On Thursday Sept. 26, West Alabama played Concordia in Demopolis, and the team gathered a total of 596 offensive yards. The game against Concordia was the second time UWA had scored more than seventy points with Will Hall as head coach.
Within West Alabama’s first possession, our Tigers scored a touchdown with sophomore kicker Mark Grant scoring a 22-yard field goal. With only a few seconds passed, Stephanio McNair recovered a fumbled kick-off and gave UWA their first touchdown of the game.
Kedrick Rhodes and Chad Toocheck were familiar jerseys seen in the endzone, as they together ran in two touchdowns in the first half, thanks to quarterback Caldwell.
UWA headed into the locker room for half time leading Concordia 38-14.
Caldwell and Toocheck worked together again in the third quarter, putting up another touchdown on UWA’s Scoreboard. Quarterback Johnston threw a 14 yard pass to Javae Swindle, giving UWA another touchdown in the third quarter.
“Qyen (Griffin) gets the credit for that because he batted the football and the defensive line got good pressure,” Lilly said. “I was looking to score, but I just ran out of gas. I never told anybody I was fast and about 70 yards is all I got.”
Grant was seven out of eight for his field goals, with Brandon Rivers being one for one.
Quarterback Kyle Caldwell gathered 216 passing yards and was 12 for 24, with three of his passes ending with a touchdown. Senior quarterback, Gary Johnston, was 3 for 4 and collected 53 yards in passing, as well.
“They were hard to make checks against because they were lining up in random sets,” said Caldwell “We still have to take better care of the football. Chad and I had a miscommunication on the interception I threw in the end zone.”
“We have a football team that is capable of winning a national title, so when we don’t play as well as we believe we should, then everyone is unhappy,” Coach Hall stated. “Still, it was game four and it was a win. It’s good to be in that spot with our football program when we win by this margin and folks are unhappy.”
Our Tigers will be back in Tiger stadium on Thursday to continue their 2013 GSC season and will take on Delta State at 6:30 p.m.