There's a new Around the Mid-Atlantic columnist, but he's no stranger to D3football.com readers. Here are the 10 games in the region that caught Andrew Lovell's eye when he studied the USA South, ODAC, and Centennial schedules.
ASHLAND, Va. – The Emory & Henry College Football Team (3-1, 1-0 ODAC) broke a 21-all tie with a touchdown at the 11:19 mark of the fourth quarter as it went on to win, 31-21, over Randolph-Macon College (1-3, 0-1 ODAC) Saturday afternoon at Day Field. The victory marked the third win in the past five years over the Yellow Jackets to open Old Dominion Athletic Conference play.
Catholic University, whose move to the Old Dominion Athletic Conference in 1999 was the first move by a conference seeking an automatic bid in football, will move to another one in 2017 when the NEWMAC opens shop.
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – The Emory & Henry College Football Team (2-1) scored the go-ahead touchdown with 55 seconds remaining in the game to defeat East Tennessee State University (0-4) by a 27-24 score Saturday afternoon. The game was played at Kermit Tipton Stadium on the campus of Science Hill High School. Sophomore quarterback Kevin Saxton (Monroe, N.C.) found redshirt freshman wide receiver Tyree Ward (Statesville, N.C.) from seven yards out for the score.
EMORY, Va. – The Maryville (Tenn.) College Football Team (3-0) remained perfect on the year as it picked up a 30-13 victory over Emory & Henry College (1-1) Saturday night at Fred Selfe Stadium. The contest was the first night game in Emory since the 1980 season and was celebrated with an all-era football reunion, honoring the 100th anniversary of Emory & Henry Football.
EMORY, Va. – The Emory & Henry College Football Team (1-0) opened up a 38-7 halftime lead en route to a 55-7 thrashing of visiting Ferrum College (0-1) Saturday afternoon at Fred Selfe Stadium. The contest marked the ninth-straight victory for the Wasps over the Panthers, all of which have come in the season-opening game.
EMORY, Va. – The Emory & Henry College Football Team (8-1, 5-1 ODAC) kept its Old Dominion Athletic Conference title hopes alive with a 42-34 win over Shenandoah University (4-5, 2-4 ODAC) Saturday afternoon at Fred Selfe Stadium.
LEXINGTON, Va. – The Emory & Henry College Football Team (7-1, 4-1 ODAC) overcame cold, windy weather Saturday afternoon as it racked up 568 yards of total offense to defeat Washington and Lee University (1-7, 1-4 ODAC) by a 36-9 score at Wilson Field. It is the first time since the 2009 season that the Wasps have defeated the Generals.
EMORY, Va. – The Emory & Henry College Football Team (6-1, 3-1 ODAC) solidified its second winning season in three years with a convincing 62-28 victory over The Catholic University of America (2-5, 0-4 ODAC) Saturday afternoon at Fred Selfe Stadium. The contest was the highlight of E&H's annual Homecoming weekend.
To be a great football coach, you need a great football mind and a tireless work ethic. Emory and Henry assistants Doug Blevins and Clayton Matthews have both. That is why their players have never looked at the coaches’ physical limitations as an impediment to their coaching prowess.
HAMPDEN SYDNEY, Va. – The No. 25 Hampden-Sydney College Football Team (5-1, 3-0 ODAC) claimed the top spot in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference standings with a 49-27 victory over visiting Emory & Henry College (5-1, 2-1 ODAC) at Everett Stadium Saturday afternoon. The Tigers are ranked No. 25 in NCAA Division III by D3football.com and are receiving votes in the AFCA Division III Top 25 Poll.
Emory & Henry College (5-0, 2-0 ODAC) is the last undefeated squad in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference as it defeated Bridgewater College (4-1, 1-1 ODAC) Saturday afternoon at the Jopson Athletic Complex. The Wasps boast a 5-0 mark to start the season for the first time since 1998 when they went undefeated. With the win, Head Coach Curt Newsome becomes the first coach since W.S. "Pedie" Jackson went 9-0 in 1927 to win his first five games as E&H mentor.
SEWANEE, Tenn. – The Emory & Henry College Football Team (3-0) rallied from a 20-0 second quarter deficit to defeat The University of the South (1-3) by a 44-27 score Saturday afternoon at Harris Stadium. The Wasps complete the non-conference portion of their season with an undefeated record for the third straight season.
MARYVILLE, Tenn. – The Emory & Henry College Football Team (2-0) bounced back from a 13-0 halftime deficit with a pair of second half touchdowns to defeat Maryville (Tenn.) College (1-1) by a 14-13 score Saturday at Lloyd L. Thornton Stadium at Honaker Field. The Wasps run their win streak to 19 games against members of the USA South Athletic Conference.
FERRUM, Va. – The Emory & Henry College Football Team (1-0) accumulated 552 yards of total offense in its 42-12 rout of Ferrum College (0-1) Saturday afternoon at W.B. Adams Stadium. The game was delayed by 90 minutes in the middle of the first quarter due to lightning.
Quarterback Kyle Boden has had a dizzying amount of success in several facets at E&H. “It’s OK to go after something, and it’s OK if you don’t reach that goal. You can’t be afraid to chase whatever it is that you’re focused on,” he says. “Be relentless in the pursuit of your goals.”