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GUILFORD FOOTBALL NOTES - OCTOBER 31, 2009 GUILFORD COLLEGE QUAKERS
Guilford vs. Randolph-Macon Series formation, Guilford junior linebacker David (1-6, 0-3 ODAC*)
Randolph-Macon holds a 29-20-2 edge in LaPlaca recovered the quarterback’s misplay Date Opponent Time
the series, which dates to 1930. The 51 meet- on the snap and returned the fumble 42 09/05 at Greensboro .................. L 7-12
ings between the schools make the series the yards for his first college touchdown, which 13th Annual Gate City Soup Bowl
sixth most-played rivalry in Guilford’s his- tied the game at 21-21 with 6:38 left. 09/12 at Methodist .................... L 19-20
tory. The Yellow Jackets hold a 12-6 advan- Watkins completed a career-high 29-of- 09/19 AVERETT ......................... L 3-28
tage over Guilford since the Quakers joined 43 passes for 209 yards. Justin Parker was Hall of Fame Night
the ODAC in 1991. The Quakers are 12-11- his favorite target as the redshirt-junior made 09/26 HAMPDEN-SYDNEY* ........ L 6-31
1 against Randolph-Macon in Greensboro. a season-high 11 grabs for 91 yards. Junior Homecoming
The Yellow Jackets scored a 55-24 home Tyler Hasty added a personal-best nine 10/02 SOUTHERN VIRGINIA ..... W 48-6
win over Guilford in last year’s meeting, their receptions for 65 yards. Williams finished 10/17 at Bridgewater* ................. L 9-40
fifth victory in seven games with the Quakers. with 67 rushing yards and teammate Earl 10/24 WASHINGTON & LEE* .... L 21-28
Austin Faulkner paced Randolph-Macon Womble added 60 yards on the ground. 10/31 RANDOLPH-MACON* .. 1:00 p.m.
with 107 rushing yards and 208 passing Richie Paul made a game- and career-high 11/07 at Catholic* .................... 12 noon
yards. He had a hand in four touchdowns, 18 tackles, the most by a Quakers’ defender 11/14 EMORY & HENRY* ...... 1:00 p.m.
two on the ground and two through the air. since Josh Clayton '00 made 20 stops against Senior Day
Guilford’s Josh Vogelbach completed 39- Catholic in 1999. * - Old Dominion Athletic Conference game
of-61 passes for 395 yards with three scores.
Kevin Vaughn caught 15 passes for 221 Scouting the Quakers GUILFORD QUICK FACTS
yards and two TDs for Guilford. The Quak- Guilford opened the season with four Location: .................. Greensboro, N.C.
ers turned the ball over six times to the straight losses before posting a 48-6 victory Founded: .................................... 1837
Yellow Jackets' one. over Southern Virginia University Oct. 2. Enrollment: .................................2,833
Narrow losses at Greensboro College and Nickname: .............................. Quakers
Last Time Out Methodist University in the first two weeks Affiliation: .................. NCAA Division III
Quarterback Charlie Westfal’s 21-yard touch- took their toll on team morale and health. Conference: Old Dominion Athletic Conf.
down run with 3:39 left in regulation lifted The Quakers failed to score a touchdown in Head Coach: ..................... Kevin Kiesel
visiting Washington and Lee to a 28-21 back-to-back home losses to Averett Uni- Alma Mater: ................... Gettysburg '81
ODAC win at Guilford last Saturday. versity and Hampden-Sydney College be- Overall Record: ... 86-84-1 (16th season)
The teams combined for six turnovers, fore breaking out versus Southern Virginia. Guilford Record: ...... 22-25 (5th season)
five of which led to touchdowns. The Gen- Following a bye week, Guilford returned ODAC Record: ........................... 10-16
erals opened a 14-0 halftime lead thanks to to ODAC play with a loss at Bridgewater Season: ...................................... 103rd
touchdowns off of Guilford miscues. Guil- College followed by last week's setback against All-Time Record: ...... 290-561-26 (.345)
ford used turnovers of its own to force three Washington and Lee. Sports Info. Director: ...... Dave Walters
second-half ties. Kenneth Hyman III picked The Quakers field an inexperienced squad
off Westfal on the second-half’s first play. in 2009 as evidenced by the 12 freshmen and
Nine plays later, Quakers' quarterback Billy sophomores who made their first college
Watkins scored his team-leading fifth rush- starts in the 2009 season opener. Today's
ing touchdown of the year from two yards depth chart lists 15 first- or second-year
out, making it a 14-7 game. The Quakers’ tied students among Guilford's probable start-
the score early in the fourth quarter on Mike ers, including specialists. Injuries have taken
Williams’ 27-yard touchdown run, which their toll on the Quakers as 15 students are
was set up by a Sage Luley fumble recovery now out for the year due to injury, including
at the Generals’ 33-yard line. starting running back/kick returner Tho-
Any momentum Guilford gained in the mas Kicinski and number-two quarterback
second half shifted when Washington and Luke Vandall.
