Guilford football falls short in last minute

Guilford College senior wide receiver Montek Johnson makes a catch against Bridgewater College. // Photo By: Andrew Walker/The Guilfordian

Guilford College football dropped its first conference game of the season to Bridgewater College, 30-28. The Homecoming crowd witnessed an interception by the Eagles in the last second on the game to seal the victory.

Bridgewater junior kicker Logan Weis made a 41-yard field goal with 3:04 left in the game to put the Eagles ahead.

Guilford led 21-15 at half, before Weis made three field goals and a touchdown pass by senior quarterback Jay Scroggins put the Eagles on top. Guilford’s lone score in the second half came on a 48-yard run by redshirt senior running back De’Eric Bell.

Guilford sophomore quarterback Alex Manley threw for 208 yards and a touchdown but had three interceptions. Bell had 95 rushing yards and two touchdowns in the loss.

Junior defensive lineman Nick Woghiren and junior defensive lineman Jarrod Russ each had two sacks for the Quakers defense. Russ had four tackles-for-loss in the game. Junior defensive back Jeremiah Hedrick had Guilford’s lone interception.

Guilford posed a threat in the last minutes of the game with a 24-yard pass to senior wide receiver Montek Johnson, putting Guilford at the 14-yard line. On the next play, Bridgewater sophomore defensive back Dustin Green intercepted a pass by Manley to end the game.

Guilford looks to break its two-game losing streak at Randolph-Macon College on Oct. 6 and return home on Oct. 11 to face Ferrum College.