Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Football Pregame Notes

College Football
Waynesburg University
Opponent: Wooster
When: 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 5
Where: John Papp Stadium in Wooster
Records: Season-opener for both teams
Television: None
On the air: WCYJ-FM 88.7
Noteworthy: Rick Shepas begins his fifth season at Waynesburg with a 23-18 record. He is 1-2 against Wooster. Shepas’ next victory will tie him with Jeff Hand for sixth place on Waynesburg’s career list. Mike Shmitz has been head coach at Wooster for 10 seasons. … The visiting team has won the past three games. … Junior quarterback Brad Dawson needs just 53 yards to pass Jack Becker for 10th place on the school’s career passing yardage list (1,792). … Junior wide receiver Ray Hightower needs just five catches to tie Jarred Plisko for 10th place on the school’s career receptions list (73). … Wooster returns senior quarterback Austin Holter, who set a school record last season with 2,712 total yards. He passed for 13 touchdowns and ran for nine. … Sophomore Justin Falcon is No. 1 on the depth chart at running back for Waynesburg and junior Billy Becker is second. Becker (521 yards, 4.8 Ave., 6 TDs) and Falcon (534, 4.1, 5) had nearly identical rushing numbers last season.

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