PIKEVILLE, Ky. – Three days after falling out of the nation’s Top 25, Georgetown College took out its frustrations on Pikeville College to the tune of 45-0.
For Pikeville, which fell to 2-7 on the season, the shutout was only the third time they’ve failed to score in 92 varsity football games.
Georgetown improved to 6-3 on the season, 3-2 in the Mid-South Conference’s East Division.
Pikeville started Dan Wideman at quarterback for the first time all season. The junior from Greenwood, S.C., is the all-time leader in passes completed and thrown but moved to the defensive side, where he started the first seven games at free safety.
The Tigers scored 21 first-half points, all coming on passes by starting quarterback Mike Lewis. His first score came on a 34-yard pass to freshman Chris Gohman before finding fullback Dustin Menetrey on screen passes that covered five and 43 yards.
Lewis was 5-of-8 for 107 yards in the first half, with three of them going for touchdowns. Freshman kicker Alex Kreimer was good on all three extra points and the Tigers took a 21-0 lead to recess.
Menetrey scored his third touchdown of the game in the third period on a three-yard gain with 8:45 on the clock. A 22-yard field goal by Kreimer came with 1:17, making the score 31-0 after three.
The Tigers added a pair of fourth-quarter scores, ending a 16-play, 88-yard drive on a two-yard plunge by Nik Blair. This time freshman Cole Richards came on for the kick. The second, coming with one minute left, came on a three-yard run by sophomore Jordan Kramer to set the final score.
Georgetown finished with 518 yards of total offense on 75 plays; Pikeville ran only 38 plays and gained 105 yards.
On the ground, junior Martrey Littlejohn led the way with nine carries for 41 yards. In the air, Wideman was 5-of-12 for 54 yards in his first start at quarterback this season.
He hit senior Nick Jamerson twice for 30 yards; Bobby Owens caught two for 20 yards.
Georgetown was led on the ground by senior Ted Sberna, gaining 65 yards pon nine carries. Belfry’s Dustin May followed, gaining 32 yards on six carries.
Three Tiger quarterbacks combined to go 23-of-32 for 301 yards. The leader was Lewis, who was 14-of-19 for 199 and the three first-half touchdowns.
Menetrey led the receivers with four catches for 67 yards; he also had four carries for 28 yards.
On defense, the Bears were led by junior Anson Cunningham with 15 tackles, six being solos. Junior Jarvis Griffin followed with 10 tackles, five solos and five assists.