LEXINGTON, Va. -- Sophomore running back Ken Clark rushed for 151 yards and two touchdowns and the Swarthmore defense held Washington and Lee to just 179 yards of total offense as the Garnet Tide upset the Generals, 16-6, on Saturday afternoon.
The Garnet Tide (4-5) assumed the lead on its first possession as Clark scored on a 1-yard plunge with 9:43 remaining in the opening quarter. The PAT was missed and Swarthmore led 6-0.
The Generals (5-5) responded on the ensuing kickoff as sophomore wide receiver Chris Sullivan (San Antonio, Texas/Alamo Heights) returned the kick 80 yards for a score. W&L also missed its PAT attempt and the two teams played scoreless until Clark scored on a 2-yard run with 12:01 remaining in the fourth quarter.
The Garnet Tide added a field goal by Rob Castellucci with 2:42 to play and walked away with the 16-6 win, its first victory over W&L since the 1995 season.
For W&L, junior running back Marc Watson (Marietta, Ga./Walton) led the way with 101 yards rushing on 20 carries. He ends the season with a school-record 1,325 yards rushing.
Freshmen quarterbacks Sean McGarvey (Lutherville, Md./Calvert Hall) and Jacob Trotter (Oklahoma City, Okla./Casady) combined to complete 8-of-15 attempts for 59 yards. McGarvey was picked off three times. Junior tight end Will Wilson (Austin, Texas/Stephen F. Austin) caught three arrials for 39 yards.
Junior linebacker Jeff Bahl (Cincinnati, Ohio/Cincinnati Country Day) completed a stellar season with 15 tackles and a sack. Senior defensive back Will Baker (Birmingham, Ala./Mountain Brook) finished with 10 tackles and an interception.
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Emory & Henry sophomore quarterback Shannon Johnson (Iron Gate, Va./Allegheny) passed for 161 yards and a touchdown and rushed for 36 yards to lead the Wasps to a 24-10 over Washington and Lee in ODAC football action on Saturday afternoon.
E&H (7-2, 5-1) assumed a 7-0 lead on a 6-yard touchdown run by freshman running back Dan Hammonds (Newport, Tenn./Cocke County) with 8:44 remaining in the first quarter.
W&L (5-4, 2-4) responded on a 34-yard touchdown pass from freshman quarterback Zack McQuigg (Marriottsville, Md./Glenelg) to senior wide receiver Wes Hardy (Spartanburg, S.C./Spartanburg) with 5:25 left in the first quarter.
Johnson connected with sophomore wide-out Dorsey Hooker (Williamsburg, Va./Lafayette) on a 62-yard scoring strike with 34 seconds remaining in the opening period and W&L added a 33-yard field goal by junior kicker Brad Wiginton (Plano, Texas/Plano Senior) with 5:44 left in the half to make the score 14-10 at the half.
The Wasps added a 35-yard field goal by senior kicker Chris Epperly (Christiansburg, Va./Christiansburg) with 1:39 left in the third quarter and put the game away with a 1-yard touchdown run by Hammonds with 8:39 remaining in the game.
The Wasps were led by Johnson and junior tailback Earnest Cheatham (Richmond, Va./Lee-Davis). Cheatham rushed for 69 yards on 23 carries. Defensively, junior linebacker Nolan Jeffries (Luray, Va./Luray) recorded 13 tackles, including three for a loss.
Washington and Lee was led by junior tailback Marc Watson (Marietta, Ga./Walton), who rushed for 108 yards on 23 carries. He now has 1,224 rushing yards on the season, breaking the W&L season rushing record held by Kevin Weaver since the 1985 season. He also has 3,816 career all-purpose yards, breaking the record held by Chris Leiser (1977-80).
McQuigg, who was knocked out of the game in the first quarter, combined with freshman quarterback Sean McGarvey (Lutherville, Md./Calvert Hall) to complete 8-of-19 attempts for 118 yards. McGarvey was picked off twice. Hardy caught three passes for 59 yards and the one touchdown. Junior linebacker Steve Hostetler (Bath, Pa./Northampton) recorded 15 tackles to lead the defense. Junior linebacker Jeff Bahl (Cincinnati, Ohio/Cincinnati Country Day) notched 13 tackles and a sack.
