Sykes, Rodriguez Lead Football Team To Senior Day Win

Sykes, Rodriguez Lead Football Team To Senior Day Win

ALBION, Mich. – Tyler Sykes hauled in a pair of touchdown passes in his final collegiate game as Albion College earned a 24-3 victory over Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Kalamazoo College at Sprankle-Sprandel Stadium.

A senior who prepped at Stevenson High School, Sykes was on the receiving end of 11- and 14-yard passes from Kyle Thomas.

Kolby Canfield scored Albion's other touchdown, hauling in a 13-yard pass from Sam Blanzy in the second quarter.

Albion took the opening kickoff and marched 79 yards in 16 plays. The drive bogged down as Albion was not able to convert on third and 13, and the Britons settled for a 33-yard field goal by Andrew Fabry.

Albion's defense was in control all day, holding Kalamazoo to 187 yards and forcing the Hornets to punt 15 times. Kalamazoo's only points of the afternoon came on Greg Kearns' 30-yard field goal late in the third quarter.

Albion finished with 446 yards. Blanzy and Thomas combined for 219 yards through the air and Doug Freeman racked up 95 of the Britons 227 rushing yards.

Jose Rodriguez, a linebacker completing his collegiate career, led the defense with 12 tackles.

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