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Wasps dethrone Monarchs with highest point total in 23 years

September 21st, 2013 6:45 pm by Staff Report

Wasps dethrone Monarchs with highest point total in 23 years

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — The Emory & Henry offense had an awfully busy Saturday.

The Wasps (3-0) scored early and often in a 61-22 victory over Methodist at Monarch Stadium, lighting up the scoreboard with their highest point total since 1990. They racked up 600 yards of total offense and nine touchdowns.

Quarterback Kyle Boden was nearly flawless, hitting 29 of 31 attempts for 382 yards, five touchdowns and one interception. His favorite receiver on the afternoon, Josh Smith, hauled in 12 catches for 153 yards and two TDs.

Thanks to his 75-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter, Chris Edwards closed as the Wasps’ top rusher after carrying the ball six times for 100 yards. Boden added 24 yards and a score on the ground.

Ryan Byrd, Anthony Jones and Robbie Gaine all had interceptions for the Wasps, and Paul Forney forced a fumble.

About the only thing that didn’t go well for the Wasps were their extra points. Four of Austin Breed’s six PAT kicks were blocked.

Methodist (2-1), which managed just 68 offensive yards in the first half, finished with 349.

Starting quarterback Max Reber had a tough day. He was 13-of-26 passing for 167 yards and all three picks. He was sacked three times. Jordan Vann threw for one TD and rushed for two others to lead the Monarchs.

The Wasps are off next weekend. They open Old Dominion Athletic Conference play Oct. 5 on the road at Randolph-Macon.

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