NEWPORT NEWS, VA. - Sophomore Sean Bedevelsky threw for 199 yards and two touchdowns as visiting Lake Erie College defeated Apprentice School 36-3 on Saturday at Apprentice Field on Trades Day.
The Storm struck quickly scoring on its first possession as Bedevelsky connected with Dave Romeo on an 83-yard touchdown pass just 71 seconds into the contest for a 7-0 lead. Romeo broke four tacklers and outran the secondary to the end zone.
Apprentice School (1-5) answered with a drive of over four and a half minutes as freshman Nicholas Foor connected on a 22-yard field goal with 9:13 left in the first half cutting the deficit to 7-3.
From there the NCAA Division II Storm struck for two more scores in the first quarter. Following a 40-yard kickoff return by Andre Wells, the Storm marched 45 yards in four plays as Bedevelsky connected with Brandon James on a 13-yard scoring pass with 7:29 left. Sam Marcotte's extra-point conversion put Lake Erie up 14-3.
After forcing the Builders to punt, the Storm drove 78 yards capping off by a Nick Yeager four-yard run at the end of the first quarter. Bedevelsky and Yeager connected on a 20-yard pass on a key third down and five from the Builders 44 to keep the drive alive.
In the second quarter, the Storm picked off a Phil Caralla pass which gave them possession on the Builders' 28. Three plays later, Donta Covington barreled in from the four for a touchdown. Apprentice School freshman Louis Norwood blocked the extra-point attempt which put the Builders down 27-3.
Lake Erie's touchdown in the third quarter came about on a similar scenario as Caralla's pass with picked off by Jon Zyznar and returned to the Lake Erie 38. Two plays later, following a 70-yard completion down to the Builder two, Wells bounced on from the four for a touchdown. Once again, Norwood blocked the extra-point attempt which put Lake Erie up 33-3 with 7:08 left in the third. The scoring ended in the fourth quarter as Marcotte nailed a 24-yard field goal with 2:35 left.
Caralla was 11-of-21 with two interceptions for 164 yards, while junior Reggie George was the leader on the ground for the Builders with 52 yards on 10 carries. Bryan Cain caught six passes for 98 yards to lead the receivers for Apprentice School. Defensively, junior Jeremy Drayton was the leading tackler in the game with 11 including nine solo. Freshmen Marlon Lane and Aaron Finley were next with seven apiece.
The homestand continues next week for the Builders with an Atlantic Central Football Conference matchup with NCAA Division III fifth-ranked Wesley College coming for a 1 pm kickoff on October 17.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times