Football falls to Shepherd

The Pioneers came into this past weekend’s contest against Shepherd with high hopes of pulling the upset. However, top ranked Shepherd proved to be too much as they were able to beat the Pioneers by a final score of 49-15.

GSC FootballDespite the lopsided outcome of the game, the game did feature a few bright spots for the Pioneers. One of these bright spots came very early in the game as Ben Watts blocked a punt for the Pioneers and returned it to the end zone to give the Pioneers a very early 7-0 lead, however; the Pioneers would give up seventeen unanswered points and trailed 17-7 at the half.

The second half followed the same pattern as the first as the Rams of Shepherd continued their dominance of the Pioneers. Even though the final score may seem as if the Pioneer defense stayed home this past weekend, they were actually able to hold the Rams to less than their average production in several offensive categories.

However, the Pioneers were haunted by a trio of turnovers. These turnovers quickly added to their deficit on the day. As a team, the Pioneer offense was only able to muster a litter over two hundred yards of total offense.

Rahman Lee did provide one bright spot for the Pioneer offense as he became the first player to rush for over one hundred yards on the tough Shepherd defense. Lee produced one hundred forty-eight yards on the ground on just twenty-two carries.

The Pioneers look to bounce back from this disheartening loss this coming week as they take on Walsh. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. at Morris Stadium. Come out and support the Pioneers.

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