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Georgetown football wins big at home

headerTigerBy Eric Balmer
Sports Editor

This past Saturday, the Georgetown Tiger football team bounced back from a tough loss against the Cumberlands with a definitive victory. GC scored early and often as they flew past the Pikeville Bears 48-13.

So far, this season hasn’t proved the same success as the undefeated regular season for Georgetown, but games like these show the type of numbers this team is capable of putting up. Each of the Tigers’ first three drives resulted in a touchdown. The win marks the Tigers’ fourth win of the season as they improve to 4-3 overall and 2-1 in the Mid-South Conference.

Junior quarterback Neal Pawsat recorded stellar stats. He threw for 232 yards, ran for two touchdowns and had a completion percentage of 70 percent on 30 attempts. Although he put up some impressive numbers, he had to sit out in the third quarter after getting injured.

Even though their starting quarterback was on the sidelines, the home team still was able to find success with sophomore Tanner Evans. The first play in which Evans was under center resulted in a 21-yard touchdown reception. He ended the day with 106 yards through the air and 60 percentage completion on 10 attempts.

On the defensive side of the ball, the Tigers were fierce. Along with only allowing 13 points, GC only gave up 222 total yards to the Bears. Although, after Georgetown scored its first touchdown on the opening drive Pikeville recorded a 67-yard reception. This scoring drive would only result in six points for the Bears though, since the Tigers blocked the extra point attempt.

The closest Pikeville came to GC was in the second quarter, when they managed to get within 14 points. A Zach Sowder touchdown ensured the score wouldn’t get any closer.

Coach Bill Cronin liked what he saw in his team on Saturday and hopes they can keep improving. “The offense worked well, and the defense continued to be solid. We need to keep taking steps forward and this felt like a good step” (georgetowncollegeathletics.com).

Georgetown’s next game will also be at home, as they face off against Blue Field College at 1:30 p.m. Saturday will also be Greek Day where fraternities and sororities will be recognized.