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Football’s historic win streak ends in NCAA tournament

Football’s historic	win streak ends in NCAA tournament

Courtesy of Generals Sports

January 23, 2016

Ninth-ranked Thomas More gained 522 total yards and jumped out to a 35-0 lead en route to posting a 51-21 win over fifteenth-ranked Washington and Lee in the first round of the NCAA Division III Football Championship on Nov. 21 at BB&T Field [in Crestview Hills, Kentucky.] The Generals drove the ball well ea...

Football dominates opponents, runs historic win streak to nine games

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Kenta Sayama

November 9, 2015

Busting out the gates on a nine-game win streak, the Washington and Lee football team is having an historically successful season. The team is having its best season since the 1960’s, said quarterback Charlie Nelson, ’17.  The Generals attribute the sudden success to experience and confidence. “Th...

General of the Week: Walker Brand, ’18

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Alden Ewing

November 9, 2015

Phi: What made you want to start playing football? Walker Brand: I think the natural instinct of any young boy to hit someone kicked in.  Also, going to my older brother’s football games had an impact.  But as far as I can remember I have always had a football in my hand, so I just ran with it. Phi:  Why do yo...

Football team makes rankings history

Marshall Hollerith, ‘17, ran for 121 yards a touchdown in a 21-17 victory over Randolph-Macon. 
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Alex Niemann

October 26, 2015

A place in the spotlight doesn’t mean too much to the Washington and Lee football team. The team made history two weeks ago with its first ever top-25 ranking in the American Football Coaches Association poll. While a measure of pride certainly arises from such an accomplishment, the team mentality moving forwa...

Football aims for ODAC title

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Caroline Blackmon

October 12, 2015

Following its comeback win of 20-17 against nationally ranked Guilford on Oct. 3 at Wilson Field, the Generals football team looks to continue the strong momentum it has had so far this season. Captain Randy Karlson, ‘16, said he attributes the team’s winning record to a winning attitude. “We...

Goodbye, Guilford!

Junior QB Charlie Nelson hands the ball off to sophomore RB, Duncan Maxwell. Photo courtesy of W&L Sports Info.

W&L Sports Information

October 5, 2015

Junior quarterback Charlie Nelson rushed for 154 yards and threw for 104 more as Washington and Lee knocked off twenty-third-ranked Guilford by a score of 20-17 on Oct. 3 at Wilson Field. The win improved W&L to 4-0 overall for the first time since the 2000 season and the Generals begin ODAC pla...

Nelson is no longer a rookie

Charlie Nelson, ‘17, is in his second season as starting QB. Photo by Leigh Poetzsch, ‘18.

Jordan Missal

September 28, 2015

Washington and Lee Quarterback Charlie Nelson, ‘17, has seen an uptick in both his stats and confidence level running the complex triple-option offense.   “Being an upperclassman quarterback has made it a lot easier for me to take on a leadership role compared to last year when I was a sophomo...

Fall sports preview: A sneak peek at football

The 2015 Generals football team has 75 players on its roster, including 23 first-years. Photo courtesy of W&L Sports Info.

Jordan Missal

September 21, 2015

This year’s Washington and Lee football team has generated a lot of buzz after two big wins over Averett and Sewanee to begin its season. After going 2-8 last season, the Generals have already matched that win total after just two games. Returning 16 starters from last year’s team, Coach Scott Abel...

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