Sunday, October 30, 2016

Ave Marie Gyrenes Falls At Edward Waters, 29-19

JACKSONVILLE, Florida -- The Ave Maria Football team fell to Edward Waters, 29-19, in Jacksonville on Saturday night. The Blue and Green fell behind 29-3 before scoring 16 unanswered.

Jamal Hughes got the scoring started for EWC with a 5-yard touchdown pass to Taron Williams. Drakkar Harris then ran in a 3-yard touchdown to make it 14-7. Midway through the second quarter, Brandon Leon nailed a 38-yard field goal to cut the deficit to 11, 14-3. A 1-yard touchdown run by Williams and a 2-point conversion made it 22-3 EWC at the half.

The Tigers struck first in the third with a Jerrod Thomas 1-yard TD run before a 25-yard TD pass from Matthew Kreichman to make it 29-10. A few minutes later, Nate Cameau had a 5-yard touchdown run to bring AMU within 12, 29-17. Ave Maria ended the game with a safety to make it 29-19.

Kreichman finished 8-for-16 for 1-5 yards and an interception. Cameau ran the ball eight times for a team-high 26 yards and a touchdown. Austin Cole and Xavier Roberts each had three receptions. Cole finished with 85 yards receiving and a touchdown.

Ilan Jorge led the Gyrene defense with four total tackles including 2.5 sacks. He was one of five Gyrenes with four tackles.

Ave Maria returns to action next weekend when they welcome Point to Gyrene Field for a 12 p.m. kickoff. Prior to the game, AMU will recognize their senior class.



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