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The Shorter Hawks are finally back in the victory column with today’s 37-7 win over Allen University. Today’s win ends Shorter’s 48-game losing streak that dates back to October 2015 when they had their last win at Mississippi College (43-23) under former Coach Phil Jones. Click here for stats from today’s game. Hawks
Game release:After a grueling 1,498 days in Shorter history, the Hawks snapped a 48-game losing streak with a 37-7 victory over Allen University on Saturday afternoon. The victory marked the first win for Shorter since October 3, 2015 – a 42-23 triumph over Mississippi College.Tupac Lanier exploded for three touchdowns in the first half to give Shorter a 20-7 lead going into halftime. Lanier had touchdown runs of seven and one yards in the half, as well as a 14 yard touchdown reception from Tyler Pullum. Pullum and Aeneas Dennis both eclipsed 100 yards of passing on the afternoon. On his senior day, Pullum completed 11 of his 14 pass attempts for 105 yards and a touchdown. Dennis completed eight passed for 109 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Lanier, Elijah Gilbert, Christian Da-Silva, Devin Price, Andrew Warren, and Kameron King all had at least a pair of receptions in the victory. Da-Silva led the team with 41 receiving yards on two receptions. Lanier had a team-best four receptions out of the backfield. The Shorter defense recorded seven sacks and was constantly in the backfield and creating havoc. Kaleb Bailey and Terrance Snellings led the team with 1.5 sacks each, while Brent Silvar, Deandre Moss, Dejon Walden, Bruce Guyton Jr., Kevin Zachary, and Fabian Reid Jr. all pitched in with at least 0.5 of a sack. Jeffery Brewer Jr. and Nehemiah Reddish both snagged a pass from the Allen quarterback to regain possession for the Hawks and allowed the offense to start drives in great field position. Jo’van Ousley forced a fumble that Xavier Robinson scooped up to regain momentum for the Hawks. Robinson once again led the team in tackles on the afternoon, bringing down a Yellow Jacket player eight times.Gregory Fields Jr. added a 84 yard kick return to open the second half that set up a 20 passing touchdown from Dennis to Price. On the following drive, Dennis found a wide open Elijah Gilbert for a 12 yard touchdown to give Shorter a 34-7 lead. Nicholas Pope split the uprights with a 26-yard field goal to extend Shorter’s lead to 30, where it would remain until the game finished.Before the game, Shorter honored the seniors of the football team, marching band, and cheer team. Football recognized seven seniors: Tyler Pullum, Corey Robinson, Elijah Gilbert, Le’Chauz Langford, Terrance Snellings, Rylee Cheek, and Jackson Starling.
Up next: Next Saturday, Shorter will head on the road to Melbourne, Florida where they will square off with conference opponent Florida Tech. The road contest will be the final game of the 2019 season for the Hawks.
Berry Vikings: The Vikings win at Centre College, 45-22. Vikings
Game release: The Berry College football team collected 574 yards of total offense on Saturday, defeating the Centre College Colonels 45-22 to remain in first place in the Southern Athletic Association (SAA). With Birmingham-Southern’s loss at Trinity today, the Vikings can clinch the team’s fourth consecutive SAA championship and another trip to the NCAA playoffs with a win against Austin College next weekend. Berry is now 8-1 on the year with a 6-1 mark in league play. Centre fell to 5-5 and 3-5 in conference. Isaiah Dawson had a monstrous day running the football, rushing for a program-record 274 yards and a touchdown. Mason Kinsey also had a big day against an All-American corner, collecting 171 yards and three touchdowns. He eclipsed 3,000 receiving yards for his career and sits at 49 career receiving scores. Dawson capped a seven play drive to open the scoring in the first quarter, punching in a touchdown from one-yard out. Centre added a field goal in the second quarter before a pair of touchdowns from Kinsey put the Vikings up 21-3. Centre answered with a five-yeard touchdown pass from Breece Hayes, but Darius Barnum scored from one yard out right before halftime to send the Vikings into the break with a 28-9 advantage. The Colonels scored quickly in the third quarter to cut the Berry advantage to 28-16, but Trey Gregory added a 42-yard field goal in windy conditions to give Berry a 31-16 lead going to the fourth. Centre scored once more on a 50-yard pass to Clark Payne, but Darius Barnum and Mason Kinsey would both score in the fourth to secure the victory.
Up next: Berry returns home to host Austin for Senior Day on Nov. 16.
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. Lost at Virginia, 33-28. Jackets
Georgia Bulldogs. Home vs. Missouri, 7 p.m., ESPN, 95.5 FM. Bulldogs