Monarchs beat Braves

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, November 2, 2004

MURFREESBORO – Methodist College compiled 433 yards of offense on their way to a 28-0 win over Chowan here Saturday afternoon.

The Monarch’s defense held Chowan to just 166 yards of total offense on 47 plays.

Methodist scored on their first possession of the game when Demarcus Wilson hit paydirt on a 13-yard scamper. Patrick Larkin made good on the extra point to give Methodist a 7-0 lead.

The Braves defense held tight until the final minute of the second quarter when, with just 45 ticks on the clock, Chris Roncketti connected with George Sands for a 20-yard touchdown strike. Larkin banged the extra point through the uprights to give the Monarchs a 14-0 lead heading into halftime.

After a scoreless third quarter, the Monarchs capped off an 87-yard drive with Wilson punching in four-yard touchdown run with Larkin connected on the extra point for a 21-0 lead. Methodist’s Jackson Jean intercepted a Taylor Furlough pass on the Braves next possession, setting up a 31-yard touchdown pass from Roncketti to Jeremy McSwain. Larkin made the final score 28-0 with the extra point.

Cary Steward continued to show promise at tailback position with 108 yards on 21 carries for Chowan. Steward is the only Brave to get 100-plus yards on the ground all year.

For Methodist, Mike Hill had 101 rushing yards on nine carries. Roncketti connected on 10 of 12 passes for 168 yards and two touchdowns.

Adam Powers led the Braves with 10 tackles, two for a loss while Alan Brosky contributed nine tackles.

The Braves fell to 1-7 while Methodist improved to 6-2 on the year.

Chowan will travel to Wesley College next Saturday for a 1 p.m. kick off. Methodist will travel to Greensboro College for a 1 p.m. game.