VMI Falls to ETSU

Virginia Military Institute’s football team suffered its first loss of the season on Saturday, falling 24-20 at home to Southern Conference rival East Tennessee State University.

The Keydets (5-1), off to their best start in over 50 years, jumped out to a 10-0 lead in the first half, with freshman quarterback Seth Morgan scoring a touchdown on a two-yard run and Jerry Rice making a 27-yard field goal.

ETSU (4-1) responded well, putting up 10 points in the first half to trail just 13-10 at halftime. ETSU running back Quay Holmes fueled the visitors’ comeback, rushing for 135 yards and two TDs, including the game winner in the fourth quarter.

The Keydets can still win the conference football title and advance to the playoffs for the first time if they can defeat The Citadel in Lexington in the regular-season finale on Saturday, April 17, at 1:30 p.m. VMI will have a bye this week.

For VMI’s schedule and updates, visit www.vmikeydets. com.

Doyle Ties E&H Record

Emory & Henry College junior middle hitter Keely Doyle, a 2018 Rockbridge County High School graduate, tied a school record for attack percentage in a single set for the Emory & Henry volleyball team.

In a 3-0 home win over Guilford College on March 27, Doyle hit .700, tying the record set in 2009. She led the Wasps with seven kills without any errors and had two aces and three blocks. Through last week’s matches, the Wasps were 3-4.

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