Thursday, September 17, 2009

Football Pregame Notes

Washington & Jefferson

Opponent: Thiel
When: 7 p.m,, Saturday
Where: Cameron Stadium in Washington
Records: W&J is 2-0 and Thiel is 1-1. This is the PAC opener for both teams.
Television: None
On the air: WJPA-AM 1450
Noteworthy: There will be a new quarterback starting for the Presidents. Junior Gino Rometo will replace Steven Shumaker as the starter, though both are going to play. Rometo has looked sharp in the first two games this season, completing all four passes at the end of a Week 1 win over Oberlin amd going 17 of 31 for 174 yards and three touchdowns in last week’s win against Frostburg. Rometo is a transfer from Clarion University, where he was the starter until the seventh game last season. … Senior wide receiver Craig Besong has caught eight receptions in each of his first two games and has 110 career catches. Besong has amassed 1,613 yards and 23 touchdowns. He will pass Tom McCafferty for fifth place on the career reception list with 18 more catches. … W&J is looking to become the 45th team in school history to start the season with three consecutive victories. Since 1989, W&J has posted a 3-0 start 15 times. … Washington & Jefferson has won 10 consecutive games during the third week of the season. The Presidents have not lost their third game of the year since falling to Hanover (30-20) during the 1998 season. … Thiel recorded its first victory of the season Saturday with an impressive home win against Albion, 20-10. The win was the first for new head coach Kurt Reiser. … Senior quarterback Willie Bova leads the Tomcats’ offense. He rushed 10 times for 75 yards against Albion. Tailback Dan Hess rushed 21 times for 68 yards. … Thiel suffered a 20-14 loss at Marietta in its opener. Bova threw two touchdown passes to tight end Dan Mackall, but the offense was only able to produce six rushing yards.

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