32 game losing streak snapped
- Published: Tuesday, 23 October 2012 08:54
- by Doug Samuels
On Saturday, the Wilmington Quakers (D-III - OH) ended a game with a feeling that most had never felt as a college football player.
Wilmington defeated Marietta 13-12 on Saturday on a field goal with 31 seconds. They later picked off a pass in the end zone to seal the win and put an end to the program's 32 game losing streak. To find their last win you'd have to travel back to 2009, where they beat John Carroll 24-16 for their only win of the '09 season.
Back in late September, Ken Minor stepped down as the head coach, and Wilmington alum and offensive coordinator, Jay Niswonger took over as the interim head coach with the team sitting at 0-3.
Wins do not come easy in the Ohio Athletic Conference, especially with teams like Mount Union on your conference schedule, so this was definitely a great win for coach Niswonger and the Quaker program.
We can only imagine the excitement of the staff and players on the sideline after the field goal, and then interception to seal the victory. Good stuff.