April 8, 2015
Smith Returns to Bridgewater as Defensive Coordinator
Bridgewater College football has announced the hiring of Del Smith as the school's new defensive coordinator.
November 15, 2014
Bridgewater Runs Past Catholic, 40-13
Senior running back Jacob Wright rushed for a career-high four touchdowns while the Eagles defense pitched a first half shutout and forced three turnovers as the Bridgewater Eagles football team rolled past Catholic, 40-13.
November 11, 2014
A veteran influence
Many times in recent years, Division III teams have welcomed former student-athletes back to finish their education. On this Veterans Day, here's the story of four such young men at Bridgewater and McDaniel.
November 8, 2014
Wright Leads Bridgewater to 28-25 Win at Randolph-Macon
Senior Jacob Wright rushed for three scores and junior quarterback Ross Rushing threw an additional touchdown pass as the Bridgewater Eagles football team ran past Randolph-Macon by a 28-25 score on Saturday afternoon at Day Field.
November 1, 2014
Linfield falls; Whitewater, UMHB survive
Dylan Jones ran for 166 yards and three touchdowns to lift Willamette past its archrival, No. 5 Linfield, while No. 1 UW-Whitewater was pushed by No. 16 UW-Platteville and second-ranked Mary Hardin-Baylor trailed rival Hardin-Simmons at halftime before rallying.
November 1, 2014
Bridgewater Knocks Off No. 22 Hampden-Sydney
Senior Jordan Hartman returned the opening kick of the second half and the Bridgewater Eagles defense held 22nd-ranked Hampden-Sydney to a season-low nine points as the Eagles rolled past conference-leading Hampden-Sydney by a 34-9 score on Saturday afternoon.
October 18, 2014
Guilford Holds Off Bridgewater, 35-28
Senior Jacob Wright rushed for a one-yard score and the Eagles recovered the onside kick but trailed by seven late in the game. Bridgewater moved inside the Guilford five but the Quakers came up with a fourth-down stop to hold off the Eagles by a 35-28 tally in a thriller at the Armfield Athletic Center.
October 11, 2014
Emory and Henry improves to 5-0
October 4, 2014
Bridgewater Knocks Off Shenandoah, 27-23
Junior Matthew Pisarcik connected with Jacob Wright on a 47-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter and the Bridgewater defense had two fourth-down stops over the final four minutes of play as the Eagles defeated Shenandoah by a 27-23 tally in a Saturday night slugfest.
September 30, 2014
Greetings from ODAC country
Adam Turer spent some time on I-81 and visited three Old Dominion Athletic Conference campuses. Hear three coaches talk about their school and its hometown in their own words.
September 13, 2014
Bridgewater Owns the Nights Against Greensboro, 43-14
Junior Matthew Pisarcik connected twice with Jayme Perry for a pair of scores and accounted for four touchdowns as the Bridgewater Eagles football team rolled past the visiting Greensboro Pride by a 43-14 score on Saturday night at the Jopson Athletic Complex.
September 6, 2014
Eagles Turn Back Gettysburg, 33-32
Quarterback Matthew Pisarcik hit wide receiver Jayme Perry on a 16-yard pattern to hand the Eagles the lead and the defense held Gettysburg off of the scoreboard when it mattered as Bridgewater College earned a 33-32 victory over the Bullets on Saturday at Shirk Field at Musselman Stadium.
November 9, 2013
Randolph-Macon Comes From Behind for 35-34 Win Over Bridgewater
Despite controlling the clock and taking a 13-7 lead into the locker room, the Bridgewater Eagles football team couldn't hold Randolph-Macon out of the endzone late in the contest as the Eagles fell in a 35-34 heartbreaker on Saturday afternoon at the Jopson Athletic Complex.
November 2, 2013
Bridgewater Snaps Skid Behind 34-17 Win at Emory & Henry
Senior quarterback Willie Logan threw three touchdown passes and rushed for an additional score as the Bridgewater Eagles football team upended Emory & Henry by a 34-17 tally on Saturday afternoon at Fred Selfe Stadium.
September 21, 2013
Bridgewater Runs Past Ferrum, 51-28
Senior Cassidy Burns hauled in a career high 11 passes for 193 yards and a touchdown to lead the Bridgewater Eagles football team to a 51-28 victory over Ferrum on a rain-soaked Saturday at the Jopson Athletic Complex.
September 14, 2013
Bridgewater Upends Greensboro, 38-13
Behind an efficient offense and a defense that scored for the second straight week, the Bridgewater Eagles football team took down the Greensboro Pride by a 38-13 tally.
September 7, 2013
Bridgewater Storms Past St. Vincent, 57-0
Behind an efficient offense and a shutdown defense that turned in a pair of scores on the day, the Bridgewater Eagles football team opened the 2013 season in style with a methodical 57-0 shutout victory over St. Vincent on Saturday afternoon at Jopson Field.
