U of R wins football opener; Pomona-Pitzer falls

The University of Redlands chalked up a 21-10 win over East Texas Baptist this morning in its season debut. It was a good win for the Bulldogs over an opponent that picked up a quality win last week.

The Bulldogs got an efficient performance from senior quarterback Dan Sewlay who went 18 of 24 for 146 yards and two touchdowns. Coach Mike Maynard has said he will use other quarterbacks this season because he has to prepare for life after Selway. Well that came earlier than he even planned as Selway was sidelined with cramps early in the third quarter in the stifling humidity.

Sophomore Chad Hurst came in and directed a drive that put the Bulldogs a 21-3 lead.

Evan Reuter and David Metcalf proved to be the top targets.

On defense Redlands faced a tough task in trying to stop ETBU’s scrambling quarterback Sed Harris. The Bulldogs gave up some big plays but did an admirable job. Maynard credit Andrew Carreon, Spencer Minshew, Alex Ouji and Brad Hutter.

Punter Wes Norris averaged 51.4 yards on five kicks and Mike Nicolini had a big interception in the first half.

Meanwhile Pomona-Pitzer lost to Whitworth (Wash.) 35-7 at home. The Sagehens gave up 21 quick points in the last three minutes and was not in striking distance again. The defense is looking suspect, having given up 562 yards. That will be a big problem!


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