Club Football Defeats Longwood 21-0

Posted: September 18, 2014 at 1:34 pm, Last Updated: October 2, 2014 at 2:18 pm

Club-Football-vs-Longwood-webThe George Mason football club team defeated the Longwood Lancers this past Saturday in a 21-0 shutout. Mason spent the day dominating the Lancers in all three phases of the game. The offense moved the ball. The defense swarmed the ball. The special teams put on a show in the return game. Overall, it was a solid start for the team in their bid to win the Mid-Atlantic Conference title for a second time.

Mason’s offense was led by quarterbacks, Matt Sexton and Brandon Woodson, who both threw touchdowns passes. Sexton connected with receiver Michael Girdy in the corner of the endzone on a leaping catch over a defender and tight end Anthony Bedward caught a quick pass across the middle for his touchdown. Woodson also scored on a pass to Bedward as well. One of the highlights of the day was a Sexton 55 yard bomb to senior wide receiver Jasper Willis. The running game was not as dominant as the coaches hoped, but it showed flashes of potential which Mason will use their bye week to improve.

The defense dominated Saturday, allowing no scores from Longwood. Mason clogged up the running lanes, forcing the Lancers to throw. When they threw, Mason smothered them with a pass rush which caused complete disruption of their offense. Mason generated three sacks while consistently putting the quarterback under pressure. Sophomore linebacker Brayan Pozo produced on sack while Manny Willis managed another. Sophomore Ryan Sepulveda, added another sack while. Mason had multiple tackles for loss and only gave up a few big plays.

With a bye week this week, the next game will be at home against long time opponent Williamson Tech on September 27th. Last season, Mason lost to Williamson in overtime, 29-22.