No. 9 Wesley owns the night in a 34-10 victory over No. 17 Delaware Valley

Photo by Angela Benefield
Photo by Angela Benefield

DOVER, Del. – The ninth-ranked Wesley College football team overcame the wild weather and delays to defeat the No. 17 Delaware Valley Aggies in the first game without Mike Drass in 33 years.

Khaaliq Burroughs went 13-for-21 passing for 280 yards, three touchdowns and an interception. Two of Burroughs' touchdown passes went to Alex Kemp. Kemp reeled in four passes for 104 yards, including a 78-yard touchdown reception early in the third quarter. Ruhann Peele caught the other touchdown pass with a 69-yard score also in the third quarter. Peele tallied 75 receiving yards.

E.J. Lee carried the ball 15 times for 79 yards and a touchdown. Abe Mansaray ran the ball eight times for 48 yards and a score while Elijah Minter carried the rock four times for 31 yards.

The secondary played well for the Wolverines. Cappadonna Miller led the team with 12 tackles. Daquay Harris-Winbush recorded 11 stops, broke up four passes and hurried the passer once. Coray Williams notched eight tackles and a breakup. Isiah Mitchell along with Vincent Ebron, Nazir Williams, Jason Stewart and Will Scott each had five tackles. Ebron, Scott and Tyler Tate combined for three sacks.

The defense held DelVal scoreless in the second half while the offense rallied from an early deficit to score 21 unanswered points to end the game.

Wesley outgained DelVal 483-328 in total offense even though DelVal held the ball for 33:10 minutes.

It is the first time Wesley has defeated DelVal since 2010 and the first win as head coach for Chip Knapp.

After a bye week, the Wolverines will once again hold "Friday Night Lights" at Drass Field when they open conference play when they host the TCNJ Lion on Sept. 14. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.