WEEK 11 PREVIEW: Hendrix

Credit: Lyn Hutchinson
Credit: Lyn Hutchinson

Game Notes

SEWANEE, Tenn. - The Sewanee football team concludes the regular season on Saturday in Conway, Ark. against the Warriors of Hendrix College. 

Sewanee (0-9, 0-7) at. Hendrix (6-3, 4-3) | Nov. 16, 1 p.m.
Conway, Ark. | Young Wise-Memorial Stadium
All-Time Series: Hendrix leads, 4-3

A LOOK AT THE WARRIORS: Hendrix, after a 2-8 year in 2018, wil earn a winning season in 2019 as the team is currently 6-3 on the year with one game left in the regular season. 

After a 4-0 start, the team was receiving votes in both Division III polls, but since, the Warriors have lost three of five, falling to then No. 8 Berry, Centre in overtime and Trinity. 

Hendrix is coming off a 33-22 win over Millsaps in Jackson, Miss. The Warriors used a 20-12 fourth quarter to put the Majors away. 

Miles Thompson has thrown for over 2,000 passing yards this season on a 67.3 completion percentage. Posting a 146.71 rating, he has thrown for 13 scores. 

Blake Hinton has posted 513 receiving yards with three touchdowns, but it is Chad McGonigal who leads the team in receiving scores with six. 

On the ground, Kip VanHoose has run for eight touchdowns and has accumulated 813 yards on 150 carries. 

Canon Roeder leads the team with 65 total tackles, but Mason Adams and Jared Bazley each have recorded five sacks. 


LAST TIME VERSUS HENDRIX: Sewanee and Hendrix last played on the gridiron on Sept. 29 in Conway, Ark. The Tigers downed the Warriors, 38-31, despite a blocked punt return by Hendrix with 6:32 left in the contest to make it a one-score game. 

Alex Darras threw for 364 yards and four touchdowns on 29-of-41 passing. Micah Maes caught 11 of the 29 catches for 175 yards and two touchdowns. Allan Puri and Sam Everette each added a receiving touchdown. 


THE ALL-TIME SERIES: Sewanee and Hendrix will meet for the eighth time in the history of the program. The Warriors hold a 4-3 advantage. 

The two teams first met in 1946 in Conway, Ark., and Sewanee earned a 25-0 shutout. 

The teams would not meet again until Hendrix revied the program in 2013.  


RUNNING GAME COMING TOGETHER: George Morrice set new season bests for the running game for the Tigers in 2019. His 81-yard rush for a touchdown in Week 9's game against Millsaps is the longest this season. 

The freshman surpassed the season-best of 34 yards on a rush, also set by Morrice versus Rhodes. 

In terms of a rushing touchdown, he sprinted passed Cooper Hancock's 13-yard rush against Trinity. 


SEE YA IN 2020: The Sewanee Tigers will open the 2020 season on Sept. 5 at Southwestern (Texas). 

The home schedule will open on the next week, Sept. 12, versus Washington & Lee. 

Family Weekend will be on Sept. 19 against Centre and Homecoming is slated for Nov. 7 versus Trinity. 


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