Football falls to Ohio Northern, 51-7
November 3, 2012
ADA, OH – The Wilmington College football team allowed touchdowns on five straight possessions en route to losing to Ohio Northern Saturday, 51-7.
After falling down 14-0, the Quakers responded with a 79-yard connection between junior quarterback Brandon Arehart (Wilmington, OH/Wilmington) and freshman Jeremy Duncan (Cincinnati, OH/Archbishop Moeller). It was Duncan’s longest reception of his career and Wilmington’s longest reception of the season.
Duncan finished the game with three receptions for a career-high 118 yards.
Unfortunately, Wilmington couldn’t get any closer as the Polar Bears rattled off four more first-half scores in securing the 41-7 halftime lead.
Four of Wilmington’s six second-half drives were three plays or less, but the defense did a good job of keeping Ohio Northern out of the endzone. The Polar Bears added a touchdown in the third quarter and a fourth quarter field goal as time expired in the game.
Arehart finished the game 12-of-28 for 199 yards with one touchdown and an interception. Senior Tyrell Richardson (Columbus, OH/Centennial) had a team-high four catches for 66 yards.
Junior Jason Phillips had a career-high 16 tackles, while freshman Nick Williams (Cleveland, OH/Fairview) added 11 tackles and two tackles for loss. Williams has recorded double figure tackles in each of his three starts.
Wilmington (1-8 overall, 1-7 OAC) will wrap up the season 1:30 p.m. Saturday against Capital.