Football Ends 2017 Season

Mylan Brewer, Sports Writer •

The Emory & Henry College Football team lost their season finale game against Guilford College 38-42. The Quakers rallied in the fourth quarter by scoring an astonishing 28 points to get the win over the Wasps.

Despite the five turnovers, the Wasps offense was clicking on all cylinders putting up a school record 712 yards of total offense. Freshman Hunter Taylor threw for 399 yards, completing 23 out of 36 passes for 3 touchdowns and 3 interceptions. Taylor also had 45 yards rushing and a rushing touchdown.

For senior running back Isaiah Rodgers it was a memorable last game as a Wasp. Rodgers rushed for 192 yards on 20 carries and a touchdown. Freshman running back Brady Justice rushed 11 times for 51 yards.

Sophomore wide receiver Derrick Yates caught nine passes for 209 yards and two scores. Yates is now only the second Wasp to ever have 200 yards receiving in a game.

When Yates asked about his performance he responded, “I was just feeling it, the game felt like it was slowed down and that caused me to make all the right decisions so that I could play at a high level.”

Jesse Santiago hauled in six receptions for 112 yards. Defensively the Wasps held the Quakers to only 373 total yards of offense.

Senior linebacker Zack Manley led the team with 10 tackles, and junior defensive lineman Da’von Keith added on 8 stops. Sophomore linebacker Jake Jessee had 7 tackles and a fumble recovery. Defensive lineman Josh Fleenor and freshman defensive back Tyler Redmond each contributed 7 tackles.

E&H finishes the season 3-7 overall and 1-5 in the ODAC. Emory & Henry has concluded the 2017 season and will now await the release of postseason awards.The first of these, the All-ODAC Teams, will be announced on Tuesday, November 21.

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