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Pioneers Defeat West Virginia Wesleyan 35-32

GSC freshman quarterback Sean Steele

GSC freshman quarterback Sean Steele accounted for three touchdowns in the Pioneers victory over West Virginia Wesleyan, 35-32

Glenville, W.Va. – The Glenville State College Pioneer football team hung on for a big Mountain East Conference win, during Homecoming weekend, over West Virginia Wesleyan, 35-32.

The Pioneers would jump out to a 28-0 lead on the Bobcats as Rahmann Lee scored on an eight yard touchdown run, a three yard Sean Steele touchdown run, a six yard Derek McRae touchdown run, and a 10 yard pass from Steele to Seth Jordan.

The Pioneers would continue to dominate the first half as they took a 28-7 lead into halftime.

However, in the second half the West Virginia Wesleyan Bobcats would make a run.

The Bobcats would score five points in a matter of 15 seconds after a 38 yard field goal and a safety as West Virginia Wesleyan made it, 28-12 early in the third quarter.

Wesleyan would then score again making it, 19-28, with 8:58 left to play in the third quarter.

However on the Pioneers next possession Sean Steele would hit Seth Jordan, his second touchdown of the afternoon, for a nine yard touchdown pass as GSC made it a 16 point game, 35-19.

The Bobcats would score two late touchdowns to make it, 35-32. With only 1:28 left to play the Bobcats would attempt an onside kick but Michael Evans would recover for the G men as the Pioneers would hold off the Bobcats on Homecoming weekend, 35-32.

The Pioneers outgained the Bobcats on the ground 144 yards to 37 yards.

The Pioneers also only committed 3 penalties for 29 yards while the Bobcats racked up 10 penalties for 178 yards. The G men also won the time of possession 32:43 while Wesleyan had the ball for 27:17.

Rahmann Lee rushed for 116 yards and a touchdown on 26 carries. Derek McRae also rushed for 43 yards and a touchdown on nine carries.

Freshman signal caller Sean Steele threw for 154 yards as he went 14 for 27 with two touchdowns and an interception.

Quin Thornton caught three passes for 51 yards while Seth Jordan caught three passes for 37 yards and two touchdowns.

Darren Elliott had a great game as he racked up nine tackles and also had nine pass break-ups. James Johnson also had nine tackles on the day while Devin Cain, Gary Henderson, and Demetrius Quarles all had interceptions on the day.

For the Bobcats Lavaughn Hughes caught 12 passes for 230 yards. Quarterback Jeremy Mussleman threw for 392 yards as he went 32 for 62 with four touchdowns and three interceptions.

The Pioneers are now 2-3(2-2) on the year, they return to action next Saturday, October 12th when they travel to Charleston for a 1:00 p.m. match up with the Golden Eagles.

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