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No. 2 Georgetown knocks off Bears

PIKEVILLE, Ky. – Second-ranked Georgetown College compiled 466 yards of total offense in a 35-10 win over the University of Pikeville on Saturday afternoon at the W.C. Hambley Athletics Complex.

The Tigers remained perfect at 8-0 on the season and 3-0 in the East Division of the Mid-South Conference. For Pikeville, the loss was the fourth in a row, dropping it to 3-5 overall and 1-2 in the division.

The Bear offense got off to a rough start, fumbling the ball over to the Tigers on each of their first two snaps, both of them deep in their own end of the field. The Tigers took advantage of the second chance, finishing a 24-play drive with a seven-yard pass from sophomore Neal Pawsat to senior Rob Madon. Senior Alex Kreimer’s PAT made it 7-0 with 11:44 left in the period.

The Tigers went up 14-0 with 13:22 left in the half on a three-yard run by senior Randy Doss.

The Bears dented the scoreboard for the first time with 8:42 remaining when sophomore Grayson Quick nailed a career-long 45-yard field goal to send the teams to the half with Georgetown on top 14-3.

It didn’t take long for the Tigers to equal their first-half output. Only 3:19 into the second half Doss scored on a one-yard plunge, ending an eight-play, 78-yard drive. Pawsat then hit senior Chris Gohman, who saw the ball past a defender and made an outstanding one-handed catch to make it 28-3 with 6:08 left in the third.

Pikeville’s lone touchdown of the day came with 40 seconds left in the quarter, when senior Zeke White capped a six-play, 72-yard drive with a 29-yard run. Quick’s PAT made the score 28-10.

The only fourth-quarter points came with 11:23 to play when Pawsat’s third touchdown pass of the day went to junior Zach Sowder, covering the final eight yards of a 73-yard drive.

Pawsat’s day ended with 325 yards on 29-of-51 passing, with three scores and one interception. He found Gohman for 79 yards and Madon for 45, with both catching five passes and a score.

The Tigers ran for 141 yards, with senior Logan Osborne leading the way with 58 yards on only four carries.

Pikeville ran for 109 yards on the day, with sophomore Seth Millar pacing the Bears with 77 yards on 14 carries.

Senior Trevor Hoskins was 15-of-37 in the air for 167 yards, while sophomore Jared Harris completed his only pass – a fake punt – for 26 yards.

Junior Jeremy Hill caught five passes for 85 yards to lead the receiving corps.

Sophomore Brent Davis led the defense for the Bears with eight tackles, seven of them being solos. Sophomore John Dudley Hilton followed with five tackles, six solos, and an interception.

Georgetown junior Josh Downing led all tacklers with nine, seven of them solos and three for loss. He also forced a fumble.

Pikeville will play its last home game of the season on Saturday when Kentucky Christian comes to town. Kickoff is set for 1:30 with senior ceremonies beginning at 1 p.m.

Georgetown is off next week and will play its final regular-season home game on Nov. 3 when it hosts Union College.

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