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Redshirt senior quarterback Matt Vinson drops back for a pass during Saturday's game against Glenville State.

Glenville edges Wesleyan on senior day

Glenville State 36, West Virginia Wesleyan 33
BUCKHANNON, W.Va. – Glenville State piled up 392 offensive yards while scoring 14 points off of turnovers and holding West Virginia Wesleyan to 54 yards on the ground in a 36-33 win on Saturday afternoon.

Justin Watts put Glenville State on the board midway through the first quarter with a 31-yard field goal and the Pioneers used Dom Cizauskas’ 33-yard interception return to build a quick 10-0 advantage over the Bobcats.

The Pioneers built their lead to 26-14 by halftime and led by as many as 10 points (36-26) late in the game before Shaq Freeman-Park’s one-yard touchdown run capped an eight-play, 65-yard scoring drive for the Bobcats.  West Virginia Wesleyan took over on downs on its own 13, but ran out of time to mount a comeback at the end of the fourth quarter.

Glenville State’s Jaylen McNair completed 16-of-29 pass attempts for 214 yards and two touchdowns.  Javon Butler hauled in 11 receptions for 177 yards and a score.  Mario Pender ran for 78 yards on 22 carries with Thomas Boles adding 62 yards on 13 carries for the Pioneers.

Matt Vinson threw for 234 yards on 19-of-30 passing with one score.  Kenny Lewis Jr. tallied 119 yards on 10 receptions with one score.

Wil Mayes and Cizauskas each had nine tackles for Glenville State with Cizauskas notching an interception (33 yards) in the win.  Tre Lee and Sal Exposito both had seven stops for West Virginia Wesleyan.

#13 Notre Dame 25, UVa-Wise 17
WISE, Va. – Notre Dame trailed by 11 points but scored 13 off of turnovers in the fourth quarter to secure a 25-17 win over UVa-Wise on Saturday at Carl Smith Stadium.  Down 17-6 with 5:20 left in the game, Chris Brimm hit Marvell Ross with a one-yard touchdown pass to push the Falcons within striking distance.

Notre Dame’s Guam Lee recovered a Cavalier fumble at the UVa-Wise 15-yard line to setup Brimm for an 11-yard touchdown run to make the score 18-17 with 3:03 left to play. The Cavaliers and Falcons both fumbled and lost possession on each of their next drives, leaving UVa-Wise with the ball on its own four with 1:17 on the clock.

Sha’haun Williams came up with back-to-back-sacks for Notre Dame, leading to RJ Goodwin’s fumble recovery in the end zone to secure the win for the Falcons.

Notre Dame (10-0, 10-0) outgained UVa-Wise (3-6, 3-6) 499-295 over the course of the contest and held the Cavaliers to just 53 yards rushing on the day.  Brimm threw for 280 yards behind 16-of-33 passing with two touchdowns while collecting 19 yards on the ground with four carries and a score.  He found Ross seven times for 186 yards with both scores and Markus Hood four times for 42 yards.  Jaleel McLaughlin tallied 117 yards rushing on 32 carries followed by Brian Walker with 11 carries for 73 yards.

Tanner Bernard was 18-of-29 on the day for 160 yards and one touchdown. Chris Thaxton hauled in seven receptions for 73 yards with Eli Marks notching four receptions for 57 yards.

Lee had 10 tackles on the day (five solo, five assisted) along with a fumble recovery for the Falcons.  Goodwin added seven stops (four solo, three assisted) along with two recoveries in the win. The Notre Dame defense tallied seven sacks on the day led by Williams with three.

Marquis Hamilton led the effort defensively for the Cavaliers with 11 tackles (eight solo, three assisted), a forced fumble, fumble recovery, and three pass breakups.

West Virginia State 31, Urbana 28
URBANA, Ohio – A blocked punt late in the game propelled West Virginia State to a 31-28 win over Urbana on Saturday afternoon.

Urbana (4-6, 3-6) maintained the advantage for nearly the entire contest before Brooks Parsons blocked a Blue Knight punt with 9:07 on the clock.  West Virginia State’s Elyjah Bradshaw recovered the ball at the Urbana five-yard line, shifting the momentum in favor of the Yellow Jackets.

A two-yard run by Carl Garmon followed by Faustino Saucedo’s one-yard rush led to Dylan Lucas’ two-yard touchdown plunge to put the Yellow Jackets ahead 30-28.  Aaron Ball made good on the point after attempt to secure the win for West Virginia State (5-5, 5-4).

The Blue Knights maintained a comfortable 28-17 lead at the halftime break.  Lucas’ 13-yard touchdown run with 6:49 left in the third quarter put the Yellow Jackets back within striking distance before they ultimately completed in the comeback in the fourth quarter.

Saucedo threw for 168 yards on 16-of-26 passing.  Zach Pate tallied six receptions for 88 yards.  Garmon ran for 142 yards on 22 carries with one touchdown while Lucas added 69 yards on nine carries and three scores for the Yellow Jackets.

Cee Jay Hale completed 6-of-16 passes for 65 yards.  Isaiah Young tallied 130 yards rushing on 22 carries followed by Bailey Wallen with 81 yards on nine carries.  Four different Blue Knights scored touchdowns in the setback.

