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The fourth-ranked Georgetown College Tiger Football Team started off strong in a 41-13 win over eighteenth-ranked University of Virginia at Wise.The fourth-ranked Georgetown College Tiger Football Team started off strong in a 41-13 win over eighteenth-ranked University of Virginia at Wise.
The opening drive for the Tigers resulted in a touchdown after Jeff Smith gained 13 yards on a quarterback sneak before John Keene picked up a fumble, on the same play, to score on a 26-yard run.
Georgetown's James Brown then added a 28-yard pass to make it 14-0 at the end of the first quarter.
"I thought the play in the first quarter was contagious through the rest of the game," said Head Coach Bill Cronin. "There was a tremendous momentum."
The second quarter was much of the same after John Keene returned a punt for 89 yards to add another six points and Dustin Menterey added six more on a two-yard run, as the Tigers headed into the locker room with a 28-0 lead at the half.
Georgetown's scoring in the second half was by what Cronin called "his consistent" special teams as Zach Jones blocked a Ray Damm punt that was then recovered by Teddy McCloe for a touchdown. Sophomore Dempsey Schuleter, perfect from both extra point attempts and field goals on the year, kicked a 35-yarder to make it 37-0.
In the fourth quarter UVA-Wise was able to connect on some passes, particularly as quarterback Randy Hippeard delivered to Aric Evans for a 59-yard score and then Evans scored again, this time on a six-yard pass from Brad Robbins, to make the final score 41-13.
Cronin, along with his entire coaching staff, was recognized just before kickoff for reaching his 100th career win last week at Belhaven. Last week's win gave Cronin an overall record of 100-17 and put him in a fifth place tie with Knute Rockne for fastest head coach to reach 100 wins.
The undefeated (4-0, 2-0) Tigers will be on the road next week as they travel to McKenzie, TN to take on Bethel College. Kickoff is set for 2:30 EST.