The Emory and Henry football team, on Saturday, Nov. 12, finished the season strong at Fred Selfe Stadium and defeated Guilford College 34-7.
The victory was the first over Guilford since 2012. With this win, E&H finished second in the ODAC conference which beat the preseason coaches’ poll prediction of them finishing fourth. They defeated the Quakers, with Dominic Dunnaville leading the Wasps with 191 passing yards and 95 rushing yards. Guilford finished (4-6) and (1-6) in the ODAC.
E&H finished tied for second in the ODAC and had their third winning season in a row. On Saturday, A.J. Hampton hauled in two catches, both for touchdowns and 61 yards. True first-year Derrick Yates caught three passes for 56 yards. On the ground, sophomore Sam Wagner 10 times for 93 yards and a touchdown, and Isaiah Rodgers accounted for 62 yards and a score.
On the other side of the ball, Jaylyn Johnson lead the Wasps with seven tackles and his younger brother Eric Johnson was right behind him with six stops.
With the collective team effort, the Wasps were able to have possession of the ball for almost 36 minutes where the Quakers only had the ball for 24 minutes.
The Wasps finished its season with its first win against Guilford since 2012, snapping a three game losing streak. The Wasps are saying goodbye this season to 10 seniors. They have made their mark on the program and in the last three years and improved the team to a new standard of winning.
The Wasps now wait on the All-ODAC teams to be announced to see how many were able to take some of the top marks of the season.
– Massimo Tager