Richard Pryor, III
In a hard-fought gridiron battle, the Generals of Washington & Lee defeated the Sewanee Tigers 21 to 17. The first quarter was scoreless, with multiple fumbles from both sides. The second quarter saw reciever Divine Maloney (C’17) score on an 18-yard pass from quarterback Sam Hearn (C’20). The third quarter saw kicker Michael Jacobs (C’19) score a field goal from 28 yards out. Sewanee completed their run of points in the beginning of the fourth quarter with runningback Ronald Hayes (C’19) catching a 39 yard pass from Hearn.
However, the Generals went on a scoring tear with three consecutive touchdowns in the fourth quarter. Top players of the game inclded Sewanee’s Mikey Plancher (C’18) running for a game-high 71 yards, W&L’s Witt Hawkins receiving a total of 108 yards, and Sewanee’s John Cleveland (C’18) with 10 solo tackles. This is Sewanee’s second loss in a row, having lost to Kenyon last week, also 21-17. A full box score is available on the Sewanee Athletics website.
During halftime, the university inducted five individuals and one team into the Sewanee Athletics Hall of Fame. They were Eddie Krenson (C’76), Larry Majors (C’64), Jetta (McKenzie) Pyatt (C’83), Phil Savage (C’87), Robert Lee Tolley (C’1915), and the 1999 Women’s Swimming and Diving Team. More information about each inductee can be found on the Sewanee Athletics website.
Another pressing question for the day was the allegiances of Vice-Chancellor John McCardell, a 1971 graduate of Washington and Lee University. He informed the Purple that he would be “cheering wholly and enthusiastially for Sewanee,” although he did say that while he would be “dropping by the W&L tailgate before the game to visit with some old friends,” that you could find him during the game “on the Sewanee sideline rooting for a Tiger victory.” The Purple was able to find Dr. McCardell at the game, and he was sporting his Sewanee colors proudly, wearing a Sewanee hat, belt, and button.
The next two games for the Tigers will be a home game against Birmingham Southern on Saturday, September 17, at 1:00 p.m. CDT, followed by a road trip to Berry College in Georgia on Saturday, September 24, at 6:00 p.m. EDT. Major dates on the schedule still include a rivalry game against Rhodes on Saturday, October 1, and the Homecoming game against Millsaps on Saturday, November 5.