*****Here are all of the games, names and numbers with the locals in the spotlight, plus Matt Johnson’s Journal on N.C. A&T Aggies’ football…..*****Sunday game saw Winston-Salem State stop Johnson C. Smith 15-14 in Charlotte and Will Johnson(High Point Central HS) had three FG’s for the WSSU Rams from 21, 38 and 49 yards out, plus Will punted 4 times for a 42.5 yard average and he kicked off 5 times for a 61 yard average and had two touchbacks…Great day for “Little Will” Johnson, at WSSU…..Albert McLean(Dudley HS) with one tackle(solo) for the WSSU Ram defense….
Guilford College(4-0) at Hampden-Sydney 1pm….You can listen to the game at the Guilford College web site or at HS site/FLO radio….
from Farmville, Virginia:
Guilford was (4-0) and Hampden-Sydney was (0-4)…..Final:Hampden-Sydney 21, Guilford 15
*****Alec Cobb(Ragsdale High School) goes 13-31 for Hampden-Sydney Tigers with 178 yards and 2 TD passes and no INT’s….*****
+++++Harrison Kiser(Page HS) punted 7 times for 37.6 yards average and he kicked off 4 times for a 48 yards average for Guilford College…
Syracuse at Wake Forest 7pm…Final:Wake Forest 28, Syracuse 9
(Sunday)Winston-Salem State at Johnson C. Smith 1pm
Thursday…N.C. A&T 35, Norfolk State 0…Lamar Raynard(High Point Andrews HS) went 12-20 passing for 99 yards, with 1 TD/1 INT. and he ran the ball twice for 8 yards and 1 TD and Raynard also punted once for 38 yards….
Thursday…LaGrange 35, Greensboro College 26….Quentin Chavis(High Point Christian Academy) threw for 271 yards on 24-34 passing with 1 TD and 0 INT., plus Demario Smith(Southwest Guilford HS) had 5 receptions for 64 yards and he caught the TD pass from Q. Chavis….Herbie Bridges(Southwest Guilford HS) made 1 solo Tackle for GC and he had 3 Assists for 4 Total Tackles…
Friday…New Hampshire 13, Elon 10
Clemson 56, Boston College 10
Chris Register(Dudley HS) had 2 Tackles and they were both solo tackles for the Tigers…
Notre Dame at N.C. State 12 Noon ABC TV 45….Final:N.C. State 10, Notre Dame 3
*****Jarius Morehead(Eastern Guilford HS) with a huge first half pick/interception for the Wolfpack in his first start(DB) for North Carolina State…..*****
+++++Morehead with 2 tackles/1 Tackle assist/1 INT./1 Pass Breakup…..+++++
Virginia Tech at North Carolina 3:30pm ABC TV 45…Final:Virginia Tech 34, UNC 3…T.J. Logan(Northern Guilford HS) ran the ball 14 times for 67 yards and had 6 receptions for 30 yards and he made one tackle for UNC….Austin Proehl(Western Guilford HS/Providence HS) made one catch for 7 yards for UNC….Mook Reynolds(Northern Guilford HS) with 2 Tackles and both were solos and he had one TFL for VA. Tech…
Army at Duke 3:30pm…Final:Duke 13, Army 6
East Carolina at South Florida Noon…..Final:South Florida 38, ECU 22….114 yards on 18 carries and 1 TD, plus 4 receptions for 25 yards for ECU’s James Summers(Page HS) and wherever you put James, he will produce and maybe ECU should have left him at QB, I guess we will never see/know….
Georgia Tech at Pittsburgh 12:30pm….Final:Pitt 37, Georgia Tech 34
Florida State at Miami 8pm ABC TV 45…Final:Florida State 20, Miami 19
Wofford at Western Carolina 7pm…Final:Wofford 31, WCU 19
Texas A&M topped Tennessee in OT 45-38 and Emmanuel Moseley(Dudley HS) had 1 Tackles and 1 assist for UT for 2 Total Tackles and Moseley had one pass breakup…
Charlotte over Florida Atlantic, 28-23 and Larry Ogunjobi(Ragsdale HS) with 7 solo tackles for Charlotte and 3 tackle assists for 10 Total Tackles and Larry had 2.5 Tackles for Loss….Brandon Banks(Southwest Guilford HS) had 5 Solo Tackles and 2 QB Hurries for Charlotte…..
Matt Johnson’s Journal:N.C. A&T Football Thursday where Aggies’ D Dominates in Shutout Victory(This is Aggie Football)
Aggies’ D Dominates in Shutout Victory
Courtesy of Matt Johnson, GreensboroSports.com College Football writer
The North Carolina A&T Aggies (4-1, 2-0) utilized the defensive talent to shutout the Norfolk State Spartans (1-5, 0-3) 35-0 in Greensboro.
After surrendering 388 yards on 32 completions to Hampton a week ago, the Aggies’ Head Coach Rod Broadway decided to force Norfolk State into a one-dimensional, pass only offense by doing his best to devise a game plan to eliminate the run. Teeing off with blitzes all night, the Aggies allowed just eight yards on 15 carries in the first half, setting up the Spartans offense for a long day at the office.
While the A&T defense limited the Spartans’ offense, quarterback Lamar Raynard did his part before exiting the game at the end of the first half with an apparent lower leg injury. Rayanard completed 12-20 passes for 99 yards and one touchdown to freshman wide receiver Elijah Bell. Raynard also ran for 8 yards on a pair of carries, and scoring the game’s first touchdown on the ground that came on a designed quarterback power run.
The defense shined all evening, and after getting warmed up, running back Tarik Cohen took over after his breakout performance last week, where he rushed for over 250 yards.
Cohen’s historic evening included several 20+ yard runs, and set records in the process. The Aggies’ running back rushed for 200 yards on 23 carries, including a 62 yard touchdown rush that set the MEAC record for rushing yards in a career. Cohen also set the school record for all-purpose yards in a career, a record that had stood since 1986. His performance was his second straight 200 yard game.
Cohen was not the only Aggie to break records in the game. Senior wide receiver Denzel Keyes caught his 20th career touchdown pass, which makes him the Aggies’ all-time leader in touchdown catches.
The defense remained stalwart all through the contest, including a blocked punt in the fourth quarter which North Carolina A&T recovered in the end zone for a touchdown. The defense controlled the situational offense for the Spartans as well, forcing several 3rd and longs, and holding Norfolk State to 0-4 on fourth down conversions.
With Raynard’s exit halfway through the game, it was Oluwafemi Bamiro that stepped in under center for North Carolina A&T. The senior threw only four passes, completing two, which included the Keyes touchdown. However, it was the legs of Bamiro that kept the A&T offense rolling when Cohen needed a breather as the quarterback added 44 yards on five carries in the second half to help seal the deal.
N.C. A&T will be on the road Thursday, October 13 to take on Bethune-Cookman in their next contest.
Matt Johnson is a broadcaster for Averett University Football and the Averett Sports Network. To view one of his broadcasts, go to www.averettcougars.com on Saturdays during Averett University home games for live coverage of Averett football or search for Averett athletics on YouTube for a previous broadcast.
1Q 2Q 3Q 4Q Total North Carolina A&T Aggies 0 14 7 14 35 Norfolk State Spartans 0 0 0 0 0