Colonel Football entered Schmidt Stadium with zero wins on the season and left Schmidt Stadium with a goose egg as Stevenson spoils senior day.
Wilkes held a 6-0 lead for the entirety of the first quarter after a stellar drive led by freshman Nick Geimer. Geimer rushed twice to put Wilkes closer to Mustang territory before finding Aaron Coyne on the next gain.
Geimer kept the ball himself to give the Colonels a fresh set of downs on the Stevenson 14. Geimer found one of his favorite targets in tight end Garrett Armstrong for an 11 yard chain moving completion before punching the ball in himself for a 3 yard touchdown. The extra point would fail as Mike Hauck’s kick was blocked.
Wilkes would even see another scoring opportunity as they found themselves inside the Stevenson 10 yard line. On third and three, Geimer picked up one yard before head coach Trey Brown’s Colonels elected to settle for points.
That decision would backfire as Hauck’s 23 yard kick sailed wide left.
Visiting Stevenson would score 10 unanswered points to take a lead, but Wilkes would rally back after a Jacob Brook intercepted Dan Williams in a drive-stopping play.
The Colonel offense marched down the field in 2:19 when Geimer found Armstrong on a 30 yard completion to cap off the scoring drive. However, Hauck’s kick would again be blocked, keeping a 12-10 margin.
Hauck would finish 0-for-2 on extra points attempts, both blocked, while also missing a field goal attempt. Other than the Geimer-to-Armstrong touchdown, the Colonel’s second quarter play was plagued by three Geimer fumbles.
A total 34 unanswered points gave Stevenson a lead they would never look back from. Second half scores including big passing plays of 90, 62 and 39 yards, along with a 33-yard field goal from Ian Gould.
Williams threw 28-of 45 passing for five scores. Preston Addo was his top target, bringing in a game-high ten catches for 230 yards and three touchdowns.
Geimer finished 32-of-44 passing for 307 and one score, He also rushed 24 times for 71 yards and another score. His top target, Garrett Armstrong, finished with seven receptions for 99 yards and one score.
The Colonels will travel to cross-town rival King’s College for the 22nd annual Mayor’s Cup game McCarthy Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. and will be televised locally on WQMY (Fox 56).
Stevenson 44, Wilkes 14
WIL — Nick Geimer 3 run (Mike Hauck kick blocked), 10:08
STE — Sebastian Valinqueur 23 pass from Dan Williams (Ian Gould kick), 14:28
STE — Gould 28 field goal, 12:53
WIL — Garrett Armstrong 30 from Geimer (Hauck kick blocked), 4:23
STE — Preston Addo 21 pass from D. Williams (Gould kick), 2:11
STE — Gould 19 field goal, 0:00
STE — Devin Salisbury 90 pass from Williams (Gould kick), 9:05
STE — Gould 33 field goal, 2:26
STE — Addo 62 pass from Williams (Gould kick), 12:30
STE — Addo 39 pass from Williams (Gould kick), 1:13
RUSHING — Stevenson, Daqwan Hill 15-49 Williams 3-26, Salisbury 1-9, Isaiah Austin 3-8, Addo 1-4. Wilkes, Geimer 24-71, Shane Deemer 8-14, Sincere Williams 1-10, Nick Yanik 3-6, Jeff Steeber 1-5, Jacob Kadis 1-4, Wade Rippeon 4-(-1).
PASSING — Stevenson, Williams 18-45-1-446. Wilkes, Geimer 32-44-0-307, Rippeon 2-6-1-30
RECEIVING — Addo 10-230, Salisbury 6-110, Vainqueur 8-79, Kenneth Scott-Kelow 3-25, Patrick Najmola 1-2. Wilkes, Armstrong 7-99, Steeber 7-76, Derek Nelson 5-49, Deemer 4-36, Yanik 4-33, Aaron Coyne 3-27, Richard Ermeus 1-7, Kadis 2-5, Reich 1-5.
INTERCEPTIONS — Stevenson, Kobe Bolanos 1-20. Wilkes, Jacob Brook 1-9.
MISSED FGs — Stevenson, none. Wilkes, Mike Hauck 23 (WL).