Hamilton hands the ball of to John Taylor in the Brevard College Inaugural Spring Football Game on Saturday night.
Blue Team Defeats White in Inaugural Spring GameApril 26, 2008Blue Team Defeats White in Inaugural Spring Game
Brevard, N.C. – The Brevard College football team wrapped up three weeks of spring practices on Saturday night with the Inaugural Spring Football game at Brevard Memorial Stadium.
In a contest in which the defense controlled most of the game, a number of individuals on both sides of the ball had strong performances on the evening as the Blue team came away with the 28-3 win.
Quarterback Kye Hamilton led the Blue team for most of the game, as the newcomer was 11-of-21 through the air for 166 yards.
Junior running back John Taylor had a strong game in which he carried the ball 11 times for 75 yards and three scores, including a nine-yard touchdown run up the middle that started the scoring for the game.
Quarterback Matthew Gaines had the lone other touchdown for the game, a 20 yard scramble to the end zone to give the Blue team the 28-3 advantage.
Kicker Chase Henry was perfect on the day, as the freshman kicker made a 42-yard field goal for the White team and was 4-4 on point after attempts for the Blue team.
“I am extremely pleased with the execution of our players on both sides of the ball, as well as the tremendous effort and discipline we played with here tonight,” commented head coach Paul Hamilton.
Blue team wide receiver Cory Pertz led the receiving corp. with eight catches for 71 yards for the game, while Donald Hudson, Justin Fleming and tight end Curtis Lorenz all had two catches for the game.
The White team offensively was led by receivers Trey Wilborn, Shaton Pratt and Joseph Turner who all had at least one catch for the game.
In only the second year of the BC football program, the Tornados went 2-9 in 2007 as they competed as provisional members in the very tough South Atlantic Conference.
“I am extremely proud of how far we have come as a team and how much we have progressed as a team since January,” continued Coach Hamilton. “We played tonight with a lot of speed and a lot of effort. We know we have miles and miles to go to be where we want to be and know that we can build on where we are right now as a program.”
“I, as well as the staff, would like to personally thank everyone that was involved with the game, the Tornados club, the administrative and support staff and the community,” stated Coach Hamilton. “We appreciate all the work that was put into this event. It was a great day not only for the football program, but for Brevard College as a whole.”