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Heidelberg v. Wilmington updates

November 1, 2008 - Zach Baker

First Quarter

Heidelberg 3, Wilmington 0, 9:18

How it Happened: Jemar Lewis ran the ball for a considerable chunk of yardage, setting up a 44-yard field goal by Jesse Hawkins. Heidelberg then recovered an onside kick.

Heidelberg 10, Wilmington 0, 4:54

How it Happened: Andrew Miller completed a five-yard pass to Dawond Roddy in the left corner of the end zone. Miller had just run for close to 30 yards on third and long, setting up the score. After the ensuing kickoff, Wilmington gets possession of the ball for the first time -- with 4:31 remaining in the quarter.

Second Quarter

Heidelberg 10, Wilmington 3

How It Happened: Donald Rhinehimer hit a 40-yard field goal with 7:51 left in the half. The Quakers ran and ran and ran, with Astin Laury getting the majority of the carries. Heidelberg knows what's coming. The Quakers are doing their best Carey-impression, with Billy Blackburn attempting only one pass. That throw was intercepted by Shawn Shriver.

Heidelberg goes three-and out on the ensuing drive (6:00)

Scoring Update

Here's a surprise, and in a good way: Tiffin University leads Michigan Tech, 10-0, with 7:27 left in the first half.

Heidelberg 17, Wilmington 3, 1:24

How it Happened: Miller hit Mike Preston on a playaction pass for a 31-yard touchdown. Lewis set up the score with a 30-plus yard run. It would have been better than 50 yards, but for a hold on Heidelberg.

-Interesting to see what Wilmington does here. With the ball on the 22, it has thrown only twice, with a pick. As I write that, Laury takes off for 54 yards. Who needs to pass with a runner like that?

Heidelberg 17, Wilmington 10, :35.

How it happened: Laury's run set up a five-yard reverse TD by Marque Jones. Frustrating for the Heidelberg defense.

- Adrian Balser returns the ensuing kickoff to midfield.

Heidelberg 20, Wilmington 10, :00

How it Happened: Balser's return and a scramble by Miller set up Hawkins for a 44-yard field goal. With the wind in his face, he nails it. And that, ladies and gentlemen, is your next OAC special teams player of the week.


Third Quarter

After neither team scores on their first possessions, Wilmington drives inside the Heidelberg  20. The drive ends when Wayne Lanum blocks Rhinehimer's kick. Heidelberg goes three and out. (2:45) 


Tiffin 22, Michigan Tech 17, 2:46 third quarter

Heidelberg 20, Wilmington 16, :03

How it happened: The Quakers started in Heidelberg territory, and drove for a touchdown. Wes Anders caught a 16-yard pass from Billy Blackburn with two guys in the receiver's face. The kick is blocked, making it five blocks in three games.

Fourth Quarter

 Heidelberg drives into Wilmington territory, but on fourth and 1, Miller fumbles and the Student Princes turn the ball over on downs. (10:21)

Wilmington keeps driving with the running game. As I write this the Quakers have the ball on the 22. Heidelberg's defense is missing tackles. The Quakers move inside the 10 with more running. Third and four at the six with 8:20 left. Brian West makes a key tackle on a screen to Jones at the nine.

On fourth down, Wilmington goes for it.

Wilmington 23, Heidelberg 20 (7:24)

How it happened: Brandon Hyatt caught a quick pass at the goal line and pushed himself into the end zone.

 -With 6:20 left and facing a fourth down and five, Heidelberg calls its last timeout and opts to go for it. This hasn't been too successful today. Miller throws left to Lucas Bauer, but the official rules the receiver didn't have a foot in bounds. Mike Hallett doesn't agree, but Wilmington gets the ball (5:29)


Tiffin 28, Michigan Tech 17, 6:00 left.

-Heidelberg can't stop the Quakers running game, which picks up a first down with 3:43 left.





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