Sewanee Stopped by No. 24 Berry in First-Ever Night Game

Sewanee Stopped by No. 24 Berry in First-Ever Night Game

SEWANEE, Tenn. - The Sewanee football team enjoyed the fact of the first night game in program history, but the 24th-ranked Berry Vikings spoiled the event, defeating the Tigers, 48-10, Saturday night in front of a packed house at historic Hardee-McGee Field at Harris Stadium.

The Vikings led 21-0 after the opening quarter before taking a 31-0 halftime lead.

Sewanee broke Berry's (6-0, 4-0) shutout attempt in the fourth quarter after a 27-yard field goal.

The Tigers (2-4, 1-3) found the endzone late in the contest thanks to a 27-yard pass from Sam Hearn to Sam Everette to make it 48-10.

The Vikings posted a new school record in total offense with 543 yards, while limiting Sewanee's offense to 246 yards.

Alex Darras posted 90 yards on a 12-for-22 night, while Hearn recorded 54 yards on 3-for-8 passing.

Mikey Plancher posted 49 yards on the ground on 16 carries, while Cyrus McCullough led the Purple and Gold in the air with 44 yards as eight different Tiger receivers were targeted in the contest.

William Phillips recorded another interception. The freshman has five interceptions this season.

Lee Menefee led the Tigers defense with 10 tackles, 1.5 tackles for a loss.

The Tigers next hit the road to take on Birmingham-Southern. Kickoff is scheduled for 2 p.m. next Saturday from Krulak Stadium.

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