W&L FOOTBALL FALLS TO WILKES IN NCAA FIRST ROUND, 42-0 (11/18)

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – Wilkes University jumped out to a 21-0 first-quarter lead and cruised to a 42-0 victory over Washington and Lee in the first round of the Division III football playoffs on Saturday afternoon in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.

The Colonels (11-0) scored on the third play of the game as safety Bryan Vivaldo intercepted a pass by W&L freshman quarterback R.J. Varner (Birmingham, Ala./Spain Park) and returned it 34 yards for a touchdown and a 7-0 lead just 1:40 into the game.

A W&L fumble on its next possession gave Wilkes another short field as running back Jason Nabba capped off a 7-play, 30-yard drive with a 1-yard touchdown run for a 14-0 lead just 5:42 into the first quarter.

Tight end Matt Pizarro hauled in a 21-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Al Karaffa with 3:00 left in the opening period for a 21-0 lead and running back Tom Andreopoulos gave the Colonels a 28-0 halftime lead with an 82-yard touchdown run with 11:21 left in the first half.

Andreopoulos led the Wilkes offense with 169 yards and one touchdown on 15 carries, while Karaffa completed 8-of-14 passes for 82 yards and two touchdowns. Linebacker Kyle Follweiler led the defense with eight tackles.

W&L was limited to just 141 yards of total offense, led by sophomore running back Stuart Sitterson (Atlanta, Ga./Westminster), who tallied 10 catches for 82 yards and rushed six times for 12 yards. Varner completed 22-of-32 passes for 151 yards and one interception, while senior wide receiver Colton Ward (Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte Country Day) caught nine passes for 13 yards. Ward finishes his career with a school-record 161 receptions, eclipsing the former record of 155 held by J.T. Malatesta '99. Junior safety Kyle Luby (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park) paced the W&L defense with nine tackles. Junior cornerback Jimmy Gift (Richmond, Va./Collegiate) added six tackles and a pair of sacks.

With the loss, W&L ends its season with a 7-4 overall record. Wilkes advances to the second round where it will host Rowan University on November 25.

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W&L FOOTBALL FALLS TO CASE WESTERN RESERVE, 27-9 (11/11)

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Case Western Reserve defensive end/kicker Brian Calderone booted a pair of field goals, scored on a 32-yard fumble return, tallied 14 tackles, 4.0 sacks and forced a fumble to lead the Spartans to a 27-9 victory over Washington and Lee on Saturday afternoon at Case Field.

The Spartans (5-5) opened a 7-0 lead just 5:21 into the game when wide receiver Joe Brenner hauled in an 11-yard touchdown catch from quarterback Dan Whalen. Calderone made it a 10-0 game with a 20-yard field goal with 3:17 left in the first quarter, before the Generals got on the board with a 24-yard field goal by senior placekicker Ben Long (Frankford, W.Va./Hargrave Military) with 6:49 left in the first half. However, Calderone stretched the Case advantage to 17-3 just two minutes later when he picked up a fumble and rumbled 32 yards for a touchdown.

Calderone made it a 20-3 game with 11:59 left in the third quarter with a 22-yard field goal and cornerback Bobby Bott gave the Spartans a 24-point lead when he returned an interception 36 yards for a touchdown with 3:15 left in the third quarter.

W&L sliced to a 27-9 game with 11:28 remaining on a 4-yard touchdown run by junior tailback J.C. Campbell (Dallas, Texas/Cistercian Prep), but could get no closer.

The Generals (7-3) were limited to just 137 yards of total offense and committed five turnovers in the contest. Senior wide receiver Colton Ward paced the offense with six carries for 27 yards and five catches for 24 yards. Junior wide receiver Jack Martin (Clayton, Mo./Hun School) hauled in five passes for 49 yards, while freshman quarterback R.J. Varner (Birmingham, Ala./Spain Park) completed 12-of-22 passes for 91 yards, but was intercepted three times. Junior linebacker Kyle Harvey (Columbia, S.C./Richland Northeast) led the defense with 11 tackles and a fumble recovery. Junior cornerback Mark Snoddy (Atlanta, Ga./Westminster) notched five tackles and one interception as he set a new W&L record for career interceptions (17), breaking the record of 16 that was set by Dave Waters '51.

