Monday, September 22, 2008

HANOVER, N.H. -- The Dartmouth JV football squad displayed plenty of offensive firepower on Sunday afternoon, overwhelming the club team from the University of Vermont on Memorial Field, 57-3. Freshman Conner Kempe was next to perfect, completing 10 of his 11 passes for 136 yards and three touchdowns, while fellow first-year player Brad Dornak amassed 96 yards receiving on four catches, three of which culminated in the end zone.

Dornak's touchdown receptions were of 53, 28 and 13 yards, the latter two coming from Kempe. The bomb was delivered by junior Max Heiges, who hit on 4-of-6 passes for 102 yards. Sophomore Tanner Scott accumulated the most catches with seven for 93 yards, and freshman Garrett Babb contributed a trio of receptions, one of which was a 31-yard scoring strike.

The three Big Green quarterbacks on the day went 17-for-22 for 287 yards and four touchdowns with just one interception. Sophomore Will Deevy started behind center, completing three passes for 49 yards.

The running game was just as stout, and perhaps even more so. Freshman Nick Schwieger galloped for 99 yards on just six carries, one going for 46 yards to the end zone. Sophomore T.J. Cameron added a nine-yard touchdown run, and freshman Chris Hardy was the workhorse on the afternoon with 15 rushed for 60 yards and a pair of touchdowns.

The defense proved to be stingy all day, yielding less than 100 yards of offense to Vermont and picking off three errant passes. The leading tackler was freshman Chad Hollis with nine.

Freshman Matthew Kelly also booted a 24-yard field goal for Dartmouth. Vermont's lone points came on a 22-yard chip shot field goal by Josh Henshaw.

The jayvees won't play another contest for nearly six weeks when they will scare up a game against the Harvard JV squad on Friday, Oct. 31 on Memorial Field at 2 p.m.