WVIAC Sports Information
GREENSBURG, Pa. —
Seton Hill led for much of the way, but dropped a 29-26 contest to visiting Concord Saturday afternoon.
The Griffins got on the board with 7:07 left in the first quarter when Andrew Jackson connected with Niko Hall-Brown for a 14-yard touchdown. After the failed extra point, the score remained at 6-0. SHU increased its margin to 13-0 when Jackson found Mike Allen for a 45-yard score at the 3:56 mark of the first quarter.
The Mountain Lions countered when Calvinaugh Jones rushed for a 16-yard score near the midway point of the second quarter.
Jackson quickly answered, throwing his third touchdown pass of the first half when he found Lance Williams from 31 yards out. Up 20-7, the Griffins’ defense was unable to stop CU just before half. Ben Nester scampered in from two yards out, making it a 20-14 contest at halftime.
Jackson went to work in the second half. With 12:06 to play in the third frame, he hit Allen for a 10-yard touchdown and a 26-14 advantage.
Evin Dusold’s pass to Ansel Ponder pulled the Mountain Lions within five, 26-21, with 6:49 to play.
Neither team managed to score again until the waning moments of the game. Darrick Williams hauled in a 10-yard pass from Dusold with 5:20 to play, allowing CU to complete the comeback.
In the win, Dusold threw for 225 yards and two scores on 17 completions. Jones rushed for 123 yards and a score while Randall Hawkins hauled in six passes. Ponder caught four balls for 79 yards and a touchdown.
For the Griffins, Jackson completed 22 passes for 265 yards and four touchdowns. Hall-Brown registered eight catches for 134 yards and a score. Allen had two touchdown receptions while Williams tallied one.
Nate Pollard totaled 12 tackles in the win, eight of which were solo stops. Davon Marion tallied eight tackles, including six by himself. Ervin Moore had two sacks while Kevin Elliott returned an interception 41 yards.
Xavier Perez-Coley guided the SHU defense with a game-high 13 tackles. He and Phillip Moreland each had six solo tackles. Moreland also forced a fumble. Josh Falatovich had 11 total stops in the game.
West Liberty 17, Shepherd 16
WEST LIBERTY — A missed extra point by the Rams with 1:33 to play proved to be the difference in the game as the Hilltoppers’ Marco Ricchetti recovered the ensuing kick-off to secure the win over No. 25 Shepherd.
Dylan Lagarde completed 18 passes for 242 yards for West Liberty. Tristen Devers hauled in five passes for 90 yards. Trueblood rushed for a touchdown.
For the Rams, Bobby Cooper connected on 19 passes for 200 yards and a touchdown to Brown. Larry Lowe led the team with 64 yards receiving. Dalton Boyd rushed for a game-high 47 yards on one carry.
Defensively, the Hilltoppers were guided by Kyle Agustin’s 14 total tackles, 10 of which were solo stops. He also forced a fumble.
Bryan Blue registered a team-best 11 tackles for the Rams.
Glenville State 29, West Virginia State 12
GLENVILLE — Justin Feagin paced GSC with 159 yards through the air to go along with a touchdown pass to Rahman Lee. Lee had a team-high three catches for 78 yards and a score. On the ground, Quin Thornton had five carries for 101 yards and a touchdown while Lee rushed for 92 yards and two scores.
For the Yellow Jackets, Ricky Phillips completed 15 passes for 207 yards and a score to Ervin Kent. Kent had five catches for 112 yards. On the ground, Aubura Taylor piled up 103 yards on 30 carries.
The Pioneers were guided by Devin Cain’s 12 tackles, including 2.5 for a loss of three yards.
In the loss, Calem Bridgette tallied six solo stops to go along with three pass break-ups.
Charleston 42, No. 24 UNC Pembroke 30
PEMBROKE, N.C. — The University of Charleston led 21-3 lead after the first quarter against No. 24 UNC Pembroke.
Maurice Leak threw for 150 yards while Roberts completed a pass for a 31-yard score. Shaq Williams hauled in seven catches for 96 yards and a touchdown. Jordan Roberts caught four passes for 35 yards and he rushed for 144 yards and two scores. Leak rushed for 39 yards and a touchdown. Roberts had a huge day overall, accounting for 296 all-purpose yards.
Fairmont State 49, West Virginia Wesleyan 32
FAIRMONT — Fairmont State overcame an early deficit en route to a 49-32 victory over visiting West Virginia Wesleyan.
For the Falcons, Bobby Vega threw for 275 yards and five touchdowns on 15 completions. Matt Wilmer caught seven passes for 163 yards and three scores while Charaun Goodwin had three catches, two of which went for touchdowns. Monroe rushed for a game-high 147 yards on 25 carries to go along wth his score.
In the loss, Jeremy Musselman threw for 256 yards and three touchdowns. Hughes caught 11 passes for 127 yards and two touchdowns. Malcolm Yowk guided the rushing attack with 42 yards.
Garrett Davis led the FSU defense with 11 tackles, including one for a loss. The Bobcats’ Jesse Robertson had 10 solo tackles, including two for a loss.