April 28, 2007

Sewall, Edwards Run White Team to 20-7 Win In Spring Game

April 28, 2007

Providence, RI - Quarterback Bobby Sewall '10 (Portsmouth, RI) and running back Jonathan Edwards '09 (Roanoke, VA) ran the White Team to a 20-7 victory over the Brown Team on Saturday's annual Spring Football Game at Brown Stadium. After being converted from wide receiver this spring, Sewall ran for 77 yards and two touchdowns on 11 carries, while Edwards had 70 yards and one touchdown on 10 carries, also catching one pass for nine yards.

The white team got on the board first. Edwards nearly scored on a 43-yard run, before being knocked out-of-bounds on the one-yard line. A false start penalty pushed the white team back to the six, and Edwards ran up the middle for the first score of the game with 5:55 remaining in the first quarter. Robert Ranney '08 (West Bloomfield, MI) converted the point-after for a 7-0 white lead. With 9:02 remaining in the second quarter, Sewall scampered 13 yards for the White Team's second touchdown. Another Ranney point-after gave White a 14-0 lead, which it took into the half.

The Brown Team got on the board early in the third quarter. Quarterback Phil Samenuk '10 (Ridgefield, CT) hit wideout Geoff Rhatican '08 (Plano, TX) on the left sideline, and the rising senior took it the rest of the 65 yards for a touchdown. Kicker Steve Morgan '08 (New Albany, OH) converted the point-after to cut the lead to 14-7.

The teams traded quick drives for the rest of the half, before the White Team took over after a turnover-on-downs deep in the Brown end of the field. After moving the ball a few yards to the 15, Sewall took off to his right on what would be the last play of the game. After dodging a couple of tacklers, he leaped for the end zone, just barely reaching the nose of the ball over the goal line with one arm as he was knocked out of bounds, making the final score 20-7.

Samenuk finished with five completions for 94 yards on 13 attempts, throwing one interception and one touchdown. His counterpart, Sewall, was more productive with his legs than with his arm, as he completed five of 12 attempts for 28 yards and an interception. Wideout David Hearington '08 (Hopewell, VA) had a game-high four receptions for 19 yards, while Rhatican's 69 receiving yards on two catches was a game-high.

The Brown team's Dereck Knight '08 (Pawtucket, RI) and the White team's Justin Kurkiewicz '10 (Allison Park, PA) tied for the game-high with 13 carries each, running for 46 and 39 yards, respectively. For the Brown team, wideout Chris Lamar '10 (Henderson, KY) had two catches for eight yards, and tight end Alex Shields '10 (Wellington, FL) caught one ball for 16 yards.

Defensively, linebacker Steve Ziogas '09 (Bristol, CT) led all players with eight tackles, four solo, also grabbing an interception on a ball tipped by defensive back Jonathan May '09 (Naples, FL). Linebacker Brendan Gallagher '10 (Orefield, PA) and defensive lineman James Develin '09 (Gilbertsville, PA) were both right behind Ziogas with six tackles, with each picking up one quarterback sack. All six of Develin's tackles were solos. Defensive back David Clement '10 (Lansdale, PA) had the other interception, which included a long run back that was brought back by a penalty. Clement also had a pass defended to go with two tackles, one solo. Defensive lineman Joseph McPhee '09 (South Weymouth, MA), who saw time for both squads, had the lone fumble recovery to go with three tackles.

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter
5:55 WHITE - Jonathan Edwards 6 yd run (Robert Ranney kick), White 7 - Brown 0

2nd Quarter
9:02 WHITE - Bobby Sewall 13 yd run (Robert Ranney kick), White 14 - Brown 0

3rd Quarter
13:15 BROWN - Geoff Rhatican 65 yd pass from Phil Samenuk (Steve Morgan kick), White 14 - Brown 7

4th Quarter
0:00 WHITE - Bobby Sewall 15 yd run (No PAT), White 20 - Brown 7