Sewanee wins for .500 season

Sewanee wins for .500 season

November 6th, 2011 by Staff Reports in Sports - Preps

SEWANEE, Tenn. -- The tradition-rich Sewanee football program had not won as many as five games in a season since 2005, but the Tigers wound up 5-5 under first-year coach Tommy Laurendine with a 27-13 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference homecoming victory Saturday against Austin College.

The five wins were one more than the Tigers won the last four years combined.

Quarterback Lee Schurlknight sandwiched scoring runs of 1 and 6 yards around an Austin field goal in the opening 15:04, and fellow sophomore Curtis Johnson later threw a 26-yard touchdown screen pass to Andrew Keenan and scored on a 39-yard pass from running back Chad Morehead.

Schurlknight was 7-for-11 passing for 102 yards and Jase Brooks ran 10 times for 93 yards and caught two passes for 35. Chuck Winfield had three receptions for 45 yards. J.D. Crabtree and J.P. Boudreaux each had four solo tackles and three assists, Crabtree adding an interception, and Zac Atkins and Alex Head contributed a sack apiece for Sewanee.

• Maryville 42, Greensboro 20

At Maryville, Baylor School graduate Wesley Idlette caught seven passes for 76 yards and touchdowns covering 6 and 20 yards in the Scots' 535-yard offensive eruption.

• Carson-Newman 35, Tusculum 27

At Jefferson City, Ooltewah graduate Brian Marshall gave visiting Tusculum an early lead with a 2-yard run in the South Atlantic Conference game, but the Eagles improved to 5-5, 3-3 in the league while dropping the Pioneers to 2-8, 1-5.

Nate Inman ran for 69- and 62-yard TDs and 280 yards on 35 carries for Carson-Newman, and Tyron Douglas ran eight times for 96 yards and two scores. Marshall led Tusculum with 59 yards on 11 carries and caught two short passes.