 with 9:52 remaining in the second quarter as sophomore wide receiver Clark Kensinger (Dayton, Ohio/Oakwood) hauled in a 55-yard touchdown pass from senior quarterback Peter Dean (Vienna, Va./James Madison).

W&L assumed a 14-7 lead with 2:26 left in the half as sophomore quarterback Greg Tweardy (Bethel Park, Pa./Bethel Park) scored on a 1-yard touchdown run. The Generals then successfully executed an onside kick and scored three plays later as freshman running back Richard Garland (Fort Worth, Texas/Arlington Heights) found paydirt from 1-yard out.

After stopping Greensboro on three plays, the Generals scored again, this time on a 28-yard strike from Tweardy to senior wide receiver Jonathan Brimer (Dandridge, Tenn./Jefferson County) with 16 seconds left in the half for a 27-7 halftime edge.

Greensboro was limited by 13 penalties for 118 yards and by holding the ball for just 15:28 of the game. W&L controlled the ball for the other 44:32.

Dean led the Generals' offense, throwing for 129 yards and one touchdown, and running nine times for 43 yards. Tweardy threw for 96 yards and one score, while Garland carried 40 times for 103 yards and one touchdown. Senior linebacker Ben Krasnoff (Towson, Md./Towson) led the W&L defense with nine tackles and a sack.

Greensboro was paced by Hoyle's 35 yards and one touchdown on 14 carries. Sophomore quarterback Justin Roberson (Hertford, N.C./Perquimans County) completed just 10-of-23 passes for 59 yards and one touchdown and senior wide receiver Ricky Moore (Raleigh, N.C./Word of God) caught two passes for 39 yards and a third quarter touchdown. Senior defensive back Ian Mosher (Poughkeepsie, N.Y./Arlington) and senior linebacker Rick Tattersall (Swansboro, N.C./Northeastern) led the Pride defense with 12 tackles each.

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W&L FOOTBALL FALLS TO EMORY & HENRY, 34-16

EMORY, Va. --  Emory & Henry scored 34 unanswered points to down Washington and Lee, 34-16, in ODAC football action on Saturday afternoon.

The Generals (2-7, 1-5) opened the scoring at 8:23 in the first quarter off a 37-yard field goal by freshman placekicker Ben Long (Frankford, W.Va./Hargrave Military) in W&L’s first possession.

The Generals brought the Wasps’ (4-5, 2-3) game opening drive of 23 yards to an end as senior defensive lineman Andrew Bahl (Cincinnati, Ohio/Cinncinati Country Day) tackled rushing Emory & Henry freshman quarterback Todd Woods and forced the fumble. Junior linebacker Wes Kimmel (Chappaqua, N.Y./Horace Greely) recovered the ball and returned it 11 yards to the Wasps’ 46.

Emory & Henry responded at 3:47 in the first quarter as Woods connected with freshman wide receiver Jerad Jackson for a 44-yard touchdown pass. Junior running back Chris Miller pushed the home team’s lead to 13-3 by halftime with a pair of touchdown runs in the second quarter, and returned after the break for his third touchdown at 4:26 in the third quarter. Woods capped off the Wasps scoring at 2:47 in the third when he connected with freshman wide receiver Brennan Stewart for a 16-yard touchdown pass.

The Generals narrowed the Emory & Henry lead in the fourth quarter as senior quarterback Peter Dean (Vienna, Va./James Madison) threw a two-yard touchdown pass to sophomore running back Michael Lackett (Allenwood, N.J./Wall Township) at 11:42. Sophomore quarterback Greg Tweardy (Bethel Park, Pa./Bethel Park) finished the game’s scoring with W&L’s final touchdown, an 11-yard pass to junior wide receiver John Barnwell (Charleston, S.C./Porter-Gaud) with 4:18 left in the contest.

Tweardy led the Generals’ offense, completing 11-of-21 passes for 142 yards and one touchdown. Junior linebacker Lloyd Wilson (Austin, Texas/Stephen F. Autin) led the W&L defense with 13 tackles.

