MONDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2009
Junior varsity football rolls past Webber International, 32-6
The Dolphins’ defense had three takeaways that led to three scores to help the JU junior varsity football team defeat Webber International, 32-6, in the 2009 home opener on Monday afternoon at D.B. Milne Field.
The Dolphins (1-1) had three scores in the final quarter, including two touchdown receptions from wide out Quinton Davis.
In the first quarter, the Warriors forced the first turnover of the game after they recovered a fumble by JU running back Felix Collazo deep in JU’s territory at the seven-minute mark. Kevin Allen put his team up two plays later with a 17-yard run for a 6-0 advantage.
The Dolphins even the scored less than two minutes into the second quarter as quarterback Rafeal Echemendia hit James Phillips on a 61-yard touchdown pass, which was set up by a six-yard punt by the Warriors.
With less than two minutes remaining in the half, JU’s Ross Crabtree recorded a 61-yard interception on a pass from Warriors’ quarterback Collin Saring to Webber’s 22-yard line. The Dolphins capped off the gift with a nine-yard touchdown rush by Collazo to take a 13-6 lead.
Less than a minute in the fourth quarter, JU’s Jeremy Whitney forced a fumble on a third-down run by Alvin Jernigan that was recovered by Alan Singleton. Three plays later, Drew Phillips hit Davis on a 28-yard strike to give the Dolphins a 20-6 lead.
JU running back Robert DeMarco made it a 26-6 contest after scoring on a two-yard run following a five-play drive with less than eight minutes left in the game.
Seth Guerrant recorded an interception on Webber’s next drive, which later led to a 17-yard touchdown pass from Phillips to Davis.
The Dolphins are back in action on Monday, Oct. 26, as they host Valdosta State at D.B. Field. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m.