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Venter, Brehon lead Merrimack past Virginia Lynchburg 45-14

September 1, 2019

NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. (AP) — Jamari Venter and Matt Brehon ran for two touchdowns apiece as Merrimack rolled past Virginia Lynchburg of the National Christian College Athletic Association 45-14 in a season opener on Saturday.

Venter ran 10 yards for his first score two plays after safety Cam Tillman intercepted Virginia Lynchburg QB Sherman Brown and took it 35 yards deep into Dragons’ territory. Corey Resendes followed with a 36-yard field goal and Brehon ran six yards for a score to make it 17-7 at the end of the first quarter.

In the second quarter, Christian Carter threw a 23-yard touchdown to Johnny Rosario and Malachi McFadden added a 2-yard scoring run to give the Warriors a 31-7 halftime lead.

Venter led with 93 yards rushing on 13 carries. Brehon ran for 82 yards including a 42-yard touchdown dash late in the fourth quarter. Carter had 163 yards passing.

Brown finished with 129 yards and two touchdowns passing for the Dragons. He was intercepted twice.

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