Jacksonville Sports Day

EWC: Ava Maria Falls to Tigers, 29-19

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. —– The Ave Maria Football team fell to Edward Waters, 29-19, in Jacksonville on Saturday night. The Blue and Green fell behind 29-3 before scoring 16 unanswered.

Jamal Hughes got the scoring started for EWC with a 5-yard touchdown pass to Taron Williams. Drakkar Harris then ran in a 3-yard touchdown to make it 14-7. Midway through the second quarter, Brandon Leon nailed a 38-yard field goal to cut the deficit to 11, 14-3. A 1-yard touchdown run by Williams and a 2-point conversion made it 22-3 EWC at the half.

The Tigers struck first in the third with a Jerrod Thomas 1-yard TD run before a 25-yard TD pass from Matthew Kreichman to make it 29-10. A few minutes later, Nate Cameau had a 5-yard touchdown run to bring AMU within 12, 29-17. Ave Maria ended the game with a safety to make it 29-19.

Kreichman finished 8-for-16 for 1-5 yards and an interception. Cameau ran the ball eight times for a team-high 26 yards and a touchdown. Austin Cole and Xavier Roberts each had three receptions. Cole finished with 85 yards receiving and a touchdown.

Ilan Jorge led the Gyrene defense with four total tackles including 2.5 sacks. He was one of five Gyrenes with four tackles.

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