Smyth has pair of Pick-6s as Presbyterian tops Stetson 23-3

Jeffrey Smyth intercepted two passes and returned them for touchdowns, Oka Emmanwori scored on a kickoff return, and Presbyterian defeated Stetson 23-3

DELAND, Fla. -- Jeffrey Smyth intercepted two passes and returned them for touchdowns, Oka Emmanwori scored on a kickoff return, and Presbyterian defeated Stetson 23-3 on Saturday.

The Hatters (0-3, 0-3 Pioneer Football League) scored first on a 33-yard Cameron Gillis field goal, but then Emmanwori took the ensuing kickoff 88 yards into the end zone. Parker Maddrey added a 33-yard field goal for Presbyterian (2-3, 2-3).

Smyth, a sophomore defensive back, returned his first interception of the game 30 yards to give the Blue Hose a 16-3 halftime lead. He picked off Stetson's Alex Piccirilli a second time, returning it 52 yards for the game's final score.

“I thought we needed to have a 30-for-30 episode on the rivalry that never was because we haven’t been able to play them,” Hatters coach Roger Hughes said.

Presbyterian holds a 9-0-2 series lead. The last game these teams played before Saturday was Stetson's last game for 57 years.

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