Calderone spearheaded Case's effort on offense, defense and special teams. Whalen completed 11-of-22 passes for 119 yards and one touchdown, while tailback James Rosenbury totaled 93 yards on 32 carries. Brenner snared seven balls for 67 yards and one touchdown.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Saturday as it travels to Wilkes University for the first round of the NCAA Division III Playoffs. The Generals will take on the Colonels at 12:00 pm.

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W&L FOOTBALL WINS THE ODAC CHAMPIONSHIP WITH A 24-6 VICTORY OVER EMORY & HENRY (11/4)

LEXINGTON, Va. – Washington and Lee claimed its first Old Dominion Athletic Conference Football Championship since the 1985 season with a 24-6 victory over Emory & Henry on Saturday afternoon at Wilson Field.

The Generals (7-2, 5-1) will receive the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Playoffs and will compete in the post-season for the first time since playing in the 1951 Gator Bowl.

W&L entered the halftime with a 7-0 lead as senior wide receiver Colton Ward (Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte Country Day) scored on a 13-yard touchdown run with 5:27 left in the second quarter.

The Generals upped their lead to 10-0 on a 20-yard field goal by senior placekicker Ben Long (Frankford, W.Va./Hargrave Military) with 7:21 left in the third quarter, then assumed a 17-0 advantage just 2:26 later as junior linebacker Kyle Harvey (Columbia, S.C./Richland Northeast) picked off a pass by Emory & Henry senior quarterback Todd Woods (Radford, Va./Radford) and ran 47 yards for a touchdown.

W&L forced an Emory & Henry punt on the next possession, but the punt hit a Generals' blocker and was recovered on the W&L 44-yardline. The Wasps then sliced the lead to 17-6 with a 28-yard touchdown pass from Woods to senior wide receiver Brennan Stewart (Shawsville, Va./East Montgomery) with 36 seconds remaining in the third quarter. The PAT was no good.

The Generals added some insurance with 13:27 left in the game as freshman quarterback R.J. Varner (Birmingham, Ala./Spain Park) hooked up with junior wide receiver Jack Martin (Clayton, Mo./Hun School) for a 52-yard touchdown pass for a 24-6 lead.

Sophomore running back Stuart Sitterson (Atlanta, Ga./Westminster) paced the W&L offense with 98 rushing yards on 19 carries, while Martin caught three passes for 59 yards and one touchdown. Varner completed 7-of-12 passes for 78 yards and one touchdown.

Defensively, the Generals held E&H to just 35 rushing yards on 28 carries and intercepted three passes. Junior cornerback Jimmy Gift (Richmond, Va./Collegiate) led the way with eight tackles, while junior cornerback Mark Snoddy (Atlanta, Ga./Westminster) picked off two passes and tied the W&L record for career interceptions (16) held by Dave Waters since the 1951 season. Sophomore defensive lineman Tommy Matteo (Worcester, Pa./Germantown Academy) added seven tackles and 2.5 sacks.

Woods led the Wasps by completing 19-of-37 passes for 209 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions. Stewart caught seven passes for 85 yards and one touchdown, while junior running back Matt Gillespie (Newton Falls, Ohio/Newton Falls) rushed 16 times for 30 yards. Sophomore linebacker Evin O'Sullivan (Fredericksburg, Va./Colonial Forge) paced the Wasps' defense with 14 tackles and a fumble recovery.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Saturday as it travels to Cleveland, Ohio to take on Case Western Reserve. Opening kickoff is slated for 1:00 pm.

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W&L FOOTBALL FALLS TO BRIDGEWATER, 27-8 (10/28)

BRIDGEWATER, Va. – The Washington and Lee football team saw its six-game winning streak end with a 27-8 loss at Bridgewater College on Saturday afternoon.

The Eagles (6-2, 2-2) jumped out to a 20-0 halftime lead and held the Generals to just 148 offensive yards for the game.

BC began the scoring with 7:12 left in the first quarter as running back Winston Young capped a nine-play, 52-yard drive with a 5-yard plunge for a 7-0 lead. The Eagles extended their lead to 14-0 on a 7-yard touchdown scamper by quarterback Jeff Highfill with 11:51 remaining in the second quarter and went up 20-0 on a 5-yard touchdown run by running back Phillip Carter. The extra point was no good and the Eagles headed to the half with a 20-0 advantage.

