Junior varsity football downs Webber International, 47-21
The JU junior varsity football team used a second-half surge to down Webber International, 47-21, on Monday afternoon at D.B. Milne Field.

The Warriors took a 14-12 lead in the locker room at halftime, but the Dolphins outscored WIU, 35-7, in the second half to secure the victory.

JU quarterback Scott Hensley had three touchdown passes, while Tyler Peak paced the running game with three scores – including a 98-yard run to close out the Dolphins’ offense in the fourth quarter.

In the first quarter, the Dolphins capped a five-minute opening drive with a 34-yard touchdown pass from Hensley to Quinton Davis for a 6-0 lead.

Hensley avoided a huge sack in JU’s next series with a 15-yard run down to the Warriors 35-yard line. Peak recorded gains of 18 and 10 yards in the next two plays for a score to give the Dolphins a 12-0 advantage.

The Warriors showed momentum in the second quarter after Collin Saring rushed for 33-yards on a 3rd and 1 situation to keep a drive alive. He finished it off with a 17-yard run up the middle to put the Warriors on the board.

With less than two minutes to go in the second quarter, JU had a bad snap on a punt and were sacked by the Warriors on the Dolphins’ 22-yard line. The Warriors took a 14-12 advantage a few plays later on a Saring 10-yard pass to Dorian Deas.

In the 3rd quarter, JU running back Brandon Bullock had a 36-yard run to the WIU goal line during the first series. Michael Colee punched it in with a run up the middle to help the Dolphins regain the lead.

Peak gave the Dolphins a 26-14 lead half way through the quarter on a 55-yard run down the sidelines.

After a JU penalty set up a WIU score, Hensley went to the air again to hook up with Blake Kennedy for a 31-yard touchdown strike to take a 33-21 advantage.

JU defensive back Michael Dorminey ended the quarter with a 36-yard interception which opened the door for a Hensley’ touchdown pass to Jacob Foshee.

WIU got to the JU six-yard line on a 27-yard fourth down run by Saring and a 15-yard pass to Deas, but the Dolphins stopped them cold from scoring. Peak scored on a 98-yard run for JU during the next series to round out the day.

The JV Dolphins close out their schedule with road trips to Webber International on Nov. 1 and George Military College on Nov. 8.