Alderson-Broaddus Football Stings Yellow Jackets 42-0
WAYNESBURG, Pa. -- Defense and special teams shined Monday night at John F. Wiley Stadium as Alderson-Broaddus football overwhelmed Waynesburg University JV team 42-0 en route to its fourth straight victory.
“We did a great job on special teams and besides a few plays on defense they did very well,” said Head Coach Dennis Creehan. “Special teams started from the very first kick-off return. We ran it back for a touchdown, our second this year. Then we blocked a punt early in the game too and that sets the tempo.”
Thomas Handy was responsible for setting the Battler’s tone in with an 87-yard return for a touchdown to open the contest against the Yellow Jackets. Handy’s kick return for a touchdown was his second of the season. The Silver Spring, Md., native recorded the Battlers first score of the season seconds into the season opener against Kentucky Christian on an identical play.
The Battlers added to a 7-0 advantage with 7:58 left in the first quarter. Quarterback Matt Hommell dialed up receiver Isaac Silafau for a 17-yard touchdown pass to cap a three-play, 20-yard drive, following a blocked punt.
A-B’s defense dominated the Yellow Jackets in the drive following Silafau’s touchdown grab. After forcing a three and out, the Battler offense looked to increase its lead, but a 47-yard field goal attempt fell short of the mark with 1:42 remaining in the game’s opening quarter.
Handy was once again responsible for sparking the Battler offense as he carried a Hommell hand off into the end zone giving A-B a 21-0 lead after a Philip Warner extra point.
Quarterback Wilson Vaughn sent A-B into halftime with the momentum and an insurmountable advantage. Vaughn completed consecutive passes to Tyrone Temoney including the game’s longest play from scrimmage, a 45-yard pitch and catch for a Battler touchdown.
Leading 28-0 coming out of the locker rooms, the Battler defense tightened its grip on the sputtering WU offense. A-B’s defense held the Yellow Jackets to less than 100 yards of offense in the game and defensive back Chris Stephens forced a safety towards the end of the third quarter.
A-B tacked on a pair of touchdowns to earn its fourth consecutive win. Vaughn connected with wide receiver Joshua Lee for a 14-yard touchdown pass, and running back Douglas Wesson raced into the end zone to give the Battlers a 42-0 lead.
Vaughn led the Battler passing game going 7-for-11 for 149 yards and two touchdowns. Hommell completed 5-of-9 attempts for 81 yards and a touchdown.
Battler running backs combined for 127 yards and were led by Wesson with 43 yards on four carries. Handy and Brandon Jones racked up 49 yards.
Temoney led A-B’s receiving corps with 70 yards, including the game’s longest reception of 45 yards and Jamaine Sherman compiled 45 yards.
The Battlers travel to face Marietta College Sunday at 4 p.m. ET.