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Georgetown College football hopped out early and then played smothering defense against one of the most potent offenses nationally.
Adam Schmitz rushed for two early scores and all the cushion the Tigers (6-0, 3-0 Mid-South Conference East) needed against University of Pikeville this past Saturday. GC went on to a 45-21 win in Pikeville to remain undefeated thus far.
UPike (4-3, 1-2 MSC East) has been ranked in the Top 10 in scoring and quarterback Trevor Hoskins has been in the Top 5 in several categories. But for the better part of the day, GC's stiff defense held the Bears' prolific offense. Pikeville scored early in the second quarter for a 14-7 game, but did not score again until late in the third and early in the fourth.
"Each time they scored I felt like we responded well," said Tiger coach Bill Cronin. "It is never comfortable against a team that can score so much and so quickly, but at every point for a momentum shift I felt as though we answered."
Madon had the answer once again when the Bears scored late in the third quarter for a 31-14 contest. The senior returned the kickoff 55 yards for his second score for a 24 point advantage with just 15 minutes left.
"I think we talk about it every week, but it is always someone different stepping up for us," Cronin said.
Pawsat continued his progression under center. The freshman went 18-of-22 for 278 yards, two touchdowns and an interception.
Rashad Mason caught the other touchdown and gave GC a 31-7 edge late in the third quarter.
Georgetown returns to action at home against West Virginia Tech 1:30 pm Saturday.
"Tech is always a dangerous team just because of the shear athleticism," Cronin said. "They have had some mixed results this year, giving a good Cumberland Tennessee team a game of it early in the season. We must come out focused on our game."