Wasps Scrounge Win

Will Seidel, Sports Editor • waseidel16@ehc.edu

The Emory & Henry Football team ended their four game losing streak this past Saturday as the Wasps would the defeat The Apprentice School Builders by a final score of 37-14.

The Wasps would get on the board first thanks in part to a 21 yard field goal by sophomore Matt Seals. It was the start of a dominating first half for the Wasps. E&H would then push the score to 9-0 with a 17 yard touchdown pass from first year Hunter Taylor to the junior Brad Puccio. The rushing attack would help E&H extend the lead even further as senior Isaiah Rodgers broke free for a 36 yard touchdown run. First year Brady Justice would then get in on the action by pounding in a four yard touchdown run with 33 seconds left to cap off the dominate half, as the Wasps would enter halftime with a 23-0 lead.

The Builders would fight back, as they would take the opening possession of the third quarter down the field for a touchdown on 85 yards on a 15 play drive. The drive would be capped off by a one yard touchdown run by Ethan Bryce. E&H extended their lead back to 23 as Taylor would throw his second touchdown pass of the game on an 11 yard strike to junior Jesse Santiago to make the score 30-7.

The Builders would bring the deficit back to 16 on their next possession as Brandon Jones would punch in a 12 yard touchdown run for The Apprentice School, but that is as close as they would get. A one yard touchdown run by Rodgers would officially put the game on ice as the Wasps would go up 37-14.

First year Hunter Taylor would finish the game by completing 13 of 18 passes for 133 yards and two touchdowns. Isaiah Rodgers would
run for 143 yard and two touchdowns on 15 carries. The Wasps offense would generate 489 yards of total offense and 356 of those yards came on the ground. That would set a new record for rushing yards in a game in the Curt Newsome era.

The Wasps will finish up the regular season this Saturday as they travel to Guilford to take on the Quakers at 1 PM. The Wasps defeated the Quakers in the last time that these teams met.

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