By Eric Balmer
This season for the football team has come with more difficulty than last year. With three losses on the season, the Tigers are not quite as dominant as they were last season (due to some stingy competition), but Georgetown found itself on the winning side of the scoreboard once again on Saturday against Union College.
On the road, Georgetown plowed through the UC Bulldogs with a score of 42-21. Oh, and by the way, the Tigers scored all of their points in the first half. Georgetown started racking up the points with a Greg Raglin 10 yard touchdown run about halfway through the first quarter. Another eight yard touchdown run by Jesse Morrell concluded the scoring in the first quarter.
The overall stats quite heavily favored GC, as well. Georgetown recorded 486 yards of total offense, compared to a mere 272 yards for Union. UC did not score any points in the first half, and their time of possession was around five minutes less than GC’s.
Although the Tigers could not come up with any scores in the second half, their spectacular play in the first half coupled with the stellar play of the defense prevented a second half comeback from UC. GC also had some explosive plays on offense. Cody Wolfe threw a 46 yard pass to Ben Patenaude to start of the second quarter, and Zach Sowder had a 42 yard touchdown run three minutes later. Sowder would also have a 24 yard touchdown run later on in the second quarter.
Sowder’s total yards ended up being 101 yards with two scores. Another noteworthyindividual stat is Patenaude’s one catch for 46 yards, who had the most receiving yards for the Tigers.
Brock Messina was a nightmare for the Bulldog offense. Messina recorded 10 tackles on the day, and four of those were sacks that totaled a loss of 18 yards for the home team. Not only did he stuff the opponents, he also caused two fumbles.
Georgetown’s defense was magnificent throughout the entire game. Along with only allowing 21 points, the Tigers prevented the Bulldogs from crossing midfield until late in the third quarter.
It seems that the Tigers are doing everything right. Their offensive is as productive as ever while their defense is stingy. With only one game of the regular season left, Georgetown hopes they can come away with a final win at home against Lindsey Wilson. The game time is 1:30 p.m. at home on Nov. 16.