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The Warriors opened conference play on Saturday night at home against 7th ranked William Penn University. The Statesmen displayed their powerful ground-game early. Evan Ressler rushed for the one yard score to top-off a three-play, 33 yard drive. Marcus Kerrigan tacked on the point-after to give William Penn the 7-0 lead inside eight minutes to play in the first quarter.
The Statesmen would score again at the 6:25 on a 13 yard rushing touchdown from Joel Medina. With the extra point, they would lead 14-0. William Penn's defense would also make a stand in the second quarter by returning an interception from Samuel Fisk (Jr-Chewelah, WA) 39 yards for the score.
Late in the second quarter the Warriors trailed 21-0, but James Loydd (Jr-Lake Wales, FL) provided the instant offense by returning the kickoff 79 yards for the score. Brennan Stack (Jr-Spring Hill, FL) added the extra point, to narrow the margin to 21-7.
The Statesmen would answer with an 82 yard rushing touchdown from Sam Tvedt. Nick DiMarco's point-after attempt would be no good, but William Penn would enter halftime leading 27-7.
William Penn's offense would enter the second half where they left off. Shawn Davis added a 32 yard rushing touchdown early in the third quarter. DiMarco converted the extra-point to put the Statesmen up 34-7.
The Statesmen capitalized on a fumble by the Warriors with 9:21 remaining in the third quarter. William Penn's Brock Peery recovered the fumble and dashed 96 yards for the touchdown. DiMarco converted the point-after, giving them the 41-7.
William Penn marched 85 yards late in the third to tack on another score. Evan Ressler completed the drive with a one yard rushing touchdown, his second of the game. Following the point-after, the Statesmen held the firm 48-7 lead.
The Warriors second and final score of the game would come early in the fourth quarter. Waldorf completed a four-play 24 yard drive with a one yard rushing touchdown from Samuel Fisk.
The Statesmen would rack up 459 rushing yards on 57 carries, only 10 yards of offense was gathered through the air. Waldorf had 328 yards of total offense. Fisk, the MSFA's reigning offensive player of the week was held to only 155 yards of passing and was sacked four times.
William Penn improves to 4-0 overall and opens conference play 1-0. The Warriors are now 2-1 overall and 0-1 in MSFA play. Waldorf travels to Trinity Bible College next weekend for a non-conference matchup.