Tornados use complete team effort for first victory of 2016September 24, 2016
BREVARD, N.C. – Senior full back Isaac German (Mount Pleasant, S.C.) rushes for 104 yards and three touchdowns, while the Brevard College defense forces five Apprentice School turnovers as the Brevard College Tornados Football team (1-3, 0-3 SAC) earned their first win in over a year with a 38-7 defeat of the The Apprentice School Builders (2-2).
Brevard would open the afternoon scoring on their opening drive of the game as the Tornados sophomore quarterback Bubba Craven (Pleasant Garden, N.C.) capped off a 14 play, 75 yard dive with a one-yard quarterback sneak up the middle for six BC points.
The Tornados would get the ball back following the Builders opening drive play as outside linebacker Josh Allman (Belmont, N.C.) stripped Builders tailback Fred Hendrieth of the football, while Brevard nose guard Axel Easter (Graham, N.C.) fell on the loose football.
Brevard place kicker Dayton Rodgers (Belmont, N.C.) would use the turnover to drive home a 46-yard field goal that tipped the back of the cross bar and bounced through the uprights to give the Tornados a 10-0 advantage with 2:42 remaining in the opening quarter.
The Tornados defense would waste no time getting the ball back to coach Paul Hamilton’s offense as on The Apprentice Schools second play from scrimmage, Brevard inside linebacker Jinsly Jhon (Fort Pierce, Fla.) would knock the ball loose for the second straight time as Tornados defensive end Ashton Woodring (Mount Airy, N.C.) fell on the loose ball.
German would cap off a four play, 48 drive with a 13-yard scamper, as the senior punched in his second score of the opening quarter of play.
Brevard would increase their lead to 24-0 with 5:45 remaining in the second quarter as Xavier Brown (Conyers, Ga.) powered in a four-yard sweep for his first score in the blue and white.
The Apprentice School would push the Brevard defense before the half driving 33-yards on five plays before Tornados senior cornerback Amir Williams (Athens, Ga.) would make a toe dragging interception in the back of the Brevard College end zone to help preserve the BC shutout.
The Tornados would kick off to open the second half before senior safety Casey Shubert (Conyers, Ga.) would collect the four Brevard turnover of the afternoon and his second interception in as many games, as the Conyers, Ga. happened to be in the perfect position at the right time, running under a tipped pass off the hands of a Builders receiver that the senior returned 18-yards.
Brevard would use the turnover to extend their score to 31-0 as German powered home his third score of the afternoon on a seven yard rush up the middle, capping off an eight play, 58 yard drive.
The Builders would finally get on the board early into fourth quarter action as quarterback Terrence Sudberry ended an 11 play, 71 yard drive with a five-yard quarterback scramble touchdown.
Following a Brevard College punt midway through the fourth, the Tornados defense would come up with their fifth turnover of the afternoon when freshman defensive back Dontavious Williams intercepted a Sudberry pass that the speedster returned for 40-yards.
The Tornados would use their third interception of the contest to drive 25-yards on five plays, as German finished off the drive with his third rushing score of the afternoon.
German would lead the Tornados with 104 yards on the ground while fellow backfield mate Karris Johnson (San Ramon, Calif.) nearly eclipsed the century mark, ending the day with 97-yards after departing the game with an apparent foot injury.
Defensively, Brevard was led by Easter as the nose guard racked up a team high six tackles, three solo and three assisted to go along with 0.5 tackles for loss. Jhon would finish the game with five tackles of his own with Allman would recorded four to go along with the early forced fumble.
The Tornados will return to South Atlantic Conference action this coming weekend as they open the month of October with a 1:30 p.m. game with Tusculum on the road.