It was Senior Night for the Wesleyan Wolves and it couldn't have been sweeter for the 62 seniors and their families who were recognized during a special halftime ceremony.
Wesleyan began the night scoring a touchdown within the first minutes of the game and continued its scoring binge by dominating the visiting Pinecrest Paladins 42-14.
Wolves quarterback Will Anderson, with strong assistance from Zander Yost, Erik Gossett, Eric Sunderman, Jahmai Jones, Brandon Gilliam, Eric Rappe, Charles Mack, Rodney Morris, Jaye Rochelle and a host of others, grabbed the lead early scoring two TDs in the first quarter.
Pinecrest was strong at running and controlling the ball for a number of first-down conversions but were not able to find a way to get into the end zone, except for the two Wesleyan turnovers that led to the team's only two touchdowns.
In the second quarter, the Paladins drove the ball effectively down the field and got within field-goal range but missed the attempt. Then they caught a break when the Wolves fumbled; the Paladins took over and ran it in from 20 yards out for their first touchdown.
The half ended with the Wolves leading 14-7. But the third quarter belonged to Wesleyan with the Wolves scoring three touchdowns for a 35-7 lead by the end of the quarter.
In the fourth quarter, Pinecrest got another scoring opportunity on another Wolves turnover for the team's second TD of the night. Anderson's pass was intercepted and two plays later Paladins quarterback Jimmy Strom took the ball into the end zone and Pinecrest trailed 35-14.
Jaye Rochell's 8-yard TD run for Wesleyan was the final score of the night.
Scoring touchdowns for the Wolves were Brandon Gilliam, Charles Mack, Jaye Rochell and Rodney Morris. Eric Sunderman was solid as always, kicking every extra point.
Next week Wesleyan travels to Patriot Park to take on Mt. Pisgah.