Oct 27, 2018

Bruins Grab Shutout Victory Over Pioneers

A Winning Tradition

 
  • One post-season appearance (1960 Crusader Bowl)
  • One AFCA Division III Coaches' All-American (Nolan Schuler, 2017)
  • One CoSIDA Academic All-American (Caleb Dalzell, 2017)
  • Two CoSIDA Academic All-District (Caleb Dalzell, 2017; Grant Schroeder, 2017)
  • Three D3football.com All-Americans
  • Four D3football.com All-Region Honorees
  • 37 All-NWC Athletes 
  • Five D3Football.com Team of the Week
  • Nine NWC Student-Athlete of the Week Awards 
  • One Cliff Harris Award Finalist (Charles Riga, 2017)
  • Two NSCA All-American (Justin Kruse, 2015; Dane Jensen, 2017)
  • Two NFL Draft Picks 
 

Photo Courtesy of Jake Ryan

PORTLAND --- A field goal, two rushing touchdowns, and a handful of defensive stops are all it took for the George Fox football team to record its first shutout victory on the season. The Bruins traveled across the road to Lewis & Clark in a Northwest Conference matchup, winning the contest, 17-0.

Recap:

Mother Nature didn't seem to bother the Bruins, as they spent most of the day running the football. Seven different Bruins averaged at least one carry to combine for the 234 yards on the ground. The 234 yards marked the second most put up by the Bruins on the season (Pomona-Pitzer, 351 yards).

George Fox ran down most of the clock early in the first quarter after Jaden Sheffey and Josiah Schmidt marched the Bruins downfield. The Bruins found themselves on the Pios 8-yard line but were unable to find paydirt. Andrew Kalahar stepped up for the Bruins, hitting the 23-yard field goal to put the Bruins up 3-0.

Lewis & Clark had an opportunity to answer back on the next possession, but the 20-yard field goal attempt sailed right. It was an all-out defensive effort the rest of the first half, as neither team seemed to find any rhythm.

The Bruins went into the half leading 3-0.

It was all George Fox in the second half, as the Bruins forced three turnovers and scored twice to secure their 17-0 victory. Rudy Hughes came up big for the Bruins on the day, forcing a fumble early in the third quarter and grabbing an interception when the Pios were in scoring position.

Caleb Harrell recorded his fourth interception on the season to set the Bruins up in the red zone. Anthony Garcia made the most of the opportunity, scoring the Bruins' first touchdown of the game on a 6-yard run.

Sheffey sealed the game for the Bruins early in the fourth with a 22-yard touchdown run to give the Bruins a 17-0 lead.

Top Performers:

Anthony Garcia led the offense with 16 carries for 129 yards and one touchdown. Jaden Sheffey ran the ball 15 times for 53 yards and went 4-9 for 18 yards.

Daniel Campos finished with 10 tackles and one broken up pass, while Rudy Hughes recorded three tackles, one interception, one tackle for a loss and one forced fumble.

What It Means:

The Bruins are now 4-4 on the season and 2-3 in the Northwest Conference.

What Comes Next:

George Fox will stay on the road next week when they face Pacific Lutheran Saturday, Nov. 3, at 1 p.m.