Woods completed 15-of-22 passes for 247 yards and two touchdowns for Emory & Henry, while Miller carried 37 times for 135 yards and three touchdowns. Sophomore linebacker Anthony Boyd paced the Wasps’ defense with 10 tackles.

Washington and Lee wraps up the 2003 season next Saturday as the Generals host Greensboro. Game time is 1:00 p.m.

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W&L FOOTBALL FALLS TO BRIDGEWATER, 28-3

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Bridgewater scored three second-half touchdowns to pull away for a 28-3 win over Washington and Lee in ODAC football action on Saturday afternoon at Wilson Field.

The Eagles (7-1, 4-0) struck on the game's opening possession as sophomore fullback Robert Matthews (Leesburg, Va./Loudoun County) scored on a 40-yard touchdown run.

W&L (2-6, 1-4) climbed to within 7-3 with 7:49 remaining in the first half as freshman placekicker Ben Long (Frankford, W.Va./Hargrave Military) booted a school-record-tying 47-yard field goal and the teams went into the half with the Eagles leading 7-3.

Bridgewater began to pull away in the third quarter as sophomore tailback Marcus Washington (Crozet, Va./Western Albemarle) produced a 14-yard touchdown run with 10:14 remaining in the period. Freshman tailback Winston Young (Brampton, Ont./Boyd Anderson) put BC up 21-3 on a 2-yard touchdown reception with 3:39 remaining in the third quarter and sophomore wide receiver Brian Awkard (Afton, Va./Nelson County) added a 58-yard punt return for a touchdown in the fourth quarter for the final margin.

Senior quarterback Peter Dean (Vienna, Va./James Madison) led the W&L offense, completing 15-of-36 passes for 159 yards. He was sacked six times. Defensively, junior linebacker Lloyd Wilson (Austin, Texas/Stephen F. Austin) notched 11 tackles.

Bridgewater was paced offensively by Washington, who rushed 14 times for 85 yards and one touchdown. Matthews gained 73 yards on nine carries, while junior quarterback Brandon Wakefield (Chesapeake, Va./Hickory) completed 17-of-28 passes for 149 yards and one touchdown.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Saturday as it travels to Emory & Henry for a 1:00 pm contest.

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W&L FOOTBALL FALLS TO GUILFORD, 34-7

GREENSBORO, N.C. --  Guilford College surged out to a 14-0 lead in the opening 5:46 of the game and extended its lead late for a 34-7 win over Washington and Lee in ODAC football action on Saturday afternoon.

The Quakers (2-5, 1-2) opened the scoring with a 1-yard touchdown run by freshman running back Micah Rushing 4:52 into the game, then extended to 14-0 on a 36-yard fumble return by junior cornerback Jason Allen just 54 seconds later.

After a 37-yard field goal by GC freshman placekicker Travis Frazier on the opening possession of the second half, the Generals (2-5, 1-3) climbed to within 17-7 with 28 seconds remaining in the third quarter on a 1-yard touchdown run by senior quarterback Peter Dean (Vienna, Va./James Madison).

However, Guilford added a 2-yard touchdown reception by freshman tight end CJ Graham, a 36-yard field goal by Frazier and a 20-yard fumble return for a touchdown by freshman linebacker Mario Paylor in the fourth period for the 27-point win.

Dean led the Generals’ offense, completing 17-of-35 passes for 201 yards.  He was picked off two times.

Sophomore running back Michael Lackett (Allenwood, N.J./Wall Township) rushed 21 times for 80 yards, while junior wide receiver Taylor Callaham (Owings Mills, Md./McDonogh) caught four passes for 51 yards.  Sophomore defensive lineman Liam Murray (Oneonta, N.Y./Oneonta) led the W&L defense with 11 tackles, including two for a loss.

Junior quarterback Josh Smith paced the Quaker offense, completing 6-of-13 passes for 115 yards and one touchdown and rushing nine times for 46 yards.  Senior running back Brian Caye added 77 yards on 19 carries.  Paylor led the defense with nine tackles and his fourth-quarter touchdown.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Saturday as it hosts Bridgewater for a 1:00 pm contest.