November 14, 2012
Bahamian gets a kick out of playing football
When the soccer player known as "Boomstick" realized he had one season of eligibility left at Maryville, it was suggested he give placekicking a try. After only a couple of games, he's already in the Scots' record book.
November 10, 2012
Bridgewater Finishes Season with 42-14 Triumph at Catholic
In the season finale at Catholic, the Bridgewater Eagles rolled up 42 points while the defense forced a season-high six turnovers as the Eagles football team steamrolled past Catholic by a 42-14 tally at Cardinal Stadium in Washington, D.C.
November 3, 2012
Bridgewater Football Falls at Randolph-Macon, 38-26
Junior quarterback Willie Logan rushed for a career-high 132 yards and two scores and threw for an additional touchdown but the Bridgewater Eagles football team couldn't overcome an efficient Randolph-Macon attack as the Eagles fell by a 38-26 tally at Day Field.
October 27, 2012
Bridgewater Tops Emory & Henry, 27-21
Junior quarterback Willie Logan threw for 245 yards and two scores, while the Bridgewater special teams unit blocked a field goal and a punt as the Bridgewater Eagles football team held off a late rally from the visiting Wasps of Emory & Henry to claim a 27-21 victory on Senior Day at Jopson Field.
October 20, 2012
Bridgewater's Defense Shines in 31-14 Upset Win over Washington and Lee
The Bridgewater Eagles football team held visiting Washington and Lee to its lowest points total since the 2010 season and forced four turnovers, including an interception return for a score late in the fourth quarter to secure a 31-14 upset victory over the Generals on Saturday afternoon at Jopson Field.
October 6, 2012
Bridgewater Football Upended by Hampden-Sydney, 24-7
Hampden-Sydney quarterback Nash Nance threw for 291 yards and two scores and the visiting Tigers controlled play throughout to defeat the Bridgewater Eagles football team by a 24-7 tally in Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) action on Homecoming Saturday at Jopson Field.
September 29, 2012
Bridgewater's Offense Explodes in 44-14 Victory at Apprentice
Junior quarterback Willie Logan threw for 293 yards and three scores as the Bridgewater Eagles football team remained unbeaten with a 44-14 victory on the road at Apprentice.
September 22, 2012
Bridgewater Remains Unbeaten with 17-14 Win over Shenandoah
Freshman kicker John Griggs punched in a 33-yard field goal midway through the fourth quarter to break a 14-14 deadlock and the Bridgewater College defense got a late hold as the Eagles moved to 3-0 on the season with a 17-14 victory over the visiting Shenandoah Hornets in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) opener.
September 8, 2012
Bridgewater Upends Greensboro, 33-7
In the 2012 home opener at Jopson Field, the Bridgewater Eagles (2-0) football team used a stellar special teams performance and an impressive defensive effort to roll past visiting Greensboro College by a 33-7 tally.
September 1, 2012
Eagles Defense Shines in 23-7 Victory at St. Vincent
After a scoreless first half, junior quarterback Willie Logan threw two touchdown passes in the third quarter to get the offense rolling before rushing for an additional score in the fourth quarter as the Bridgewater Eagles football team earned a 23-7 victory over St. Vincent in the season opener.
August 4, 2012
Hampden-Sydney picked to repeat in ODAC
Hampden-Sydney received four first-place votes on the way to 46 total poll points to lead the 2012 ODAC football preseason poll. It's the first preseason poll to include new member Shenandoah.
October 15, 2011
Football Storms Past Guilford, 59-13
After Guilford took the lead midway through the first quarter, the Bridgewater Eagles football team responded in a big way, scoring 52 unanswered points in a 59-13 victory over the visiting Guilford Quakers on Homecoming Saturday at Jopson Field.
September 10, 2011
McKenzie Scores Three Times; Bridgewater Defeats Shenandoah 28-23
Senior running back Darrin McKenzie scored three times and the defense forced four turnovers as the Bridgewater Eagles football team outdueled Shenandoah down the stretch to take home a 28-23 victory over the Hornets at Shentel Stadium in Winchester.
July 26, 2011
D-III free agents sign contracts
The most tumultuous week of player movement in NFL history has undrafted Division III free agents hoping to get into training camps, and a handful of players found out where they're heading.
April 25, 2011
2011 NFL draft preview
Even the big-money draft experts know about Cecil Shorts' measureables and think the Mount Union receiver will get drafted. But what about the other Division III prospects? Here's a glance.
January 1, 2011
Former All-American Davon Cruz dies
Former Bridgewater running back Davon Cruz, a first-team D3football.com All-American in 2001, died in a car accident, the football program reported.
