Joseph Marvin: Assistant Sports Information Director
BREVARD, N.C. – The Brevard College Football team (1-4, 1-2) return to the confines of Brevard Memorial Stadium for a mid-October USA South Conference showdown with N.C. Wesleyan (3-2, 2-1). The action is slated to begin at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20.
The Tornados return home after a setback to the Huntingdon Hawks where Brevard fell by a final score of 52-17 in Montgomery, Alabama.
Freshman quarterback Dalton Cole continues his development and emergence as the BC starting quarterback. Cole has tallied 593 yards passing over the last two contests, tallying three passing touchdowns and a rushing touchdown. Cole completed an impressive 74.4% of his passes in the setback to Huntingdon.
During this latest stretch of games, Cole has climbed up the USA South leaderboards. He ranks fifth in passing yards (812), fourth in yards-per-game (162.4), and second in completion percentage (61.0%).
Senior wide-receiver Bubba Craven continues his push for the all-time Brevard College NCAA-era career receiving record. Craven currently sits at 1,122 career receiving yards, which is just 112 shy of the BC record.
Senior defensive end Axel Easter sits atop the USA South sack leaders with 4.5 sacks on the season. Brevard as a team is among the conference leaders in defensive statistics. Brevard is currently second in sacks (11), first in fumbles recovered (8), and third in total turnovers (11).
Led by co-special teams coordinators Luke Jaicks and Jeron Gouveia-Winslow, the Tornados currently boast the best kickoff return game in the USA South. Brevard has returned 27 kickoffs for a whopping 615 yards, an average of 22.8 yards per return.
Last season, Head Coach Bill Khayat and the Tornados enjoyed a 58-42 victory over N.C. Wesleyan. Senior Tyler Gregory led the way for Brevard, recording a program record 14 catches for 225 yards and one touchdown.
What you need to know – N.C. Wesleyan vs Brevard:
Admission - $10 for Adults, Kids under 12 are free, BC Students, Faculty, and Staff free with BC ID, Visiting Students $5 with school ID.
Parking – All parking is free. There is a designated Tornado Club lot outside of the stadium for Tornado Club members.
Be Advised – No Alcohol or Tobacco products are to be present on Brevard High School property.
"A Crucial Catch" Program - The Brevard College Tornados are proud to support the American Cancer Society through the NFL's "A Crucial Catch." The Crucial Catch program focuses on early detection, education, and access to screenings that can catch cancer early, when it may be easier to treat. Participating clubs work to extend the reach of the NFL's national program through local grassroots efforts focused on promoting cancer screenings, honoring cancer survivors. Through these efforts, teams can help intercept cancer in their hometowns by supporting the program in ways that meet the needs of their communities. This partnership has raised $18 million in support of the American Cancer Society's mission to save lives from cancer by funding grants to help people in underserved communities receive potentially lifesaving screening resources. Donations will be collected for the program at this Saturday's game.
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