Golden Eagles nip Pioneers


This past Saturday the Pioneers of Glenville State College made the trip down 79 South to face the Golden Eagles of the University of Charleston.  However, the trip did not go as planned for the Pioneers as they suffered yet another heartbreaking loss. As the game came to a close, the Pioneers found themselves trailing by a final score of 17-10. 

Glenville Stae College FootballAlthough this marks the fourth loss on the season for the Pioneers, it is also the fourth game they have lost by one touchdown or less. It is also the largest margin of defeat the Pioneers have experienced all season. Week in and week out, the team finds areas to rally around but has trouble earning the win at the end of the day.

One bright spot for the Pioneers this week was the defensive unit. Although the unit has played well all season, they also played exceptionally well against the Golden Eagles. Gary Henderson led the defensive charge for the Pioneers as he finished the game with exceptional stats. On the day, Henderson accumulated nine tackles, one and a half sacks, two and a half tackles for loss, one forced fumble, a fumble recovery, and an interception. Special teams also had a shining moment as Quin Thorton returned the second half kickoff ninety-two yards for a touchdown.

However, the offensive unit for the Pioneers could not seem to get firing against the Golden Eagle defense. The Golden Eagles did not allow a single offensive touchdown on the day. They also held the Pioneers under two hundred yards of total offense on the day.  Running back Rahman Lee was corralled to a meager 51 yards while quarterback Sean Steele was kept to 122 yards on the day. Steele was also responsible for a trio of interceptions.

The Pioneers will look to rebound this weekend as they host a home contest against the Cavaliers of University of Virginia Wise. The Pioneers enter this week’s contest with a 2-4 record which they look to improve against the 0-6 Cavaliers. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. this Saturday at Morris Stadium.

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