Lee returned the ensuing kickoff 99 yards for The injuries to Kicinski and Vandall ham-
a touchdown and a 21-14 Generals’ lead. pered Guilford's plan to revamp its offense
After the second of Guilford’s two missed following the graduation of four-year start-
field goals, the Generals drove to the Quak- ing quarterback Josh Vogelbach '08, a two-
ers’ 45-yard line. With Westfal in shotgun time First Team All-ODAC performer who
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left with 17 NCAA Division III career pass- week three and ranks fourth in the ODAC Nelson and fellow cornerback Kenneth
ing records, including career yards (13,605). with a 35.8 yards per kick average. Hyman III are wearing pink socks and pink
Most of his favorite targets also left, includ- wristbands during the month of October as
ing Kevin Vaughn '09, who earned Third Guilford on Halloween personal statements to promote breast can-
Team D3football.com All-America honors Guilford is 2-11 on Halloween Day games cer awareness. October is the national Breast
in his senior season and ranked among the and last played on Oct. 31 in 1998 at Ran- Cancer Awareness Month.
national receiving yards per game leaders. dolph-Macon where the Yellow Jackets scared
Guilford installed an option offense dur- up a 24-0 victory. Guilford’s last Halloween Parker Climbs Guilford Rushing
ing the off-season and used it to start the year, victory was also against Randolph-Macon Charts
but injuries in the backfield slowed its back in 1992 when the Quakers’ eked out a Justin Parker has moved into a share of
progress. The Quakers have since returned to 21-20 triumph in Ashland. Georgia South- ninth place among Guilford's career rushing
the multiple-formation spread offense that western captured a 24-3 victory over Guilford leaders. The redshirt junior has 1,302 yards
produced one of Division III's most potent in 1987, the last Halloween Day contest in the on 264 carries in his two-plus seasons. He
attacks in recent years. The Quakers hope the ghost-free Armfield Athletic Center. shares the position with Charlie Heard '84
change increases offensive production, which and needs 146 yards to pass Johnny Hines
ranks 201st among 235 Division III teams Paul Tabbed for All-Star Game '88 for eighth place.
with 16.14 points per game. Senior Richie Paul was one of 90 seniors Parker set the Quakers' school record with
Junior quarterback Billy Watkins saw selected to play in the inaugural D-III Foot- 10 rushing touchdowns in 2008 and has 15
limited time as Vogelbach's understudy, but ball Classic earlier this week. The showcase scores on the ground in his career. He ranks
won the starting job during preseason camp weekend includes a North-South All-Star fourth among Guilford's career rushing
and now is the only true quarterback on the Game Dec. 5 in Salem, Va. touchdowns leaders and needs four more
active roster. He has completed over 69 per- Paul, Guilford's middle linebacker, leads scores to set the record.
cent of his passes over the past three games the ODAC with 13.0 tackles per game, NCAA
for 622 yards with two touchdowns and one Division III's fifth-highest average. He has Newcomers Bolster Kicking Game
interception. Vandall was lost with a sea- led Guilford's tacklers in all seven games and Freshman Brad Scott beat out senior Hunter
son-ending foot injury and rookie Chris collected the Quakers' game MVP honor for Chappell and classmate Corey Sackrison
Winiecki is out with a head injury. Fresh- his nine-tackle performance against Greens- for the starting place-kicker's job and has
man Brandon Thompson has moved from boro College in the season opener. Paul has been one of Guilford's most prolific scorers.
receiver to quarterback in recent weeks, but made at least 10 tackles in each of the last six He has four field goals with a long of 42. Scott
redshirt-junior Justin Parker also has sig- games, including a career-high 18 stops ver- also handles the Quakers' kickoffs and aver-
nal-calling experience. sus Washington and Lee, the most by a ages a league-high 65.0 yards per kickoff.