November 13, 2010
Bridgewater Drops Catholic 38-28 in Regular Season Finale
Senior quarterback Hagan Driskell (Ruther Glen, Va./Caroline) posted a career-high four touchdown passes and wide receiver Tyler Beiler (Ronks, Pa./Conestoga Valley) hauled in three touchdown passes as the Bridgewater Eagles (8-2) football team posted a 38-28 victory over the Catholic Cardinals (4-6) to round out the regular season.
November 6, 2010
Record Setting Performance from Beiler Propels Bridgewater to 31-26 Victory over Randolph-Macon
Bridgewater jumped out to a 29-6 lead behind an opportunistic defense and a record-setting performance from wide receiver Tyler Beiler before holding off a late Randolph-Macon rally to defeat the Yellow Jackets by a 29-26 tally at Day Field.
October 30, 2010
Bridgewater Stings Emory & Henry 24-10 on Senior Day
Senior Tyler Beiler (Ronks, Pa./Conestoga Valley) hauled in a 42-yard touchdown reception with 10 minutes to play to put the Bridgewater Eagles football team up 17-10, before a Jacob Hutchinson (Greenville, Va./Riverheads) fake field goal with 1:17 capped off a 24-10 victory over the Emory and Henry Wasps on Senior Day at Jopson Field.
October 23, 2010
Football Falls 35-34 to Washington and Lee
On a day when senior wide receiver Tyler Beiler set the career receptions record, a 39-yard Will Davis field goal missed wide right with 1:19 to play as the Washington and Lee Generals escaped Jopson Field with a 35-34 Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) football victory over the Bridgewater Eagles.
October 16, 2010
Football Drops Guilford 56-27
Following a lethargic first 27 minutes, the Bridgewater Eagles offense found its rhythm, scoring twice in 89 seconds to take a 21-13 halftime lead before rolling up 35 second half points to cruise past the Guilford Quakers by a 56-27 score at the Armfield Athletic Center. Senior Darrin McKenzie barreled for a career-high 219 yards in the victory.
September 28, 2010
Back balances field and fatherhood
Many students find it challenging to balance homework, athletics and maybe even a part-time job. Then try adding three kids into the mix.
September 27, 2010
Each week during the regular season we look at some of the key statistical performances from the weekend in Division III football, highlighting one per region.
September 25, 2010
Bridgewater Takes Down Ferrum 35-24; Beiler Sets Career Receiving Record
For the third week in a row, Bridgewater Eagles football team used a special teams score to en route to victory, this time a 35-24 win over the Ferrum Panthers.
August 8, 2010
ODAC coaches tab champs to defend
Hampden-Sydney secured the top slot in the annual ODAC football preseason poll for the second straight season, earning 44 total points that included three first place votes from the league's coaches.
September 22, 2009
Every second counts for Ferrum, Bridgewater
It’s easy for a team to let the hangover of a close defeat burden its poise and execution on the field afterward. And it’s easy to fall prey to the same mistakes over and over.
October 2, 2007
Backs in the saddle
When Hampden-Sydney and Bridgewater line up opposite each other, people don’t expect to spend the next three hours sitting relaxed and comfortable in their seats. It’s intense. And with the Tigers winning for the first time in almost a decade, emotions on both sides ran thick.
December 1, 2005
Eager for another shot
Linfield and UW-Whitewater are meeting for the first time ever and Bridgewater hasn’t played Wesley in more than a decade, but the playoff round of eight isn’t all about unfamiliarity. Capital led Mount Union in the fourth quarter of their Oct. 1 Ohio Athletic Conference matchup before the Purple Raiders pulled away.
December 6, 2003
Game delayed, players wait
Saturday was a great day for football but saw the Bridgewater/Lycoming game for the South Region title postponed because of Friday night's weather.
October 9, 2003
Losing is never easy, no matter how
Every Division III football player knows what it’s like to lose a game, even if the guys at Mount Union have to conjure up memories from their high school days.
December 15, 2001
Stagg Bowl XXIX: Mount Union 30, Bridgewater (Va.) 27
Chuck Moore made his last day as a Purple Raider his best. The fifth-year senior and Gagliardi Trophy winner set a Stagg Bowl record by rushing for 273 yards and three touchdowns to lead Mount Union to its sixth national championship 30-27 against Bridgewater (Va.).
December 13, 2001
Trying to get past the clock
I wanted to write about how great this Stagg Bowl is going to be. An intriguing matchup, a Virginia team in the game, a sold-out Salem Stadium and a prime-time ESPN2 slot… what could be better for Division III football?
December 13, 2001
Can lightning strike for Bridgewater?
Bridgewater has already had one fate strike on its side in this year's playoffs. But it was a literal lightning strike more than two years ago that may have spurred this turnaround. A Road to Salem feature by Pat Coleman.