Football Remains Undefeated with 34-10 SAA Win Over Rhodes

Football Remains Undefeated with 34-10 SAA Win Over Rhodes

By MacKenzie Tuttle, Digital Content Supervisor

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The Berry College football team opened Southern Athletic Association play with a 34-10 win over Rhodes College on Saturday afternoon. The Vikings moved to a perfect 3-0 on the season, as well as 1-0 in the SAA.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • Berry led 14-7 at the half following two receiving touchdowns by Trey Ciresi.
  • Mitchell Blanchard added a 35-yard field goal for the only points of the third quarter.
  • The Vikings then sealed the game, tacking on 17 points in the fourth quarter with receiving touchdowns from Ciresi and Chris Lilly, as well as a second field goal from Blanchard.
  • Berry racked up 433 yards of total offense in the win.
  • The Viking defense also added 6 sacks in the victory as well.

BERRY STATISTICAL STANDOUTS:

  • WR Ciresi: 6 rec, 158 yds, 26.3 avg, 60 long, 3 TDs
  • QB Tate Adcock: 9-17, 172 yds, 60 long, 2 TDs
  • QB Slade Dale: 8-12, 140 yds, 29 long, 2 TDs
  • LB Preston Stewart: 5 tackles, 1 sack, 1 tfl
  • RB Austin Lowe: 17 att, 44 yds, 2.6 avg, 15 long

RHODES STATISTICAL STANDOUTS:

  • QB P.J. Settles: 15-33, 217 yds, 44 long, 1 TD
  • WR: Brandon Box: 9 rec, 144 yds, 16 avg, 44 long, 1 TD
  • QB: Sam Yarborough: 10-23, 107 yds, 19 long
  • Duke Sherrell: 6 tackles, 1 sack, 2 tfl

NOTABLES:

  • Ciresi tied the single-game receiving TDs record with 3. 
  • The Vikings move to 3-0 on the season for the first time in program history.

UP NEXT:

Berry will host Sewanee in their next SAA match-up on Saturday, Sept. 24 at 6 p.m.

 

Photos courtesy of Allison Bowen