November 23, 2014

Stevenson Football - Mustangs Win ECAC Southeast Bowl Championship, Trey Lee Named MOP

Photo Courtesy of Stevenson Sports Information
OWINGS MILLS, Md. - Stevenson football sophomore Trey Lee rushed for 174 yards and three touchdowns on 30 carries while the defense held Bethany to just 32 yards rushing as the Mustangs scored the game's first 26 points and cruised to a 29-7 victory in the ECAC Southeast Bowl Saturday at Mustang Stadium.

Stevenson (8-3) finishes the 2014 season with a school record eight wins which is the same amount the team had over its first three seasons combined. The Mustangs also finished the year on a three-game winning streak and posted a mark of 4-1 at home.

With 174 yards and three touchdowns, Lee was named Most Outstanding Player and became the second player in school history to rush for over 1,000 yards in a single season while setting a new school record with 12 rushing touchdowns. He rushed for over 100 yards five times this season.

Lee scored all three of his touchdowns in the game's first 17 minutes as Stevenson built a 23-0 lead before extending it to 26-0 on a 27-yard field goal by sophomore Tim Sternfeld with 1:23 remaining in the third quarter.

At the half, the Mustangs led 23-0 and totaled 283 yards of total offense while holding the Bison to just 87. Lee had 74 yards rushing while freshman Jeff Farrah completed 13-of-21 passes for 215 yards. Stevenson also dominated time of possession, controlling the ball for 20:55 compared to 9:05 for Bethany.

Sophomore Cory Pietrzyk and senior Tim Campbell each had a team-high nine tackles to lead the defense while Pietrzyk added two tackles for loss, including one sack. Sophomore Austin Tennessee had seven tackles, one for loss, two passes defended and one interception.

The defense forced seven punts and three turnovers as the Bison had seven drives of three plays or less.

Brian Vales led Bethany (6-4) with 229 yards passing and one touchdown on 32-of-52 passing. Tyler Ambush had 10 receptions for 89 yards and a 32-yard touchdown catch with 5:39 left in the fourth quarter that enabled the Bison to avoid the shutout.

The Mustangs almost had their third shutout of the season after not having one in their first three seasons combined, a span of 31 games before they shutout King's on the road 7-0 back on September 13.