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If there were any concerns about the offensive line for Georgetown College, Saturday's 63-7 win over Bethel University should have helped to ease some minds. The No. 12 Tigers (1-0) had no trouble moving the ball against the Wildcats.
GC rolled up 492 yards on 73 plays and had the game well in hand just more than four minutes into action. They took the opening kickoff 80 yards on five plays in 2:35 seconds for a two-yard rush from Kyle Longworth. On the ensuing kickoff, the Wildcats (0-3) missed the ball and Georgetown recovered on BU's 10-yard line. Three plays later it was Demonte Smith for the first of his two rushing touchdowns and a 14-0 lead.
"Neal (Pawsat) played a great game. Demonte played a great game," said GC coach Bill Cronin. "The offensive line proved a lot today. It was a good first game and great to get back on the field for live action."
The No. 12 Tigers open the 2014 season against Bethel University 1:30 pm Saturday at Toyota Stadium. Georgetown College will then play 10 straight, having received the lone bye week this past weekend.
"It has been nice to have the extra time to get everyone ready," said GC football coach Bill Cronin. "We graduated a number of offensive lineman and it has been good to take the extra time to get these guys game-ready."
The Tigers lost Dustin Brown, Kevin Connaughton, Wes Smith, Sam Schulte, Aaron Wilson and Jake Buchanan off the line that protects veteran quarterback Neal Pawsat.
Tiger Nation just a reminder, catch all your football action this year on radio through Glicod Communications. Football games such as this weekend's kick-off can be found at WCGW 770 and 94.7 WFIA. Track the games online through a link here.
Every football game, including any postseason play, will be broadcast on the radio. This means there will be no video broadcasts for the football games this season.
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."
It will be a colorful night Thursday as Georgetown College football celebrates the culmination of spring practice in a scrimmage. The 117th Orange & Black game will be adding a bit of Greene and Rasberry to the mix. Helping as honorary coaches for the evening will be GC's 24th President, Dr. M. Dwaine Greene and new Vice President of Advancement Dr. Todd Rasberry. While most days these two will work harmoniously to advance the college, Thursday night at 7 pm on iHigh.com Field we might see their competitive sides take over.
"I've had one year experience with football on my junior varsity team in high school, add that to my college baseball days and I'm ready for this game," Dr. Greene said with a smile. "I'm pleased to be on the winning side of the Orange & Black scrimmage game."
It is yet to be determined which team either will be coaching as the draft will take place Tuesday evening. Coach Bill Cronin allows his seniors to pick teams and possibly the honorary coach that will be on their side, calling several plays early in the game.