Football - Sat, Oct. 15, 2011
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
"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."
Following the first score, Georgetown engineered a
seven-play, 48-yard drive capped off by Neal Pawsat's strike to Rob Madon for a
two-touchdown lead once again.
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
"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."