Glenville State 17, West Liberty 14
WEST LIBERTY - Host West Liberty University picked off Glenville State quarterback Darold Hughes five times here Saturday afternoon, but the Pioneers still managed to hold on for a 17-14 West Virginia Conference triumph.
Hilltopper Jovontae Johnson had two interceptions with the first coming once the Pioneers (2-3, 2-0 WVIAC) reached the red zone on their opening drive of the game.
However, WLU's Dominic Cooper fumbled on the first offensive play of the game for the hosts. Kyle Warner's fumble recovery set up a Hughes 6-yard touchdown pass to Darian Cleckley and Colston Bayless' extra point actually gave GSC the lead for good at 7-0 with 9:03 left in the opening quarter.
Hughes, who hit 19 of 34 passes for 175 yards, picked up a first down on a fourth-and-1 sneak that led to a 29-yard scoring strike to Orlandus Harris to make it 14-0 with 16 seconds left in the first.
The Pioneers, who play at 2 p.m. next Saturday in Athens versus defending WVIAC champion Concord, held a 14-7 cushion at intermission. Isiah Moody scored from 15 yards out at 9:11 of the second for the hosts, who replaced starting quarterback LD Crow with Dylan Lagarde in the first half. GSC could've had a bigger lead at the break, but Johnson picked off Hughes in the end zone late in the second quarter. Pioneer Brandon Absher's interception in the end zone with 19 seconds left before halftime wiped out a scoring opportunity for West Liberty (3-1, 1-1).
Glenville State 17,
West Liberty 14
GSC (2-3, 2-0) 14 0 3 0 - 17
WLU (2-3, 1-2) 0 7 0 7 - 14
GSC: Darian Cleckley 6 pass from Darold Hughes (Colston Bayless kick) 9:03, 1st
GSC: Orlandus Harris 29 pass from Hughes (Bayltess kick) 0:16, 1st
WL: Isiah Moody 15 run (Jeff Hoak kick) 9:11, 2nd
GSC: Eddie McKay 47 field goal 11:36, 3rd
WL: Kenjay Trueblood 2 run (Hoak kick) 7:26, 4th
Glenville State: Rushes-yards: 36-110; Passing yards: 175; Total yards: 285; Passing: 19-34-5; Punts-average: 3-47.0; Fumbles-lost: 0-0; Penalties-yards: 12-86
West Liberty: Rushes-yards: 26-93; Passing yards: 265; Total yards: 358; Passing: 19-44-2; Punts-average: 6-38.0; Fumbles-lost: 1-0; Penalties-yards: 13-136
Glenville State: Rushing: Rahmann Lee 21-81, Derek McRae 1-1, D'Andre Johnson 3-8; Passing: Darold Hughes 19-34-5, 175 yards; Receiving: Orlandus Harris 4-73, Lee 3-7, Justin Feagin 4-14, Robert Jiles 2-33, Darian Cleckley 5-36, Jake Harper 1-12
West Liberty: Rushing: Kenjay Trueblook 11-30, Dylan Lagarde 3-20, Dominic Cooper 2-(-5); Passing: LD Crow 5-8-0, 33 yards; Dylan Lagarde 14-36-2, 232 yards; Receiving: H. Cartwright 2-14, Cooper 1-24, Darrell Stanley 4-81, Tristen Devers 2-48, Isiah Moody 1-(-7), Brandon Schroeder 8-108, Jesse Rose 1-(-3)
Next game: Glenville State at Concord 2 p.m. Saturday.
Eddie McKay booted a 47-yard field goal on Glenville State's opening drive of the second half as the G-men went ahead 17-7. WLU finally responded with 7:26 left in the contest when Kenjay Trueblood's 2-yard plunge followed by Jeff Hoak's second extra point made it 17-14.
Rahmann Lee rushed 21 times for 81 yards in the victory while Harris finished with four catches for 73 yards. Cleckley had five catches for 36 yards. Hilltopper wideout Brandon Schroeder finished with game-highs of eight catches and 108 stripes.
Shepherd 20, Concord 6
SHEPHERDSTOWN - Concord scored the first touchdown of the game, but it was all Shepherd after that here Saturday as the Rams posted a 20-6 victory to stay unbeaten in WVIAC action.
Albert Rose's 57-yard touchdown pass to Randall Hawkins put the Mountain Lions up early, but the Rams used field goals of 22 and 30 yards from Ryan Earls as well as a defensive touchdown to secure the win.
Allen Cross' 4-yard TD run lifted the Rams to a 10-6 lead at halftime and the key play of the second half came when DJ Scott returned a block field goal 71 yards to paydirt.
Concord was held to just 41 yards rushing on 25 attempts, but Rose hit 30 of 50 passes for 376 yards. He was picked off four times.
Charleston 30, Fairmont State 10
CHARLESTON - Host Charleston bounced back from last week's six-point loss to Shepherd and rolled to a 30-10 win on Saturday against Fairmont State.
Golden Eagle quarterback John Knox had two touchdown passes and ran for another as the UC defense stuffed the Falcon running attack to the tune of 58 yards on 26 attempts.
Jordan Roberts had a 45-yard TD run en route to his 148 rushing yards on two dozen attempts. Knox passed for 172 yards and added 93 via his legs on 15 chances.
Daniel Monroe led FSU with 83 yards rushing on 15 attempts, but Falcon signal-caller Bobby Vega was sacked six times.
W.Va. State 21, Seton Hill 13
GREENSBURG, Pa. - West Virginia State scored 21 unanswered points and rallied for a 21-13 Saturday afternoon road win at Seton Hill.
The Griffins jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the first quarter thanks to field goals of 41 and 42 yards by Josh Cavalier.
SHU made it 13-0 when Derrick Dyer rushed for a 31-yard TD just eight seconds into the second quarter. The Yellow Jackets made it a 13-7 game with 8:15 to play before intermission when Ricky Phillips scored on a 1-yard plunge.
Just 59 seconds into the fourth quarter, Shanin Bennefield hauled in a 35-yard strike from Phillips. The ensuing extra point from Sean Hayton gave WVSU a 14-13 edge. With just 2:52 to play in the contest, Phillips hit Ervin Kent for a 26-yard TD to cap the scoring.
W.Va. Wesleyan 33, Urbana 21
BUCKHANNON - West Virginia Wesleyan raced out to a 20-0 lead and recorded its second straight victory after handing visiting Urbana a 33-21 defeat on Saturday.
Bobcat Nate Montana had three touchdown passes and completed 27 of 56 passes for 341 yards.
Urbana's D.J. Mendenhall also had three touchdown strikes, but was picked off thrice as he went for 285 yards while hitting 27 of 46 attempts.
Urbana had cut the deficit to 20-14 after three, but Wesleyan junior Jermichael Kelley had a 21-yard pick-6 early in the fourth quarter.