Kentucky State’s football team improved to 3-1 with a 23-7 victory over Kentucky Wesleyan Saturday night in Owensboro.
KWC (0-4) scored the game’s first points on a 55-yard run by Thomas Gordon in the first quarter. Jacob Jackson kicked the extra point, and the Panthers led 7-0 at the end of the period.
After that it was all Kentucky State.
A 28-yard field goal by Cade Berryman cut Wesleyan’s lead to four points early in the second quarter, and a 2-yard touchdown pass from Jerrel Noland to Raphael Amey just 11 seconds before halftime gave the Thorobreds a 10-7 lead at the break.
KSU added a touchdown in each of the last two quarters. Jacquis Lockett scored on a 9-yard run in the third, and JacQuan Persley returned a fumble recovery 65 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter.
Berryman went 2-for-3 on extra point attempts with his last one getting blocked.
Noland completed 21of--33 passes with no interceptions for 213 yards and one touchdown. Lockett led the Breds with 79 yards rushing on eight carries.
Duncan Pope had two punts for 107 yards (53.5 average) with one inside the 20 and the longer one covering 59 yards.
Defensively, the Breds were led by Jermario Dorsey with six tackles, including 2.5 for a loss of seven yards and one break-up.
Bernard Crawford had one interception for a 69-yard return, and Carlos Ware had two sacks for a loss of 17 yards.
KSU takes on conference foe Albany State in the Circle City Classic this Saturday at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Albany State defeated Miles 34-27 Saturday.
Georgetown College 21, Shorter University 14
Georgetown College’s football team defeated its third straight ranked opponent Saturday, winnings its homecoming game 21-14 over No. 18 Shorter University (2-1).
Georgetown (3-0) broke the game open with a pair of scores in the first quarter. Kaelin Ammons hit Chris Gohman for a 79-yard touchdown on the Tigers’ second offensive series. GC then closed the first period with an eight-play, 90-yard drive that was capped by a Jesse Gillham four-yard touchdown run.
Ammons, however, re-injured his knee originally banged up in the second quarter of last Saturday’s win over Cumberlands. The senior signal caller did not return after leaving late in the second quarter against Shorter.
Cameron Smyth took over under center to finish the Tigers’ third and final scoring drive. Blake Naylor took an inside handoff and kept his legs moving to get into the end zone for the score.
Ammons went 8-of-15 for 167 yards with a touchdown and an interception, while Smyth was 4-of-9 for 40 yards and one interception.
Georgetown, ranked seventh in the nation, travels to Kentucky Christian (1-3) for a 1:30 pm kickoff Saturday.