By CAMERON NIXON
Georgetown College’s Tigers haven’t been No. 1 since Sept. 10, 2002, but Saturday’s masterful performance against Union College and Marion’s first loss finally put the Tigers back on top. Twenty-six seniors played their last regular season home game Saturday amid the cold and rain, delivering the most dominating performance seen this year by Georgetown. They shut out Union with a score of 77-0 in the most balanced game of the season yet in front of quite a few well traveled parents and fans.
Georgetown’s running backs were great, scoring eight times and racking up 356 yards. Senior John Carver had 10 rushes for 54 yards and scored two touchdowns, one running and one receiving. Six different players ran the ball for a touchdown, and 10 different players rushed for the Tigers in the game. There were two passing touchdowns from Neal Pawsat and Van Isaac, who both played excellently. The tigers scored 35 points in the first half and 42 in the second.
The defense played as well as they have all year. The shutout was the first since Oct. 22, 2011. The defense held Union to 52 total yards on 53 plays. Josh Downing scored after Patrick Daugherty knocked the ball loose from the QB close to the endzone, Josh dropped on the ball for the score. There was one interception by Brandon Lawson, which he got 32 yards off of, as well as two forced fumbles, including the one above.
The Tigers are now guaranteed a share of the MSC title as they go to their last game of the season at UVA-Wise. They’ll be playing Saturday the 10th at 1:30 p.m.