Robert Branch had 13 tackles (six solo, seven assisted) with a pass breakup for the Yellow Jackets.  Moises Valcarce added 11 stops (eight solo, three assisted) with one interception (22 yards).

DeArmon Lewis paced Urbana defensively with 12 stops (seven solo, five assisted).  Duray Hall added 11 tackles (four solo, seven assisted) with two tackles for loss (1 yards), a pass breakup and a sack (eight yards).

Shepherd 25, Charleston 20
CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Tyson Bagent connected with Antwan Squire on a 12-yard touchdown pass early in the fourth quarter and Shepherd held Charleston off of the scoreboard for the remainder of the contest to secure a 25-20 win on Saturday afternoon at UC Stadium.

After a scoreless first quarter, Mason Olszewski used a 14-yard touchdown run to give the Golden Eagles an early lead.  Bagent closed out the half by throwing a pair of touchdown passes; one 33-yards to Ryan Feiss and one four-yard pass to Wanya Allen to give the Rams a 13-7 edge heading into halftime.

CJ Bagwell picked off Bagent’s pass early in the third quarter and ran it back 34-yards for a touchdown to shift the momentum in favor of the Golden Eagles at the start of the second half.  Shepherd (7-2, 7-2) answered with 29-yard and 26-yard field goals by Hayden August-Scriven to pull away 19-14 with 14 seconds left in the third quarter.  With four seconds remaining in the quarter, Mike Strachan hauled in a 75-yard touchdown pass from Olszewski to put Charleston (5-5, 5-4) within one (20-19), but the Golden Eagles were held off the scoreboard for the remainder of the contest.

Shepherd outgained Charleston 284-229 on the day despite being held to 70 yards rushing on the afternoon. Bagent threw for 214 yards on 20-of-31 passing with three touchdowns.  Feiss notched 79 yards on seven receptions and one score with Allen adding 56 yards on five receptions and a touchdown.  Squire added three receptions for 51 yards and a score and ran for 68 yards on 26 carries.

Olszewski was 9-of-18 on the day with 129 yards and one touchdown along with 14 yards on 23 carries and a score.  Strachan had two receptions for 84 yards and a touchdown with Jimmy Wheeler notching 41 yards on 15 carries.

Bagwell had 14 tackles (six solo, eight assisted) with an interception (34 yards) for Charleston while  Ricky Robinson recorded eight tackles (five solo, three assisted) and 3.5 tackles for loss (19 yards) for Shepherd.

Bloomsburg 34, West Liberty 31
WEST LIBERTY, W.Va. – West Liberty closed out the game with 14 unanswered points but was not able to overcome an early deficit in a 34-31 setback to Bloomsburg on Saturday afternoon.

Bloomsburg (6-4) built an early 10-0 lead by the end of the first quarter and held a 17-7 advantage at the halftime break.  Down but not out, the Hilltoppers rallied back to outscore the Huskies 24-17 in the last two quarters but ran out of time to complete the comeback.

Trailing 34-17 with 4:21 left in the game, Zach Phillips connected with Osman Kargbo on a 19-yard pass to shift the momentum in favor of West Liberty (3-7).  In the last minute of the game, Phillips found Shane Phillips on a 34-yard pass and Owen Rozanc made good on the point after attempt for the final margin.

Bloomsburg’s Erik Benjamin threw for 158 yards with two touchdowns in the win while Alex Gooden tallied 99 yards on 16 carries with one touchdown for the Huskies.

Zach Phillips completed 26-of-40 pass attempts for 261 yards and three touchdowns while notching 28 yards on 14 carries with a score.  Shane Phillips hauled in six passes for 109 yards and two scores in the setback.

Josh Salak had seven solo tackles for Bloomsburg with Clay McDonald notching eight for West Liberty with two tackles for loss.

Fairmont State 56, Concord 17
FAIRMONT, W.Va. – Fairmont State took a 28-10 lead into the halftime break and never looked back on its way to a 56-17 win over Concord on Saturday afternoon at Duvall-Rosier Field.

The Falcons outgained the Mountain Lions 522-350 over the course of the contest highlighted by 340 yards rushing.  Tyree Randolph led the Fairmont State (8-2, 7-2) ground game with 103 yards on 16 carries.  He was one of five Falcons with rushing touchdowns on the day.  Timothy Smith added 71 yards on five carries with a score followed by Rakeem Darden with 61 yards on seven carries and a score.

Takwan Crews-Naylor was 10-of-21 on the afternoon for 132 yards and two touchdown passes.  Alquawn Vickers had three receptions for 86 yards and a score while Shawn Harris added 44 yards on three catches with two scores.

Kyle Akin completed 15-of-22 pass attempts for 158 yards and one touchdown for Concord (2-8, 2-7).  Adam Fulton added 32 yards and a score on 4-of-13 passing.  Josh Maxwell ran for 111 yards with 13 carries for the Mountain Lions.

Dwain Porterfield paced Concord with eight tackles (seven solo, one assisted) while Jerry Iweh added eight stops for Fairmont State (five solo, three assisted).

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