Nobody would have blamed Rivers quarterback Shaquor Sandiford if he decided not to come out for this afternoon's contest with visiting St. George's, what with his father passing away yesterday from cancer.
But instead the sophomore Chelsea resident strapped on the pads and delivered an inspiring performance. Sandiford was 10 of 15 passing for 147 yards and three touchdowns, and rushed in a fourth score, to lead the Red Wings to a 49-16 victory in Weston.
The Red Wings amassed 586 yards from scrimmage in the game, including 439 on the ground behind senior Ben Patrick 25 carries, 261 yards, two touchdowns) and Nebraska-bound senior Taariq Allen (seven carries, 116 yards, touchdown; five catches, 108 yards, two touchdowns).
Rivers has now accumulated over 2300 rushing yards in seven games, led by Patrick (over 1500 in seven games).