Emory and Henry football is back on their winning ways, after picking up their second straight win on Saturday, Oct. 22, against Bridgewater College 42-33. In a small offensive but high scoring game, the Wasps were really led by their defense who got the job done.
Facing fourth-and-4 at the Eagles 26-yard line down by 7, Junior quarterback Kevin Saxton found Senior AJ Hampton with a 24 yard pass to even up the score at 7-7 in the first quarter.
The Eagles quarterback, Jay Scroggins, had been facing pressure form the Wasps defense all day, and early in the second quarter the pressure got to him. Sophomore Davon Keith sacked Scroggins and the ball was picked off by first-year Josh Fleenor took it back 30 yards to the house for a pick six.
With the score knotted up at 14-all again the Wasps would score two touchdowns on their final two possessions of the half to go into halftime leading 28-14. First-year Derrick Yates was on the receivig end of a Saxton touchdown pass which would be his fifth straight touchdown in the past five games.
Up 28-17, first-year Kendrick Kube took it 28 yards to extend the lead to 35-17. Bridgewater was able to narrow the score to two points as they were down 35-33, but a late touchdown run from Sophomore quarterback Dominic Dunnaville sealed the deal for E&H thanks to an interception in Eagles territory by Senior Rasheen Williams.
Dunnaville led the Wasps in passing yards with 75, and Kube led in rushing with 65 yards. The brightest spot for the Wasps on Saturday was ODAC Defensive Player of the Week Davon Keith. Keith had a total of 14 tackles, 11 of those being solo tackles. He also had three sacks, sick tackles for a loss and four quarterback hurries to add to an even more impressive line score.
– Andrew McClung