PC Football to honor 10 seniors in season finale vs. Morehead State
The 11th and final contest of the 2023 season is on deck for the Presbyterian College football team, saying farewell to 10 players who will be suiting up for the last time on Senior Day as the squad goes face-to-face with Morehead State. Kickoff at Bailey Memorial Stadium is scheduled for 1:00 PM on November 18 with a live stream on ESPN+.
Aiming to close the campaign on a high note in PFL matchup number eight, PC will hope for a chunk of revenge following a 14-10 loss to the Eagles in Kentucky 13 months ago. Saturday's clash will be the fourth all-time between the league foes, as Presby and head coach Steve Englehart search for the program's 56th win since the stadium's inauguration in 2002.
Jordan Irizarry, David Herring, Dealo Parson, Jaden Wright, Anthony Dye, Clint Caldwell, James Hyland, Suubi Mutebi, TJ Booker, and Harrison Kennedy will all be recognized approximately 25 minutes before game-time for their contributions to Blue Hose football as celebrated seniors.
WHO: Presbyterian (3-7, 1-6) vs. Morehead State (4-6, 3-4)
WHERE: Bailey Memorial Stadium (Clinton, S.C.)
WHEN: Saturday, November 18 | 1:00 PM
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• Morehead State sent shockwaves across the Pioneer Football League last weekend by smacking Davidson in the Bluegrass State, a previously-unbeaten team in a conference setting that was manhandled by the Eagles, 47-17.
• During that dismantling, MSU was simply sensational in the air on both sides of the ball, intercepting the Wildcats a school-record six times while sophomore quarterback Bryce Patterson found six of his 10 completions for a touchdown.
• The Eagles gathered 26 points in the second quarter as they stunned Davidson, winning by 30 points despite having possession for 11 fewer minutes than their opponent.
• Head coach Rob Tenyer has been the Eagles' director for over a full decade, hoping to better a 1-4 road mark this fall (with that lone W away from home occurring against Valparaiso in a 24-21 thriller).
Last Time Out
• While Presbyterian's defensive performance was consistently up to the task against a foe that has now clinched at least a share of the PFL regular season title, a bruising battle in Des Moines last Saturday tilted toward Drake during a 16-14 final decision.
• Defensive coordinator Daniel Owen's group didn't let the Bulldogs reach the end zone a single time after their opening series, forcing Drake to settle for three points despite six separate drives that started on PC's side of the field.
• Presbyterian's passing defense (136 yards given up per game) ranks as the third-lowest number in all of FCS football, allowing an added 91 yards through the air in consecutive outings versus Marist and Davidson. Against the Red Foxes, that number was 22 yards which stands the lowest single-game tally in PC's 16-year Division I history.
• Irizarry hails from Hollywood, Florida and has reached 557 receiving yards in his two seasons with the program. He aspires to continue playing football in Europe, and will graduate from PC with a degree in Biology. Ranking third on the team in receiving yards each of the past two years, he will be escorted to the field by his mother, Cynthea Waltz, and his father, Mike Irizarry.
• Herring is also a native of the Sunshine State, a product of Jacksonville who's spent the past three seasons with the Blue Hose. He intends to pursue a Master's degree after graduating from PC this spring with a major in Business Data Analytics. He'll be accompanied by his mother, Sandra Herring, his father, David Herring, Sr., and brother, Devin Herring.
• Parson enrolled at Presbyterian in 2023 for his final year of eligibility out of Fayetteville, Georgia, competing in nine games and notching a season-high in rushing yards during the team's victory over Wofford on September 16. After graduating next semester with a degree in English and Communication Studies, he plans to pursue a career in filmmaking and media. He will be escorted by his mother and father, Doug and Atiya Parson, as well as his brother Drezyn Parson.
• Wright recorded his first Blue Hose touchdown in the most recent game at Bailey Memorial against San Diego, seeing action in seven games this year. A native of Savannah, Georgia, he is on pace to graduate with a degree in Business Management, and will be accompanied by his mother, Tawanna Best-Smith, and father, Nathaniel Wright.
• Dye has suited up in 21 games over the past two seasons alone while starting 19 of those contests. A marketing major from Gastonia, North Carolina, he has calculated 33 tackles since last fall and will be escorted by his mother and father, Danette and Tony Dye, as well as his sister, Olivia Dye.
• Caldwell has manned a starting role in 30 bouts since the 2021 campaign, part of a unit that has helped the Blue Hose muster nearly 1,500 rushing yards this season. Hailing from Lake City, South Carolina, he is on track to graduate with a degree in Physics. He is a member of PC's multi-culture student union, to be escorted by his parents, Ola and Clint Caldwell, Sr.
• Hyland is another in-state product from Fort Mill, South Carolina, competing in 26 games and logging a personal-best 24 tackles this season. Going for three-and-a-half tackles for a loss in 2023, he will graduate next semester with a degree in Business Management. A member of Pi Kappa Alpha, he'll be accompanied by his parents, Heather and Tim Hyland.
• Mutebi was included on the 2022 College Sports Communicators Academic All-District team, backed by a Political Science major and an aspiration to become a criminal defense attorney. A resident of Lawrenceville, Georgia, he'd like to thank his late father for molding him into the man he has become today, escorted tomorrow afternoon by his mother, Rose Mutebi, brother, Dembe Mutebi, and girlfriend, Janai Brown.
• Booker has seen action in 24 games as a Blue Hose, registering 10 tackles, a fumble recovery, a sack, and two stops behind the line of scrimmage. A native of Union, South Carolina, he will receive his Presbyterian diploma in History next May. He will be accompanied to the field by his mother, Nikki Nicole, father, Terrance Booker, Sr., and stepmother Anastasia Booker.
• Kennedy will accept a degree in Sociology at the end of this school year. Playing in each game of his senior season and 31 contests overall, he has accounted for 37 tackles with three of them falling for a loss, as well as picking up a fumble recovery. A product of Winnsboro, South Carolina, he'll be accompanied by his parents, Mandina and Vernon Kennedy.