Greensboro, NC -- Sophomore fullback Randy Anderson (Ashland, VA/Patrick Henry) rushed for 66 yards and two touchdowns to lead visiting Ferrum (5-0) to a 27-10 nonconference football win over Guilford (3-2) Saturday afternoon. Freshman defensive backs Dennis Freeman (Virginia Beach, VA/Salem) and Tim Carter (Churchville, VA/Albemarle) each made two interceptions as the Panthers took advantage of five Guilford turnovers and a 12-minute advantage in time of possession.
Senior defensive back Nate Daniels (Fairfax, VA/Fairfax) put the Panthers on the board with a 30-yard return of a Dwayne Cherry (Charlotte, NC/Charlotte Country Day) fumble. The fumble was one of five first-quarter turnovers between the two teams.
Guilford freshman Luke Southam (Miami, FL/Miami Country Day) halved the Quakers' deficit with a 20-yard field goal, but the Panthers answered with a seven-play, 58-yard scoring drive on the ensuing possession capped by an Anderson two-yard touchdown run.
Ferrum jumped out to a 20-3 lead on its next possession when sophomore quarterback Brandon Rimes (LaBelle, FL/LaBelle) hit sophomore Tony Childress (Centreville, VA/Centreville) streaking down the center of the field from 31 yards out. Rimes' second touchdown pass of the year capped a 12-play, 57-yard drive which Freeman set up with his second interception in a 12-minute span. Rimes also rushed for a team-high 100 yards on 14 carries.
The Quakers rallied to within 20-10 on the ensuing possession on a 20-yard touchdown pass from freshman quarterback Brian Foulks (Greensboro, NC/Western Guilford) to rookie receiver Chris McKinney (Apex, NC/Apex) with eight seconds left in the half. The fourth-down scoring play finished an 11-play, 80-yard drive which took 2:36.
Ferrum grounded out the clock in the third quarter with back-to-back 11-play drives, but had nothing show for it after a missed 31-yard field goal attempt and a fumble on Guilford's five-yard line. The Quakers struggled to get back in the game, but saw the Panthers put the contest out of reach when Anderson scored his second touchdown of the afternoon from two yards out with 5:41 remaining. Ferrum started the four-play drive on Guilford's 13-yard line after Carter's second pick of the day and a face mask penalty against Guilford.
The Panthers look to match their best start since 1991 (6-0) with a 1:30 home contest with Chowan. The Quakers seek their third league when next week when they host Bridgewater at 1:30 p.m. The game starts a three-game stretch of Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) opponents for Guilford.