Berry Vikings sports updates.
Football: Berry gets another win with 28-14 victory over LaGrange tonight at Valhalla Stadium. Game recap: The Berry College football team picked up its 10th win at Valhalla Stadium on Saturday night with a 28-14 victory over the LaGrange College Panthers in front of a crowd of 2,764. The game largely fit the Vikings’ formula for success, holding the Panthers to just 37 yards on the ground. While the Panthers controlled the time of possession with 38 minutes, Berry was able to make the most of their opportunities and generate a balanced offensive attack to secure the home victory. The Vikings jumped out to a quick lead, scoring on the first drive of the game after a three yard touchdown reception by Josh Bullock from Slade Dale. The Panthers would answer shortly into the second quarter with a one yard rush by Nicholas Searcy to even the score at 7-7. Just before the half, Dale marched the Vikings down the field after a huge 38 yard reception from Trey Ciresi to set up a 2nd and 2 from the LaGrange 15. Dale kept it himself, shedding tackles on his way to another touchdown to put Berry up 14-7 heading into the half. LaGrange strung together a nine play, 52 yard drive in the third that ended with an eight yard reception by Brendan Thomas for a score to even it up at 14 apiece. It then quickly became the Mason Kinsey show, as Dale found the sophomore wideout for a 24 yard score as time expired in the third quarter. Kinsey would add another in the fourth after pressure on the Panthers’ punt gave the Vikings a short field. He hauled in a 26-yarder from Dale to give Berry the 25-14 final.
Next Saturday: Berry will host Rhodes at 6 p.m. Schedule
Shorter Hawks sports updates.
Football: Shorter falls 39-12 to Tusculum tonight in Greeneville, TN. Game recap: Tusculum jumped out to an early lead to down the Hawks 39-12 Saturday evening. For the night, Shorter managed 160 yards of offense, while the Pioneers posted a 489-yard effort.
Tusculum (1-1) got things started in the first quarter, taking a 3-0 lead on a field goal from Isaac Gallaegos midway through the quarter. From there, they added 17 points, to make it a 20-2 game; before, the Hawks (0-2) broke through on a 7-yard reception by Elijah Gilbert for his first touchdown of the season and the 20-6 score. Tthe Pioneers tacked on a second field goal moments later for the 23-6 halftime score. Tusculum scored twice in the third to extend their lead to 33-6. Late in the fourth, the Pioneers were looking to add to it, but Rodney Jackson came up with an interception for 31 yards to put Shorter in position to cut into the lead. From there, Austin Fellows, in at quarterback, took the ball into the end zone on a 1-yard run to make it a 33-12 game. Tusculum followed with one final touchdown for the 39-12 score. On offense, Tyler Pullum finished the game 12-19 passing, with 126 yards and a touchdown. Joseph Ross led the receivers with 46 yards on two catches, and was followed by Lewis Hayes with 43 yards on five catches. Gilbert added 21 yards, and Kartez Carr finished with 16. While, on the ground, Weldrin Ford made the most of his 13 touches, turning in 54 yards to led the effort. Both, J’Varius Wood and Justin Filmore finished with nine tackles apiece; with Kareem Taylor coming up with eight and Austin Porter adding seven. Jackson finished with six tackles and the Hawks’ first interception of the season. Tusculum’s Alex Ogle passed for 258 yards on 17 completions; while Max Joseph led the run game with 123 yards on 21 carries and Evan Altizer posted 65 yards on 4 receptions. On defense, L’Keith Brown and Ivan Hogans II each made five tackles. Shorter will be back in action next Saturday, September 16, when they travel to Melbourne, Fla. to take on Florida Tech in the first Gulf South Conference game of the year. Game time is currently set for 7:00pm ET. If needed, changes to the schedule due to Hurricane Irma will be made on www.ghoshorterhawks.com and social media.
Next Saturday: Shorter will be on the road at Florida Tech, 7 p.m. Schedule