Parker is the Quakers' top offensive Guilford defender since Josh Clayton '00 Sophomore D.J. Wilson took over the
weapon. He has returned kicks and lined up had 20 stops in 1999. punting duties from classmate Trey Billian
at running back and quarterback this year, but Paul has 91 tackles, including eight behind in week three and averages 35.8 yards per kick,
with the return to the spread offense, the the line of scrimmage. He joins sophomore the league's fourth-highest figure. His 71-
Greensboro native has become Guilford's teammates Trey Billian (8th) and Chris yard boot against Hampden-Sydney is the
top receiver. Speedy rookie Mike Williams Jessup (13th) as Quakers among the ODAC's second-longest kick in school history.
averages 5.6 yards per carry for the year and has top-13 tacklers.
averaged 93 rushing yards per game over his Watch Out For Williams
last three outings. "Pinky" Nelson Wins ODAC Prize Opposing defense need should be on the
While the offense has struggled at times, After tying the school record with three inter- lookout for speedy freshman running back
Guilford's defense has played reasonably ceptions against Southern Virginia Oct. 2, Mike Williams. The rookie from Mebane,
well for the most part. The Quakers rank cornerback Jordan Nelson collected the N.C., enjoyed a career-long 181-yard effort
fourth among the ODAC leaders in total Quakers' first ODAC Defensive Player of the against Southern Virginia, the most rushing
defense (334.7 yards per game) and third Week Award. He also had two tackles and a yards by a Quakers' back since Marcus Ballard
against the run. Guilford boasts the league's pass breakup in the game, which Guilford had 182 yards versus Greensboro in 2000.
leading tackler in senior linebacker Richie won, 48-6. Two of Nelson's interceptions set Williams averaged 8.6 yards per carry and
Paul, who stands fifth nationally with 13.0 up Quakers' touchdowns. scored on a 77-yard run versus the Knights,
stops per game. An athletic secondary has Throughout his career, Nelson has made the longest since Ballard's 81-yard scoring
allowed the Quakers to use a lot of pressure his mark as a key kickoff returner and 2009 is jaunt against Greensboro.
and blitzes. Sophomore safety Trey Billian, no exception as the junior ranks sixth in the Williams ranks seventh among league
a converted receiver in his first defensive ODAC with an 19.3-yard per return average. leaders with 67.3 rushing yards per game.
season, ranks eighth among ODAC tackles However, he earned more playing time in the
per game leaders. secondary this fall and with an injury to Taking Care of the Ball
Two newcomers handle the bulk of the rookie Quan Parker, Nelson has filled in Turnovers have plagued Guilford in recent
Quakers' kicking duties. Rookie Brad Scott admirably as a starting cornerback. He en- seasons and contributed heavily to three of
has shown a strong leg in his first year with joyed perhaps the finest defensive game of the team's losses in 2009. The Quakers re-
four field goals and averages a league-high 65 the year versus Hampden-Sydney with a per- corded a +4 turnover rating at Methodist
yards per kickoff. Sophomore D.J. Wilson sonal-best eight tackles and his first career behind a strong defensive effort that forced
took over for Billian as the starting punter in interception. two miscues inside the Monarchs' 20-yard
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line. Both turnovers led to Guilford scores defensive lineman Chris Ward (knee), fresh- have three school-age children: Julianne,
and the Quakers' best turnover rating since a man tight end Jordan West (sick), freshman Eddie and Bobby.
+5 at Catholic Nov. 4, 2006. Guilford did not defensive lineman Kevin Williamson (knee),
turn the ball over in the Methodist contest, freshman quarterback Chris Winiecki Quakers Picked Fifth in the ODAC
ending a streak of 22 straight games with at (head). Old Dominion Athletic Conference head
least one turnover. The Quakers were also football coaches tabbed Guilford seventh in
turnover free at Bridgewater. Looking Ahead their annual preseason poll this year. Hamp-
The Quakers travel to Washington, D.C., den-Sydney College earned two of seven
The Soup Bowl Cup Stays At Guilford next Saturday for their final, and longest, first-place votes and the top spot in the poll.
