Guilford Football Team Downs Catholic for First Win, 35-21

Greensboro, NC -- Guilford College's Micah Rushing ran for 77 yards and scored two touchdowns in the Quakers' 35-21 Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) football win over Catholic Saturday. The victory snapped Guilford's (1-8, 1-4 ODAC) 11-game losing streak and sent the Cardinals to 0-9 overall (0-5 ODAC) and extended their losing skid to 10.

Rushing scored on a 42-yard second-quarter run that broke a 14-14 tie and gave the hosts the lead for good. He added a 13-yard touchdown catch from sophomore quarterback Chris Gammon that swelled the Quakers' edge to 35-14. Guilford rolled up a season-high 218 rushing yards thanks to sophomore T.J. Journigan's career-high 109 rushing yards on 24 carries. Gammon completed 16-of-27 passes for 157 yards and two scores. Rushing and sophomore Chris Barnette made six receptions apiece.

Guilford's defense forced a season-high five turnovers and kept the opponent off the board on its first possession for just the second time in nine games. Senior safety Mark Davis led the Quakers' tacklers for the second straight week with 12 tackles. Senior cornerback Chase Waterhouse  made eight stops and a career-high two interceptions.

Guilford's special teams delivered a second-quarter touchdown when sophomore linebacker Ray Welborn  blocked a Catholic punt at the Cardinals' 16-yard line that was recovered in the end zone by rookie defensive lineman Scottie Byrd.

Catholic freshman quarterback Mike Geraghty  completed 14-of-23 second-half passes off the bench for 195 yards and a touchdown. Senior starter Pat Truxillo went 11 for 21 for 195 yards with two interceptions. Rookie receiver Noah Rogers  caught five passes for 100 yards and sophomore receiver Ryan Bowman  scored on a nine-yard run and a 14-yard pass from Geraghty. Rookie linebacker Anthony DelBorrell paced the defense with a game-high 17 tackles (13 solo). Senior defensive back Ryan Parrish  picked off two Gammon passes.

The Quakers close the season next Saturday at Emory & Henry at 1:00 p.m. Catholic hosts league-leading Bridgewater next Saturday in its final chance to avoid its first winless season in 90 years.