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Thomas More Football Travels to Virginia to Play Emory & Henry on Saturday

Thomas More Football Travels to Virginia to Play Emory & Henry on Saturday

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(CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky.) – The Thomas More College returns to the gridiron on Saturday (October 6) when it makes a trip to Emory, Virginia to play Emory & Henry College at 1 p.m. on at Fred Selfe Stadium Nicewonder Field.  This game will be Thomas More's sixth game in as many states this season.  The previous school mark was in 1994 when the Saints played their first five games in five different states.

THE TEAMS: Thomas More, an independent, is 4-1 on the season after defeating St. Lawrence University, 48-12. Emory & Henry, a member of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC), is 2-1 after falling to Hampden-Sydney College, 56-27, last week.  The Wasps had an extended bye earlier in the season as their game with Methodist University was cancelled due to Hurricane Florence. 

THE COACHES: Trevor Stellman is in his first season as the head coach at Thomas More and has a 4-1 career record.  He is no stranger to the Saints as he is a 2010 graduate of Thomas More and has been a Saint assistant coach the previous eight seasons.  Curt Newsman is in his fifth season as the head coach at Emory & Henry and has a 25-18 career record. 

THE OFFFENSE
THOMAS MORE: The Saints are averaging 35.2 points per game this season.  Thomas More has 478.8 yards per game in 2018 as it has 269.6 yards per game on the ground and 209.2 yards per game passing.  Junior quarterback Justin Post is 79-of-138 passing for 1,046 yards and nine touchdowns and also has 32 rushes for 111 yards and three touchdowns.  Senior running backs Hjavier Pitts and Luke Zajac  are splitting time at running back.  Pitts has carried the ball 108 times for 702 yards and six touchdowns, while also pulling in 13 catches for 161 yards and three touchdowns.  Zajac has 89 carries for 464 yards and four touchdowns.  Senior wide receiver Logan Winkler has 15 catches for 245 yards and two touchdowns and junior wide receiver Da'marco Canty has 14 catches for 235 yards and two touchdowns, while junior wide receiver Mitchell Hogue has 17 catches for 153 yards.

EMORY & HENRY: In 2018, the Wasps are averaging 41.3 points per game.  Emory & Henry is averaging 399.0 years per game as it has 167.3 yards per game rushing and 231.7 yards per game passing.  Sophomore quarterback Hunter Taylor is 40-of-66 passing for 619 yards and three touchdowns and also has 38 rushes for 182 yards and five touchdowns.  Senior running back Sam Wagner has 33 carries for 137 yards and three touchdowns, while senior running back Tyree Ward has 29 rushes for 136 yards and a touchdown.  Senior wide receiver Jesse Santiago is the top receiver has he has 15 catches for 263 yards.

THE DEFENSE
THOMAS MORE: Thomas More held its opponents to 25.6 points per game in 2018.  The Saints' opponents have rushed the ball for 113.8 yards per game and 294.6 yards passing for total of 408.4 yards per game.   Junior defensive back Thomas Williams leads the team in tackles with 39 (18 solo/21 assisted) and has two forced fumbles.  First-year linebacker Peyton Van Horn has 28 tackles (15 solo/13 assisted), including one tackle for a loss.  Junior linebacker Cody Coffey has 31 tackles (16 solo/15 assisted, including one and a half tackles for a loss and a fumble recovery and senior defensive back Steven Everson has 26 tackles (16 solo/10 assisted), including a tackle for a loss and a team-leading four interceptions.

EMORY & HENRY: In 2018, the Wasps have held their opponents to 34.0 points per game and 472.0 yards of total offense.  Emory & Henry's opponents average 167.3 yards per game rushing and 304.7 yards per game passing.  The Wasps' defense is led by sophomore defensive back Tyler Redmond with 24 tackles (20 solo/four assisted), including a tackle for a loss, an interception, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.  Senior defensive back Justin Banks has 21 tackles (19 solo/two assisted), including two tackles for a loss and an interception and junior defensive back Cecil Parham has 19 tackles (16 solo/three assisted), including one tackle for a loss.

SERIES HISTORY: This will be the second all-time meeting between Thomas More and Emory & Henry on the gridiron.  Emory & Henry won the previous meeting, 17-0, in Virginia in the first round of the NCAA Division III Playoff Championship.

BROADCAST: Emory & Henry will provide a LIVE video webcast and LIVE stats of the game and links to each of those can be found at the top of this page or on Thomas More's football scheduled page on www.thomasmoresaints.com.

UP TO DATE INFORMATION: The "go to" place for all the up to date information on all 27 Thomas More athletics teams is at www.thomasmoresaints.com.

UP NEXT: Thomas More will host Mulhlenberg College on October 13.  The game is schedule to kickoff at 12 p.m. at BB&T Field in Crestview Hills, Kentucky.  October 13 the University will celebrate Homecoming on the Crestview Hills campus.

HOME BROADCASTS:  For the Saints three home games, Thomas More athletics will provide a LIVE video webcast starting 10 minutes prior to kick-off.  Nate Metz and Brady Laber will bring you all the action from BB&T Field.  TBNK will also have a LIVE telecast of the games on Spectrum Channel 200 and Cincinnati Bell Channel 819.  Denny Wright and Mike Tussey will be on the television broadcast.