Berry Football Outlasts LaGrange 34-21

Berry Football Outlasts LaGrange 34-21

LAGRANGE, Ga. — The No. 20 Berry College football team earned a hard-fought 34-21 victory over the LaGrange Panthers on Saturday night, improving to 2-0 for the third straight year. 

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • The Vikings jumped out to a quick 13-0 lead in the opening quarter
  • LaGrange answered with just over two minutes remaining in the opening period with a 22-yard strike from Kelly Hall to Austin Sapp. 
  • The Panthers pulled to within one point in the second quarter, off a touchdown run from La'Kel hood. 
  • Late in the second, Berry was set up with a short field. The Vikings capitalized with a 6-yard touchdown pass from Tate Adcock to Mason Kinsey
  • The Vikings then sent Kinsey on a rare rushing attempt, which  he took 32-yards for a score. Berry led 27-14. 
  • LaGrange answered early in the fourth quarter with a 54-yard touchdown reception from DJ Owens. 
  • With the Panthers driving in the fourth, A.M. Harris intercepted Kelly Hall at the LaGrange 47-yard line. Adcock connected with Kinsey again in the corner of the end zone for a 23-yard score, putting the game out of reach 34-21.
  • Berry racked up 480 total yards of offense and held LaGrange to just four yards on the ground. 
  • The Vikings also forced four takeaways. 

BERRY STANDOUTS:

NOTABLES:

  • Adcock's four touchdown passes are the most by a Berry quarterback since Dale Jackson in 2014. 
  • Berry's 270 rushing yards are the most since Oct. 7 of last season when Berry rushed for 296 against Sewanee. 

UP NEXT: 

  • Berry will open Southern Athletic Association (SAA) competition next Saturday, Sept. 15, at Rhodes. Kickoff is set for 2:00 p.m.