WAYNESBURG – Quarterback Carter Hill passed for 300 yards and four touchdowns Saturday afternoon, leading Waynesburg University to a 31-14 victory over Geneva in a Presidents’ Athletic Conference game at John F. Wiley Stadium.
Hill, who had injured a knee on the final play of Waynesburg’s game against Bethany last weekend, was back in top form, throwing for two scores in each half against Geneva, which has lost three of its last four games. Hill, who completed 33 of 52 passes, threw a three-yard scoring toss to Jake DiGuilio to give Waynesburg (4-2, 6-2) a 7-0 lead less than three minutes into the game.
Geneva (3-2, 4-3) tied the score when Rocco Colavecchia scored on a two-yard run after the Golden Tornadoes recovered a fumble at the Waynesburg 22. On the next possession, however, Waynesburg drove 75 yards in eight plays with Hill passing 15 yards to Andrew English, giving the Yellow Jackets the lead for good at 14-7.
Alex Henry’s 38-yard field goal in the final minute of the first half made the score 17-7, and Hill connected again with English, this time from 17 yards, to make it 24-7 in the third quarter.
Geneva pulled to within 24-14 in the fourth quarter on a four-yard run by Dylan Thomas, but Hill’s fourth TD pass, a nine-yarder to Mike Ferraro, sealed the win for Waynesburg.
The Yellow Jackets’ Bernie Thompson 11 passes for 135 yards.
Geneva was held to 29 rushing yards by Waynesburg’s defense, which also intercepted three passes, including two by cornerback Stephen Holt. Logan McAnany intercepted a Geneva pass after the Golden Tornadoes had driven to the Waynesburg nine-yard line in the second quarter.