Reinhardt Eagles (3-2) vs. Union Bulldogs (1-3)
Burch/Nau Field Barbourville, KY
Saturday, October 5, 2013
Kickoff at 1:30 PM
The first-place Reinhardt Eagles look to add to their three game win streak this Saturday when they travel to Barbourville, Kentucky, to face the Union Bulldogs.
Last week the Eagles moved atop the Mid-South Conference West Division standings by whipping Bethel University 41-36. For the third straight week a Reinhardt player earned Conference Player-of-the-Week honors – freshman defensive back Travis Nunley garned the Special Teams award for his school-record 100 yard kickoff return. “That kickoff really won the game for us,” said Reinhardt head coach Danny Cronic. A pair of freshmen running backs, Carl Edouard and L.J. Stegall, each scored two touchdowns in the win, and the quarterback tandem of Jonathon Chamblee and Ryan Thompson threw the ball for a combined 16 of 20 for 192 yards. The defense was led by linebacker Alvarez “AJ” Thomas, who had 9.5 tackles on the day, and DE Tevin McCoy, who finished with 7 tackles.
For the first time in school history (this is the team’s first season of football), the Eagles are above the .500 mark. They are tied with Campbellsville for the division lead.
Reinhardt will face a Union squad coming off its first victory of the season.
The Bulldogs picked up their first win of the season against NCAA Division II foe Virginia-Wise. Union was led by freshman quarterback Hogan Goodman. In his first collegiate start, Goodman earned Mid-South Offensive Player of the Week honors by completing 16-of-34 passes for 228 yards and one touchdown, and rushing for another score. Goodman marched the Dogs down the field in the final 30 seconds of the game before hitting junior wide receiver Dominique Jefferson for a game-winning touchdown with only three seconds left on the clock. Junior running back Leonard Dixon led the Bulldogs in rushing with 71 yards and a touchdown on 17 carries.
One winning streak will end on Saturday in the Bluegrass State. The Reinhardt Eagles hope to “soar for four” and maintain a division lead as they head into a bye week and the mid-point of the season and semester.
Kickoff is 1:30 ET and the game can be heard by visiting the Reinhardt Athletic Department website: http://www.reinhardteagles.com/index.php
Contributors: Reinhardt Sport Studies majors DeRoss Polhill and Quinton Wood contributed to this post.