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LWC Football returns home to face Thomas More

By Kyle Jackson

The No. 4 Lindsey Wilson football team looks to continue their undefeated run this season when they return home to face Thomas More (Ky.) tonight in Mid-South Conference action. Kickoff is set for 6pmCT at Blue Raider Stadium.

Live video and live stats will be available for this game. Please view the LWC Attendance Policy for more information.

Last time out, the Blue Raiders defeated Cumberland (Tenn.) by a final score of 56-22. Quarterback Cameron Dukes went 13-of-20 throwing for 200 passing yards and five touchdowns. As a team, Lindsey Wilson rushed for 322 total yards and forced the Phoenix into three turnovers.

Lindsey Wilson (4-0, 4-0 MSC Bluegrass Division) continues to be led by Dukes on offense this season. The senior has 883 total passing yards, 125 rushing yards, and 13 touchdowns in four games this season, averaging 252 yards of offense per game. The mark is the fourth-highest total in the conference.

In the ground game, Jaylen Boyd has a team-high 189 total rushing yards for two touchdowns after 44 carries while Terrill Cole Jr. has 19 total receptions for 304 receiving yards and five touchdowns, averaging 76 receiving yards per game, the tenth highest in the conference.

On defense, Luke Bowman continues to frustrate opponents leading the team in solo tackles with 18 and sacks with 2.5. Cameron Thurman leads the conference in forced fumbles with two this season.

As a team, Lindsey Wilson has the second highest-scoring offense in the conference, averaging 46.3 points per game while only allowing 77 rushing yards on defense, the best rush defense in the MSC.

The Saints, sitting fourth in the Bluegrass Division at 2-2, are led by their sophomore quarterback Jay Volpenhein. The Ohio native has a team-high 698 passing yards and 99 rushing yards for six touchdowns in four games this season. He is averaging 199.3 yards of total offense per game, the eighth-highest total in the conference.

In the rushing game, Monalo Caldwell leads the team with 187 yards and one touchdown in 54 carries. Through the air, Charles Gaines has a team-high 350 total receiving yards and four touchdowns with 21 receptions this season. He averages 87.5 receiving yards per game, the seventh-highest total in the conference.

On defense, Delphous Thomas leads the team with 18 solo tackles, averaging 10.8 tackles per game, the third-best in the conference. As a team, Thomas More has the ninth highest-scoring offense in the conference, averaging 25.3 points per game.

Lindsey Wilson is 1-0 all-time against the Saints, winning the first-ever meeting between these two teams 55-21 last season.

This story was posted on 2021-03-19 12:26:08
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