September 20, 2013

Statesmen gridders hope to get back on winning track



Thus far in 2013, William Penn is averaging 23.5 points and 275.0 yards per game, including 232.0 rushing and 43.0 passing.
Evan Ressler leads the team with 165 rushing yards, while Davis has also eclipsed the century mark with 101 yards and three scores.
Parsons has completed four of his nine passes for 64 yards. Aaron Broyles is pacing the receiving corps with four catches for 33 yards.
William Penn has committed two turnovers so far this fall.
Defensively, the Statesmen are giving up an average of 19.5 points and 320.5 yards, including 161.5 rushing and 159.0 passing.
A trio of players lead William Penn with 14 tackles each, while Nick DiMarco has a team-best three sacks (five tackles for loss). The junior ranks in the top 10 nationally in sacks, sacks per game, tackles for loss and tackles for loss per game.
The Statesmen have not forced a turnover yet this year.
Kerrigan is perfect with his foot, going 5-for-5 in extra points and 2-for-2 in field goals. The senior is again pairing up with Jason Johnson to make a strong punting duo. Johnson has punted four times for a 46.0 yard clip (fourth in the NAIA), while Kerrigan has five attempts for a 38.2 mark.
Several individuals have shown strength in the kick return game as William Penn ranks seventh in the NAIA with a 27.3-yard average.
The Bulldogs fell to perennial Division II power Grand Valley State 31-15 last week.
Garrett White led the Bulldogs with 96 yards rushing, while quarterback Conrad Schottel was 12-of-26 for 107 yards through the air.
The Bulldogs defense was roughed up in the loss, allowing 339 passing yards and 226 rushing yards.
Thus far in 2013, Truman is averaging 27.5 points and 294.0 yards per game, including 156.0 rushing and 138.0 passing.
Schottel leads the team with 276 yards on 26-of-48 passing (three touchdowns). Dallas Grier is his top receiving threat with 11 receptions for 128 yards and one score.

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