SEWANEE, Tenn. — The No. 8 Berry College football team flexed its muscles on Saturday afternoon, defeating the Sewanee Tigers 55-0 and setting a number of program records.
With the win, Berry improves to 5-0 overall and 3-0 in the Southern Athletic Association (SAA). The Vikings set records offensively for total offense (577 yards), rushing yards (325), average gain per rush (7.4), average gain per play (8.1) and scored the second-most points in program history. The Vikings defense held Sewanee to just two third down conversions, 22 yards rushing and forced four takeaways.
Berry scored two touchdowns in the first quarter off rushing scores from Isaiah Dawson and Darius Barnum. Dawson scored another rushing score in the second quarter to put Berry up 21-0. Garrett Kinsey then scored a 23-yard touchdown from Gavin Gray to push the score to 28-0. Trey Gregory added a 41-yard field goal to give the Vikings a 31-0 halftime advantage. Mason Kinsey opened the scoring in the third, scoring on a 63-yard touchdown pass from Heath Burchfield. Chandler Polk then caught a 7-yard pass from Burchfield to put Berry up 45-0. Matthew Syverson tacked on a 30-yard field goal and Carter Morgan scored from one yard out in the fourth to secure the record-setting win.
Berry returns home on Saturday, Oct. 12 to host Hendrix College.