Wilmington – The Wilmington College football team hosted the #2 ranked Mount Purple Raiders on Saturday, October 21st on Townsend field in Williams stadium. The Quakers were overmatched as the Purple Raiders dominated from start to finish and won by a final score of 66-7.
With less than five minutes left in the first half, senior defensive tackle David Henry recovered a Mount Union fumble in the end zone that resulted in a touchback and gave the Quakers possession of the football.
Henry finished the game with 5 tackles, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery. “Keep your head up, keep fighting. You’re going to make mistakes; you just have to keep fighting, no matter what happens. You just have to have pride in yourself, pride in your family, carry that on your chest, and just go out there and play,” said Henry
“Keep your head up, keep fighting. You’re going to make mistakes; you just have to keep fighting, no matter what happens.” – David Henry, senior defensive tackle
With 8:43 left in the third quarter, Luke Creditt fired a pass to freshman Ameer Jackson, who ran it in for a 32-yard touchdown. This touchdown was the first and last time the Quakers would find the end zone against the Purple Raiders.
After the game, Wilmington Head Coach Bryan Moore said, “Hopefully, they learned how one of the best dynasties in the history of all levels of college football prepares and plays. Hopefully, they learned that through the week watching film. The difference in their body structure and our body structure, the way they warm up, the speed they play at, hopefully that’s the lesson they learned. There is a team that has done it right for three decades.”
Moore wants the team leaders to continue to encourage their teammates to fight and use their leadership to motivate everyone in the locker room for the rest of the season. “Our leadership has to kick into gear. Our upperclassmen and our seniors have to kick into gear and believe the process and not let this setback destroy everything they have done up to this point.”