Troxell gets win in debut;

Sept. 9, 2006

It didn't take F&M new head coach John Troxell long to get into the winning column. His team's first two possessions gave him a good idea of things to come as the Diplomats scored two, opening quarter touchdowns and held on for a 21-7 win over Washington & Lee Saturday at F&M.

On the defensive side, the Diplomats didn't allow a first down until the second half, as the Generals were 0-for-6 on third down conversions in the opening 30 minutes.

F&M quarterback Kyle Turner found Robert Donofrio for a 34-yard pass to open the scoring; Turner then ran one in from five yards to give the Diplomats a lead they would not relinquish.

F&M went up 21-0 in the third period with 1:19 left when Turner found Matt Mondonedo in the back of the end zone for a nine-yard scoring strike.

The Generals avoided a shutout with 5:11 left in the game when D.J. Hackett caught a 19-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Hunter Dawkins.

Turner was 11-for-19 for two TD's and two INTs on the day. He also gained 33 yards on the ground in 12 tries. Running back Chris Varner led the rushers, gaining 115 yards on 33 carries.

F&M will be in action again Saturday, Sept. 16th for its first night game in history when they kick it off at 7:30 p.m. against Kean.