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Builders Stumble 47-21 At Edward Waters

Builders Stumble 47-21 At Edward Waters

FINAL SCORE: Edward Waters 47, Apprentice School 21
RECORDS: Edward Waters 3-5; Apprentice School 0-7
LOCATION: Jacksonville, FL

IN BRIEF: Freshman Brandon Jordan accounted for all three touchdowns Saturday, two on the ground and one receiving, as the Apprentice School lost 47-21 at NAIA Edward Waters College.


  • The Builders got on the board first after holding the Tigers to a three-and-out on their first possession.  Freshman quarterback Deon Lavender found fellow freshman Brandon Jordan on a 46-yard scoring pass to cap a seven-play, 76-yard drive to give the Builders a 7-0 lead with 10:35 left in the first quarter.
  • Edward Waterserupted for 27 straight points as a two-yard run from Darryl Campbell with 5:51 left in the first half put the Tigers up 27-7.
  • Jordan struck again for the Builders to finish off an 82-yard, seven-play drive as he scored on a 36-yard run to cut the deficit to 27-14 with 2:15 left.
  • The Tigers took a 34-14 lead into halftime as quarterback Tyler Mahla broke off a 67-yard run with 31 seconds left in the half.
  • After a scoreless third quarter, the Builders got on the board behind the legs of Jordan as he scored on a six-yard run with 6:23 left to cut the deficit to 44-21.


  • The Builders ran for 196 yards as a team with sophomore Joseph Hodge leading them with 65 yards on 13 carries.  Jordan was next with 55 on eight attempts.
  • Lavender was 4-of-9 in the air for 66 yards and a touchdown, while fellow freshman Caleb Heath was 4-of-7 for 32 yards.
  • Jordan was the leading receiver in yards for the Builders with three catches for 57 yards.  Sophomore Tylee Smith had three receptions for 26 yards.
  • Erol Carter was the leading tackler for the Builders with seven stops including two for a loss.


  • Edward Waters scored on four straight drives to close out the first half and seven of eight drives to close the game.
  • The Tigers took advantage of five Apprentice School turnovers to score 24 of their 47 points.
  • Mahla was the leading rusher for the Tigers with 10 carries for 78 yards, while throwing for 190 yards going 10-of-17 with an interception.
  • They also had a pair of leading receivers with three receptions each as Suwayne Hilton had three for 88 yards and a touchdown, and Kenneth Payne had three for 26 yards.

The Builders start November at home with a 12pm kickoff against Alfred State on November 1.  This will also be the Chili Cook off day.  These teams met on October 4 in Alfred, NY and the Pioneers won 44-30.