Georgetown College’s football team played in spurts, but the inconsistency led to a rough night against NCAA Division II Ohio Dominican University Thursday night.
The No. 6 Tigers (0-1) took the early lead, 7-0, on its second drive. The Panthers (1-0) scored the next 24 points to hold off Georgetown and end the regular-season home streak at 14 straight, 41-14.
Georgetown had several opportunities and after two quick scores in the second half for ODU’s 24-7 lead, responded with an explosive return that ignited the home crowd.
Freshman Bobby Chan-Chan returned the ball 70 yards, only being stopped by cramping as he hit the 29-yard line of Ohio Dominican. The Tigers used two plays as Neal Pawsat hit Logan Crockett and seemed to retake the momentum.
The Panthers needed just 59 seconds to regain the three-score lead. Their final two scores came late in the game to seal the deal.
Georgetown returns to NAIA competition next Saturday against No. 9 Bethel University. The Tigers will travel to Mackenzie, Tenn., for the 1:30 pm kickoff.
Pawsat threw for 244 yards with one touchdown. Zach Sowder led the way on the ground with 78 yards on 20 carries and one score.