While Greensboro College regained the Soup road trip of the season. Guilford meets Catho- Emory & Henry College and Bridgewater
Bowl trophy, presented to the winner of the lic University at noon. The series history College also earned two top votes and are
annual crosstown Division III football ri- between the two schools is tied at five wins separated by just two points for second place
valry, Guilford maintained possession of apiece following Catholic's 49-34 victory last in the poll. Randolph-Macon College took
the Soup Bowl Cup. The Soup Bowl Cup year in Greensboro. The Quakers have won the final first-place vote and was picked fourth,
goes to the school that collects the most food four of the last five matchups with the Car- ahead of Catholic University of America and
in the canned food drive held in conjunction dinals to even the series after Catholic took Washington and Lee University.
with the game. Guilford students and fans four of the first five contests. Guilford last won the ODAC title in 1997
brought in over 3,800 foodstuffs compared Guilford plays six of its final eight games when it shared the honor with Randolph-
to Greensboro's approximately 2,200 items. on the new Field Turf artificial surface in- Macon and Emory & Henry. The Quakers
Guilford's food service provider, Meriwether stalled this summer. won their first league crown outright in 1991,
Godsey, will double Guilford's contribu- their first year of league membership.
tions, which means local food banks will Head Coach Kevin Kiesel
receive nearly 10,000 items at a critical time. Kevin Kiesel took over as Guilford College’s
22nd head football coach in March 2005, and
Kicinski Lost For The Season ranks fifth among the Quakers’ career foot-
Senior running back and kick returner Tho- ball wins leaders with a 22-25 record. His
mas Kicinski saw his season come to a close 2006 and 2007 teams both went 6-4 for
following the Averett game due to a hip Guilford’s first consecutive winning cam-
injury. He has been one of the Quakers' top paigns since 1990-91. The Quakers have shat-
kick returners in each of his four seasons and tered 36 school records and 13 league marks
had an increased role at running back in 2009. in Kiesel’s first four seasons. Guilford has
He ranks seventh among Guilford's career led NCAA Division III in passing yards per
punt return yardage leaders and ninth in game twice in the past three years and typically
career kickoff return yards. boasts one of the nation’s top-rated of-
Kicinski's injury further depletes the fenses. Quarterback Josh Vogelbach ’08 set
Quakers' backfield, which also lost number- 17 NCAA Division III passing marks under
two quarterback Luke Vandall to a season- Kiesel, including career passing yards. He is
ending foot injury in the season-opening one of 13 Guilford students who have com-
game with Greensboro. bined for 19 all-conference commendations
in the past four years.
Injury Report Kiesel has an 86-84-1 career record and 16
Out for the game: sophomore offensive years of head football coaching experience.
lineman Aaron French (ankle), freshman Before joining the Quakers, the 1981 Gettys-
running back James Harris (sick). burg graduate spent four seasons directing
NCAA Division II Millersville. He made his
Out for the season: freshman running back head coaching debut in 1993 at Albright
Ricky Douglas (shoulder), freshman de- where the Lions went 15-15-1 in three sea-
fensive back Mike Foxx (foot), freshman sons, including 8-3 in 1995. Albright won
defensive lineman Brett Hauser (knee), se- the 1995 Eastern College Athletic Confer-
nior running back/kick returner Thomas ence (ECAC) Division III Southwest title.
Kicinski (hip), freshman offensive lineman Fairfield made Kiesel its first head foot-
Donte' Mitchell (knee), freshman defen- ball coach when it started the sport in 1996.
sive back Christian Neikens (arm), fresh- He shaped the NCAA Division I-AA non-
man cornerback Quan Parker (thumb), scholarship Stags into one of the top pro-
freshman defensive lineman Matthew Price grams of its kind. Fairfield won the Metro
(medical), freshman offensive lineman Atlantic Athletic Conference title in 1998, its
Edrian Pumar (sick), freshman linebacker third year of existence, and Kiesel captured
Trey Shipp (ankle), sophomore quarter- the league’s Coach of the Year Award.
back Luke Vandall (foot), freshman defen- A Scranton, Pa., native, Kiesel grew up in
sive back Ira Warwick (wrist), freshman King of Prussia, Pa. He and his wife, Annette,