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Cavs fall at Wingate, Wasps win fourth straight

From staff reports • Oct 27, 2019 at 1:31 AM

WINGATE, N.C. — Twelfth-ranked Wingate scored on four of its five trips to the red zone in a 45-13 South Atlantic Conference win over Virginia-Wise on Saturday at Belk Stadium.

Nijere Peoples rushed for 151 yards and Domineke McNeill totaled 108 yards on the ground for the Bulldogs (8-0, 5-0), who outgained the Cavaliers 295-40 in rushing yardage.

Wingate capitalized after blocking a Drew Vermillion punt early then had Matthew Ellis-White intercept a Tanner Bernard pass and return it 47 yards for a touchdown, giving the Bulldogs a 10-0 lead less than give minutes into the game.

Bernard put the Cavs (1-7, 0-6) on the scoreboard in the first quarter by hitting Mykael Anderson for a 69-yard catch-and-run, but the PAT kick failed.

Bernard hit Kadarius Singleton for a 50-yard touchdown for the Cavs’ other score.

Anderson finished with a career-high nine catches for 113 yards and a touchdown, the first time since Sept. 15, 2018, UVa-Wise has had a 100-yard receiver. Bernard was 23-for-38 for a season-best 261 yards.

UVa-Wise returns home Saturday to face Limestone on homecoming. Kickoff at Smith Stadium is scheduled for 2 p.m.

EMORY & HENRY 41, SHENANDOAH 31

WINCHESTER, Va. — Emory & Henry won another Old Dominion Athletic Conference shootout for its fourth straight league victory.

The Wasps (5-2, 4-1) have scored an average of 50.3 points during the streak.

E&H sped out to a 24-0 lead with 10:18 left in the second quarter and the Hornets (4-3, 3-3) could never get any closer than seven points.

E&H’s Hunter Taylor went 13-for-28 with 247 yards and three touchdowns, also keeping the ball 11 times for 92 yards.

Max Yates caught five passes for 141 yards and two touchdowns. Gunner Griffith had the Wasps’ other touchdown catch.

Grayson Overstreet had the game-sealing 80-yard interception return for a touchdown with 7:50 left in the game. The Wasps had another defensive score when Da’von Keith returned a fumble for a TD late in the first quarter.

Freshman defensive back Ryan Gibson had three interceptions for the Wasps, who return to Fred Selfe Stadium next week for a huge game. E&H welcomes ODAC-leading Bridgewater (7-0, 5-0) for a 1 p.m. matchup.

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