Concordia beats Belhaven

Published 12:00 am Sunday, September 2, 2007

The Selma Times-Journal

JACKSON, Miss. &045; The Concordia College-Selma Hornets racked up 25 second-half points to beat the Belhaven College Blazers 32-19 for the second time in as many tries to claim its first win of the young season.

Concordia was victorious against Belhaven last season in a 27-24 overtime win.

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The Hornet offense had trouble moving the ball in the first half of the contest.

Concordia reached the end zone four times in the second half, including three in the third quarter. Two of the scores were the result of interceptions that were returned for touchdowns.

Sophomore Miguel Terrell stepped in front of a Belhaven receiver for a 10-yard touchdown return. It was his second touchdown of the game. He recovered a fumble in the first quarter and raced 75 yards down the sidelines to put the Hornets up 7-0 with less than a minute into the game.

Ryan Lampton was the recipient of the second touchdown by way of an interception. He picked off a pass in the flat and raced 90 yards untouched for the score to end the third quarter. It gave the Hornets a 25-16 lead and proved to be all of the scoring they would need.

The other third quarter score came on a Ken Johnson pass to Calvin Cornish that netted 32 yards to cap a 65-yard, six-play drive to give Concordia a 13-9 advantage with 12:50 showing on the clock. All three points after attempts failed in the quarter.

Belhaven got on the scoreboard at the 3:51 mark of the first quarter to knot the game at seven. The only points of the second quarter came by way of a safety, when Johnson got sacked in his own end zone. The half ended with the Blazers up 9-7.

The Concordia defense kept the Belhaven offense between the 20’s most of the first half. They made big plays at the right time to hold the Blazers at bay, which included two first-quarter sacks.

The Hornets’ final touchdown was the result of a 3-yard run off tackle by Frank Goode with 4:53 left to play. The drive was set up by Eric Taylor’s 53-yard kickoff return that gave Concordia the ball at the Belhaven 37.

Belhaven’s final score was the result of a 35-yard field goal early in the fourth quarter.