The Generals (6-2, 4-1) climbed to within 20-6 with 10:11 left in the third quarter on an 8-yard touchdown pass from freshman quarterback R.J. Varner (Birmingham, Ala./Spain Park) to junior wide receiver Jack Martin (Clayton, Mo./Hun School). Senior Garrett LeRose (Lebanon, N.J./Hunterdon Central) ran it in for a two-point conversion following a bad snap on the PAT attempt. The Generals' score was set up by a 63-yard hookup between Varner and Martin two plays before the touchdown.

Bridgewater put the game away with 2:34 remaining in the contest as Antonio Burt sacked Varner and forced a fumble which was recovered in the end zone for a touchdown by Austin Icaza.

Washington and Lee was led offensively by Martin, who caught three passes for 85 yards and a touchdown. Varner completed 13-of-25 passes for 137 yards and one touchdown, but was intercepted twice. Junior defensive back Kyle Luby (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park) led the defense with 16 tackles, including 1.5 tackles for a loss. Junior linebacker Ryan MacPhee (Duluth, Ga./Choate Rosemary Hall) added 11 tackles and a fumble recovery.

Bridgewater was led by Young, who rushed for 94 yards and one touchdown on 26 carries. Highfill completed 11-of-18 passes for 101 yards and rushed 18 times for 90 yards. Carter amassed 77 yards and one touchdown on 14 carries. Defensive lineman Michael Jackson led the defense with eight tackles and a pair of sacks.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Saturday as it hosts Emory & Henry for a 1:00 pm contest. A win would make the Generals the 2006 ODAC Champions.

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W&L FOOTBALL WINS SIXTH STRAIGHT WITH A 34-12 WIN OVER GUILFORD

LEXINGTON, Va. – The Washington and Lee defense recorded three sacks, three interceptions and broke up 13 passes en route to a 34-12 win over Guilford in ODAC football action on Saturday afternoon at Wilson Field.

Guilford (4-3, 1-2), which entered the game as the nation's top passing offense (370.0 ypg), was limited to just 218 passing yards and was just 3-of-15 on third-down conversions as the Generals' winning streak improved to six-straight for the first time since the 1985 season.

The Quakers began the scoring by stringing together a 13-play, 63-yard drive on the game's opening possession. Senior placekicker Travis Frazier (Rougemont, N.C./Person) capped things off with a 21-yard field goal with 9:47 left in the quarter.

The Generals (6-1, 4-0) responded with 1:15 left in the first quarter as freshman quarterback R.J. Varner (Birmingham, Ala./Spain Park) found junior wide receiver Jack Martin (Clayton, Mo./Hun School) with a 29-yard scoring strike on a reverse flea-flicker. W&L extended its lead to 10-3 with 54 seconds remaining in the first half on a 25-yard field goal by senior placekicker Ben Long (Frankford, W.Va./Hargrave Military). Long then gave W&L a 13-3 lead with 11:54 left in the third quarter with a 43-yard field goal.

Guilford retaliated at the 3:29 mark of the third quarter on a 5-yard touchdown run by sophomore quarterback Josh Vogelbach (North Fort Myers, Fla./Bishop Verot) to slice to a 13-10 game, but the Generals came right back with a 31-yard touchdown pass from Varner to Martin to give W&L a 20-10 lead with 1:15 remaining in the third period.

W&L upped its advantage to 27-10 with 12:06 left in the game on a screen pass from Varner to senior wide receiver Colton Ward (Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte Country Day), which Ward took 79 yards for a touchdown. An intentional safety by W&L with 5:39 left in the game cut the score to 27-12, but Generals' junior cornerback Jimmy Gift (Richmond, Va./Collegiate) picked off Vogelbach and ran 73 yards to paydirt with 4:12 left in the game to provide the final margin.

Ward paced the Generals with 289 all-purpose yards and one touchdown. He caught five passes for 145 yards, rushed 10 times for 28 yards and returned three kickoffs for 116 yards. Varner completed 11-of-16 passes for a career-high 251 yards and three touchdowns, while Martin caught three passes for 71 yards and two touchdowns. Gift led the defense with eight tackles (seven solo), one interception and four pass breakups. Senior defensive end Walker Williams (Richmond, Va./Mills Godwin) added five tackles, one interception and one sack.

