Pioneers Fall to University of Tennessee Chattanooga

It was a tough Thursday night for the Glenville State Pioneers as they took their second loss of the season to University of Tennessee Chattanooga Mocs, with the final score being 35-0.

Having only five first downs the entire game, the Pioneers offense just couldn’t get back into their groove after UT Chattanooga scored off of a Glenville State fumble by Rahmann Lee. Going into halftime the score was 21-0 in favor of UT Chattanooga. The Pioneers offensive struggles continued into the second half of the game where penalties played a very big role for the Pioneers in their loss, having seven for 39 yards.

On the defensive side of the ball, the Pioneers allowed the Mocs to rush for 230 yards while the Pioneers only rushed for 17 yards. Also, the Mocs passed for 247 yards while GSC only threw for 61 yards. On a positive note, the Glenville State defense only allowed two second half touchdowns.

Quarterback Darold Hughes completed 13 of 23 passes for 61 yards and threw one interception. Robert Jiles seemed to be Hughes’ target for the night as he caught three passes for 22 yards. Justin Feagin brought in three passes as well, for only 20 yards. Rahmann Lee carried the ball strongly nine times for 26 yards, while Derek McRae chipped in three carries for 11 yards.

Safety Terry Reese proved himself as a captain, leading the Glenville State defense with 12.5 tackles and an interception. Following behind Reese, Nate Ingersoll had eight tackles for the Pioneers.

After recording this loss, the Pioneers record stands at 1-2 overall and still remains 1-0 in the conference, where Glenville State is currently ranked fourth in the WVIAC. The Pioneers will take on another nonconference foe, Lindenwood University, at St. Charles, Missouri this Friday night, September 21 at 8:00 p.m.

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