On Saturday, Nov. 14, the Wilkes University football team will end their season taking on their rivals down the street: King’s College.
The winner of the game will be able to carry bragging rights into next season and will gain the Mayor’s Cup which King’s will defend this year, as they beat the Colonels last year 27-21. Although the Colonels fought back hard in the fourth quarter, the rally was too late and the Colonels suffered a tough loss to end their season as a result.
The series has been evenly split the last six games, with the Monarchs winning the last two head to head meetings in close contests. The Colonels will attempt to turn the tide by notching a victory of their rivals. Both teams are struggling this season, as the Colonels are 1-7 while the Monarchs are a lowly 3-5 on the year. Getting a victory on Saturday Nov. 14 will be a solid way to end the season, while the losing team will have to swallow not capturing the Mayor’s Cup for a whole year.
This game should be very intense, drawing huge crowds from both sides due to the magnitude of the game and the rivalry. Not only is the game fun for the fans, the players always mark this games calendars when their schedule is released.
Some of the noteable players for the Colonels on the defensive side that will play a big role in capturing a victory for Wilkes are the tandem defensive linemen Jason Ugwu and Michael Fitz, linebacker Tanner Stengel who leads the team with 99 tackles, and defensive backs Jared Powell and Isaiah Robinson who both hold down the secondary for the Colonels.
The offense for the Colonels will be led by quarterback Ryan Dailey alongside his partner in crime, running back PJ Incremona. Some of the targets at Dailey’s disposal are wideout William Deemer, who has been a scoring machine, and tight end Garrett Armstrong, who has stepped up tremendously this season.
With the season almost coming to an end, the Colonels will look to end their season on a high note to kick off next season with a positive outlook.