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Wesley College comes up short again at Mount Union

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For the fifth time since 2009, Wesley College saw its football season end at Mount Union. 

The Wolverines fell to the top-ranked Purple Raiders 56-35 Saturday in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division III football playoffs. 

The turning point came over the final 9 minutes of the second quarter.  After a Wesley TD trimmed Mount Union’s lead to 21-14, The Purple Raiders rattled of 28 unanswered points before the half - helped by a pair of Wolverine turnovers.  That gave Mount Union 49-14 lead at the break,  and Wesley never got closer than 14 points again.

The Wolverines committed 4 turnovers in all, offsetting another strong performance from senior quarterback Joe Callahan.  Callahan threw for 379 yards and 4 touchdowns.  He finished the season with a Division III record 5,063 yards passing and is the first Div. III quarterback ever to surpass the 5,000 yard mark in one year.

Wesley finishes the 2015 season at 11-2, their seventh straight campaign with 10 or more wins.  

Tom Byrne has been a fixture covering news in Delaware for nearly three decades. He joined Delaware Public Media in 2010 as our first news director and has guided the news team ever since. When he's not covering the news, he can be found reading history or pursuing his love of all things athletic.
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