Jefferson City, TN – The Glenville State Pioneer football team fell in their season opener to the Carson-Newman Eagles by a final score of 46-56 on Thursday night.
Carson-Newman jumped out to a 28-7 lead over the Pioneers. The Eagles would actually build a 49-21 lead with 9:49 left to play in the third quarter. However the Pioneers proceeded to score the next 25 points as they cut the Eagles lead to 49-46.
Brandon Haywood, the Eagles quarterback, would put the game away when he scored from the six yard line with only 1:51 remaining.
The Pioneers committed several costly penalties and turnovers as head coach David Hutchison G-men now prepare for their first home game next Thursday, September 6th as Fairmont State comes calling in the annul Battle for the Bit at Morris Stadium.
Darold Hughes threw five touchdown passes for 305 yards on the night and ran one in as well. Hughes passes came from 14, 15, and 5 yards out as he connected them all with Orlandus Harris, and hit Robert Jiles twice from 6 yards out. Hughes also added a score on the ground as he ran it in from 6 yards out.
Orlandus Harris ended the night with 16 catches for 117 yards and 3 TD’s, while Robert Jiles caught 5 passes for 72 yards and had 2 TD’s.
Freshman Rahman Lee scored on a nice 64 yard run. Lee ended the game with a total 126 yards on 16 carries.
Nate Ingersoll led the Pioneer defense with 8 tackles on the night, while Terry Reese finished with 7.5 tackles. Defensive lineman Ricky Booker had a pair of sacks in the contest.