WVIAC Football Saturday Recap

Glenville State 14, Charleston 10

GLENVILLE, W. Va. – Glenville State used two second-quarter scores and held off a late drive by Charleston to down the 25th-ranked Golden Eagles, 14-10.

After a scoreless first quarter, the Pioneers’ Justin Feagin got things going with a seven-yard burst for a 6-0 advantage for the home team with 11:14 to play before halftime. Colston Bayless tacked on the extra point for a 7-0 lead.

The Golden Eagles evened the score on Jordan Roberts’ 19-yard run, capping a five-play, 73-yard drive that took just 2:06 off the clock. With just 44 seconds before intermission, Feagin hit Jake Harper on a six-yard pass. The extra point gave GSC a 14-7 lead.

UC chipped into the lead when Puma Nuredini booted a 29-yard field goal with 12:04 to go in the game. However, the Pioneers intercepted UC with less than two minutes remaining to secure the victory.

Feagin completed seven passes for 66 yards and a touchdown in the win. Rahmann Lee rushed for 128 yards on 22 carries. Orlandus Harris caught three passes for 25 yards while Harper caught two for 23 yards and a score.

John Knox hit 15 passes for 163 yards in the loss. Shaq Williams caught a game-high six passes for 46 yards. Darrell Byrd hauled in two passes for 46 yards while Daniel Cherry registered three catches for 43 yards. Roberts rushed for 142 yards on 23 carries and a touchdown.

Darren Elliott amassed 12 total tackles in the victory as did Nate Ingersoll. Elliott had seven solo stops. Terry Reese posted 10 tackles. Demetrius Quarles picked off three passes.

Jeff Green paced UC with 13 total tackles. He also forced a fumble. Nathaniel Berry tallied eight stops and recovered a fumble. Matt Kelly notched eight tackles and had an interception.

West Virginia Wesleyan 42, West Virginia State 14

INSTITUTE, W. Va. – West Virginia Wesleyan recorded a 42-14 victory at West Virginia State Saturday afternoon.

Nate Montana threw for 414 yards and four touchdowns in the win. Lavaughn Hughes hauled in nine passes for 187 yards and two scores. Nyquan McGirt caught five passes for 83 yards and a touchdown. Chase Blackwell hauled in six passes while Devin Simmons had two catches, one of which went for a score. Malcolm Yowk rushed for 59 yards.

Ricky Phillips tossed for 249 yards and two scores in the loss. Aubura Taylor garnered 80 yards on five catches and a score while Josh Johnson caught six passes for 71 yards and a touchdown. Taylor rushed for a team-high 33 yards.

Defensively, Jesse Robertson posted 11 tackles. Jermichael Kelley amassed eight tackles while Brian Vukela tallied seven. Stephen Knox posted two interceptions while Hausaan Burton had one.

The Yellow Jackets’ Tyler Long tallied 13 tackles and forced a fumble. Edward Blair, IV, posted 11 tackles. Wenly Beliard accounted for two sacks and forced a fumble.

Hughes scored in the first period to give the Bobcats a 7-0 advantage. The Yellow Jackets tied it with 11:16 to play in the half when Phillips hit Johnson for a six-yard pass. Just two minutes later, Montana found McGirt for a 58-yard strike. With 8:06 to play in the first half, Hughes returned a punt 89 yards for a touchdown and a 21-7 advantage.

WVWC scored on another special teams play with 11:34 to go in the third when Hughes returned a punt 79 yards for a touchdown.

After Taylor caught a 39-yard touchdown pass from Phillips to cut the deficit to 14, the Bobcats scored twice in the fourth period on touchdown passes from Montana to secure the win. Montana found Simmons for a four-yard strike and Hughes for a 28-yard touchdown.

Concord 41, Fairmont State 10

ATHENS, W. Va. – Concord raced to a 41-10 victory over visiting Fairmont State Saturday afternoon.

The Mountain Lions registered 358 total yards to just 138 for the Falcons.

