Georgetown Destroys Pikeville

PIKEVILLE, Ky. – The Georgetown Tigers scored 21 points in the first and fourth quarters of a 59-21 rout of Pikeville College Saturday afternoon.

Eight different Tigers found their way to the end zone, scoring four times via the run and four in the air.

Georgetown (4-4, 2-3 in the Mid-South Conference East Division) scored three times in the first 10:13 of the game. Junior Mike Lewis hit senior James Storts from five yards out and freshman Blake Naylor on a four-yard pass on either end of a 12-yard run by junior Nik Blair. Senior kicker Dempsey Schlueter was good on all three PATs to make it 21-0 before Pikeville got on the scoreboard on a six-yard run by sophomore quarterback Dan Wideman with 2:40 left.

Junior Kyle Chilton, the NAIA Special Teams Player of the Week last week, nailed the PAT to cut it to 21-7.

Schlueter booted a 40-yard field goal to start the second-period scoring. Pikeville cut it to 24-14 when Wideman found freshman Matt Dixon on a 17-yard pass with 8:18 left, but before the half, Lewis scored on a two-yard run and senior A.J. Brooks broke free for a 71-yard score to make it 38-14 at intermission.

After a surprisingly quiet third period during which neither team scored, Georgetown needed only 53 seconds to score when backup quarterback Alex Matthews scored on a two-yard run, and then hit senior Greg Owen on a three-yard pass to make it 52-14.

The teams traded scores to end the game. Wideman found senior Nick Jamerson on a 27-yard touchdown pass before Matthews hit sophomore Drew McDavid from 25 yards out.

Ten different Tigers carried the ball, as the team finished with 310 yards on 51 carries. Brooks had 96 on a mere five carries to lead the way. The quarterback tandem was 16-of-29 for 171 yards, finding a dozen different receivers on the day.

Pikeville (1-8, 0-4) ran for 210 yards, with Wideman picking up 117 on 15 carries. In the air, Wideman and backup Chris Walker combined to go 14-of-32 for 122 yards and two interceptions.

Jamerson had 57 yards on six catches.

Defensively, senior linebacker Josh Wright had eight tackles, six of them solos, to lead the way for Georgetown.

For Pikeville, junior linebacker Kenny Harris had six solo tackles and five assists on the day he became the career leader in assisted tackles. He now has 85 in his career.

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