Cameron Derr, Sports Writer • firstname.lastname@example.org
The Emory & Henry Wasps played the Randolph Macon Yellow Jackets this past Saturday. The Wasps scored first with a field goal early in the first, but the Yellow Jackets came back full force scoring four consecutive touchdowns halfway through the second quarter. Senior wide receiver Caelyn Rhinehardt scored the Wasps first touchdown, but again, Randolph Macon answered with a touchdown and a field goal for a halftime score of 38-10.
After the half R-MC scored a one-yard touch-down on a running play. The Wasps then scored their second touchdown on first- year Brady Justice’s carry.
Opening up the fourth quarter, the Yellow Jackets stung again scoring another touchdown making the score 52-16. E&H was able to stop the bleeding some when junior Chris Gannon caught a 63-yard pass thrown by first-year Hunter Taylor for a touchdown. Taylor then ran it himself for a touchdown, making the final score 52-29.
The E&H football team has struggled executing on third down, with a 36 per- cent third down efficiency percentage. “We need to be more efficient on first and second down, so we aren’t putting ourselves in that predicament to begin with,” said senior Caelyn Rhinehardt on the topic. In the game taking place at Day Field, the Wasps were effective five of eleven on third down.
In the homecoming game this week, junior running back Sam Wagner says, “all we have to do is score more and stop the defense, simple as that.”
The Wasps will take on the Bridgewater Eagles at home this weekend for this year’s homecoming game. Kickoff is at 1:00 pm at Fred Selfe Stadium.