Third Time’s the Charm

Darold Hughes drops back to make a pass.

Darold Hughes has been named offensive player of the week the first two weeks of the season.

Defeating the Fairmont State Falcons 41-21 in the Battle of the Bit, The Glenville State College Pioneers will retain the Bit trophy for the third consecutive year. By the end of the first quarter, the Pioneers showed the Falcons who clearly would be in charge for the rest of the game, ending the quarter with a score of 17-7.

Quarterback Darold Hughes had a great game, throwing three touchdowns and completing 13 out of 25 passes for 285 yards. Hughes also earned WVIAC Offensive Player of the Week for the second week in a row. Orlando Harris and Robert Jiles caught five passes each; Harris racked up 92 yards and a touchdown while Jiles ran for 142 yards and scored two touchdowns for the Pioneers. With an 84 yard touchdown run in the first quarter, Rahmann Lee led all as he took the ball in his hands for ten catches for 152 yards.

On the defensive side of the ball, the Fairmont State Flacons were held to only 12 first downs and were allowed only 196 yards by the Pioneers very strong defense. Gary Henderson and James Johnson led our defense as they came away with six tackles each. Terry Reese provided five tackles while James Washington brought in four.

Traveling to take on the University of Tennessee Chattanooga, the Glenville State College Pioneers will be playing another Thursday night game with kick-off set for 7 p.m. tonight. The game will be broadcast on the Glenville State College athletics page so be sure to tune in and support our Pioneer football team.

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