Greensboro, NC (9/21/98) -- The Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) tabbed Guilford College's Dwayne Cherry (Charlotte, NC/Charlotte Country Day) and Jimmy Lamour (Hollywood, FL/Miramar) as its offensive and defensive football players of the week, respectively, the league announced Monday. The pair helped the Quakers to a 27-20 win over Washington and Lee in the September 19 conference opener for both teams.
Cherry, a senior, rushed for a career-high 153 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries. He gained 111 yards, ran for the two scores and a two-point conversion in the second half to help the Quakers erase a 13-12 halftime deficit. His 35-yard scoring scamper broke a 20-20 tie midway through the fourth quarter and proved to be the winning score. Cherry's 153 yards were the most in a single game by a Guilford back since senior David Heggie (Apex, NC/Apex) picked up 167 yards in a loss to Washington and Lee November 5, 1995. A two-year starting defensive back who played fullback as a freshman, Cherry nearly reached his career rushing total of 160 yards in the Washington and Lee game. He leads Guilford's ground-gainers and ranks second in the ODAC with a 92.5 rushing yards per game average.
Lamour, a junior cornerback, picked up his second career player of the week prize thanks to five solo tackles, his ODAC-leading second interception and a pass deflection against the Generals. He returned his fourth-quarter interception 17 yards to the Washington and Lee 42-yard line which set up Cherry's winning score. Lamour's interception was one of five Guilford takeaways on the afternoon. A 1997 first team All-ODAC pick, the 5-11, 165-pound cornerback has 10 career interceptions, seven shy of Drew Baker's '94 school record of 17 thefts.
Coach Mike Ketchum's Quakers (2-0, 1-0 ODAC) have won 11 of their last 12 games dating to 1997. Guilford visits league rival Hampden-Sydney (1-1, 0-0 ODAC) Saturday at 1:30 pm.