Washington and Lee will complete its 2000 season on Saturday at Swarthmore College. Game time is set for 1:00 pm.
BRIDGEWATER, Va. -- Bridgewater scored 26 unanswered points in the final two and a half quarters to hand Washington and Lee its third loss of the season, 38-10, in ODAC football action on Saturday afternoon.
Bridgewater was led by quarterback Jason Lutz who went 13-of-16 for 203 yards and three touchdowns He also ran for 56 yards and another score. Running back Davon Cruz totaled 177 yards on 21 carries.
W&L (5-3, 2-3 ODAC) got on the board first at the 8:36 mark in the first quarter on a 43-yard field goal by junior placekicker Brad Wiginton (Plano, Texas/Plano Senior). The kick was a career long for Wiginton.
Bridgewater would answer four minutes and seven seconds later on a seven-yard touchdown run by Cruz. The extra point was blocked which kept the score at 6-3. Lutz then found wide receiver Marcus Richardson on a 12-yard touchdown pass to up the Eagle lead to 12-6. Bridgewater's attempt at the two-point conversion failed.
Washington and Lee cut the lead to two points with 12:13 left in the second quarter on a two-yard touchdown by Marc Watson (Marietta, Ga./Walton). Watson finished the day with 116 yards on 26 carries.
Lutz threw his second touchdown pass of the half 1:30 later to Andre Jones to put the Eagles ahead at the half, 19-10.
Bridgewater (7-1, 4-1 ODAC) scored with three minutes left in the third quarter after an eight-play, 90-yard drive was capped by an eight-yard touchdown run by Michael Kolley.
Lutz then found Van Williams on a 26-yard touchdown with 40 seconds to play in the third quarter to stretch the lead to 32-10. Lutz finished the scoring for on a seven-yard touchdown jaunt.
The Generals were led by Watson and sophomore wide receiver Chris Sullivan (San Antonio, Texas/Alamo Heights). Sullivan caught four passes for 49 yards and rushed twice for 25 yards. Sophomore quarterback Bobby Littlehale (Villa Park, Ill./Willowbrook) completed 12-of-24 attempts for 130 yards and was intercepted once. Junior defensive end Jeff Bahl (Cincinnati, Ohio/Cincinnati Country Day) continued his steady play with eight tackles and two fumble recoveries.
W&L will return home to host Emory & Henry next Saturday. Game time is set for 1:00 pm.
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee junior running back Marc Watson (Marietta, Ga./Walton) rushed for 262 yards and two touchdowns against a Sewanee defense that was ranked 11th in Division III in rushing defense (58.4 ypg) to help lead Washington and Lee to a 27-24 homecoming win over the Tigers.
WatsonÕs performance came on the heels of a 281-yard rushing day last week and he becomes just the fourth W&L player in school history to rush for 1,000 yards in a season. His total now stands at an even 1,000 yards.
Sewanee, who scored two defensive touchdowns, got on the board first with a safety just 3:59 into the game as a W&L punt snap sailed out of the back of the end zone.
The Generals (5-2) retaliated on a 27-yard field goal by senior placekicker Andy Vendig (Arlington, Va./Washington-Lee) with 8:14 remaining in the quarter to make the score 3-2 in favor of W&L. VendigÕs field goal tied the school season record for field goals (10).
W&L upped its lead to 6-2 with 27 seconds remaining in the opening quarter as junior placekicker Brad Wiginton (Plano, Texas/Plano Senior) booted a 35-yard field goal.
Watson gave the Generals a 13-2 edge with 6:57 left in the second quarter as he broke off a 40-yard touchdown run and sophomore tight end Davis White (Birmingham, Ala./Episcopal) extended the lead to 20-2 on a six-yard touchdown reception from sophomore quarterback Bobby Littlehale (Villa Park, Ill./Willowbrook) with 3:43 remaining in the half.
Sewanee cut the lead to 20-9 as junior defensive end Chase Neal (Nashville, Tenn./Montgomery Bell) fell on a Watson fumble in the end zone with 10:15 remaining in the third quarter.
Watson atoned for the fumble by scoring on a 61-yard run with 4:03 left in the third period to give the Generals a 27-9 lead.
