The following is a Christopher Newport University football game recap that includes details about Broad Run graduate Chris Coggins, and Tuscarora graduate Drew Davidson written by CNU Athletics.
Newport News, VA (September 5, 2016) – Christopher Newport’s football team opened the 2016 season with a flourish on Sunday, defeating Kean University (NJ) at POMOCO Stadium, 26-7. The game, originally scheduled for Saturday, was pushed to Sunday due to high winds and heavy rain from a tropical storm that moved through Hampton Roads.
The Captains scored the final 19 points of the game, cruising to the triumph in front of 3,343 fans.
“That was a complete effort from our team,” Head Coach Matt Kelchner said. “I felt we were prepared coming into the game, and we executed offensively, defensively, and on special teams. There are certainly things we still need to work on, but that was a very satisfying win.”
The Captains, who won their final three games last season, opened the scoring on their first possession of the season by going 61 yards on just five plays. Junior quarterback Ronald Kearney, Jr., making the first start of his career, threw to junior tight end Danny Mattson who rumbled 39 yards for the first score of the new season.
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