Bears improve to 3-2, bounce Brevard, 34-6

The Lenoir-Rhyne football team picked up its first road win of the season in a 34-6 triumph over Brevard on Saturday afternoon in a South Atlantic Conference play.

L-R senior quarterback Reuben Haynes ran for two touchdowns and the Bears finished with 317 yards on the ground en route to their second-straight victory.

On defense, Lenoir-Rhyne (3-2, 1-1) sacked Brevard (0-6, 0-4) five times and limited the Tornadoes to 219 yards of total offense in the win.

Lenoir-Rhyne got on the board on its second possession of the game when Haynes capped off a nine-play, 72-yard drive with a seven-yard touchdown run with 2:08 remaining in the first quarter.

L-R sophomore halfback Jarrod Spears gave the Bears a 14-0 advantage entering intermission with a 30-yard touchdown run 57 seconds left before break.

The Bears put the contest away with touchdown runs by sophomore fullback Isaiah Whitaker and Haynes of four and five yards, respectively, in the third quarter to push the lead to 28-0.

Senior placekicker Zach Neumann added fourth quarter field goals of 39 and 31 yards for Lenoir-Rhyne before Brevard finally got on the board on a seven-yard touchdown run by Jaquan Marsh to help the Tornados avoid the shutout.

Whitaker paced the ground game for the Bears with 87 yards, while L-R sophomore linebacker Tanner Botts finished with a team-high eight tackles and a sack to lead the defense.

Lenoir-Rhyne returns home to face Tusculum (2-4, 1-1) on Homecoming next Saturday starting at 2 p.m., at Moretz Stadium.