Glenville, W.Va. – The Glenville State (6-3, 5-3) football team would drive 85 yards on 10 plays as quarterback Dante Roberts scored on a one yard touchdown run with 16 seconds left as the Pioneers pulled off the fourth quarter comeback as they defeated the Concord Mountain Lions, 30-25.
Glenville State ran 87 plays and racked up 496 yards of total offense while the Pioneer defense allowed Concord to gain 369 yards of total offense on 60 plays. Glenville State had a balanced offensive attack as the team rushed for 252 yards and threw for 244 yards. Both team racked up the penalties, GSC was flagged 12 times for 101 yards while Concord had 13 penalties for 142 yards.
Tevin Drake ran for 174 yards, his fourth straight 100 yard game, on 28 carries and a touchdown. Rahmann Lee returned to his old form after missing two games due to an ankle injury as he finished with 98 yards on 18 carriers and a touchdown.
Dante Roberts got the start at quarterback for the injured Sean Steele today. Roberts, threw for 244 yards completing 20 of his 36 passes with a touchdowns and two interceptions. Dante Absher hauled in six passes for 62 yards and a touchdown, while Damon Lampkin caught four passes for 54 yards. Also Ralph Gordon only caught three passes but for 87 yards.
On the defensive side of the ball Quintavius Twine led the Pioneers in tackles with 10 and had the crucial pass breakup to end the game. Earon Settles finished with nine tackles while Fitz Mofor had nine tackles along with a sack and a tackle for loss.
This week the Pioneers hit the road as they travel to West Liberty for a Thursday night matchup with the Hilltoppers. Kickoff is set for 7PM.
West Liberty (4-5, 4-4) comes into the game after fall on the road at #6 Shepherd, 44-10.
Shepherd held West Liberty under 200 yards of total offense. Dakota Conwell was limited to just 14-of-27 passing for 126 yards with one touchdown but was intercepted three times. Daree’ Goodwin had five catches for 46 yards and a TD. The Hilltoppers were held to just 65 yards rushing.
Since 2007 the series between Glenville State and West Liberty is tied at 4-4. Also since 2007 The Pioneers are 2-2 at West Liberty.
The Pioneers are 2-0 in Thursday night games this season with wins over West Virginia Wesleyan (64-48) and Alderson Broaddus (48-30) while West Liberty is 1-2 on Thursday night games this year.