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LWC Football at Warner (FL) today, Sat 2 Sep 2017

By Christopher Coombs
News from Lindsey Wilson College

COLUMBIA, Ky. - The eighth-ranked Lindsey Wilson football team travels to Warner (FL) Saturday, September 2, 2017 at 11amCT/12pmNoonET, at Vikings Stadium, 1111 Forest Park Street, Lakeland, FL.

The Blue Raiders (1-0) defeated visiting St. Andrews (NC) 43-7 last Saturday to commence the 2017 season.


Lindsey Wilson led the Knights 13-7 at the half after scoring just one offensive touchdown. The first touchdown of the season came on a forced fumble by Joe Lewis that was recovered by Tony Brackins and returned 32 yards for a score. The Blue Raider offense came alive in the second half, outscoring the Knights 30-0.

The Lindsey Wilson defense did not allow an offensive score during the game while holding the Knights to 187 total yards of offense. The lone St. Andrew score came via interception returned for a touchdown. Trent Mueller led the Blue Raider defense with 11 tackles on the day. Lewis and CJ Dickerson both recorded seven tackles during the game.

Dylan Beasley completed 18-of-24 passes for 236 yards and three touchdowns. Tyrone Stallard had seven receptions for a career-high 113 yards and one touchdown. It marked Stallard's first ever 100-yard game at Lindsey Wilson.

Warner (0-1), who is receiving votes in the national poll, fell in their season opener to Mid-South Conference member Cumberlands (KY) by a final score of 23-7.

Warner, a member of the MSC Sun Division, had 268 total yards of offense with 142 yards coming through the air and 126 yards on the ground. The Royals' defense held Cumberlands to 233 yards of total offense on the day, allowing just 101 yards through the air including one interception from cornerback Raheem Phillips.

Quarterback DJ Davis completed 14-of-35 passes. Junior linebacker Emmanuel Bien-Aime and junior defensive lineman Drew Clark led the way on defense with eight tackles each on the day.

This marks the first ever meeting between the two schools.



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