Emory & Henry Takes 38-22 Win at Guilford

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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Hunter Taylor passed for three touchdowns and T.J. Tester ran for 153 yards in Emory & Henry's 38-22 Old Dominion
Athletic Conference (ODAC) football win at Guilford College on Saturday.

The Wasps improved to 6-3 (5-2 ODAC) and spoiled the Quakers' Senior Day. Guilford fell to 2-7 and 1-6 in the ODAC.

Taylor (12-24 passing, 198 yards) connected with Derrick Yates on a 28-yard scoring play with 11 minutes left in the opening quarter.

The home club responded with a six-play, 64-yard drive culminating in a 27-yard connection from Teddy Gassert to Evan Carnes. Carnes, a tight end, ended the contest with 13 catches for 115 yards, the most catches by a tight end in school history. Trel Phillips blocked Guilford's point-after attempt and the score remained 7-6 after the opening 15 minutes.

In the second period, E&H closed a 12-play, 74-yard drive with a two-yard run by Grayson Overstreet. Matt Seals added a 42-yard field goal for the visitors and the score was 17-6 at the break.

Harrison Kiser opened third-quarter scoring with a 25-yard field goal. After riding the strong running of Tester, Taylor capped a 14-play, 75-yard drive with a one-yard TD run.

In the last quarter, the Wasps pushed the lead to 31-9 after Daniel Hall caught a 10-yard pass from Tayor with 10:36 remaining in the stanza. Gassert then hooked up with Jermaine Russell on a 16-yard
scoring play with 7:51 left.

EHC pushed the lead to 38-16 after Taylor and Gunner Griffth teamed up for a 74-yard touchdown pass. The Quakers Shannaan McCoy plunged in from one yard out for the game's final points with 3:41 remaining. A two-point conversion failed.

The visitors piled up 416 yards and held Guilford to 246. The Wasps outgained the Quakers in rushing yards, 218-25. Both teams had three turnovers in the game.

Gassert was 22-39 passing for 199 yards for Guilford. He had one interception against two TD passes. Freshman Eric Mays was 2-for-4 passing for 22 yards in relief. Russell had seven receptions for 80

On defense, Guilford senior Jarrod Russ collected two sacks and moved into second place among Guilford's all-time career sacks leaders (19.5). Teammate Khayree Lundy shared game-high tackles with 14. Emory & Henry's Ivan Phillips recorded 14 stops for the visitors.

The Quakers close the season next Saturday at ODAC-champion and Bridgewater College. Game time at undefeated Bridgewater is 1 p.m.