By Marvin Monroe
The Reinhardt Eagles kicked off the football season in full force Saturday with a 55-2 win over Point University.
The Eagles started the season ranked No. 11 in the Mid-South Conference and are looking to dominate the conference this year.
Saturday’s game was not only the first of the season but the first ever played under the new field lights funded by the “Light the Hardt” campaign. The team also gave thanks to professors Stephanie Marchant, of the Communication and Media Studies Program, and Missy Dayoub, RU Physical Plant Director, for going above and beyond to help the athletics program through their teaching of student-athletes.
The Eagles showed no slack in the opening game of the season, scoring on the opening possession with a 2-yard touchdown by L.J. Stegall coming out of a 52-yard drive. Later in the first quarter, Ryan Thompson completed a pass to Quantavious Williams for another 59-yard touchdown. This would end the first quarter with a 14-2 lead over the Skyhawks.
The Eagles started the second quarter with a touchdown by Montralius Mosely followed by Aaron Kennedy completing a pass to Jay Ashley for a 20-yard reception. The scoreboard read 28-2 with 6:39 left in the second quarter. Qua Stocks wasn’t done yet and ran in a 38-yard touchdown, making the score 34-2, after a failed extra point kick. As the half came to an end, Deonte Dennis charged in to advance the lead to 41-2.
A hard played third quarter ended in no touchdowns, but the last quarter made up for it with two touchdowns with a run from Reggie Mack through a pair of tacklers and a huge 69-yard run by Mosely to end the game at 55-2 in favor of the Eagles.
Eagles defense was led by Javier Dyer with seven tackles, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery with a 22-yard return. Tevin McCoy had two sacks.
For total game stats and play by play information, click here.
The next game against Cincinnati Christian, which lost to Union 42-0 in its opener, will kick off Sept. 3 at Ken White Field at 1:30pm.