Bethel Celebrates Homecoming, Bow to #10 Tigers, 41-7
BY DAVE MCCULLEY
Bethel University Director of Sports Information
McKENZIE (October 7) — In front of a large Homecoming crowd at Wildcat Stadium, the Bethel Wildcats came up short in the MSC Bluegrass Division match-up against #10 Georgetown Tigers, falling 41-7.
Bethel’s loss to Georgetown marked the Wildcat’s fifthstraight loss to the visitors from Kentucky.
Georgetown went 72 yards on six plays on the opening possession and went ahead on a Riley Hall to Shawn Boykin four-yard pass to lead 6-0. Jack Nguyen hit the point after and it was 7-0 at 12:33 of the first quarter. Four minutes later Hall scrambled 11 yards to make it 14-0 Tigers. With 1:50 left in the first Hall hit Kyle Longworth from nine yards out to make it 21-0.
The second stanza was much the same as Hall found Ross Cox from 49-yards out and the Tigers pulled away at 28-0. Jordan Bond made it 35-0 at the 6:30 mark on a five yard scamper. With 40 seconds left Bond made it 41-0 with a oneyard run. The PAT failed after a bad snap.
Bethel’s only score came with 6:20 left in the fourth quarter when Braxton Baugus hit Taye Davis on a 10-yard touchdown pass. Dalton Mc-Cann nailed the point after to make it 41-7.
GC amassed 418 total yards to Bethel’s 148 with the biggest difference in passing as the Tigers netted 287 yards to the Wildcats 48.
The Wildcats had 11 penalties for 100 yards in the contest. Georgetown had 26 first downs while Bethel had only seven.
Bond led GC with 73 rushing yards. Davis led Bethel with 71 rushing yards. Four Tigers caught three or more passes with Bart Bell leading his squad with four receptions. Christian Burney had two receptions for the Wildcats.
Trey’ Von Brown led Bethel in total tackles with eight. Brown had a half sack in the game which gives him a career program high of 14. Dustin Haraway led Georgetown with six total tackles.
Wildcat Head Football Coach Chris Elliott said, “It was frustrating as we could never get anything established on offense in the first half. Our defense simply had to be out there too much in the half. We gave up to many big plays on third down. We have four games left and will keep looking for ways to improve. Cumberland on the road will be a challenge as always.”
Bethel fell to 1-5 and 0-2. The Tigers upped their record to 5-0 and 2-0.
The Wildcats travel to Lebanon Saturday to meet Cumberland University. Kickoff is slated for 1:30 p.m.