Vogelbach completed 25-of-56 passes for a season-low 218 yards and was intercepted three times. Senior running back Micah Rushing (Albemarle, N.C./Albemarle) carried nine times for 69 yards and caught 11 passes for 88 yards, while senior wide receiver Chris Barnette (Semora, N.C./Person) caught eight passes for 82 yards. Sophomore defensive lineman Mike Six (Clemmons, N.C./Reynolds) led the Quakers' defense with 12 tackles and one sack.

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

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W&L FOOTBALL WINS FIFTH STRAIGHT, 28-6, OVER HAMPDEN-SYDNEY (10/14)

LEXINGTON, Va. – The Washington and Lee football team won its fifth-straight game for the first time since the 1995 season, defeating Hampden-Sydney, 28-6, on Saturday afternoon at Wilson Field.

Additionally, the six points allowed by the Generals' defense are the fewest scored by the Tigers during the Marty Favret era (2000-06). W&L's defense held H-SC scoreless in the first half by blocking a pair of field goal attempts and holding on downs at its 6-yardline with 11 seconds left before the break en route to a 14-0 lead at the half.

W&L (5-1, 3-0) jumped out to a 7-0 lead with 5:56 remaining in the first quarter as freshman quarterback R.J. Varner (Birmingham, Ala./Spain Park) found junior wide receiver Jack Martin (Clayton, Mo./Hun School) with a 58-yard scoring strike. Sophomore running back Stuart Sitterson (Atlanta, Ga./Westminster) capped the first half scoring on a 1-yard touchdown plunge with 6:50 left in the half.

The Generals opened the second half with a 7-play, 52-yard drive that resulted in a 24-yard touchdown pass from Varner to Martin to up the lead to 21-0 with 11:36 left in the third quarter. Sophomore running back Tom Pacicco (Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte Catholic) then gave W&L a 28-0 lead when he scored on a 10-yard touchdown run with 5:19 left in the third quarter.

The Tigers (2-4, 2-2) found the end zone with 7:43 remaining in the game as sophomore tight end Connor Oliver (Richmond, Va./Deep Run) hauled in a 5-yard touchdown pass from freshman quarterback Bobby Owens (Halifax, Va./Halifax County). The ensuing PAT was wide, producing the final margin.

Martin led the Generals with two catches for 82 yards and two touchdowns. Varner completed 8-of-13 passes for 124 yards and two touchdowns with one interception, while Pacicco rushed 19 times for 76 yards and one touchdown. Sitterson gained 47 yards and one touchdown on 15 carries before leaving with an ankle injury just prior to halftime.

The Generals' defense was paced by junior linebacker Kyle Harvey (Columbia, S.C./Richland Northeast), who totaled eight tackles. W&L picked off H-SC quarterbacks four times, including a pair of picks by junior safety Kyle Luby (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park).

Hampden-Sydney was led offensively by junior wide receiver Drew Smith's (Richmond, Va./Mills Godwin) five catches for 89 yards. Freshman quarterback Craig Warnement (Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte Catholic) completed 10-of-28 passes for 90 yards, but was intercepted three times. Owens completed 2-of-3 passes for 41 yards and a touchdown, but was also intercepted once. Sophomore running back Josh Simpson (Richmond, Va./Mills Godwin) carried eight times for 54 yards. Freshman defensive end Quintin Kelly (Goochland, Va./Goochland) led the Tigers' defense with five tackles and one sack.

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

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SITTERSON LEADS W&L FOOTBALL TO 28-0 WIN AT CATHOLIC (10/7)

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sophomore running back Stuart Sitterson (Atlanta, Ga./Westminster) tallied 187 all-purpose yards and tossed a pair of touchdown passes to help lead Washington and Lee to a 28-0 shutout victory over Catholic in ODAC football action on Saturday afternoon at DuFour Field.

The Generals (4-1, 2-0) jumped out to a 7-0 lead on their opening possession of the game as Sitterson capped off an 8-play, 57-yard drive with a 17-yard touchdown pass to freshman quarterback R.J. Varner (Birmingham, Ala./Spain Park) with 9:27 left in the first quarter.

