EMORY — Emory & Henry quarterback Kyle Boden passed for 309 yards and three touchdowns as the Wasps opened the 2013 season with a 49-13 win over non-conference rival Ferrum at Fred Selfe Stadium Saturday.
Boden hit Chad Williams with a 14-yard touchdown toss with 9:50 remaining in the first quarter. He connected on a 41-yard scoring strike to Josh Smith with less than a minute remaining in that period.
Boden’s 10-yard touchdown pass to Lucas Kirby with six seconds remaining in the first half left Emory & Henry leading 42-0 at intermission.
Williams caught eight passes for 77 yards while Kirby had seven receptions for 70 yards.
Running back Jonathan Turpin had a pair of 1-yard TD punches for the Wasps (1-0), who racked up 132 rushing yards on the day.
Kasey Jones led the Wasps ground attack with 49 yards on 11 carries. Former Gate City standout Joe Vaughn had 37 yards in nine trips and Chris Edwards had 27 yards in seven carries.
Panthers QB Tim Reynolds, who was sacked twice by E&H defenders, passed for 53 yards on the day and was intercepted twice. Understudy Sedale Mullen also gave up a pick.
E&H linebacker Paul Forney collected nine tackles and picked off a pass. Linebacker Rennel Marshall had five stops including 1 for loss while nine other Wasps players had three or more tackles. Safeties Jason Hill and Robbie Gaines each had interceptions for Emory & Henry.
Ferrum (0-1), which only had 179 yards of total offense on the day, got a third quarter scoring run from Reynolds and a later TD run from Troy Helton, who rushed for 64 yards. Five different Panthers caught passes in the game.