Last Saturday’s game between the Delaware State Hornets and the Georgetown Hoyas at Alumni Stadium, was one of those games that neither team deserved to lose. But unfortunately the Hornets got the short end of the stick losing in overtime 20-14.
Things did look good for our Hornets at first as Sy’Veon Wilkerson scored from 11 yards out to start the second quarter. Then that was followed up by a pinpoint pass from Tylik Bethea to Jerrish Halsey from 14 yards to make the score 14-0. But that was it as the Hornets got shut out for the rest of the game. It was the Hoyas turn and they scored just as the second quarter was coming to an end with a 17- yard strike from Joseph Brunell to Ser Portobanco. Burnell then followed that up by delivering another laser to Camero Crayton for a 36 yard touchdown to tie the game. And with the game in their hands, the Hoyas went for a game winning field goal, but kicker Conner Hunt missed the 35- yard field goal.
So with regulation coming to an end we were at a stalemate through four quarters. And with the first possession of overtime, the Hornets did drive down the field but had to settle for a field goal attempt. Unfortunately the attempt was blocked by the Hoyas. This was all the momentum and morale boost they needed. The Georgetown Hoyas took their opportunity as Joshua Stakely of the Hoyas ran the ball from five yards out to seal the game for his team, though he was held to 18 yards rushing in the first four quarters.
“These types of losses are one heartbreakers that you hate to lose,” says Mashon Tiller, a current freshman at Delaware State who was disappointed with the loss at home.
“The only thing we can do is keep our heads up and bounce back next week,” says Coach Rod Milstead.
The Delaware State Hornets will be looking forward to a bounce back game especially considering the manner in which they lost this game. Their next game will be at East Tennessee State University on Saturday 18th at 7:30pm. The game can be watched by streaming it through ESPN+.