Gardner-Webb beats Division-II Limestone College 52-17
BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. (AP) — Jayln Cagle led four teammates in rushing touchdowns with two as Gardner-Webb relied on its ground game to beat Division-II Limestone College 52-17 on Saturday in a season opener.
Limestone scored twice early in the game for a 10-7 lead at the end of the first quarter. Gardner-Webb’s Jordan Smith replied with a 10-play, 75-yard drive capped by a scoring run by Moses to take a 14-10 lead. On its next drive, Cagle scored from 5 yards out to make it 21-10 with 10:51 to go in the half.
Shai Thomas scored back-to-back defensive touchdowns in the second quarter, one on an end zone fumble recovery and the other on a 41-yard interception return of a DJ Phillips pass to stretch Gardner-Webb’s advantage to 35-10 with 3:39 left in the half.
Phillips had 194 yards passing and ran for a score for Limestone College.