The Cardinals (3-2, 1-1) drove to the W&L 9-yardline late in the second quarter, but a pair of sacks on successive plays by Generals’ junior linebacker Bryant Fulk (Oceanside, Calif./St. Augustine) pushed CUA back to their 25-yardline and Thomas Breslin’s 42-yard field goal was short, preserving a 7-0 W&L lead at the half.

W&L again drove into CUA territory with its first possession of the third period, but senior placekicker Ben Long’s (Frankford, W.Va./Hargrave Military) 39-yard field goal attempt was blocked and recovered by the Cardinals at their own 3-yardline. Three plays later, W&L junior cornerback Mark Snoddy (Atlanta, Ga./Westminster) intercepted CUA quarterback Keith Ricca and returned the ball back to the 3-yardline, setting up Sitterson’s second touchdown pass of the game, this time a 3-yard strike to junior wide receiver Jack Martin (Clayton, Mo./Hun School) with 9:37 left in the third quarter.

The Generals upped their lead to 21-0 on a 5-yard touchdown run by senior wide receiver Colton Ward (Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte Country Day) with 12:24 left in the fourth quarter and capped the scoring on a 10-yard fumble return for a touchdown by freshman linebacker Matt Cassilly (Gambrills, Md./Archbishop Spaulding) with 3:00 left in the game.

The W&L defense limited Catholic to just 100 yards of total offense in producing their first shutout since a 2004 game against the Cardinals. Snoddy totaled two tackles to go with his two interceptions, while senior defensive end Walker Williams (Richmond, Va./Mills Godwin) totaled nine tackles. Fulk added three tackles and 1.5 sacks.

Offensively, Sitterson rushed 21 times for 90 yards, caught eight passes for 79 yards, returned two punts for 18 yards and completed two passes for 20 yards. Ward notched seven catches for 75 yards and rushed 12 times for 34 yards and one touchdown, while Varner completed 17-of-28 passes for 177 yards with one interception.

Ricca led the Cardinals with 128 yards passing, but was picked off twice. Bill Gross paced the CUA defense with 12 tackles and one sack.

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

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W&L FOOTBALL DEFEATS RANDOLPH-MACON, 33-10

LEXINGTON, Va. – Senior placekicker Ben Long (Frankford, W.Va./Hargrave Military) booted three field goals and the Washington and Lee defense limited Randolph-Macon to just 178 yards of total offense as the Generals downed the Yellow Jackets, 33-10, in ODAC football action on Saturday afternoon at Wilson Field.

Randolph-Macon (2-3, 0-2) struck first as senior placekicker Reggie Moore (Seaford, Va./York) capped a 14-play, 61-yard drive with a 27-yard field goal with 4:40 left in the first quarter.

W&L (3-1, 1-0) got on the board with 13:31 left in the second quarter as senior quarterback Hunter Dawkins (Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte Country Day) scored on a 5-yard touchdown run for a 7-3 lead. The Generals added to the lead on the ensuing kickoff as R-MC senior wide receiver Khalil Shareef (Hampton, Va./Bethel) stepped out of the end zone then kneeled back in the end zone for a safety.

The Generals capped the first half scoring with just 19 seconds remaining as Long kicked his first field goal of the day, a 39-yarder that gave W&L a 12-3 lead at the break.

Following a dropped punt snap and subsequent tackle at the W&L 6-yardline, Randolph-Macon sliced the W&L advantage to 12-10 with 7:00 left in the third quarter as junior quarterback Tyler Ball (Rosedale, Va./Honaker) scored on a 1-yard touchdown run.

W&L added to its lead on another 39-yard field goal by Long with 4:16 remaining in the third quarter and extended its advantage on a 25-yard touchdown pass from freshman quarterback R.J. Varner (Birmingham, Ala./Spain Park) to senior wide receiver D.J. Hackett (Montgomery, Ala./Montgomery Academy) with 27 seconds left in the quarter. The ensuing two-point conversion pass from Varner to sophomore running back Stuart Sitterson (Atlanta, Ga./Westminster) was good, giving W&L a 23-10 lead.

Long booted a 30-yard field goal with 4:59 left in the fourth quarter for a 26-10 lead and junior cornerback Jimmy Gift (Richmond, Va./Collegiate) returned a fumble 55 yards for a touchdown with 2:33 left in the game to produce the final margin.