However, Sewanee again answered with a defensive score, this time on a 71-yard interception return by sophomore linebacker Charles McCauley (Homewood, Ala./Homewood) with 8:11 remaining to make the score 27-15. The Tigers (5-3) then converted a two-point conversion to make the score 27-17.
Sewanee then cut the lead to 27-24 with 2:43 left on a 31-yard touchdown pass from senior quarterback Max Fuller (Nashville, Tenn./Montgomery Bell) to sophomore wide receiver Pedy Tehrani (Lawrenceville, Ga./Collins Hill).
The Tigers would get the ball back with a chance to win or tie, but Fuller was sacked on the his own 39-yard line as time expired.
Littlehale completed 14-of-23 attempts for 101 yards and one touchdown, while White caught five passes for 44 yards and one score.
Sewanee was led by Fuller, who completed 11-of-18 attempts for 147 yards and rushed 18 times for 68 yards.
Junior linebacker Jeff Bahl (Cincinnati, Ohio/Cincinnati Country Day) led the GeneralsÕ defense with 11 tackles and two fumble recoveries. Sophomore linebacker Matt Stavish (Sterling, Va./Park View) also collected 11 tackles on the day.
SewaneeÕs defense was led by junior linebacker Jason Wheat (Clarksville, Tenn./Northeast) and senior defensive end Brian Tyler (Stockton, Ala./Baldwin County), who tallied eight tackles each.
The Generals return to action next Saturday as they travel to Bridgewater for a 1:00 pm contest.
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee junior running back Marc Watson (Marietta, Ga./Walton) set W&L game records for rushing yards (281) and all-purpose yards (382), but the Generals could not overcome key penalties and turnovers as Hampden-Sydney prevailed, 45-28, on Saturday afternoon.
W&L committed eight penalties for 87 yards and turned the ball over three times which led to two Hampden-Sydney touchdowns.
Hampden-Sydney (3-3, 2-2) claimed a 7-0 lead on the gameÕs first snap as freshman wide receiver Conrad Singh (Fort Washington, Md./Gonzaga) tossed a 67 yards touchdown pass to junior wide receiver Neal Herndon (Dry Fork, Va./Tunstall).
Washington and Lee (4-2, 2-2) responded with 7:35 remaining in the first quarter as Watson scampered 50 yards for a touchdown to tie the game at 7-7. The Generals went up 14-7 with 2:52 remaining in the quarter as sophomore quarterback Bobby Littlehale (Villa Park, Ill./Willowbrook) called his own number and scored from one-yard out.
The Tigers cut the W&L lead to 14-10 on a 30-yard field goal by sophomore kicker Doug Van Der Mallie (Jacksonville, Fla./Episcopal) with 9:08 left in the second quarter. The teams would play scoreless for the rest of the half.
W&L struck first in the third stanza as Watson reeled off a 23-yard touchdown run with 12:29 remaining to put W&L ahead, 21-17. However, Sydney would answer just 2:16 later as Herndon hauled in his second of three touchdowns on the day, this time a 43-yarder from sophomore quarterback Mac Russell (Selma, Ala./Morgan Academy).
The Generals would again reassume the lead (28-24) with 3:24 remaining in the third as Watson took a Littlehale pass 25 yard for a touchdown, his third of the day.
The Tigers then took the lead for good at 31-28 as Russell found senior wide-out Jeff Woody (Lynchburg, Va./Brookville) on a 16-yard scoring strike. Junior fullback Kevin Tucker (Chester, Va./Thomas Dale) added a three-yards touchdown run with 9:23 remaining and sophomore cornerback Chris Scott (Virginia Beach, Va./Ocean Lakes) sealed the win with a 49-yard interception return for a touchdown with just 2:13 remaining.
For the game, Russell completed 15-of-24 attempts for 243 yards and three touchdowns, while Herndon caught seven passes for 156 yards and three scores.
W&L was paced by WatsonÕs record-breaking day. His 281 rushing yards broke the record set by Tom Mason during the 1993 season and his 382 all-purpose yards broke his own record set two weeks ago against Randolph-Macon.
Littlehale completed 11-of-18 attempts for 133 yards and one touchdown.
Scott led the Hampden-Sydney defense with 12 tackles and two interceptions. Sophomore linebacker Matt Stavish (Sterling, Va./Park View) paced the GeneralsÕ defense with 14 tackles, including three for a loss.
