Wingate tossed a shutout, blanking Saint Augustine’s 30-0 Saturday at Len Bauer Stadium.
Wingate’s last shutout had been Aug. 26, 2006, when the Bulldogs defeated Fayetteville State 19-0.
“It was most important for us to take a step forward from last week” a 38-10 win at Limestone, Wingate coach Joe Reich said. “I believe we accomplished this. We still have plenty of work to do.
“(Quarterback) Kyle Johnson was efficient. He has a great upside and must continue to improve at the little things. Our running game was solid, but slightly inconsistent.
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“Defensively, this was a good game because we faced some adversity but came through
“We must continue to improve.”
Johnson was 26-for-45 for 369 yards and two touchdowns. Both of his touchdown passes came during the first half as Wingate (2-0) built a 20-0 halftime advantage.
Sophomore wide receiver Jordan Berry caught a team-best seven passes for 106 yards and one score. Thirteen Bulldogs caught at least one pass Saturday.
The Falcons fell to 0-2.