Sitterson led the Generals' offense with 14 carries for 65 yards and two catches for 48 yards. Senior wide receiver Colton Ward (Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte Country Day) rushed nine times for 48 yards and caught five balls for 37 yards. Dawkins completed 6-of-12 passes for 93 yards, but was injured late in the second quarter. He was relieved by Varner, who completed 7-of-11 passes for 71 yards and the touchdown strike to Hackett. Senior linebacker Chris Joseph (Houston, Texas/Episcopal) and junior linebacker Bryant Fulk (Oceanside, Calif./St. Augustine) led the defense with nine tackles each. Fulk added a sack and Gift totaled seven stops to go along with his fumble recovery for a touchdown.

Randolph-Macon was paced by freshman running back Zak Thornton (Hatboro, Pa./Hatboro-Horsham), who carried 20 times for 70 yards. Ball was 13-of-26 passing for 115 yards, while Shareef snared six passes for 59 yards. Sophomore Elk Johnson (Chesterfield, Va./Matoaca) led the R-MC defense with six tackles and a pass breakup.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Saturday as it travels to Catholic University for a 1:00 pm contest.

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W&L FOOTBALL BESTS CENTRE, 24-15

DANVILLE, Ky. – Senior quarterback Hunter Dawkins (Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte Country Day) threw for 246 yards and two touchdowns as the Washington and Lee football team won its second contest of 2006 with a 24-15 victory over Centre on Saturday afternoon in Danville, Ky., at Farris Field.

The Generals netted the first points of the contest when Dawkins found senior wide receiver D.J. Hackett (Montgomery, Ala./ Montgomery Academy) in the end zone on 2nd-and-29 for a 35-yard score with 10:25 remaining in the first, capping off a 10-play, 80-yard drive. Sophomore running back Stuart Sitterson (Atlanta, Ga./Westminster) put W&L in scoring column again when he scored a touchdown from one yard out at 2:11 in the first quarter.

Centre responded with a touchdown of its own at 6:15 in the second when quarterback Kevin Phelps hooked up with Justin Jones for a 22-yard reception. The Colonels' momentum was interrupted by another crack in the scoring column by the Generals with a 31-yard field goal by senior Ben Long (Frankford, W.Va./Hargrave Military Academy) with 1:59 left in the first half. Long's field goal, which put W&L up 17-7 at the break, was his 25th career field goal and broke the school record for career field goals previously set by Bill Devine (1979-82).

Neither team connected for any points in the third quarter and the score remained 17-7 until 12:25 in the fourth when junior wide receiver Jack Martin (Clayton, Mo./Hun School (N.J.)) snagged a 63-yard touchdown reception from Dawkins. The Colonels rallied in the fourth quarter after a safety and 5-yard touchdown run by Phelps cut the margin to 24-15, but the Generals held on for their second-straight victory.

W&L was led by Dawkins, who completed 14 of his 28 attempts. Martin caught three passes for 97 yards and a touchdown, while Sitterson pulled down eight passes for 81 yards and carried the ball 20 times for one yard and a touchdown. Sophomore running back Tom Pacicco (Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte Catholic) also handled the ball nine times for 60 yards.

On defense, the Blue and White were paced by junior defensive back Jimmy Gift (Richmond, Va./Collegiate), who notched seven tackles and one interception. Sophomore defensive lineman Tommy Matteo (Worcester, Pa./Germantown Academy) added six tackles and a sack to the Generals' defensive effort, which held Centre to just 268 yards of total offense. Matt Johnson led CC with ten tackles and 0.5 sacks.

Phelps completed 24-of-41 passes for 217 yards, one touchdown and one interception to lead the Colonels. Jones caught eight passes for 60 yards and a touchdown, while Adam Blandford rushed for 39 yards off eight carries.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Saturday when it opens conference action against Randolph-Macon at 1 pm at Wilson Field.

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W&L FOOTBALL REBOUNDS TO DEFEAT SEWANEE, 21-7

LEXINGTON, Va. – Sophomore running back Stuart Sitterson (Atlanta, Ga./Westminster) totaled 156 all-purpose yards and one touchdown to lead Washington and Lee to a 21-7 victory over Sewanee on Saturday afternoon at Wilson Field.

