Football Hosts Conference Power Huntingdon for Crucial Catch Game on Saturday

Football Hosts Conference Power Huntingdon for Crucial Catch Game on Saturday



BREVARD, N.C. - The Brevard College football team (3-1, 1-1 USAS) is looking to bounce back from their first loss of the 2019 season when the Tornados host three-time USA South Conference champion Huntingdon College (3-2, 2-0 USAS) on Saturday, October 19 at 1 p.m. at a Brevard Memorial Stadium.

The game serves as Brevard's "Crucial Catch" game, which follows in line with the National Football League's month-long efforts to raise awareness for cancer during the month of October. For more information on the NFL's Crucial Catch, please click here. 

The Tornados - who are off to their best start to a season since 2009 - will look to bounce back from a heartbreaking 24-23 defeat last weekend at the hands of in-state opponent Methodist. In last Saturday's game, Brevard watched a six-point, 23-17 lead slip away in the final seconds when the Monarchs completed a 49-yard touchdown pass with just 27 seconds remaining to tie the game. Methodist sealed its victory with an extra point and a defensive stand on Brevard's final drive. 

Huntingdon is coming off back-to-back conference victories over Methodist (48-7) and Maryville College (45-35) in consecutive weekends.   The Hawks' high-powered offense, led by 15th-year Head Coach Mike Turk and a veteran offense, has posted 46.5 points-per-game in their two conference contests - averaging 457.5 offensive yards-per-game in those two affairs. Huntingdon's offense ranks second in the USA South in total offensive yards-per-game (398.6 ypg).

Saturday's battle will pit Huntingdon's high octane offense vs. Brevard's disruptive defense - which has been one of the USA South's best through the first half of the 2019 campaign. 

Brevard's havoc-causing defense leads the conference in interceptions (10), tied for first in total turnovers (14), allows the second-least total yards-per-game (305.8), allows the fewest points-per-game (12.3), and gives up the second-fewest rushing yards-per-game (92.5).

Individually, Brevard's Steffon Canady ranks tied-for-second in sacks (five), while senior Quentin Jackson and junior Wesley Ross are both tied-for-fifth in interceptions (two each). Junior Dante Anderson has forced the most fumbles (two) so far in the conference. 

Following Saturday's matchup vs. Huntingdon, the Tornados will hit the road for consecutive conference road tests vs. N.C. Wesleyan on Saturday, October 26 at 1 p.m. in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, followed by a Saturday, November 2 matchup against LaGrange College at 2 p.m. in LaGrange, Georgia. 

What you need to know before you go – Huntingdon vs. Brevard:

Admission - $10 for Adults, Kids under 12 are free, BC Students free with BC ID, Visiting Students $5 with school ID.

Parking – All parking is free. There is a designated Tornado Club lot outside of the stadium for Tornado Club members.

Be Advised – No pets (excluding service animals) are allowed on Brevard High School and Brevard Memorial Stadium property.

Be Advised – No Alcohol or Tobacco products are to be present on Brevard High School and Brevard Memorial Stadium property.

Gates open promptly at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Brevard Memorial Stadium

To follow the latest news and updates surrounding Brevard College Athletics, follow the Tornados on Twitter and Instagram @bctornados, subscribe to 'Brevard College Tornados' on YouTube, follow 'Brevard College Tornados' on SoundCloud, or like Brevard College Athletics on Facebook. Be sure to follow "brevardcollege" on Flickr for the latest photos from all Brevard College events.