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Randolph-Macon beats up Guilford

GREENSBORO, NC (WWBT) - A heart-breaking loss to reigning ODAC champion Washington & Lee may have made the players and coaching staff of Randolph-Macon sick, but a trip to Greensboro was perfect to cure those ills.

Randolph-Macon racked up 504 yard of offense as the Yellow Jackets topped Guilford 45-7 in ODAC football action Saturday afternoon in Greensboro, NC.

The win propels R-MC to 6-2 on the season and 2-2 in league play.  The sixth win secures a fifth consecutive winning season for the Yellow Jackets, a feat that has not been accomplished by the program since 1965-1970.  Guilford drops to 1-6 overall and 0-3 in the ODAC.

The Yellow Jackets got 293 yards passing from quarterback Zac Naccarato.  The southpaw was 16-of-21 and tossed two scores on the day.  Luke Sellers was his favorite receiver, connecting with the junior wide out eight times for 196 yards and one score.

The Yellow Jackets got off to a quick start after Brandon Harrison intercepted Guilford quarterback Zac Halbert on first drive of the game.  R-MC then went 47 yards in seven plays, hitting pay dirt on a 24 yard scamper by Vance Hendren on a trap up the middle.

Randolph-Macon held Guilford on its ensuing possession, got the ball back and drove 64 yards on 14 plays, taking 7:21 off the clock.  The Jackets went up 14-0 on a three yard plunge by Drake Sanders.

The Quakers appeared to heading in for a score on its next possession but GC fumbled on the goal line and R-MC recovered in the end zone.  R-MC capitalized, driving into GC territory before getting a 31 yard field from Josh Storm to go up 17-0.

Following another Guilford fumble, Naccarato hooked up with Sellers on a 50 yard touchdown pass to put the Jackets up 24-0 with just over two minutes to go in the half.

The Randolph-Macon defense was then able to get the ball back for its offense prior to halftime.  Naccarato found Hendren on a screen pass for a 23 yard touchdown to send R-MC to the locker room with a 31-0 lead.

The teams exchanged possessions to start the second stanza before R-MC took over and was able to drive 50 yards in just five plays, pushing its lead to 38-0 on a one yard run by Thaddeus Scruggs.

The R-MC defense held GC to just 59 yards rushing and was led by Tom Solak and Andrew Leonard who both had eight tackles on the day.    The Yellow Jackets converted 8-of-13 third down on the day, and held the Quakers to 6-of-14 in that category.

Randolph-Macon will have a bye next week before returning to action on November 5th at Bridgewater. Kickoff is scheduled for 1:00 p.m.

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