2017 Football
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Point football was defeated at home by the number-three ranked Reinhardt University Eagles, 62-28.
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Football - Sun, Oct. 1, 2017

VALLEY, Ala. -- Point University (1-4; 0-1 MSC) senior wide receiver Charles Ducksworth (Mt. Olive, MS) had a career day with 322 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns, but the Skyhawks' offense was outmatched by the visiting number-three ranked Reinhardt University Eagles (4-0; 1-0 MSC) who defeated Point, 62-28, in Saturday, Sept. 30 Mid-South Conference divisional football action at Ram Stadium in Valley, Alabama.  


Reinhardt got off to an early lead with a touchdown 3:08 into the contest and totaled six first-half touchdowns while holding the Skyhawks scoreless to take a 41-0 lead into halftime.


Point returned to the field after halftime and found the end zone with 11:51 left in the third quarter when junior quarterback Derek Bellard (Lake Charles, LA) escaped the pocket and scrambled for a touchdown.


With the score now 41-7, Reinhardt found the end zone once again in the third quarter to increase its lead with a touchdown, 48-7.


The Skyhawks scored two more times in the third quarter on big plays.  The first score came when Ducksworth fielded a Reinhardt kickoff in his own end zone and made several Eagle defenders miss on his way to a 100-yard return, making the score, 48-14.  The return touchdown was the third of his career, now making him Point's all-time kick-return touchdown leader.


The second play occurred near the end of the third quarter.  With only 42 seconds remaining in the quarter, Bellard connected with Ducksworth for a 58-yard touchdown to further cut into the Reinhardt advantage, 48-21.


The Eagles added another rushing touchdown early in the fourth quarter to make the score 55-21.


Point added its final touchdown of the night with 7:56 remaining in the final quarter with Bellard throwing his second touchdown pass of the contest, this time a 7-yard screen pass to senior running back La'Darrius Mathis (Riverdale, GA) to shrink the Reinhardt lead to 55-28.


The Eagles added one more late touchdown to make the score 62-28 and went on to defeat the Skyhawks in both team's first divisional game, 62-28.


Bellard completed 14 of his 29 passing attempts for 210 yards, threw two touchdown passes, was intercepted four times, and was Point's leading rusher with 37 yards and one touchdown on the ground.  Ducksworth totaled five receptions for 139 receiving yards and caught one touchdown pass, and sophomore wide receiver Chase Turner (Buford, GA) caught four passes for 36 yards.


Defensively, senior linebackers K.J. Minniefield (Spanish Fort, AL) and Isaiah Ross (Dallas, GA) led Point with six solo tackles apiece, and sophomore safety Javon Horton (Duluth, GA), freshman corner Quan Neal (Cedartown, GA), and freshman linebacker Kameron Weems each added five total tackles.


NEXT GAME: Coached by Julius Dixon, the Skyhawks hit the road to take on the University of Pikeville (Ky.) at Howard Field in Pikeville, Ky., Oct. 7 at 1:30 p.m. Eastern time.