FOREST, Va. - For the first time this year, Emory & Henry College has emerged as the ODAC Football Play of the Week victor. The Wasps earn their first win in the ninth installment of the fan poll on the heels of junior defensive lineman Josh Fleenor's (Christiansburg, Va.) 90-yard interception return for a touchdown against Hampden-Sydney College.
After Hampden-Sydney opened the game with a pick-six, Emory & Henry returned the favor midway thru the first quarter. With the Tigers deep in Wasp territory, lineman Josh Fleenor stepped in front of a shovel pass and pulled in the errant toss at the 10-yard line. He rumbled 90 yards the other way for a touchdown, giving E&H a 10-8 lead. H-SC would go on to win the contest, 38-30.
This week's three nominees garnered more 4,000 interactions on the ODAC website, YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. Fleenor's effort earned 46.6-percent of the fan vote to top this week's poll.
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