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W&L FOOTBALL FALLS TO HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, 45-17

HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, Va. -- Hampden-Sydney racked up 548 yards of total offense, led by sophomore quarterback J.D. Ricca’s 255 yards passing and five touchdowns, in defeating Washington and Lee, 45-17, on Saturday afternoon.

The Tigers (5-1, 3-1) broke open a 3-3 game with three touchdowns in a span of 7:05, including a 98-yard touchdown pass from senior wide receiver Conrad Singh to junior wide receiver Tripp Murchison to make the score 24-3 with 11:24 remaining in the second quarter.

The Generals (2-4, 1-2) sliced the H-SC lead to 24-10 on a 28-yard touchdown run by freshman running back Richard Garland (Fort Worth, Texas/Arlington Heights) with 8:38 left in the half, but the Tigers added two late-half touchdowns for a 38-10 lead at the break.

Garland led the W&L ground game with 32 yards on three carries, while senior quarterback Peter Dean (Vienna, Va./James Madison) completed 26-of-40 passes for a career-high 293 yards and one touchdown.  Junior wide receiver John Barnwell (Charleston, S.C./Porter-Gaud) hauled in a career-high eight passes for 99 yards and sophomore wide receiver Clark Kensinger (Dayton, Ohio/Oakwood) caught four passes for 62 yards and a fourth-quarter touchdown.  Senior defensive lineman Brian Becker (Vienna, Va./Gonzaga) paced the W&L defense with nine tackles.

Singh, the nation’s leading receiver, caught nine passes for 146 yards and a touchdown, while junior running back CW Clemmons rushed 17 times for 46 yards and caught three passes for 56 yards and three touchdowns.
Washington and Lee returns to action on Saturday as it travels to Guilford for a 1:00 pm contest.

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W&L FOOTBALL SCORES COME-FROM-BEHIND WIN OVER CATHOLIC

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee scored 24 unanswered points in the final 16:06 of the game for a 31-27 win over Catholic in ODAC football action on Saturday afternoon at Wilson Field.

The Generals (2-3, 1-1) trailed 27-7 with 8:17 remaining in the third quarter, but climbed to within 27-14 on a 21-yard scoring strike from sophomore quarterback Greg Tweardy (Bethel Park, Pa./Bethel Park) to junior wide receiver Taylor Callaham (Owings Mills, Md./McDonogh) with 1:06 remaining in the period.

After a Cardinal (1-4, 1-1) punt with 8:35 remaining in the fourth quarter, Tweardy again led the Generals on a scoring drive, this time an 11-play, 88-yard drive capped by a 1-yard touchdown pass to freshman tight end Hunter Whitfield (Tuscaloosa, Ala./Central) with 4:40 remaining in the game.

On the ensuing Catholic possession, junior quarterback Pat Truxillo (Frederick, Md./Thomas Johnson) was intercepted by freshman cornerback Rob Rain (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park) who returned the ball 12 yards to the CUA 6-yard line, setting up a 6-yard touchdown run by sophomore running back Michael Lackett (Allenwood, N.J./Wall Township) on the game's next play. The PAT was good, giving the Generals a 28-27 lead.

After the Cardinals were forced into a four-and-out on their own 11-yard line with 1:42 remaining in the game, freshman placekicker Ben Long (Frankford, W.Va./Hargrave Military) capped the scoring with a 27-yard field goal with 1:19 remaining in the game. From there, the W&L defense held again on four downs, solidifying the win.

Tweardy led the Generals, completing 19-of-29 passes for 209 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Lackett carried 11 times for 27 yards and one touchdown and caught five passes for 69 yards, while Callaham hauled in five passes for 64 yards and a touchdown. Junior linebacker Lloyd Wilson (Austin, Texas/Stephen F. Austin) led the W&L defense with 10 tackles.

Truxillo competed 17-of-35 passes for 246 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Cardinals. He was intercepted four times on the afternoon. Junior running back Ed Smith (Wallington, N.J./Paramus Catholic) rushed 21 times for 59 yards and two touchdowns, while junior tight end Kevin McNulty (Elkins Park, Pa./St. Joseph's Prep) caught five passes for 92 yards. Senior linebacker John Blattner (Lutherville, Md./Loyola) paced the CUA defense with nine tackles and a sack.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Saturday as it travels to Hampden-Sydney for a 1:00 pm contest.

