Wildcat Football Takes Care of Business Against Virginia Lynchburg, 45-7
DAVIDSON, N.C. — The Davidson defense scored more points than the opposing offense as the Wildcats improved to 2-0 with a 45-7 win over Virginia Lynchburg Saturday night at Richardson Stadium.
Defensive backs Rayshawn McCall and Jaden Pask returned interceptions to the end zone from 46 and 37 yards, respectively, as Davidson held its opponent scoreless in the first half for the second straight week. The Wildcats also held Virginia Lynchburg (1-2) to minus-17 rushing yards.
“A lot of things to be proud of,” said Davidson coach Scott Abell. “Defensively, we keep showing how much we’ve improved. Just really proud of our team and what we were able to accomplish.”
McCall’s interception return gave the Wildcats a three-score lead, 17-0, at the 13:49 mark of the second quarter and helped Davidson break the game open, while Pask’s streak to the end zone put the exclamation point on the victory, making it 45-7 with 10:05 left.
The Wildcats received the opening kickoff and marched 73 yards in eight plays to take an early 7-0 lead on Wesley Dugger’s 3-yard touchdown run. Freshman kicker Caden Bonoffski, who previously kicked at nearby Community School of Davidson, hit his first career field goal to cap the second drive. His 19-yarder made it 10-0 at the 3:56 mark of the first quarter.
Backup quarterback Louis Colosimo found Eli Turner on a 6-yard scoring pass in the third quarter to make it 38-0 before VUL scored on a 24-yard pass from Jeffrey Richardson to Johnny Lembert 32 seconds into the fourth quarter.
The reigning Pioneer Football League leader in tackles for loss, Bryce Perry-Martin, posted two for 14 yards loss and assisted a sack, while accounting for five total tackles.
Davidson will host West Virginia Wesleyan on Saturday, Sept. 14 at 7 p.m.