Wesley College’s football team will be moving on to the second round of the NCAA playoffs, after defeating the Framingham State Rams 58-21 at Drass Field on Saturday.
The offensive standouts in the game for the Wolverines were freshman quarterback Drew Fry, senior wide receiver Corterris Simpson, junior wide receiver Mike Credle, senior wide receiver Ruhann Peele and sophomore wide receiver Jerrish Halsey.
Fry went 24 for 28 for 345 yards and five touchdowns.
Simpson had six catches for 113 yards.
Credle had seven catches for 110 yards and three touchdowns.
Peele had seven catches for 96 yards and one touchdown.
Halsey had one catch for 12 yards and one touchdown.
Senior running back Marcellus Pack had two kickoff returns for 134 yards and one touchdown.
On the Defensive side, the standouts for Wesley were sophomore cornerback Ryan Clemons, sophomore defensive end Shaq Brittingham, junior linebacker Dante Daniel, sophomore linebacker Mike Brewer, junior defensive end Shymere Vessels, junior free safety Marcus Gaspard, sophomore linebacker Key’mann Coleman and senior strong safety Coray Williams.
Clemons was a co-leader in tackles in the win with seven.
Brittingham was the other leader in tackles with seven and also had 1.5 sacks.
Daniel had six tackles and one sack.
Brewer had four tackles and ran back an interception for a touchdown.
Vessels had three tackles and 1.5 sacks.
Gaspard had two tackles and returned an interception for a touchdown.
Coleman had one tackle and one sack.
Williams had three tackles, two interceptions, and returned one interception for a touchdown.
Wesley’s Offense Puts Their Foot On The Gas Early
Wesley did not waste any time putting up points in this game as Marcellus Pack opened it up with an 84-yard kickoff return which gave his team a 7-0 lead with 14:45 left in the first quarter.
The next Wesley scoring drive would start at the 13:16 minute mark at their own 22-yard line.
Quarterback Drew Fry had over 49 yards on the drive which would include a 38-yard pass to wide receiver Ruhann Peele for a touchdown. The touchdown increased the Wolverines’ lead to 14-0 with 11:42 left in the first quarter.
Pack also rushed for over 26 yards in the scoring drive.
At the 9:44 minute mark, Wesley had possession of the ball again but this time at their own 25-yard line.
On the nine-play, 75-yard scoring drive, quarterback Fry would come up big again by throwing for over 51 yards which included a 16-yard touchdown pass to Mike Credle. Fry’s second touchdown pass of the game would put the Wolverines up 20-0 with 5:27 left in the quarter.
Pack also ran for 19 yards on the scoring drive.
It took some time but Framingham State finally showed some life in the late first quarter when their running back Devaun Ford rushed four yards for a touchdown which cut the lead to 21-7 with 2:38 left in the quarter. The drive was nine plays for 79 yards.
The key play for the Rams on the drive is when their quarterback Adam Wojenski found his wide receiver Austin Nunn for 40 yards which took them to Wesley’s four-yard line.
The Wolverines would answer right back with a scoring drive of their own where quarterback Fry found his wide receiver Jerrish Halsey for the 12-yard touchdown. Wesley’s scoring drive started at the Rams’ 34-yard line which took the Wolverines five plays and 34 yards to get the score.
Fry’s third touchdown of the game would give his team a 27-7 lead with 1:57 left in the first quarter.
Wolverines Defense Get Into The Scoring Party In the Second Quarter
The next Wesley score would come in the second quarter but this time it would come from their defense.
As linebacker Mike Brewer would intercept Rams quarterback Adam Wojenski’s pass and take it back 92 yards for a touchdown which would give Wesley a 34-7 lead with 6:21 left in the second quarter.
Wesley’s offense would see the ball again at the 4:13 minute mark in the second quarter with the ball marked at their own 24-yard line.
Quarterback Drew Fry was once again the leading man on the scoring drive as he threw for 68 yards which included a 38-yard touchdown to Mike Credle. Fry’s fourth touchdown of the day would give Wesley a 41-7 lead with 1:28 left in the half.
Wesley’s next scoring drive would start at their own 42-yard line which Fry led the team again to put them in scoring position. Fry threw for 35 yards and rushed for six to set the team up at Framingham State 26 yard line. Senior kicker Nick Bruhn would make a 44-yard field goal to give the Wolverines a 44-7 lead at the half.
Wesley Continues To Add To Their Lead
Wesley’s offense was still feeling it in the third quarter as the team marched from the Rams’ 41-yard line to score a touchdown.
There should be no surprise in seeing quarterback Drew Fry leading his team to the score as he threw 35 yards which included a seven-yard pass to Mike Credle for the touchdown. Fry’s fifth touchdown of the game would give the Wolverines a 51-7 lead with 10:44 left in the quarter.
Wesley’s defense was at again, as strong safety Coray Williams would intercept Rams quarterback Adam Wojenski at Wesley’s 31-yard line which he would take it back for an 85-yard touchdown return. Williams’s touchdown gave the Wolverines a 58-7 lead with 5:40 remaining in the third.
Rams Score 14 In Fourth But Wesley’s Lead Too Much
The fourth quarter would be Framingham State’s quarter but Wesley pretty much already had this game sealed up by then.
Rams’ first score in the quarter would be around the 10:38 minute mark when their quarterback Adam Wojenski found wide receiver Elijah Nichols for the 70-yard touchdown. The touchdown would decrease Wesley’s lead to 58-14.
The next score for Framingham State would be with one second left as Adam Wojenski rushed the ball for one yard at Wesley’s one-yard line to score. Wojenski’s touchdown would decrease Wolverines’ lead to 58-21.
As the clock ran out, Wesley would take a 58-21 win to move on to take on Delaware Valley in round two of the NCAA playoffs on November 30th at Drass Field. Kickoff is scheduled at noon.
First Downs: Wesley 26& FS 20
Third Efficiency (%): Wesley 45% (5 of 11)& FS 27% (4 of 15)
Total Offense: Wesley 461& FS 390
Net Yards Passing: Wesley 350& FS 295
Net Yards Rushing: Wesley 111 & FS 95
Penalties: Wesley 11-100 & FS 3-32
Fumbles: Wesley 1-1 & FS1-1
Sacks: Wesley 6-44& FS 1-7
Interceptions: Wesley 4 & FS 0
Time of Possession: Wesley 31:33& FS 28:27