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Builders Win 2017 Season Opener 39-7

Builders Win 2017 Season Opener 39-7

FINAL SCORE: Apprentice School 39, Greensboro College 7
RECORDS: Apprentice School 1-0, Greensboro College 0-1
LOCATION: Newport News, Va.


The Apprentice School Builders kicked off the 2017 campaign with a convincing 39-7 victory over Greensboro College. Saturday's win is the team's first season opener victory since 2006.



-          The Builders took an early lead in the first quarter as Brenden O'Neil hit Kwaytavious Blackwell for a 35-yard TD pass to cap a 10 play, 76-yard drive.

-          In the second quarter, Brandon Jones scored a pair of rushing touchdowns in a span of four minutes to give the Builders a comfortable lead.

-          Towards the end of the half, the Builders scored a safety on a botched snap on a punt and William Martin booted a 36-yard field goal as time expired to give the Builders a 25-0 lead at the half.

-          In the second half, Ethan Bryce scored a pair of touchdowns with a five-yard dash and was on the receiving end of a five-yard pass from Ryan Edwards to build a 39-0 lead.

-          Greensboro found the end zone when Chastin Robinson connected on a 66-yard TD pass with a few minutes remaining in the final quarter.



-          The Builders racked up 539 total yards of offense.

-          Brandon Jones scored a pair of touchdowns and led the rushing attack with 120 yards on 16 carries.

-          Ethan Bryce scored twice with a rushing touchdown and a receiving touchdown.

-          Brenden O'Neil led the passing attack with 143 yards through the air with a touchdown.

-          The defense kept the Pride's offense to 189 yards and had 4 forced fumbles.

-          The defense had 3 fumble recoveries (De'Von Hancock, Malek Lyles, and Nasir Marsh).

-          Tyson Tillar had 2 forced fumbles and 6 tackles on the day.

-          Illichris Gordon had 5 tackles on the day.



The Builders will travel to Ferrum College next Saturday, September 9th at 2 p.m.

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