Princeton, WV – Andrew Ellington, Darold Hughes, Davon Marion and Jordan Roberts have been named WVIAC Players of the Week, as announced by the league office.
Hughes earned co-WVIAC Offensive Player of the Week accolades with Charleston’s Jordan Roberts.
Hughes, a 6’4” senior quarterback from Marrero, La., accounted for five touchdowns in the season opener against Carson-Newman. He threw for five touchdowns and 305 yards. Hughes was 31-of-51 through the air. He added one touchdown on the ground and amassed 20 rushing yards for the game.
Roberts, a 5’11” senior running back from Madison, W. Va., established a school record in the win over Shaw. He rushed for 238 yards and a score on 23 carries. Roberts averaged 10.3 yards per rush with a long of 52 yards. Out of the backfield, he caught two passes for 27 yards. Roberts also returned a kick for 28 yards. In all, he totaled 293 all-purpose yards.
Davon Marion, a 5’11” sophomore defensive back from Mount Hope, W. Va., sparked a rally by CU in the 24-21 win. Trailing 21-0 in the second quarter, Marion forced a fumble, recovered it and took it back for a touchdown. He and the rest of the Mountain Lions held the visitors scoreless the rest of the way. Marion sealed the contest for Concord with an interception in the fourth quarter. For the game, he registered 10 tackles, two of which went for a loss.
The Mountain Lions’ Andrew Ellington proved to be the difference in the victory over Lenoir-Rhyne. In his first collegiate contest, Ellington, a 5’10” rookie kicker from Scott Depot, W. Va., drilled all three extra point attempts. With the score tied at 21, Ellington connected on a 41-yard field goal for the game-winning points with 11:14 to go. The kick was the third longest by a CU kicker since 2003.
Other top performers (offense): Zack Grossi (Concord), Bobby Vega (Fairmont State), Stephen Campbell (West Virginia Wesleyan)
Other top performers (defense): Tyler Zimmer (Seton Hill), Nick Augustyn (West Liberty), Jonas Celian (West Virginia Wesleyan)
Other top performers (special teams): Griff Yocum (West Liberty), Stephon Knox (West Virginia Wesleyan)