South Euclid, Ohio – The Glenville State Pioneer football team won a huge Mountain East Conference game over newcomer Notre Dame College 20-16, on a snowy Saturday afternoon.
The Pioneers would strike first at the 11:24 mark of the first quarter as Rahmann Lee scored on a eight yard touchdown run as GSC took a 7-0 lead.
Notre Dame College would come right back and get on the scoreboard as Kyle Kaplan hit a 27 yard field goal as they made it 7-3.
Notre Dame College would then take their first lead of the game in the second quarter as Ray J. Brown caught an 11 yard touchdown pass from Ray Russ as they would go up 10-7, with 10:12 to go till halftime.
The Pioneers though would come right back and retake the lead as Sean Steele scored on a one yard touchdown run as the G men took a 14-10 lead into halftime.
GSC would score the only points of the third quarter as Rahmann Lee scored his second touchdown run of the day, this one from 44 yards out, as he put the Pioneers up 20-10.
Notre Dame College would add another touchdown later in the fourth quarter as they made it 20-16, but that’s as close as they would get as the Pioneers would hold on for a nice road victory.
The Pioneers outgained Notre Dame on the ground 125 to 94 however Notre Dame won the battle through the air as they passed for 256 yards while GSC threw for only 66 yards.
Both teams played well and clean as GSC only had two penalties for 13 yards while Notre Dame only had three penalties for 33 yards.
GSC also won the turnover battle as they caused three Notre Dame turnovers while the Pioneers only had one.
Rahmann Lee led the GSC rushing attack as he rushed for 88 yards on 25 carries and two touchdowns.
GSC freshman quarterback Sean Steele went six for 15 for 66 yards, his favorite target being Seth Jordan as he caught two passes for 16 yards. Senior wideout Michael Evans caught one pass for 19 yards.
Safety Keith Mayes led the Pioneers defense with 11 tackles while linebacker Elijah Sala racked up 7.5 tackles and an interception. Senior cornerback Darren Elliott also had an interception on the day.
For Notre Dame, quarterback Ray Russ went 17 for 24 for 155 yards and a touchdowns but also had two interceptions. Ryan Falllon went seven for 12 for 101 yards.
Jack Foy caught 10 passes for 91 yards.
The Pioneers return home to Morris Stadium this Saturday, November 2nd when Shepherd comes calling for a huge Mountain East Conference matchup. Kickoff is set for 1:00pm.