The Generals return to action next Saturday as they host Sewanee in a 1:30 pm contest.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Running back Dan Boyle rushed for 197 yards and four touchdowns as Catholic handed Washington and Lee its first loss of the season, 47-0, in ODAC football action on Saturday afternoon.
The victory was the first win for Catholic over W&L in five tries. The loss also marked the first time that the Generals were shutout since 1995.
Catholic opened the scoring 31 seconds into the first quarter after Lonnie Meadows intercepted a pass by sophomore quarterback Bobby Littlehale (Villa Park, Ill./Willowbrook) and returned it 39 yards for a touchdown. Then, a 13-play, 83-yard drive was capped by quarterback Derek McGee's touchdown pass to Jason Weber to give Catholic a 14-0 lead with 6:45 left in the first quarter.
Boyle scored his first touchdown of the day with 54 seconds left in the first quarter to put the Cardinals up, 20-0. He then scored two more touchdowns in the second quarter to give Catholic a 33-0 lead at the half.
For the game, Catholic was led by Boyle and McGee, who completed 15 of 21 passes for 129 yards and two touchdowns. Wideout Jim Jankiewicz hauled in seven receptions for 72 yards. The Cardinal defense combined to sack the Generals' quarterbacks eight times. The Cardinals outgained W&L, 407-46.
Junior running back Marc Watson (Marietta, Ga./Walton) was held to just 14 yards on 14 carries. The quarterback combination of Littlehale and freshman Zach McQuigg (Marriotsville, Md./Glenelg) completed 10 of 22 passes for 52 yards and one interception. Sophomore linebacker Matthew Stavish (Sterling, Va./Park View) led the Generals' defense with 16 tackles.
The Generals will look to rebound on Saturday afternoon as they host Hampden-Sydney College in an ODAC matchup. Game time is set for 1:00 pm.
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Junior running back Marc Watson (Marietta, Ga./Walton) set a W&L single-game all-purpose yards record by totaling 319 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns to lead Washington and Lee to its first win over Randolph-Macon since the 1989 season, defeating the Yellow Jackets, 34-6, on Saturday afternoon.
Watson tallied 153 yards and two touchdowns rushing, 51 yards receiving and 115 total return yards to break the former record of 288 yards set by Randy Broyles during the 1952 season.
Leading 3-0 at the end of the first quarter on a 24-yard field goal by senior Andy Vendig (Arlington, Va./Washington-Lee), the Generals (4-0, 2-0) assumed control of the game in the second quarter, scoring 17 points. Watson tallied his first touchdown of the day on a one-yard plunge to give the Generals a 10-0 lead with 10:00 remaining in the half. Randolph-Macon (2-3, 1-1) answered on a two-yard run by senior running back Clint Sullivan (Alexandria, Va./West Potomac) with 6:00 remaining in the half to make the score 10-6 in favor the of Generals. Junior linebacker Jeff Bahl (Cincinnati, Ohio/Cincinnati Country Day) then blocked the extra point attempt.
W&L upped its lead to 17-6 just 1:02 later as sophomore running back Chris Sullivan (San Antonio, Texas/Alamo Heights) hauled in a 59-yard touchdown reception. Vendig then nailed his second field goal of the day, a 27-yarder, to give W&L a 20-6 halftime advantage.
Watson increased the lead to 27-6 with 7:45 remaining in the third, when he broke off a 50-yard touchdown run and Sullivan capped the scoring with a 31-yard touchdown reception at the 9:01 mark of the fourth quarter. Sullivan finished the game with two catches for 90 yards and the two scores. He also returned two punts for 28 yards and rushed three times for one yard.
Sophomore quarterback Bobby Littlehale (Villa Park, Ill./Willowbrook) completed 14-of-21 attempts for 171 yards and two touchdowns. He also rushed 11 times for 24 yards.
W&L defense allowed just 24 yards rushing and 305 total yards to the Yellow Jackets. Bahl led the Generals with 12 tackles, including one sack. Sophomore linebacker Matt Stavish (Sterling, Va./Park View) notched eight tackles and an interception. The Generals defense combined to pick off four R-MC passes.
