Randolph-Macon rallies past Sewanee

Randolph-Macon rallies to beat Sewanee

ASHLAND, VA (WWBT) - The Randolph-Macon football team scored the final 20 points of the contest to defeat Sewanee 34-20 Saturday afternoon at Day Field in front of a crowd of 2,215 Family Weekend fans.

The Yellow Jackets (2-1) trailed 20-14 in the third quarter before a 54-yard kickoff return by sophomore Deshaun Rogers put R-MC on the Sewanee 28-yard line. Senior quarterback Zac Naccarato scored on a 12-yard run to tie the game and sophomore Seth Yurgel booted the extra point to put the Yellow Jackets ahead to stay with 6:20 remaining in the third period.

After the R-MC defense held the Tigers (1-2) to a three-and-out on their next possession, Naccarato snuck in from one yard out to make it a 27-20 contest with 1:18 left in the third period.

Sewanee moved to the R-MC 39, but a 4th-and-12 pass fell incomplete with 11:30 to go in the contest.

The Yellow Jackets put together one of their best drives of the season, going 61 yards in 13 plays and eating up 8:16 on the clock. Junior running back John Byrd bulled in from a yard out to push the lead to 34-20 with just 3:14 left in the contest.

Naccarato completed nine of 14 passes for 119 yards and a pair of scores. He ran the ball six times for 38 yards and two touchdowns.

Byrd carried the ball 24 times for 110 yards and a score.

R-MC is off next weekend before beginning conference play on Saturday, Oct. 4 at 1 p.m. at Emory & Henry.

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