WC football closes Moore’s first season at Muskingum


By Mark Huber - mhuber@wnewsj.com



Bryan Moore’s first season as the Wilmington College football coach comes to a close Saturday in New Concord against Muskingum University in Ohio Athletic Conference action.

The Quakers and Muskies will kick things off at 1 p.m.

Wilmington started the season 2-1 but has since lost six straight games.

Likewise, Muskingum comes into the game having lost eight straight after a season-opening win against Waynesburg 19-0.

But the Muskies have lost a couple close ones during that eight-game skid – 39-28 to Capital, 23-20 to Baldwin-Wallace and 7-6 to Ohio Northern.

By comparison, Wilmington defeated Capital 37-30 in OT, lost to Baldwin-Wallace 38-21 and lost to Ohio Northern 49-45.

While the two teams are at the bottom of the OAC rankings in total offense, there is quite a disparity in yardage totals. Muskingum is last in the league with 310 yards per game while Wilmington is ninth at 394 yards per contest.

On the other side of the ball, the Muskies are much better on defense. They are allowing 388 yards and 21 points per game. Wilmington, on the other hand, is giving up 484 yards and 46 points per game.

Luke Creditt, the Waynesville High School product, has passed for 2,043 yards this season and 24 touchdowns. He also is the second leading ball carrier on the Quakers roster with 416 yards and a pair of scores.

Eric Flynn Jr. leads the ground attack with 504 yards and five scores.

PJ Meyer has 37 catches for 674 yards and 13 touchdowns and is one of the top receiving threats in the OAC.

Ameer Jackson has emerged as a strong receiver with a team-best 45 catches for 543 yards and two TDs.

CJ Thompson tops the tackle leaders for Wilmington with 70. David Henry, a Wilmington High School graduate, has 47 tackles and three sacks. Ryan Prince leads the team with four sacks.

Tre’Quez Parks has the only interception on defense this season for Wilmington.

Jarett Patton, a Washington Senior High School product, is a kicker for the Muskies. He is the grandson of John and Vickie Patton of Wilmington. His father Brent Patton is a Wilmington High School graduate and member of the Clinton County Sports Hall of Fame.

Patton has been the team’s punter this season, averaging 34 yards on 54 punts. He also has made his only extra point attempt this season and is 0 for 1 on field goal attempts.

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By Mark Huber

mhuber@wnewsj.com

Reach Mark Huber at 937-556-5765, via email mhuber@wnewsj.com or on Twitter @wnjsports

Reach Mark Huber at 937-556-5765, via email mhuber@wnewsj.com or on Twitter @wnjsports