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W&L FOOTBALL FALLS TO RANDOLPH-MACON, 15-9, IN 2 OT

ASHLAND, Va. -- Randolph-Macon sophomore running back Jimmy Stevens scored on a 1-yard touchdown run in double-overtime to lift the Yellow Jackets to a 15-9 win over Washington and Lee in ODAC football action on Saturday afternoon.

Randolph-Macon knotted the game at 9-9 as sophomore placekicker Reggie Moore booted a 25-yard field goal with 14 seconds remaining in regulation, sending the game into overtime.

In the first overtime, W&L had the ball first, but could not score as freshman placekicker Ben Long’s (Frankford, W.Va./Hargrave Military) 42-yard field goal attempt was wide-left.

The Yellow Jackets (1-4, 1-1) countered by driving inside the W&L 1-yard line, but the Generals’ defense held and Moore’s 18-yard field goal attempt was wide-left setting up the second overtime period.

R-MC got the ball first in the second overtime, setting up Stevens’ game-winning touchdown. However, the snap was low on the PAT attempt, opening the door for W&L (1-3, 0-1).

On W&L’s ensuing possession, the Generals faced a fourth-and-goal on the R-MC 12-yard line, but senior quarterback Peter Dean’s (Vienna, Va./James Madison) fade pass for junior wide receiver Taylor Callaham (Owings Mills, Md./McDonogh) in the corner of the end zone fell to the turf and the Yellow Jackets walked away with the win.

Long booted three field goals on the day, including a 42-yarder early in the fourth quarter.  Freshman running back Richard Garland (Fort Worth, Texas/Arlington Heights) rushed for 62 yards on 18 carries, while sophomore running back Michael Lackett (Allenwood, N.J./Wall Township) gained 57 yards on 15 carries.  Dean completed 11-of-26 passes for 124 yards.  Senior linebacker Ben Krasnoff (Towson, Md./Towson) paced the W&L defense with nine tackles and a sack.

Stevens led the Macon offense with 71 yards and one touchdown on 22 carries.  Junior quarterback Mike Jenkins completed 13-of-34 passes for 159 yards, while sophomore wide receiver Victor Wise snared six passes for 81 yards.  Senior defensive end Tiko Williams led the Macon defense with nine tackles and a sack.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Saturday as it hosts Catholic for a 1:30 pm contest.

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W&L FOOTBALL NOTCHES FIRST WIN WITH 23-17 VICTORY OVER CENTRE

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee sophomore running back Michael Lackett (Allenwood, N.J./Wall Township) scored a pair of touchdowns in the second half to lift the Generals to a 23-17 win over Centre in Division III football action at Wilson Field on Saturday.

Lackett scored his first touchdown on a 12-yard pass from senior quarterback Peter Dean (Vienna, Va./James Madison) with 3:11 remaining in the third quarter for a 17-10 W&L lead. Lackett then found the end zone on an 18-yard run with 3:26 remaining in the game to give the Generals a 23-10 advantage. The ensuing PAT attempt was wide.

Centre (3-1) cut the W&L lead to 23-17 on a 4-yard scoring pass from junior quarterback Brian Behrendt (Paducah, Ky./Reidland) to senior running back Lorenzo Engleman (Cincinnati, Ohio/Hughes) with 1:40 remaining. However, the Generals (1-2) recovered an onside kick and ran out the clock for their first win of the season.

Lackett totaled 60 yards on eight carries and caught two passes for 21 yards. Dean and sophomore quarterback Greg Tweardy (Bethel Park, Pa./Bethel Park) combined to complete 13-of-26 passes for 153 yards and a pair of touchdowns, while freshman running back Richard Garland (Fort Worth, Texas/Arlington Heights) carried 29 times for 100 yards. Junior wide receiver Taylor Callaham (Owings Mills, Md./McDonogh) added four receptions for 56 yards and a first-quarter touchdown. Senior safety Ted Maffitt (Houston, Texas/Episcopal) led the W&L defense with 11 tackles and a forced fumble.

