Football recap: the Cardinals vs. the Greyhounds

Football recap: the Cardinals vs. the Greyhounds

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Vinny Bockhoff and fellow graduating seniors were honored on the football field prior to Saturday’s game. Bockhoff is accompanied by his mother Angela and younger brother Johnny.
William Jewell College’s last home football game took place Oct. 31 and resulted in a 63-35 defeat by the University of Indianapolis. On this Halloween day, Jewell’s team may have costumed as defeated, but really they were setting seasonal records.
Quarterback Nick West prepares a pass in the beginning of the fourth quarter.
Quarterback Nick West, senior, prepares a pass in the beginning of the fourth quarter.

The Cardinals set a seasonal record for offensive yards with 479-yards passing. A career high was achieved by Jewell quarterback Nick West, senior. West scored four touchdowns, going 19-33 for 455-yards. Wide receiver Anthony Mullins, sophomore, set personal seasonal records with 199-yards and two touchdowns.

The game was not a certain loss from the outset; both teams worked hard in an attempt to win. The University of Indianapolis began the first quarter with a touchdown, but the Cardinals fought back. Mullins put Jewell on the scoreboard and made the first Cardinals’ touchdown with a 67-yard pass.

 

Senior wide receiver Travae Jones meets with the offense while University of Indianapolis has possession.
Wide receiver Travae Jones, senior, meets with the offense while University of Indianapolis has possession.

Jewell and the University of Indianapolis scored back and forth constantly until the game’s second half. West threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to Nate Egharevba, senior wide receiver. Following Jewell’s touchdown, the University of Indianapolis scored three touchdowns in a row, taking a 63-28 lead.

During his completion of seven passes, Egharevba set a season high of 143 yards and two touchdowns. Egharevba, along with the other seniors on the team, was honored before Saturday’s game.
University of Indianapolis defense pounces on senior running back Thomas Cook Jr.
University of Indianapolis defense pounces on running back Thomas Cook Jr., senior.

“Honestly, [the senior recognition game] really helps with the closure to your days as a student-athlete and gets you focused on the future and what’s the next chapter in your life, said Vinny Bockhoff, senior linebacker. “It’s also bittersweet being that my time as a football player is over after all of the years put into it. My body is ready for a break and my future needs the additional free time to get my life started, but I will miss the brotherhood and competitive atmosphere.”

is a junior political science major. She serves as the Photo Manager for the Hilltop Monitor.

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