On Campus: Local athletes shine for Bridgewater football

By Tommy Keeler Jr.

Bridgewater’s football team is 2-0 this season, and several local athletes have played a big part in the success.

Cliff Woodard (Skyline ’10) is second on the team with eight receptions for 175 yards and three touchdowns. Jayme Perry (Warren County ’11) is third with six catches for 110 yards and three touchdowns.

Jordan Hartman (Millbrook ’11) is also having a big year. He has one catch for seven yards, but more importantly he leads the team in all-purpose yards per game. Hartman, like he did at Millbrook, has been dominant on special teams. Hartman has 123 yards in kick returns and 70 yards in punt returns in two games.

Kicker Chandler DeHaven (James Wood ’12) has made eight extra points and four field goals for the Eagles.

Davey Hardesty (Clarke County ’13) has three tackles for the Eagles from his linebacker spot, while Chris Larsen (Warren County ’13) has one.

In a 33-32 victory over Gettysburg on Sept. 6, Perry had the game-winning catch from quarterback Mike Pisarcik with 1:20 left in the game. Woodard also had two TD catches in the game.

In a 43-14 win over Greensboro on Sept. 13, Perry had two touchdown receptions and Woodard had one.

DEFENSIVE IMPACT: UVa.-Wise has struggled this season, but Zack Blair (Skyline ’13) has certainly done his part to help the team.

The sophomore leads the team with 1.5 sacks and 4.5 tackles for loss. He is fifth on the team with 19 total tackles.

In a 23-7 loss to West Virginia Wesleyan on Sept. 13, Blair led the team with seven tackles, including four solo. He had three tackles for loss in the game and one sack.

Blair was second on the team in tackles with 10 this past Saturday in a 30-14 loss to the University of Charleston. He had four solo tackles and half a sack in the defeat, which sent the Cavaliers to an 0-3 record. All three games were Mountain East Conference contests.

TERRIFIC TRIBE: William and Mary is having a strong season in women’s cross country and Leanna Eisenman (Warren County ’12) is a big part of it.

The Tribe are ranked 25th in the country, and Eisenman has done well in her first two meets of the season.

In the Spider Alumni Open on Aug. 29, Eisenman placed 16th in the four-team meet in a time of 11:40. The Tribe won the meet with 27 points.

On Sept. 12, the Tribe won the William and Mary Invitational, which featured six teams. Eisenman placed ninth in the meet in a time of 19:02.7.

The Tribe will compete again on Friday in the Panorama Farms Invitational in Charlottesville.

Eisenman has finished 21st the last two years in the Colonial Athletic Championships.