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Georgetown College football scored on its second drive of the night and never looked back in a 34-20 victory on the inaugural game at iHigh Field. The ensuing drive, Faulkner drove inside the Tigers' 10-yard line, but the defense held strong and pitched a shutout for most of the game.
"We knew this was going to be a battle," said GC coach Bill Cronin. "Our defense had some penalties that hurt us early, but the line was solid and made the stop to keep us ahead."
The No. 4 Tigers (2-0) opened up a two-plus touchdown edge by the break and then a score midway through the third made it 24-0. The Eagles (1-1) were not about to lay down though. A big kickoff return into GC territory set up a four-play, 48-yard scoring drive capped off by a Trump Harrison's catch from Josh Hollingsworth. Winston Hines spoiled that moment of success though by blocking the extra kick.
Faulkner had 17 second half points, but Georgetown notched 20 of its own to keep two winning streaks alive. The Tigers have won 12 straight at home and 19 in regular season.
Zach Sowder did most of the scoring with three scores on 10 carries for 72 yards. Neal Pawsat went 19-of-26 for 238 yards and a touchdown strike to Rob Madon. The senior had four catches to go along with the score.
Georgetown is back in action Sept. 15 at Lindsey Wilson College. Kickoff is set for 8 pm Eastern Standard Time.
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