Kenny Lewis Jr. has two scores but Bobcats fall to Concord, 52-14

West Virginia Wesleyan’s Grant Safford (27) looks to make the tackle on Concord’s Jarod Bowie (1) during their contest Saturday afternoon at Cebe Ross Field. Looking on for Wesleyan is Peter Ofori-Nuamah. The Bobcats dropped a 52-14 decision to the Mt Lions.

BUCKHANNON – Kenny Lewis Jr. hauled in two touchdowns for the West Virginia Wesleyan Bobcats against the Concord Mt. Lions Saturday afternoon at Ross Field in their Mountain East Conference contest.

It was one of the few bright spots for the ‘Cats as they dropped a 52-14 decision.

Concord, playing their first game of the year, scored on their first drive as Jarod Bowie hauled in an 18-yard touchdown pass from Jack Mangel with 10:17 left in the opening quarter.

It was the first of five touchdown passes for Mangel.

Concord’s next score was set up by a Marcellus Saint interception of a Josh Stewart pass that was returned to the Bobcat 18-yard line.

Dillon Howie ran it in from a yard out for the score to give Concord at 14-0 lead with 1:41 remaining in the opening quarter.

Wesleyan fumbled away the ensuing kick-off giving the ball to Concord at the Wesleyan 37-yard line.

Four plays later, Concord found the end zone when Mangel hit Tywan Pearce for a 27-yard pass with eight seconds gone in the second quarter.

Wesleyan answered with a 65-yard drive that ended with Lewis Jr. hauling in his first touchdown pass, a five-yard toss from Stewart with 9:33 left in the first half.

That made it a 21-7 contest.

Concord put two more touchdowns on the board before the half with Teddy Marshall catching a 15-yard pass from Mangel and Jarod Bowie catching a seven-yard touchdown pass.

Wesleyan trailed at the half by a 35-7 score.

Concord kicked a 27-yard field goal to start the third quarter, but Wesleyan answered with a one-play drive when Stewart found Lewis Jr. for a 59-yard touchdown strike.

That brought Wesleyan to within 24, at 38-14.

Concord needed just one play to answer the Wesleyan score as Pearce hauled in a 60-yard pass from Mangel making it a 45-14 game with 11:57 showing on the third-quarter clock.

Concord added one more score in the fourth quarter on a Darius Smith 59-yard run.

Concord outgained Wesleyan by a 408-224 margin.

The Bobcat gained 106 yards on ground and 118 through the air.

Shaq Freeman-Parks led the ground game with 52 yards on nine carries.

Stewart completed 12 of his 25 passes for 118 yards and two scores.

Lewis Jr. ended his day with three catches for 71 yards and his two scores.

Concord improved to 1-0 on the season.

Wesleyan dropped to 0-2 overall.

Wesleyan will play again this Saturday hosting the University of Charleston in a Mountain East Conference contest.

The game will kick-off at 1 p.m. at Ross Field.

The boxscore:

Concord                         14  21  10  7 – 52

West Virginia Wesleyan 0  7  7  0 – 14

Concord – Jarod Bowie, 18-yard pass from Jack Mangel (Luke Walls kick).

Concord – Dillon Howie, 1 yard-run (Walls kick).

Concord – Tywan Pearce, 27-yard pass from Mangel (Walls kick).

West Virginia Wesleyan – Kenny Lewis Jr., 5-yard pass from Josh Stewart (Joshua Erb kick).

Concord – Teddy Marshall, 15-yard pass from Mangel (Walls kick).

Concord – Jarod Bowie, 7-yard pass from Mangel (Walls kick).

Concord – Walls, 27-yard field goal.

West Virginia Wesleyan – Lewis Jr., 59-yard pass from Stewart (Erb kick).

Concord – Pearce, 60-yard pass from Mangel (Walls kick).

Concord – Darius Smith, 59-yard run (Walls kick).

TEAM STATISTICS

First downs – Concord: 20 (2 rushing, 14 passing, 4 penalty); West Virginia Wesleyan: 9 (3 rushing, 5 passing, 1 penalty).

Rushing yards – Concord: 98; West Virginia Wesleyan: 106.

Passing yards – Concord: 310; West Virginia Wesleyan: 118.

Total yards – Concord: 408; West Virginia Wesleyan: 224.

Passes – Concord: 310; West Virginia Wesleyan: 118.

Penalties – Concord: 6-45; West Virginia Wesleyan: 12-132.

Punts – Concord: 7-34.7; West Virginia Wesleyan: 9-33.8.

Fumbles – Concord: 0; West Virginia Wesleyan: 3.

Fumbles lost – Concord: 0; West Virginia Wesleyan: 2.

Time of Possession – Concord: 29:06; West Virginia Wesleyan: 33:54.

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

Rushing

Concord – Darius Smith 11-102 (1 touchdowns); Christian Gilbert 6-7; Dalton Marquis 5-3; Dillon Howie 1-1 (1 touchdown); Blayne Ferguson 1-(-7); Elijah Banks 1-(-8). Totals 24-98 (2 touchdowns).

West Virginia Wesleyan – Shaq Freeman-Parks 9-52; Josh Stewart 13-46; Zavier Price 15-40; Mason Brubeck 1-4. Totals 40-145.

Passing

Concord – Jack Mangel 24-for-36 for 310 yards, 5 touchdowns, 1 interception; Ferguson: 0-for-3 for 0 yards, 0 touchdowns, 1 interception. Totals 24-for-39 for 310 yards, 5 touchdowns, 2 interceptions.

West Virginia Wesleyan – Stewart 12-for-25 for 118 yards, 2 touchdowns, 1 interception.

Receiving

Concord – Tywan Pearce 10-148 (2 touchdown); Teddy Marshall 5-100 (1 touchdown); Jarod Bowie 7-57 (2 touchdowns); Tanner Bailey 1-7; Gilbert 1-(-2). Totals 24-310 (5 touchdowns).

West Virginia Wesleyan – Kenny Lewis Jr. 3-71 (2 touchdowns); Dana Young 2-22; Jujuan Linzy 5-20; Freeman-Parks 1-9; Brubek 1-(-4). Totals 12-118 (2 touchdowns).

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