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Saints play spoiler role on Cavs' homecoming

From staff reports • Nov 3, 2019 at 3:00 AM

WISE — Throttled offensively most of the way, the Virginia-Wise football team dropped its homecoming game to Limestone on Saturday afternoon, falling 27-6 at Carl Smith Stadium.

The Saints (3-6, 2-4 South Atlantic Conference) yielded only 199 yards of total offense while coming within 6 minutes, 17 seconds of pitching a shutout.

The Cavaliers — trailing 27-0 — scored on a 6-yard touchdown pass from Dobyns-Bennett product Lendon Redwine to Mykael Anderson.

Limestone quarterback D.J. Phillips rushed for a pair of touchdowns, including the game’s opening score with 3:37 to play in the first quarter. He also hit Quay Brown for a 4-yard score, making it a 14-0 halftime game.

Tanner Bernard, Garrett Cropp and Redwine combined to go 18-for-29 through the air for 113 yards and two interceptions for UVa-Wise (1-8, 0-7).

Cavaliers linebacker Austin J. Hicks registered a career-high 15 tackles, and Rondre Knowles-Tenner and Drew O’Bryan each recorded a sack in the loss.

Drew Vermillion punted five times for an average of 36.6 yards per punt. The freshman from Gate City has punted 72 times this year, one shy of the single-season Cavs record.

BRIDGEWATER 35, EMORY & HENRY 3

EMORY — No. 25 Bridgewater brought Emory & Henry’s five-game winning streak to an abrupt halt.

The Eagles (8-0, 6-0 Old Dominion Athletic Conference) set the tone for the game with 11:24 remaining in the first quarter when Matt Dang recovered a blocked punt in the end zone.

The Wasps (5-3, 4-2 ) managed just 190 yards of offense and scored their fewest points since being shut out by Randolph-Macon in 2009. Matt Seals kicked a 28-yard field goal in the second quarter and Gunner Griffith had four receptions for 75 yards for E&H.

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