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Huntingdon downs Brevard for fourth straight win

Anthony Wood and the Huntingdon defense held Brevard College to 275 yards of offense and 10 points in Saturday's win. (Photo by Carrie Bump)
Anthony Wood and the Huntingdon defense held Brevard College to 275 yards of offense and 10 points in Saturday's win. (Photo by Carrie Bump)

BREVARD, N.C. – The Huntingdon football team scored 17 points in the third quarter and ran past Brevard College in a 38-10 win on Saturday.

The win was the fourth straight for Huntingdon.

After a pair of Chip Taylor-to-Otis Porter touchdown passes (53 and 9 yards) in the first half, the Hawks carried a 14-3 lead into halftime. Huntingdon pulled away on the first three possessions of the second half as Taylor and Dontavion Cunningham each scored on runs and Chase Young added a 19-yard field goal to give Huntingdon a 31-3 lead.

Eric Thomas capped the Hawks' scoring with a 9-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter to make it a 38-3 game.

 

Records: Huntingdon (4-1); Brevard (1-4)

 

The Turning Point: After scoring on their first two possessions of the game, the Hawks carried a 14-3 lead into the second half.

In the third quarter, Huntingdon put the game away. Taylor capped the first drive of the second half with an 11-yard touchdown run. Cunningham finished the second drive with a 1-yard touchdown run to make it a 28-3 game.

On Huntingdon's third possession, Young's field goal made it 31-3 with 2:56 left in the third quarter.

 

Notable Performance: The Huntingdon defense turned in one of its best performances of the season on Saturday, allowing a season-best 275 yards and 10 points. The majority of the yards came on Brevard's first two possessions of the game and the Tornados' last two possessions of the game. 

In between, Huntingdon held Brevard to 50 yards of offense.

On the first possession of the game, the Hawks gave up 44 yards but stopped the Tornados on fourth down. On the second possession of the game, Huntingdon gave up 59 yards and a 32-yard field goal.

In the fourth quarter, Brevard put together a 66-yard drive before Huntingdon's Charlie Jones ended the drive with his first career interception. In the final four minutes, with the game all but over, Brevard put together a 56-yard touchdown drive.

 

Stat Leaders

Offense

Passing: Chip Taylor: 12/14 for 246 yards, 2 TDs,1 INT

Receiving: Otis Porter: 4 receptions for 110 yards, 2 TDs

Rushing: Vic Jerald: 14 rushes for 106 yards

                      Kobe Smith: 9 rushes for 95 yards

Kicking:  Chase Young: 5/5 PAT, 1/1 field goal (connected on a field goal of 19 yards)

Defense

Tackles: Gentry Allen (7), Trey Hayes (5), Austin Washington (5), Garrett Stacks (5), Brandon Williams (5), Linell Tarver (5)

Tackles For Loss: Garrett Stacks (1.5), Gentry Allen (1), Austin Washington (1), Khy'rim Bryant (1), Brandon Williams (.5), Linell Tarver (.5), Parker Allen (.5)

Interceptions: Charlie Jones (1)

                                                                                                                                                           

Quick Facts: Saturday was the first meeting between Huntingdon and Brevard … with his first extra point of the game at the 10:35 mark in the first quarter, Huntingdon's Chase Young converted his 137th career extra point to become the USA South Athletic Conference's career leader … Huntingdon's 563 yards of offense is a season-high and the third time the unit has put together more than 500 yards in five games … the Hawks' 317 rushing yards are the most this season

 

Head Coach Mike Turk on Saturday's win: "Today wasn't perfect, but it was a good performance. We're on track and getting better each week. We've been challenged on offense and defense with injuries this season, but we are continuing to improve. If we can continue to do that, we have a chance to do some good things."

 

Coming Up: Huntingdon returns to action on Homecoming. The Hawks host conference foe Averett University on Oct. 7 at 1 p.m. (Central).