CHARLESTON, W.Va. — R.T. Alexander tossed two touchdown passes and ran for another score as George Washington scored twenty second half points in a 20-16 win over Capital.
With the victory, the Patriots (7-3) secured the 7-seed in the Class AAA playoffs and they will host MSAC rival Huntington in the first round. The Cougars are the 11-seed and will travel to face Wheeling Park.
“My seniors really stepped it up this evening,” said George Washington head coach Steve Edwards, Jr. “And they have stepped it up this year. They have really established a great season for them. We met a goal, we are in the tournament. We’ll see what happens. We’ll try to stay as long as we can.”
Alexander threw for 212 yards and ran for 40 more. He tossed a third quarter touchdown pass to Isaac Isabell and found Brayden McCallister on a twenty yard strike with 6:20 to play to give the Patriots a lead they would not relinquish.
“The difference (in the second half) is that we finished plays,” Edwards Jr. said. “We didn’t play well in the first half. We had some opportunities and we just didn’t take advantage of them. That’s a credit to Capital.”
Neither offense found the end zone in the first half. The only points came courtesy of a 75-yard interception for a touchdown from Logan Spurlock. Spurlock late added a 27-yard field goal early in the fourth quarter that gave the Cougars a 16-14 lead.
Tay Calloway led the Cougar rushing attack with 89 yards and a 3-yard touchdown tote.
Hasten Pinkerton stepped into the backfield after D’Anthony Wright was injured in the first half. Pinkerton rushed for 78 yards on thirteen carries. He entered the game with just twenty carries all season.