Smith, Cardinals run over Quakers in finale 34-24


By Bill Liermann - WNJ Sports Writer



News Journal Photo | John Swartzel

News Journal Photo | John Swartzel


News Journal Photo | John Swartzel


News Journal Photo | John Swartzel


News Journal Photo | John Swartzel


News Journal Photo | John Swartzel


News Journal Photo | John Swartzel


News Journal Photo | John Swartzel


News Journal Photo | John Swartzel


Wilmington’s Ace Taylor (6) looks for running room during Saturday’s game with Otterbein at Townsend Field.


John Swartzel | News Journal

Wilmington senior Kyle Ackley (55) applies pressure on the Otterbein quarterback with the help of the long arm of a defensive teammate during Saturday’s game at Townsend Field.


John Swartzel | News Journal

WILMINGTON – The 2018 regular season came to a bitter end for the Wilmington College football team Saturday, as the Quakers fell to visiting Otterbein, 34-24, at Townsend Field in Ohio Athletic Conference action.

Wilmington ends the season at 1-9 and winless in the Ohio Athletic Conference. Otterbein closes out the year at 2-8 overall.

The game was actually a tale of two halves, with the Quakers getting off to a fast start, before the offense seemed to go away in the second half, and the visitors countered with 21 unanswered points to claim the victory.

Wilmington electrified the crowd with a 75 yard kickoff return by Clinton-Massie graduate Luke Richardson to open the contest and reached the end zone when DJ Chambers capped the drive from a yard out. Tyler Butcher’s PAT gave the locals a 7-0 lead. Otterbein answered with a touchdown, the first of four by running back Dakota Smith, but a botched snap on the extra point enabled WC to hold the lead at 7-6.

Chambers got his second touchdown of the contest, an 87 yard run on the next drive, with Butcher’s PAT giving WC a 14-6 advantage. Yet another big play, this one a 65 yard punt return by Richardson, gave the Quakers a 21-6 first quarter lead.

From there it was all Otterbein.

Wilmington had an end zone pass intercepted and managed a 33 yard field goal by Butcher but were outscored 28-3 after the first quarter lead.

The Quakers could not contain the Cardinal rushing attack, led by Smith who accumulated 203 yards and four touchdowns on 39 carries. Otterbein had 392 yards total offense, including 233 yards rushing on 53 attempts.

Wilmington managed a total of 292 yards in total offense, but had 165 yards on the ground on 25 attempts.

Barrett completed 18 of 35 pass attempts for 127 yards. Itika Wynn Jr. had six catches for 67 yards. Richardson had a pair of receptions for 10 yards.

On the defensive side of the ball, top performer for the Quakers was Tre Quez Parks with 13 tackles and Parris Weathersby had an interception.

Prior to the kickoff, the five graduating seniors were honored, Gino Hinton, Malik Pettiford, Zach Zurface, Kyle Ackley and Saul Boysel.

SUMMARY

November 10, 2018

@Townsend Field

Otterbein 34 Wilmington 24

O 06.07.14.07…..34

W 21.00.03.00…..24

First Quarter

WC-Chambers, 1-yd. run. Butcher PAT good at 14:14.

Ott-Smith, 10-yd. run, PAT kick failed at 8:41.

WC-Chambers, 87-yd. run, Butcher PAT kick good at 1:57.

WC-Richardson, 65-yard punt return touchdown. Butcher PAT kick good at 0:04.

Second Quarter

Ott-Hall, 2-yd. run. Hoyle PAT kick good at 10:03.

Third Quarter

WC-Butcher, 33-yd. field goal good at 10:47.

Ott-Smith, 1-yd. run. Hoyle PAT kick good at 6:30.

Ott-Smith-9-yd. run. Hoyle PAT kick good at 0:44.

Fourth Quarter

Ott-Smith, 32-yard run. Hoyle PAT kick good at 10:37.

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Wilmington’s Ace Taylor (6) looks for running room during Saturday’s game with Otterbein at Townsend Field.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2018/11/web1_WC_AceTaylorOTTa.jpgWilmington’s Ace Taylor (6) looks for running room during Saturday’s game with Otterbein at Townsend Field. John Swartzel | News Journal

Wilmington senior Kyle Ackley (55) applies pressure on the Otterbein quarterback with the help of the long arm of a defensive teammate during Saturday’s game at Townsend Field.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2018/11/web1_WC_KyleAckleyOTTa.jpgWilmington senior Kyle Ackley (55) applies pressure on the Otterbein quarterback with the help of the long arm of a defensive teammate during Saturday’s game at Townsend Field. John Swartzel | News Journal

By Bill Liermann

WNJ Sports Writer

Bill Liermann covers college and high school sports for the News Journal. Follow him on Twitter @lierjet

Bill Liermann covers college and high school sports for the News Journal. Follow him on Twitter @lierjet