Randolph-Macon was led by sophomore quarterback Hunter Price (Charlottesville, Va./Albemarle), who completed 29-of-53 attempts for 281 yards. Senior wide receiver Michael Becker (Richmond, Va./Douglas Freeman) caught 11 passes for 101 yards and totaled another 69 yards on returns.
The Yellow Jacket defense was led by senior defensive back Scottie Brubeck (Christiansburg, Va./Christiansburg) and freshman defensive back E.J. Bush (Newport News, Va./Denbigh), who notched seven tackles each.
The Generals return to action next Saturday as they travel to Washington, D.C., to take on Catholic in an ODAC battle. Game time is set for 1:00 pm.
DANVILLE, Ky. -- Junior running back Marc Watson (Marietta, Ga./Walton) ran for 236 all-purpose yards and three touchdowns to lead Washington and Lee to their first 3-0 start since 1963 with a 45-7 rout of Centre.
The 45 points marked the most points scored by W&L since Nov. 3, 1984, when they defeated Samford 49-28.
Watson scored on carries of 18 and 61 yards, as well as an 88-yard kickoff return to start the second half. He finished the day with 16 carries for 100 yards and two kickoff returns for 136 yards.
Watson's 18-yard touchdown run gave W&L a 7-0 lead at the 12:27 mark of the first quarter. With just over three minutes to play in the first quarter, sophomore tight end Davis White (Birmingham, Ala./Episcopal) caught a five-yard touchdown pass from sophomore quarterback Bobby Littlehale (Villa Park, Ill./Willowbrook) to put the Generals up 14-0.
Senior placekicker Andy Vendig (Arlington, Va./Washington-Lee) kicked his seventh field goal of the season with 32 seconds remaining in the first half giving W&L a 17-0 lead at the half.
Watson then took the second half kickoff 88 yards to the endzone to give Washington and Lee a 24-0 lead.
Senior wide receiver Wesley Hardy (Spartanburg, S.C./Spartanburg) pulled in his first touchdown of the game with 4:38 left in the third quarter on pass from freshman quarterback Zack McQuigg (Marriottsville, Md./Glenelg) to put the Generals in front 31-0. McQuigg's pass was his first collegiate touchdown. Watson scored his third touchdown on a 61-yard scamper to up the lead to 38-0 with 2:46 to play in the third quarter.
Centre (1-2) got on the board as time expired in the third quarter on a 11-yard touchdown pass from Drew Mildren to Joe Guthire. However, McQuigg found Hardy for a second time on a 42-yard pass to round out the scoring with 12:37 to play.
Washington and Lee (3-0) was led by Watson and Hardy, who caught four passes for 130 yards and two touchdowns. Littlehale and McQuigg combined to go 13-27 for 203 yards and three touchdowns. The Generals outgained the Colonels 357-240, holding Centre to only 79 yards rushing. The defense picked off Mildren three times. Freshman defensive back Lee Walker (Raleigh, N..C./Needham B. Broughton) had seven tackles, a sack and an interception.
The Generals return to action next Saturday as they host ODAC opponent Randolph-Macon at 1 pm.
GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Washington and Lee held Guilford to 156 yards of total offense, forced four turnovers and moved to 2-0 for the first time since 1973 with a 31-6 rout of Guilford Saturday afternoon.
W&L's defense allowed 79 yards rushing, 77 yards passing and picked off four passes in the victory. The defense also registered eight tackles for a loss.
The Generals took a 6-0 lead with 9:43 remaining in the first half on a pair of field goals, 30 and 26 yards respectively, by senior placekicker Andy Vendig (Arlington, Va./Washington-Lee). Junior tailback Marc Watson (Marietta, Ga./Walton) made it a 14-0 lead after scoring on a one-yard plunge and running in the subsequent two-point conversion with 5:29 remaining.
Guilford (0-3, 0-1 ODAC) fought back three minutes later, scoring on a 23-yard touchdown pass from David Hessler to Chuck Irwin making the score 14-6. The extra point was no good.
Then, for the second straight week, the Generals put points on the board in the final minutes of the first half. A nine-play, 57-yard drive resulted in a 25-yard field goal by Vendig as time expired giving W&L (2-0, 1-0 ODAC) a 17-6 lead heading to the locker rooms.
Watson scored his second touchdown of the game in the third quarter on a two-yard run, giving the Generals a 24-6 lead.
