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Gl'lm00er Sports Scene To share sports news with this paper, call the office at 304-462-7309; FAX 462-7300 Pioneer's Open Up at Home with a Victory Over Fairmont, 31-14; Head to Urbana this Saturday, Sept. 28for a Noon Contest Thursday, September 26, 2013 - The Glenville Democrat/Pathfinder - Page 5B STEELE EXCELS IN FI RST COLLEGIATE START- Freshman Sean Steele (pictured against West Liberty) propelled the Pioneers to victory against the Fairmont Falcons with 209 yards off of 14 completions. Many freshman and underclassmen seem to be making a huge impact on this 2013 Pioneer team! GSC Home Opener Full of Firsts for Pioneers By Jamie Mullins, Sports Editor With new turf on the field, a new score board lit up, and new updates complete in the bleachers, the Pio- neers welcomed the Fairmont Fal- cons to Glenville last Thu?rsday, Sept. 19 for the GSC home opmer. However, the traditio,nal "Battle for the Bit" rivalry was escalated this year. For the Pioneers and GSC, it was their first Mountain ]East contest at home, EVER. It w as the first collegiate game to be played on that new turf. And, the Picmeers were sporting their new blue c amo jerseys for the first time! On the field, it was an even bigger first for one athlete. Freshman Scan Steele was preparing to :step into the pocket for his first collegiate start! With this one contest holding so much importance for the Pioneers, Steele led his teammat,es onto the field with his head high and a victory in his sites! In the opening possessiion, the Pio- neers made a statement. Steele found runningback Rahmann Lee open for a 52 yard pass! Two plays later, transfer DeShaun Sands broke through the line for a 25' yard run and the score. While the kick was no good, the Pioneers still had the leaA, 6-0. Un- fortunately, the Falcon,; responded immediately with a score and took the lead, 6-7. With the start of the second quar- ter, the Pioneers again took the lead when Steele hit freshmart Seth Jordan with a 24 yard pass for the touch- down, 13-7! As the Pioneer defense appeared to have things covered, aL fumble on offense was returned mid way through the second quarter giving the Falcons the lead, again, 13-!4, as the two teams went into halftime. The game was tight at intermission, but the Pioneers wanted to make a statement in this home opener. They had to pick things up in the second half! For the second half, the Falcons opened with possession, but that would not last long! Senior Kyle Warner caught a FSU runner behind the line of scrimmage and smacked him, knock- ing the ball loose for a Pioneer fumble recovery. The Pioneers took advantage of the turnover. Jordan took the ball for an 18 yard carry, and Steel used a quar- terback keep for five more yards, be- fore handing the ball offto Lee for the final five yards and the score! Less than two minutes into the sec- ond half, the Pioneers had taken the lead, 20-14. That was the final lead change of the night as the Pioneer defense held the Falcons scoreless in the half. In fact, the defense only allowed the Falcona one first down in the entire third quar- ted That FSU possession was quickly halted by an interception by linebacker Milton Gilchrist late in the quarter. Again, the Pioneers capitalized on the turnover as Lee and Dereck McRae took turns carrying the ball down the field before Lee carried it in for the score early in the fourth quarter. A two-point conversion to Sands put the Pioneers up by two full TDs, 28-14. Kicker Ryan Cullen finished off the scoring for the Pioneers late in the game with a 23 yard field goal, 31-14. The win was the first for the Pio- neers this season, and it may have been exactly what they needed to turn their year around! On the offense, Lee led the team with 164 yards off of 28 carries. He also had three receptions for 74 yards. Lee was responsible for two touch- downs on the ground! The sophomore standout was also, finally,, named MEC Player of the Week! However, Lee did not do it all on his own! On the ground McRae and Sands also had decent games. McRae rushed for 63 yards off of eight carries, and Sands carried the ball six times for 44 yards and a score. Steele definitely had a game to re- member in his first collegiate start! Steele was 14-of-29 for 209 yards and a touchdown! Delvon Purvis had another big game receiving as he grabbed five passes for 72 yards. On defense, the Pioneers got the work done as tight defensive ends Gary Henderson and Warner led the team with nine and eight tackles, re- spectively. Each also forced a fumble. The defensive backs also kept things clean with Terry Reese (2), Demetrius Quarles, and Darren Elliot all forcing pass breakups. Elliot also had an interception - his second of the sea- son! The Pioneers now prepare to head out on the road another week