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Tigers lose in ODAC opener

Hampden-Sydney College’s (H-SC) football team fell 29-17 to host Southern Virginia University on Saturday after the Knights scored 22 unanswered fourth-quarter points in each teams’ Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) opener, a H-SC Athletics press release cited.

The Knights took advantage of four second-half interceptions and enjoyed three long scoring runs from Akiva Wedge — including two in the final quarter — to win their first-ever ODAC contest, officials noted in the release.

The release stated that the Tigers led 17-7 at halftime but were unable to put any points on the board over the final two quarters.

Hampden-Sydney senior quarterback Clay Vick passed for a game-high 279 yards, going 31-for-49 with one touchdown and five interceptions, the release cited.

H-SC sophomore running back Kaleb Smith rushed for 110 yards on 23 carries with one touchdown and a 2-point conversion, adding four receptions for 51 yards, officials said in the release. Senior captain and wide receiver Major Morgan had a game-high seven receptions for a game-high 81 yards, including a long reception of 33 yards. Junior wide receiver Blake Page finished with six catches for 73 yards, including a 47-yarder, junior tight end Ed Newman, a former Fuqua School standout, had a game-high seven receptions for 52 yards, and junior wide receiver Dillon Costello added three catches for 21 yards and a score. Junior kicker Rhett Andersen added a 34-yard field goal.

Tigers junior linebacker Brendan Weinberg had 12 tackles, including three tackles for loss, and one sack to lead H-SC, the release highlighted. Senior defensive end Tyler Frink, also formerly of Fuqua, recorded six tackles.

H-SC (1-2, 0-1 ODAC) returns home Saturday for a 1 p.m. conference game against Washington and Lee University.