The Generals (1-1) marched 53 yards in seven plays on their opening drive of the game, capped off by a 21-yard touchdown reception by senior wide receiver Colton Ward (Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte Country Day) from senior quarterback Hunter Dawkins (Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte Country Day) with 11:17 remaining in the first quarter.

Neither team could crack the scoring column again until Sitterson scored on a 3-yard run with 7:26 left in the third quarter, giving W&L a 14-0 lead.

Sewanee (1-2) countered on its ensuing possession, stringing together a 12-play, 65-yard drive that resulted in a 2-yard touchdown run by senior quarterback Wesley Satterfield (Hartsville, Tenn./Trousdale County) with 2:11 remaining in the third period.

W&L added an insurance score with 8:53 left in the fourth quarter as Dawkins found junior wide receiver Jack Martin (Clayton, Mo./Hun School) with a 15-yard scoring strike for a 21-7 lead.

The W&L defense, which allowed the Tigers just 216 total yards and forced four turnovers, held up the rest of the way as the Generals claimed their 10th-straight home victory over the Tigers.

Junior linebacker Bryant Fulk (Oceanside, Calif./St. Augustine) paced the W&L defense with eight tackles and 1.5 sacks. Junior linebacker Ryan MacPhee (Duluth, Ga./Choate Rosemary Hall) added six stops and 1.5 sacks.

On offense, Sitterson led the way for the Generals with 21 rushes for 73 yards and one score and three receptions for 27 yards. He also totaled 56 return yards on the day. Ward caught five passes for 76 yards and one touchdown, while Martin snared three passes for 37 yards and one touchdown. Dawkins completed 15-of-19 passes for 159 yards and two touchdowns with one interception.

Sewanee was led offensively by Satterfield, who completed 13-of-27 passes for 112 yards and one interception. He also rushed 20 times for 46 yards and one score. Junior fullback Blake Mears (Lizella, Ga./Mt. DeSales) rushed 15 times for 49 yards and caught two passes for 14 yards. Freshman defensive end Bakari Faulkner (Maysville, Ga./Jackson County) led the defense with seven tackles and one sack.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Saturday as it travels to Centre College for a 1:30 pm contest.

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W&L FOOTBALL DROPS SEASON-OPENER, 21-7, TO FRANKLIN & MARSHALL

Lancaster, Pa. – Franklin & Marshall jumped out to a 14-0 first quarter lead and controlled the ball for 42:21 of the game's 60 minutes to defeat Washington and Lee, 21-7, in Lancaster, Pa., on Saturday afternoon.

The Diplomats put points on the scoreboard early in the first quarter when Rob Donofrio caught a 34-yard touchdown pass from Kyle Turner at 10:37. Turner followed that score with a five-yard keeper, entering the end zone at 4:12 in the first quarter. F&M notched their final points of the contest at 1:19 in the third quarter when Matt Mondonedo caught a nine-yard reception from Turner for a touchdown.

The Generals responded with their only score of the contest at 5:11 in the fourth quarter. Senior quarterback Hunter Dawkins (Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte Country Day) hooked up with senior wide receiver D.J. Hackett (Montgomery, Ala./ Montgomery Academy) for a 19-yard touchdown reception.

Franklin & Marshall out-gained W&L in total offense with 310 yards to the Generals' 128 yards. F&M was led by Turner who completed 11-of-19 passes for 155 yards, two touchdowns, and also rushed for 26 yards on 12 carries and a touchdown. Donofrio snared three catches for 56 yards and a score, while Chris Varner carried the ball 33 times for 107 yards. James Gregory had nine tackles for the Dips.

W&L was paced by Dawkins who went 11-of-20 for 59 yards and a touchdown. Sophomore running back Stuart Sitterson (Atlanta, Ga./Westminster) gained 47 yards on 16 carries, while junior wide receiver Jack Martin (Clayton, Mo./Hun School (N.J.)) caught 3 passes for 22 yards. Junior linebacker Bryant Fulk (Oceanside, Calif./St. Augustine) registered 12 tackles and one sack, while junior linebacker Ryan MacPhee (Duluth, Ga./Choate Rosemary Hall) also notched 12 tackles for the Generals.

Washington and Lee (0-1) returns to action next Friday as they play host to Sewanee at 1 pm at Wilson Field.

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