Evin Dusold connected on 17 passes for 212 yards and four scores in the win. Ansel Ponder caught three touchdown passes en route to a nine-catch, 141 yard performance. Jacorey Robins rushed 17 times for 58 yards and a touchdown.

In the loss, Bobby Vega threw for 63 yards on nine completions. Chris St. Hilaire caught four balls thrown his way for 38 yards. Shad Alexander rushed for 31 yards and a touchdown.

Defensively, Jake Lilly led the way with 13 tackles, four of which were solo. He also forced a fumble.

The Falcons’ defense was paced by Jake Kelly’s game-high 14 tackles.

Dusold hit Ponder for a 7-0 lead with just 1:08 to play in the first quarter. Jocorey Robins ran it in from a yard out with 8:41 to play in the half. The extra point made it 14-0. Dusold hit Randall Hawkins for a four-yard score with 5:31 to go before intermission for a 21-0 margin. The Falcons connected on a 23-yard field goal just before the break, making it 21-3 heading into the third quarter.

Dusold connected on two touchdown strikes in the third quarter, both of which went to Ponder. The Mountain Lions’ Calvinaugh Jones scored a touchdown early in the fourth for a 41-3 advantage.

The Falcons’ Alexander scored on a four-yard jaunt to make it a 41-10 final.

West Liberty 41, Seton Hill 29

GREENSBURG, Pa. – West Liberty led from start to finish en route to a 41-29 road win at Seton Hill Saturday afternoon.

The talented Hilltoppers’ defense helped the visitors get on the board first when Marquis Bradley intercepted a pass and returned it 45 yards for a 7-0 advantage. WLU pushed the margin to 10-0 when Jeff Hoak connected on a 23-yard field goal with 5:46 to play in the first quarter.

The Griffins sliced the deficit to three on a Mike Allen touchdown reception from Andrew Jackson just 1:58 into the second frame. WLU answered at the 8:51 mark when Dylan Lagarde found Jesse Rose for a two-yard score and a 17-7 lead.

The Griffins’ Josh Cavalier pulled the home squad within seven, 17-10, on a 22-yard field goal with 5:33 to play before halftime.

The Hilltoppers came out and scored a touchdown when Brandon Schroeder caught a 15-yard pass from L.D. Crow to make the score 24-10. SHU quickly answered when Andrew Jackson connected with Niko Hall-Brown for a 75-yard strike. The extra point was blocked, leaving the Hilltoppers in front 24-16.

WLU made it 27-16 on Hoak’s 31-yard three-point attempt at the 8:48 mark of the third period. The Hilltoppers struck with 3:02 to play in the third when Isiah Moody found the end-zone from two yards out. SHU pulled within 11 at 34-23 when Jackson hit DJ Carter for a seven-yard touchdown at the 12:16 mark of the fourth frame.

With the Griffins trying to cut into the lead late in the game, Tanner Stocker stepped in front of a pass, intercepted it and returned it for a 41-23 lead. SHU tacked on a late touchdown when Jackson connected on a 22-yard pass to Trae Cook with 28 seconds remaining for the final points.

Crow threw for 124 yards and a touchdown in the victory while Lagarde tossed for 70 yards and a score for the Hilltoppers. Schroeder led the receivers with 47 yards on three catches and a touchdown while Rose had 34 yards on six catches with a score. On the ground, Moody rushed for 119 yards and a touchdown.

Marco Ricchetti paced the defense with a team-best 12 stops. Kyle Agustin notched 11 tackles, nine of which were solo. Rod White added 10 tackles. Bradley had two interceptions while White and Stocker each had one.

In the loss, Jackson threw for 439 yards on 34 completions along with four touchdowns. Hall-Brown hauled in 11 passes for 223 yards and a score. Allen had four catches for 87 yards while Carter posted seven catches for 69 yards.

Defensively for the Griffins, Tyler Zimmer accounted for 14 tackles, 11 of which were solo stops. Christian Carter accounted for nine tackles and Darius Turner had six. Phillip Moreland and Rodney McMath each had an interception.

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