Football - Thu, Apr. 24, 2014
In the 117th annual Orange & Black scrimmage Georgetown College showcased a bit of everything. It all started with a defensive score and then the fans were treated to a running score, a bomb, some field goals and a lot of fun at halftime with the 2014 recruits.
Georgetown's administration got into the fun with new president Dr. M Dwaine Greene heading up the Orange and new Vice President of Advancement Dr. Todd Rasberry at the helm of the Black.
"We work for all spring and this is a time for our players and fans to have some fun," said GC coach Bill Cronin. "It was really unique and special to have Dr. Greene and Dr. Rasberry involved. I think it was a successful night all the way around."
Black posted a 37-10 win, putting them back ahead 59-58 all-time in the series.
The team broke the game open on 14-unanswered points in the second quarter. With the game tied 7-7, Tanner Evans threw a four-yard loft that was hauled in by Alan Williams for the score. A series later it was Evans finding Clay Kesterson for a 50-plus yard strike and a 21-7 advantage.
Orange, who opened the scoring with a fumble recovery and score, drove the field for a Josh Depp field goal. Black responded with a field goal of its own for a two score lead at the break. The teams traded interceptions on back-to-back plays, but Black translated it into another touchdown and a 31-10 lead after three.
Evans to Sean Kratchman capped off the scoring late in the fourth quarter.
At the break, the 2014 recruits took center stage. The skill guys partnered up with a current GC co-ed and had to advance the ball through catches every 10 yards. Then the offensive and defensive linemen lined up at midfield to catch punts out of the punter machine.
"If we come out of spring healthy and have some fun doing it, that is the goal and I feel we achieved that," Cronin said.
Georgetown now takes some time off until summer camp, leading to the home-opener Sept. 13 against Bethel University.
PHOTO: Dr. M. Dwaine Greene discusses strategy with Orange quarterback Neal Pawsat and offensive coach Marty Park. Photo by Richard Davis.