Georgetown sets sights on title

Published 12:00 am Friday, November 30, 2001


Friday, November 30, 2001

GEORGETOWN, Ky. – The Georgetown Tigers have their sights set on a second straight NAIA national championship. And if the semifinals are anything like the quarterfinals, the title may be dead in their sights.

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Georgetown, ranked No. 1 all season, hosts Carrol (Montana) College at 1:30 p.m. Saturday for a chance to play in their third straight national championship game. It is the Tigers fourth straight semifinal appearance.

Senior offensive tackle Walt Delong, the former Ironton star, and All-American quarterback Eddie Eviston have helped the Tigers to a 12-0 record that includes last week smashing of No. 15 Campbellsville 76-9.

Delong was first team all-conference for the third straight year. He is expected to not only be named All-America for the third consecutive year, but win a third straight national Lineman of the Year award.

Carroll is 10-1 and ranked No. 4 in the country. The game is the second time in two seasons the schools have met. Georgetown won 28-21 last year.

Carroll defeated No. 7 Southern Oregon (9-2) by a score of 16-13 to advance to its second straight semifinal game.

Georgetown, runners-up two years ago, have won 26 straight contests. The Tigers have not lost a game since the championship game in 1999.

Eviston racked up 256 yards and five TDs in the first half, and both Brandon Midkiff and Tucker McEwen turned in three-TD performances in last week’s win.