Heggie Breaks 29-Year-Old School Rushing Record In Guilford Win

 

Greensboro, NC (10/17/98) -- Senior running back David Heggie (Apex, NC/Apex) rushed 39 times for a school-record 265 yards and a touchdown to lift Guilford over Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) rival Bridgewater (VA), 28-14, Saturday afternoon. Heggie's 265 yards broke the old mark of 253 yards set by John Meroney '61 against Elon in 1959 and represents the fourth-highest single-game rushing total in ODAC history.

Guilford improves to 4-2 overall, 3-0 in the ODAC, while Bridgewater falls to 0-6, 0-3.

Rookie Brian Foulks (Greensboro, NC/Western Guilford) tossed two touchdown passes to rookie Chris McKinney (Apex, NC/Apex) in Guilford's 21-point third quarter to break a 7-7 halftime tie. The Quakers outscored Bridgewater, 21-0, in the third quarter. McKinney made four grabs for a career-high 131 yards and became the first Guilford player to gain over 100 receiving yards this year.

Heggie, the school's second all-time leading rusher, entered the contest with 131 rushing yards in five injury-plagued games. He went over the 100-yard plateau for the first time since October 5, 1996 and for the 17th time in his career. Heggie now has three games with over 200 rushing yards in his career.

Junior cornerback Jimmy Lamour (Hollywood, FL/Miramar) put the Quakers on the board in the first quarter with a 75-yard interception return, his third pick of the year and second career interception return for a touchdown.

The Eagles answered on the ensuing possession with a 10-play, 50-yard scoring drive, culminated by freshman quarterback Jason Lutz' (Basye, VA/Stonewall Jackson) three-yard touchdown run.

Following an uneventful second quarter which featured three turnovers, Guilford went ahead, 14-7, on the third play of the third quarter when Foulks hit a leaping McKinney on the sideline. McKinney outjumped his lone defender on the play and scampered 71 yards for the score - Guilford's longest scoring pass play since a 71-yard touchdown pass from Danny Strelkauskas '98 to Willliam Rochelle '98 in an October 15, 1996 upset of Emory & Henry.

Guilford scored on its next possession on a similar pass play from Foulks to McKinney, this one from 20 yards out. The pass capped an 11-play, 65-yard drive which featured 49 offensive yards by Heggie (38 rushing , 11 receiving) and the Quakers' first two third-down conversions in nearly four quarters dating back to last week's game with Ferrum.

Rookie linebacker Jake Sorg (Andover, NJ/Lenape Regional) set up Guilford's final touchdown by returning his first career interception 10 yards to the Bridgewater 21-yard line. Heggie carried the ball five consecutive times and crossed the goal line on the final carry from three yards out. The touchdown tied Heggie with assistant coach Calvin Hunter '92 with a school-record 18 career rushing touchdowns.

Bridgewater's Wilbert Coleman (Blackstone, VA/Nottoway) scored on a 56-yard punt return in the fourth quarter to pull Bridgewater to within 28-14, The Eagles drew no closer as the Quakers' defense allowed 73 total offensive yards in the second half. Guilford limited Bridgewater to 19 passing yards for the game, one yard shy of the school record for fewest passing yards allowed. Lutz led Bridgewater with 81 yards on 15 carries.

The win kept Guilford's league mark perfect headed into an October 24 home game with rival Emory & Henry. The Wasps, ranked sixth in this week's NCAA Division III South Region Poll, carried a 2-0 ODAC mark into today's home game with Randolph-Macon.