Tigerville, SC – Bolstered by a massive school record 719 yards of total offense, and a season high 475 rushing yards, the North Greenville Crusaders (4-3) took apart Wright State of Ohio 62-0 before a Thursday night crowd of 3,276 at Younts Stadium.
The Crusaders used a withering ground attack to put the Raiders away early. NGU’s 475 yards was the third best among all NCAA Division II schools to date. NGU quarterbacks Willy Korn and Reggie Lewis combined to go 12-16 for 244 yards. Korn tossed two TD passes, one to Daniel Adderly (36 yards) and the other to Sean Wright (23 yards), and Lewis hit Kamrie Connell for the other touchdown.
North Greenville scored on every possession in the game and did not punt one time. On their first series, Idris Anderson and Teryan Rucker led the Crusaders down the field, and Korn hit Sean Wright for a 23 yard touchdown to start the scoring parade. Trey Walpole booted the extra point and NGU led 7-0 with 12:45 left.
After a Wright State punted to the 8 yard line, Anderson rushed for four yards and then Freddie Martino raced around the right side and burst free for an 88 yard touchdown, the longest from scrimmage this season. NGU took the Raiders’ next punt at the seven yard line, and Reggie Lewis took over at quarterback. He led NGU on a eight play, 93 yard drive culminated by Idris Anderson’s 14 yard touchdown rush. Walpole’s kick made it 21-0 at the end of the first quarter.
The Raiders were able to move the ball as well, but Nic de la Vega’s field goal attempt from 36 yards out missed wide right. That was WSU’s only legitimate scoring threat of the evening. NGU took over on downs and Korn hit Anderson for a 57 yard gain on a drive where Marcus Wilson scored on a 10 yard run with 8:36 left in the second quarter. On the next play, Korn connected with Daniel Adderly, a transfer from the University of Tennessee, for a 36 yard TD on a crossing route. Adderly scored his first career touchdown which was witnessed his mother, who flew in from the Bahamas to watch him for the first time. Sophomore Kamrie Connell also scored his first career touchdown on a 16 yard pass from Lewis with 59 seconds left in the half. Steven Arneson’s extra point made it 42-0 at halftime.
Maintaining the first timer touchdown parade, sophomore Luis Hornedo scored on a four run which completed a 10 play 91 yard drive for NGU.
Freshman Kyle Peck added a five yard touchdown run at 13:49 of the fourth and junior Richard Harb scored on a two yard keeper with 6:06 left to finish up the NGU rout.
North Greenville scored 125 points in the last two games, which was more than the 101 points NGU scored all of last season.
Coach Jamey Chadwell’s Crusaders had a shutout for the second time in six days, having blanked Ohio State Newark 63-0 last Saturday night. The ‘Black Swarm’ defense also limited the Raiders to 146 total yards.
NGU will head into fall break with its first three-game winning streak since 2006. The Crusaders will next play at LaGrange College (GA) on Saturday, Oct. 16. The next NGU home game will be vs. Edward Waters College of Jacksonville, Florida Saturday, Oct. for Homecoming. Kickoff is slated for 4:00 p.m.