PC vs Chattanooga

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Pete Peterson, Staff Writer

This past weekend Presbyterian College opened its doors and welcomed the families of students in for Family Weekend. The weekend had a lot in store, but it was capped off by Blue Hose football.  The Blue Hose were looking to win their second straight game and remain undefeated in home night games as they took on the Chattanooga Moccasins. Going into this game the Blue Hose knew they would have to play at their best as they took on a nationally-ranked talent. Unfortunately for our Blue Hose, they were not able to secure a weekend for the visiting families, losing 21-0 in a defensive battle.

Our Blue Hose’s defensive once again showed out. Donelle Williams added to his PC tackle record, adding a career high 18 tackles. Ed Britt had a strong showing also, forcing two turnovers with an interception and fumble recovery. Chattanooga had their second lowest total points of the season thanks to the strong showing from our PC defense. The offense was once again led by Darrell Bridges as he ran 87 yards on just 12 carriers. Ben Cheek set a career high in passing yards, passing for 38 yards.

The first quarter was defensive battle–something PC has become accustomed to recently.  However, a PC turnover led to points for Chattanooga. The Mocs were able to score on just their third play after forcing the turnover, when Mocs quarterback, Jacob Huesman, ran for a 7-yard touchdown.

The second quarter was very similar because it saw the Mocs putting up just one touchdown. This time it came off of a 38-yard touchdown pass from Jacob Huesman to Xavier Borishade, the first play of the second quarter. However, despite this early score, both defenses stood tall and no more points were scored this quarter.

In the third quarter, the defensive battle continued as neither team were able to put points up on the scoreboard.

Both defenses held their opponents scoreless in the fourth quarter. However, the Mocs defense was able to force an interception and return in for a touchdown. So as the dust settled the game ended 21-0.

Despite the loss we saw the Blue Hose defense stand out once again. We saw them force multiple turnovers and hold a team to just 14 points (the other 7 points came off the offensive interception returned for a touchdown) and none in the second half, which makes me believe the strong play of the defense can help lead the Hose as they move into conference play here in the next few weeks.

Stats:

Been Cheek: 5-10; 38 yards; 1 interception

Darrell Bridges: 12 attempts; 87 yards

Marquel Hines: 3 receptions; 20 yards

Donelle Williams: 18 tackles

Ed Britt: 13 tackles; 1 fumble recovery; 1 interception