as they travel to Urbana this Saturday, Sept. 28. Kickoff for that contest is set for noon. After another week on the road, the Pioneers will return home on Satur- day, Oct. 5 for the most anticipated game of the year- HOMECOMING! Mark your calendars now! mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm (NOTE: GSC Homecoming is al- ways an exciting time in Glenville. There are also many opportuni- ties for the community to get in- volved. Contact the GSC Student Government Association for more information on how to take part in ' some of the homecoming festivi- ties! They can be reached at (304) 462-6138.) r00i, onee r rille By contributing to P.A.C., you can be a part of Glenville State College's winning tradition in Men's Basketball, Women's Basketball, Women's Volleyball, Men's Golf, Women's Golf, Men's Track, Women's Trac, Men's Cross Country and Women's Cross Country in addition to Pioneer Football. Monday 50 Shrimp and $2 drafts* Tuesday Bar Only Mexican Night[ New: GSC Coaches Grille* 304.462.8833 7:00 p.m. euery Tues.- Hear live interviews with GSC Athletic Coaches Wednesday Fish Fry, 50' Wings & s2 Drafts Thursday All American Cookout Friday Baked Steak and All-you-can-eat Frog legs Saturday Seafood Night Paddle Coming Back/ Friday, Oct. 4 th ' Starting at 5 p.m. Call 304.462.8833 to Sign Your Team Up! MINI-TITANS MAKE MOVES ON THE FIELD AT MOUNT ZION! Mini-Titans hold on for a victory over Calhoun, 16-12 By Jamie Mullins, Sports Editor (Stats provided by Dendra Miller) When the Mini-Titans traveled to Mt. Zion to face the CCHS Red Dev- ils last Thursday, Sept. 19, the rivalry always leads to a nail-biter, and this year, the fans were not disappointed. After strong defenses held the two teams scoreless for most of the first .quarter, Hunter Self broke loose for a long run and a touchdown with 1i20 in the quarter. A successful two-point conversion put the Mini-Titans up, 8- 0. When the Titans were unable to score again on their opening posses- sion of the second quarter, the Red Devils jumped at the opportunity to close the gap on the scoreboard. A Red Devil pass from QB Caden Hicks to Ben Frederick did just that, but an unsuccessful conversion al- lowed the Mini-Titans to maintain the lead, 8-6. With a second quarter full of penal- ties and defensive stops, those would be the only scores of the first half. After struggling to move the ball in the first half, the Mini-Titans shocked the Red Devils with another score by Self on the opening possession of the second half. He then hit Justyn Dean for the conversion, 16-6. Calhoun scored again before the quarter ended, and throughout the re- mainder of the game, they looked prone to score again with several turn- overs and solid offensive pushes. "Everything you've got! Let's go, right now!" Self said to his teammates as midway through the fourth hoping to boost their spirits. ' It may have done the trick as lhc Mini-Titans managed to hold on through that final quarter tbr the wire 16-12! The Mini-Titans will play their next game at home when they welcome Williamstown to Glenville on Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 7:00 p.m. It is their final game of the seasom so don't miss it. Lee Named MEC Player of the Week Rahmann Lee, a sophomore run- ning back for Glenville State College, was named the Mountain East Con- ference Offensive Player ofthe Week! Lee garnered 238 yards of total offense for the Pioneers including 164 yards rushing and 52 yards receiving in the Pioneer victory over Fairmont State, 31-14. He also had two touchdowns for GSC. This is Lee's first MEC Player of the Week win of the season! Glenville State RB Rahman Lee The Glenville Inn backs the Pioneers--- G0 GlenvUle State College Pioneers!! Defeat Urbana this Sat. Sept. 28! At Urbana, OH with the Kickoff time at 12:00 p.m.! Also, don't miss the Pioneers' upcoming home games against WV Wesleyan on October 5th; UVA-Wise on Oct. 19th; Shepherd on November 11th, and Walsh on November 9th! So, book your reservations early for the luxury and comfort of the popular Glenville Inn! Enjoy our comfortable rooms, business center and lounge for Pioneer fan reunions! The 61enville Inn 5R.5 East . 30#462-5511 We also offer a fitness center and Conveniently located next to the Pioneer Grille -- niany other hotel amenities. Located a great place for groups who want to enjoy good just 3 miles east of Glenville on SR 5. food & entertainment! m m m mmm m l m m m l mm I mm l m In m Ill mmm m mm l m IN m m JOIN THE PIONEER ATHLETIC CLUB SCHOLARSHIP FUNI,I ;0 ,999 s,000+ For more details, telephone the Athletic Dept. at 304.462.7361. Join a winning team and Support our local college by making out a check in any amount to the "GSC Foundation" with a check memo to "P.A.C." for membership. 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