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Sewell leads way as Danger routs Wyoming

GRAND ISLAND INDEPENDENT —

The development of Nebraska Danger quarterback Jameel Sewell took another impressive leap forward Friday night.

Sewell accounted for nine touchdowns – seven passing and two rushing – to lead the Danger to a 62-35 victory over the Wyoming Cavalry at the Heartland Events Center. Making his fourth career IFL start for Nebraska, the 6-foot-3, 220-pounder from Virginia completed 16 of 25 pass attempts for 237 yards with no interceptions and also rushed nine times for 16 yards, helping his team bounce back from a 41-31 loss at Tri-Cities on March 15.

"This was just a result of how we prepared during the week," Sewell said. "After taking the 'L' last week, we prepared a little bit differently. Tri-Cities was a good football team and we learned from (the loss)."

"After last week, we knew we had to prepare like professionals. We knew we had to execute and not taking anything for granted." Sewell and his receivers were able to exploit Wyoming's secondary deep on several occasions. He threw TD passes of 9, 38 and 6 yards to Corey Surrency, had TD passes of 19 and 24 yards to Andre Piper-Jordan and tossed scoring strikes of 10 and 34 yards to Kayne Farquharson.

"We felt like Wyoming's secondary couldn't match up with our receivers, so we wanted to take some deep shots and we did," Sewell said. "We capitalized on a lot of them and we should've got a few more – that was miscues by me – but that happens."

With a talented group of wideouts and Sewell's strong passing arm, Danger coach Mike Davis said the deep ball is almost always a viable part of his team's offensive game plan.

"I think that we can get deep on anybody with our receivers," Davis said. "Wyoming did some things against some of our formations that allowed us to get some one-on-one matchups and we took advantage of those."

Farquharson led the Danger (3-1) with six receptions for 95 yards. Surrency added four receptions for 49 yards and Piper-Jordan had three catches for 56 yards.

"Sewell and I were just on the same page," Surrency said. "I had a great week of practice and I just felt like I was ready to go out and make plays. This was the fourth game that I've played in and I really hadn't been a big asset to the offense, so I took it upon myself.

"I wasn't working hard enough and putting enough into practice to be a better player on game day. This week, I felt like I did that and I came out successful."

Surrency said Sewell and the receivers have logged extra time before and after practices to get more familiar with each other.

"All of the receivers have been working hard, catching extra balls before practice to get that chemistry with Jameel," Surrency said. "And he just keeps getting better and better."... MORE

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