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Wesleyan Starts KCAC Play With Loss

Pat Strathman - September 17, 2016 10:55 pm

Whatever could go wrong did for the Kansas Wesleyan Coyotes.

The 10th-ranked team in the land just couldn’t get everything all together in a 43-12 defeat to the Sterling Warriors to open conference play.

Sterling’s first offensive play of the game proved to be a strong omen as quarterback Cedrick Phillips ran 75 yards up the middle for a score just 12 seconds into the game. He added three more touchdowns before the half was over. He threw for his first to Dentton Huspeth for a three-yard score in the first quarter. He added a four-yard keeper and 31-yard TD throw to TJ Brown, helping the Warriors build a 31-0 halftime cushion.

Running back Demarco Prewitt had both touchdowns for Kansas Wesleyan. The first came with 1:15 left in the third on a 31-yard screen pass from quarterback Wes Geisler. Prewitt’s second score was from seven yards out in the rushing attack with 14:28 to play in the game.

The freshman back finished with 26 rushing yards and 77 receiving to go with those two scores. Geisler finished with 169 yards on 15-of-23 passing with one interception after taking over for injured Kelly Cordova. The Coyote offense had 437 yards, but turned the ball over seven times.

Kansas Wesleyan returns home for a homecoming matchup with Southwestern.