On, On Blue Hose!


Pete Peterson, Staff Writer

Saturday October 25th, was anything but ordinary for the Presbyterian College football team. At homecoming weekend PC students and alumni expected a show and they were not disappointed.

Homecoming weekend brings about many different things. From Presbyterian College alumni homecoming means getting the chance to visit their former campus and friends in a packed Bailey Stadium. This also meant that it was an important game for the Blue Hose because every team wants to win on homecoming weekend. As fans young and old piled into the stadium, something just felt right, like a PC victory was just on the horizon.

Going into this game PC stood at an impressive 5-3 and looked to improve that record over homecoming weekend. PC was awaiting the Monmouth Hawks, who stood at 5-1 for this homecoming showdown. Monmouth is a relatively unknown team but has produced NFL stars like Cleveland Browns wide receiver Miles Austin.  Monmouth looked to increase their respected record and upset the Blue Hose and their homecoming festivities.

This was a game filled with great defense by both teams. Both teams looked intent on holding the opponents to as little points as possible. Both teams made countless hard hits and smart plays. Luckily for us the defense tightened up their game and PC was able to secure a 18-12 homecoming victory.

The game began on a low note for the Blue Hose as an early Monmouth touchdown put the Hawks ahead on their opening drive. Fortune smiled on us though as Monmouth missed gaining an extra point, maintaining the score at just 6-0. This play and score seemed to really fire up the defense because they played like men on a mission for the rest of the game, only allowing Monmouth to register 6 more points for the rest of the game.

From an offensive standpoint, PC played much better than the score may suggest. They picked up two rushing touchdowns, one from junior running back Blake Roberts and the other from quarterback Heys McMath. Robert’s touchdown was early in the game and Heys would be the game clincher late in the fourth quarter. I think credit should be given to Blake Roberts who rushed for over 80 yards after Rouse went down with a injury. Also the receiver, Tobi Antigah, played skillfully registering multiple catches. Overall the offense played beautifully, and struck a sound victory over Monmouth. .

Let’s take a moment to give the defense some recognition here because they have played incredibly all season.  This is the 5th time they have held a team to either 14 points or less. As we all know, defense wins championships and every part of our team is responsible for our triumph.

Star Players of this game:

Offense- Running back, Blake Roberts. Over 80 yards rushing

Defense- Daron Dickey, had game clinching interception