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Football Falls 64-7 To #3 Wesley

Football Falls 64-7 To #3 Wesley

DOVER, DEL. -- The third-ranked Wesley Wolverines scored on six straight possessions during the second and early third quarters on Saturday as they defeated Apprentice School 64-7 in an Atlantic Central Football Conference matchup at Scott D. Miller Stadium.

Wesley wasted no time in scoring as Jeff Morgan scored on a two-yard touchdown 59 seconds into the game.  Quarterback Justin Sottilare started the game connecting with Ellis Krout on a 53-yard pass to bring the Wolverines down to the Builder 12.  After a pass interference penalty, Morgan scored on a run up the middle.

On the Builder first possession, a quick slant pass from Trey Tillman to Bryan Shahlamian put the Builders at the 40 yard line.  Wesley defense held and forced a punt that was blocked by Keith Ford and recovered at the one yard line.  The next play saw Sean Scanlon ran in from the one to put the Wolverines up 14-0 with 13:29 left in the first quarter.

The ensuing kickoff was fumbled and the Wolverines recovered at the Builder 31.  Brandon Wright scampered in from the nine to finish the three-play scoring drive with 12:18 remaining for a 21-0 advantage.

Izhia Roundtree returned the kickoff 36 yards to the Wesley 49 putting the Builders inside Wesley for the first time.  Wesley held the Builders but muffed the ensuing punt putting the Builders at the Wesley 26 before a 43-yard field goal attempt was blocked.

After forcing a Wesley punt, the Builders earned their initial first down on a 12-yard slant pass from Tillman to Al Little at the Builder 48 before holding the Builders forcing a punt.

The Builders forced a turnover as a Sottilare pass bounced off the receiver into the hands of Daniel Richmond giving the Builders possession at their 29.  Two plays later Tillman fumbled by a Jeff Morgan sack into the hands of Chris Mayes who ran it 23 yards for the touchdown with 1:24 left in the first quarter for a 28-0 lead.

Tillman's pass was intercepted by Marcus Wilson and returned 36 yards for a touchdown to close the first quarter with a 35-0 Wesley advantage.

Starting the second quarter Shahlamian broke off a 22 yard run for the longest Builder run of the game.  Wesley then went on a 94-yard drive finishing with a 66-yard scoring pass from Sottilare to DeAndre Fowlkes for a 42-0 advantage with 8:16 left in the half.  Following a 44-yard completion, Wesley scored again as Cummings connected with Leonard Stephenson on a 10-yard scoring pass with 5:29 left for a 49-0 advantage.  Dan Tryon closed out the first half scoring with a 37-yard field goal with 45 seconds left for a 52-0 halftime advantage.

A Dan Tryon 45-yard field goal closed out the scoring in the third quarter as he set a school record for longest field goal for a 62-0 advantage after three quarters.

The Builders cracked the scoreboard with 1:52 left as Shahlamian spearheaded a 40-yard scoring drive after recovering a fumble at the Wesley 40.  Shahlamian connected with Al Little on a five-yard scoring pass for the 64-7 final.

Apprentice         0              0              0              7-            7
Wesley 35           17           10           2--          64
First Quarter
W-Wright 2 run (Tryon kick), 14:11
W-Scanlon 1 run (Tryon kick), 13:29
W-Wright 9 run (Tryon kick), 12:18
W-Mayes 23 fumble recovery (Tryon kick), 1:24
W-Wilson 36 interception return (Tryon kick), 0:00
Second Quarter
W-Fowlkes 66 pass from Sottilare (Tryon kick), 8:16
W-Stevenson 10 pass from Cummings (Tryon kick), 5:29
W-Tryon 37 FG, :45
Third Quarter
W-Burgess 1 run (Tryon kick), 12:55
W-Tryon 45 FG, 2:33
Fourth Quarter
W-team safety, 6:48
A-Little 5 pass from Shahlamian (Foor kick), 1:52
Att: 1598
                                      App.                Wesley
First Downs              6                        18
Rushes-Yds               32-(-17)          44-202
Passing Yds               70                     224
Comp-Att-Int           9-28-1             9-13-1
Fumbles-Lost           5-3                    4-4
Penalties-Yds           2-25                 7-55
Punts-Avg                 9-29.6              2-48.5
Possession Time     26:59               33:01
RUSHING: Apprentice, Shahlamian 4-33; Fedd 10-26; Stacy 3-19; Roundtree 2-(-8); Team 1-(-9); Tillman 12-(-78). Wesley, Burgess 10-60; Jahad 9-59; Wright 4-33; Cummings 4-33; LeGrand 3-14; May 3-13; Bonato 2-2; Scanlon 1-1; Alston 1-0; Robinson 3-(-2); Team 3-(-4); Howe 1-(-7).
PASSING: Apprentice, Tillman 8-26-1-65; Shahlamian 1-2-0-5.  Wesley, Sottilare 7-11-1-170; Cummings 2-2-0-54.
RECEIVING: Apprentice, Cain 6-43; Little 2-20; Shahlamian 1-7.  Wesley, Fowlkes 2-74; Krout 2-72; Jahad 1-44; Stevenson 1-10; Howe 1-9; Alston 1-9; Douglas 1-6.