Battlers handle Hawks

Published 9:19 am Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Ryan Nolan scored the lone touchdown for the Hawks on Saturday. -- Submitted | Charles Revelle

Ryan Nolan scored the lone touchdown for the Hawks on Saturday. — Submitted | Charles Revelle

PHILIPPI, W.V—The Chowan University football team was unable to continue the momentum from last Saturday’s contest against Fayetteville State into this weekend’s match-up against Alderson-Broaddus University. The Battlers dismantled the Hawks 47-7 on Saturday afternoon at Multi-Sport Performance Stadium, improving to 2-0 with the win while the Hawks move to 1-1 on the short season.

Alderson Broaddus produced 590 yards of total offense on the afternoon with quarterback Wilson Vaughn completing 37 of 43 passes for 467 yards. He connected with 10 different receivers and tossed five touchdown passes in the victory. Cooper Schroeder led the receiving core with eight receptions for 123 yards. Brandon Jones had 26 carries for 101 yards for the Battlers.

The Hawks, with 350 yards of total offense in the loss, responded to a 28-0 deficit in the second quarter when Ryan Nolan caught a 20-yard touchdown pass from Dain McFarland. The play capped a seven play, 81-yard drive for the Blue and White with Nick Hahula making good on the point after attempt. The offensive spark was short lived as the Battlers went on to score 19 unanswered points to secure the 47-7 win over the Hawks.

DaSean Martin had 18 carries for 101 yards which contributed to a total of 125 rushing yards on the afternoon. Nolan hauled in 10 receptions for 133 yards while McFarland completed 23 of 40 pass attempts for 225 yards.

Defensively, Jared Turner had a career day for the Hawks, collecting 17 tackles (12 solo, five assisted) on the afternoon, a pass breakup and tackle for loss. Andrew Denny had 12 tackles (eight solo, four assisted) for the Blue and White followed by Marcel Burns with eight (five solo, three assisted).

Jeff Stephens and Mike Wayne led the Battlers with six tackles apiece in the win.

Chowan heads to Greensboro, North Carolina on Saturday, Sept. 20 to take on North Carolina A&T State University. Kick-off is slated for 6 p.m.