TIFFIN — The Wilmington College football team lost in a tough game 37-14 against Heidelberg University Saturday in Ohio Athletic Conference action.
Wilmington falls to 2-6 overall, 1-6 in the OAC. Heidelberg improves to a 6-2 record, 5-2 in the conference.
In the loss, quarterback Luke Creditt threw for one touchdown and rushed for one touchdown. Creditt was able to move the ball around during today’s game, varying the offense while completing passes to nine different receivers for a total of 117 yards.
Bryan Gonzalez led the way for the Wilmington’s defense totaling eight solo tackles along with three assisted tackles. CJ Thompson and Steve Broussard both chipped in with seven total tackles on the day.
Wilmington struggled to get anything going in the first four drives of the game, resulting in two punts and two turnovers.
Heidelberg came out of the gates fast withtwo touchdowns and a field goal in its first three drives of the game. Wilmington answered back late in the second quarter with a 16-play 95 yard touchdown drive cutting the Heidelberg lead to 17-7 at the half. Creditt capped off the second quarter drive with a 7-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver PJ Meyer.
Wilmington came out of the break with a chance to cut into the difference, but an interception by Heidelberg’s Michael Warden stopped that drive.
Wilmington mounted a drive that started during the end of the third quarter, with Creditt completing the drive in the beginning of the fourth quarter with a three-yard rushing touchdown but WC still trailed 24-14.
Heidelberg finished the fourth quarter scoring 13 straight points.
The rushing attack for the Quakers was balanced with Creditt totaling 69 yards on 20 rushes, Gino Hinton totaling 75 yards on 12 attempts and Eric Flynn Jr. finishing with 57 yards on eight rushes.
The Quakers host Ohio Northern University (5-3, 4-3 OAC) next Saturday. Kickoff in Wilmington is scheduled for 1:30 p.m.
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