Sophomore tailback Chris Sullivan (San Antonio, Texas/Alamo Heights) finished the scoring with a four-yard touchdown run with 8:11 remaining in the final stanza. The touchdown drive ran 15 plays and 91 yards, taking 6:22 off the clock.
Washington and Lee was led by Watson, who rushed for 91 yards on 20 carries and two touchdowns. Sophomore quarterback Bobby Littlehale (Villa Park, Ill./Willowbrook) continued his steady play by completing 11-of-22 attempts for 128 yards. Sullivan led all receivers with four catches for 62 yards and also rushed for 38 yards on 10 carries. Vendig tied his school record for three field goals in a game that he set last week vs. Johns Hopkins. Defensively, the Generals were once again led by junior defensive end Jeff Bahl (Cincinnati, Ohio/Cincinnati Country Day), who totaled 11 tackles, including three for a loss. Senior defensive back Will Baker (Birmingham, Ala./Mountain Brook) collected five tackles, including three for a loss and an interception. Junior Chris Shortall (San Anselmo, Calif./Marin Catholic), sophomore Matt Conners (Burke, Va./Robinson) and freshman Peter Dean (Vienna, Va./James Madison) also added interceptions from the defensive backfield.
Washington and Lee will look to make it three straight on Saturday as they travel to Danville, Ky. to take on Centre. Game time is set for 1:30 pm.
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee began its season with a win for the first time since 1984 with a 32-19 win over Johns Hopkins on Saturday afternoon at Wilson Field.
The Generals assumed a 6-0 lead with 14:06 remaining in the first half on a pair of field goals, 30 and 37 yards respectively, by senior placekicker Andy Vendig (Arlington, Va./Washington-Lee). However, Hopkins (0-1) would come back to take a 7-6 lead with 10:12 remaining in the quarter as junior quarterback Rob Heleniak (Philadelphia, Pa./Germantown Academy) hit junior wide-out Zach Baylin (Wilmington, Del./Tutnall) with a 17-yard scoring strike.
The duo hooked up again, this time on an 11-yard scoring strike to give the Blue Jays a 13-6 lead with 58 seconds remaining in the half. The Generals (1-0) once again answered as sophomore quarterback Bobby Littlehale (Villa Park, Ill./Willowbrook) hooked up with sophomore tight end Davis White (Birmingham, Ala./Episcopal) on a 31-yard touchdown pass with nine seconds left in the half to send the teams into the locker rooms tied at 13-13.
W&L did its damage in the third stanza, possessing the ball for just over 10 minutes and outscoring Hopkins 17-0 in the quarter. Vendig booted his W&L record-tying third field goal of the day and White added another touchdown reception, this time going for 17 yards. Junior tailback Marc Watson (Marietta, Ga./Walton) scored on a 29-yard run with 1:02 remaining in the third quarter to give the Generals a 30-13 lead.
W&L would tack on a safety and the Blue Jays ended the scoring on a four-yard touchdown reception by junior wide receiver John Baker (Media, Pa./Penncrest) with 7:17 remaining in the game.
Washington and Lee was led by White, who caught eight passes for 107 yards and two touchdowns. Watson provided the Generals with much of their ground gainers, rushing for 99 yards and one touchdown on 14 carries. Littlehale completed 17-of-28 attempts for 200 yards and two touchdowns in his debut as the starter. Defensively, W&L was led by junior defensive end Jeff Bahl (Cincinnati, Ohio/Cincinnati Country Day), who totaled 10 tackles and a sack. Freshman defensive back Lee Walker (Raleigh, N.C./Needham B. Broughton) recorded two sacks and seven tackles.
Johns Hopkins was paced offensively by Baylin, who caught 11 passes for 151 yards and two touchdowns. Heleniak completed 19-of-29 attempts for 258 yards and three touchdowns, while sophomore running back Kevin Johnson (Baltimore, Md./City) rushed for 62 yards on 13 carries. Hopkins was led defensively by junior defensive back Joe Angelosante (Ridgefield Park, N.J./Ridgefield Park), who registered 10 tackles and two pass breakups.
The Generals return to action next Saturday as they travel to Greensboro, N.C., to take on Guilford. Game time is set for 1:00 pm.