Glenville, WV – The Glenville State Pioneers defeated the Fairmont State Fighting Falcons on Thursday night in the annual Battle for the Bit as the Pioneers rolled to a 41-21 victory. The Pioneers will get to keep the Bit trophy for the third year in a row.
The Pioneers took a 17-7 lead at the end of the first quarter and never looked back as the Pioneers offense steam rolled the Fighting Falcons defense putting up 41 points and totaled 527 yards of offense.
The Pioneers were paced by senior quarterback Darold Hughes as he went 13 for 20 for 285 yards and threw 3 touchdowns. Hughes favorite target was Robert Jiles as he hauled in 5 catches for 142 yards and 2 touchdowns.
Orlandus Harris also caught 5 passes for 92 yards and a touchdown.
Rahmann Lee led the Pioneers ground game as he toted the ball 10 times for 152 yards and a touchdown. Lee’s longest run came at the 9:12 mark in the first quarter as he screamed past the defense for an 84 yard touchdown run.
Derek McRae carried the ball 7 times for 22 yards and D’Andre Johnson carried the ball 5 times as he rushed for 21 yards.
The Pioneers defense held Fairmont State to 12 first downs, and only allowed 196 offensive yards on the night.
Gary Henderson and James Johnson paced the Pioneers defense as they both racked up 6 tackles. Henderson also had a sack on the night. Terry Reese also played well as he finished with 5 tackles and James Washington recorded 4 tackles a sack.
This is the second game in a row that Head Coach David Hutchison’s high powered offense has scored over 40 points.
Up next for the G-men is the University of Tennessee Chattanooga as they travel to Chattanooga for yet another Thursday night game. Kickoff is set for 7:00P pm.