Ferrum wins second USA South game

Mann leads Panthers to victory

FERRUM, Va. – FERRUM, Va. -- Brian Mann tied or set three school records as he paced Ferrum to the USA South win over LaGrange. Mann's five rushing touchdowns is a new single game record, and he tied single game school records for points (30) and rushing yards (254). Mann also had 254 rushing yards against LaGrange a year ago in Georgia.

Ferrum led 12-7 at the break, then 19-10 at 9:24 of the third quarter on Mann's third score, a 47-yard scamper. Zachard Kudwa's 25-yard field goal with 4:44 left in the third quarter cut Ferrum's lead to 19-13, then Connor Blair's one-yard run capped an 88-yard drive that gave LaGrange its first lead of the game at 20-19 with 1:54 left to play. Mann then scored a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns to put the game out of reach.

Zack Clifford was 10 for 15 passing for 111 yards for Ferrum (4-2, 2-2). Connor Blair was 31-48 passing for 289 yards passing and a touchdown for LaGrange (3-4, 2-2). Kwajay Witcher had 10 tackles for Ferrum, including nine solo stops, and Rod Smith had two interceptions.

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