Morehouse Defeats Clark in the Last Game of the Season on Senior Night
Photo by Kollin Washington
By Rachel Patrick and Miles Johnson
B.T. Harvey Stadium Saturday afternoon was packed to witness what many say is the only game that mattered. Morehouse entered the highly anticipated rivalry with an 0-9 record at risk of not winning a single game all season, yet they prevailed against Clark Atlanta 20-17 in a thriller.
“It’s not how you start it’s how you finish,” said Maya Philips, Spelman College Senior.
Senior running-back, Ernest Davis, scored the game winning touchdown to end the game with less than a minute left in the 4th quarter. This was a great response after Panthers quarterback Daquan Vinson-Nelson rushed for a touchdown that put them up 17-14 with less than three minutes left.
“This has been the best feeling all year, no cap,” senior captain Davis said. “We’ve been going through adversity the whole season so it’s just great to get a win.”
The Maroon Tigers had a brutal season going 0-9 prior to this AUC showdown. The team has been riddled with injuries all season long and it didn’t stop against the Panthers. Morehouse’s quarterback true freshman, Khamar Carlisle broke his leg causing a prolonged pause in the third quarter.
Earlier in the game the defense put Morehouse in the lead with a scoop and score by sophomore defensive back Donovan Parks.
“No one wants to go 1-9 but it’s the best way to end off a 1-9 season, Parks said. After the game Parks noted he would spend time with his football teammates to celebrate.
Leading up to Saturday afternoon’s Clark students posted a flier on social Media mimicking a funeral program for the Maroon Tigers.
However by the end of the game, students rushed the field as Morehouse players lifted the winning trophy in excitement.
Spelhouse students waved goodbye on the track surrounding the field as they looked up at Clark students in the bleachers.
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