E&H picks up win
With time expiring in the fourth quarter and overtime looming, junior quarterback Hunter Taylor (Summerville, S.C.) hurled a Hail Mary toward the end zone. Junior wide receiver Max Yates (Abingdon) was in the perfect position to snag the pass and fall over the goal line, winning the game for Emory & Henry College on Homecoming Saturday. The final five minutes resurrected memories of 1962 and Earl Hawkins’ legendary performance against the Generals, as the Wasps scored three touchdowns to bring an emotional conclusion to the game.
The Wasps (4-2, 3-1 ODAC) erased a pair of second half deficits on their way to the 48-42 win over Washington and Lee University (4-2, 3-1 ODAC), dealing the Generals their first Old Dominion Athletic Conference loss of the season.
With its fourth-straight win, E&H moves into a tie with W&L for third place in the league standings behind unbeaten Randolph-Macon College and Bridgewater College.
Concord drops homecoming
On homecoming, the Concord University football team lost 56-27 to Fairmont State Saturday afternoon in Mountain East Conference action at Callaghan Stadium.
Fairmont State (2-5, 2-5 MEC) started fast, scoring four touchdowns in the first 16 minutes of the game. State was up 35-7 at halftime. The lone CU (0-7, 0-6 MEC) score of the first half came in the final three minutes of the second quarter as junior wide receiver Tywan Pearce hauled in a 15-yard pass from senior quarterback Kyle Akin.