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October 2, 2019 I The Clarion
By Joseph Marvin
Assistant Sports Information Director
COLUMBIA, S.C. - The Brevard College
Tornados football team (2-0) claimed a big 40-9
victory on the road against Allen University (1-
2) on Saturday evening at the Charlie W. Johnson
Stadium on the campus of Benedict College in
downtown Columbia, South Carolina.
The Tornados impressed in all three phases
of the game to take the impressive win, as
Brevard’s offense, defense, and special teams all
made a significant impact on the final outcome.
Brevard improves to a 2-0 record to start
the 2019 season for just the second time in
the school’s NCAA-era history, as the 2019
Tornados squad joins the 2009 team as the only
groups to start undefeated in their first two
contests (2009 Tornados started their season
The Brevard defense, led by Defensive
Coordinator Luke Jaicks, set a new school record
for single-game interceptions, as five different
Tornados snagged picks in Saturday’s game.
Leading the interception charge was junior
defensive back and last week’s D3football.
com “Team of the Week’’ honoree Quentin
Jackson. Jackson’s 15-yard interception return
touchdown kickstarted Brevard’s scoring efforts
and was the second of five BC picks. Fellow
junior cornerback Andreas Wyatt picked off
Allen quarterback Noah Shoeman on Allen’s
first offensive possession. Jackson, Wyatt, and
Wesley Ross recorded three of Brevard’s five
interceptions, while freshmen Rook Tate and Tae
Sullivan snagged their first career interceptions
as Brevard College student-athletes.
Offensively the Tornados were paced by a
solid running attack and big passing plays.
Sophomore running back Damon Rouse led all
ball carriers with a game-high 10 carries for 99
yards, including a 29-yard touchdown scamper
for #29 Rouse. Saturday’s contest marked the
second-straight week that the running back
from Charlotte, N.C. recorded exactly a 29-yard
Gerald Hines, a freshman from Pike County,
Ga., scored on a 10-yard run, while Tornado
signal-caller Dalton Cole snuck in the end zone
from a yard out for a touchdown. All told, the
Tornados tallied 134 net yards rushing and three
touchdowns on the ground.
Through the air. Cole completed 13 passes
for 214 yards, connecting with sophomore slot
receiver Blake Taylor for a 60-yard touchdown
late in the second quarter. Taylor led all Brevard
receivers with 81 yards receiving in the contest,
while senior Ralph Roman III (three catches, 34
yards), Brandon Norris (three catches, 32 yards),
and Jamie Turner (two catches, 15 yards) all had
BC’s defense was paced by a few key
performers in the trenches. Junior safety Dante
Anderson led all Tornados with 10 tackles (six
solo, four assists), one of which being a tackle-
for-loss. Anderson also forced one of Allen’s
four fumbles on the evening, three of which
were forced by Tornado defenders.
Junior linebacker Steffon Canady recorded
Brevard’s lone sack of the evening, wrapping
up Allen’s Shoeman for a five-yard loss.
Brevard’s Jacob Olds and John Burton III
each forced fumbles that were recovered by
the Yellow Jackets, while BC’s Tyler Harrison
recovered a fumbled snap by Allen’s punter.
Chris Diaz led Brevard with two quarterback
hurries, while Toby Naylor’s 1.5 tackles-for-loss
were BC’s team-high.
Special teams made a significant impact
on Brevard’s win. Freshman punter Jaxon
Youngblood helped the Tornados flip possession
and pin the Yellow Jackets deep on multiple
occasions. Youngblood booted five punts away
for 228 yards, which equated an average of 45.6
yards-per-punt. The Greer, S.C. native pinned
Allen inside the 20-yard line three times and
launched a new career-high 56-yard punt.
Placekicker Stamati Damalos was 4-for-4 on
extra points, and made two of his three field goal
attempts, drilling a 40-yard field goal to close
out the first half for the Tornados.
Return man/wide receiver Jamerial Parks
nearly returned the game’s opening kickoff 89
yards for a touchdown before his run was called
back for a holding penalty. Parks’ second of just
two total kickoff returns due to limited kickoff
opportunities by the opposition proved fruitful,
as the junior broke free for a 44-yard run back.
Brevard forced a grand total of six turnovers
in Saturday’s contest, which tied the school’s
NCAA-era record for turnovers forced in a
single game. The 2016 Tornado football team
forced six turnovers (three fumbles, three INTs)
in a contest vs. the Apprentice School on Sept.
The Tornados held onto the ball for the entirety
of the contest, showing discipline by taking care
of the football and not committing a turnover
throughout the duration of the game.
Brevard College returns home and sets its
sights on Homecoming 2019 this coming
week, as the Tornados football team kicks off
conference play on Saturday, October 5 vs.
defending USA South Conference champion
Maryville College. Kickoff is slated for 3 p.m.
at Brevard Memorial Stadium.
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Photo by BC Tornados
Quentin Jackson heads towards the end zone.