Behrendt led the Centre offense, completing 33-of-50 passes for 295 yards and two touchdowns. Engleman rushed 16 times for 79 yards and caught 11 passes for 78 yards. He also recorded 40 return yards for 197 all-purpose yards on the day. Senior wide receiver Adam Schneider (Cincinnati, Ohio/McNicholas) hauled in 10 passes for 104 yards and one touchdown. Senior safety John Ortega (Prestonsburg, Ky./Prestonsburg) led the Colonel defense with 14 tackles.

W&L returns to action on Saturday as it travels to Randolph-Macon for a 1:00 pm contest.

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W&L FOOTBALL DEFEATED BY SEWANEE, 37-13

SEWANEE, Tenn. -- Sewanee freshman quarterback Wes Satterfield rushed for 114 yards and three touchdowns and completed 10-of-15 passes for 91 yards in leading the Tigers to a 37-13 win over Washington and Lee at McGhee Field.

The game’s momentum swung as the Generals recovered a fumble on the Sewanee 4-yard line with 51 seconds, trailing 16-6.  After a pair of rushes for two yards, Sewanee sophomore cornerback Mike Glanton picked off a pass from W&L senior quarterback Peter Dean (Vienna, Va./James Madison) and returned it 98 yards for a touchdown and the Tigers took a 23-6 halftime edge.

The Generals (0-2) climbed back to 23-13 on a 22-yard touchdown pass from Dean to sophomore wide receiver Clark Kensinger (Dayton, Ohio/Oakwood) with 5:03 remaining in the third quarter, but a pair of Satterfield touchdown runs, one with 1:57 remaining in the third period, and another with 7:30 remaining in the fourth, iced the game away.

Dean led the Generals’ offense, completing 10-of-18 passes for 101 yards and a touchdown, and rushing six times for 12 yards and another score.  Freshman running back Richard Garland (Fort Worth, Texas/Arlington Heights) carried 25 times for 38 yards, while junior wide receiver Taylor Callaham (Owings Mills, Md./McDonogh) caught three passes for 53 yards.  Junior linebacker Lloyd Wilson (Austin, Texas/Stephen F. Austin) led the Generals’ defense with 12 tackles.

Senior running back Justin Askew supplemented Satterfield’s day with 41 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Saturday as it hosts Centre College for a 1:00 pm contest.

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W&L FOOTBALL FALLS TO JOHNS HOPKINS 36-7 IN SEASON OPENER

BALTIMORE, Md. -- The Washington and Lee football team managed just 174 total yards to Johns Hopkins' 508 total yards as the Bue Jays downed the Generals 36-7 in non-conference action on Saturday afternoon.

The Generals (0-1) were scoreless on the day until sophomore running back Michael Lackett (Allenwood, N.J./Wall Township) capitalized on a 17-yard W&L drive in the third quarter.  Lackett, who led the Generals with 49 yards on 17 carries, made a four-yard touchdown run at 7:29 in the third to thwart the Blue Jay's attempted shutout.

Johns Hopkins (2-0) found the scoreboard in every quarter, beginning with a 15-play, 69-yard drive in the first that finished with a one-yard touchdown run by sophomore T.J. Lyons.  Blue Jay kicker Chris Smolyn opened up the second quarter scoring with a 30-yard field goal at the 4:09 mark.  Senior quarterback George Merrell connected with frosh wide receiver Anthony Triplin for a 12-yard touchdown pass in the closing minutes of the second quarter, giving the home team a 16-0 lead going into the break.

Despite the Generals' third-quarter comeback hopes, two more touchdown passes from Merrell and another touchdown run from Lyons put the game out of reach.

Senior quarterback Peter Dean led the General offense with 121 passing yards, completing 10 of 27 attempts.  Dean gave up one interception and was sacked three times.
 
Merrel threw a career-high 228 yards and added 78 rushing yards to lead the Blue Jay's offense.  On defense junior Matt Campbell amassed six tackles and sophomore Mike Aynardi made five tackles and blocked a W&L punt.

Washington and Lee will return to action on Saturday when the Generals travel to Sewanee for a 1:30 (CST) contest.

 

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