Clark Atlanta wins first; Valdosta State undefeated

Kevin Weston earned his first career victory with Clark Atlanta's 21-17 win over Morehouse. (Clark Atlanta)

Kevin Weston earned his first career victory with Clark Atlanta's 21-17 win over Morehouse. (Clark Atlanta)

Clark Atlanta broke a four-game losing streak to Morehouse with a 21-17 victory on Saturday. It was first-year coach Kevin Weston’s first win with the Panthers.

To read the article from that game, click here.

Here are more of yesterday’s results from around Georgia.

Valdosta State wins: Austin Scott rushed for 123 yards and two touchdowns as defending Division II national champion Valdosta State remained undefeated with a 52-14 win over Florida Tech on Saturday.

Scott (Hardaway) scored on runs of 72 and 16 yards for the Blazers (4-0, 2-0 Gulf South Conference), who are No. 1 in Division II.

Cedric O’Neal (Dublin) added 97 yards rushing, including a 62-yard touchdown run as the Blazers finished with 275 yards on the ground.

Willie Downs scored on a 62-yard punt return and Tevin Davis (Mary Persons) returned a fumble 52 yards for a touchdown for Valdosta State.

West Georgia 49, Point 3: Quan Jones (Henry County) rushed for 79 yards, had 102 yards receiving and scored twice to lead the host Wolves, who are 4-1 for the first time since 2001.

West Georgia had 612 yards of total offense, second highest total in school history. The Wolves rushed for 328 yards and three quarterbacks combined for 284 yards passing.

Jones’ 83-yard touchdown catch from Dallas Dickey (Carrollton) gave West Georgia a 21-0 first-quarter lead.

Rufus Mason rushed for 100 yards for Point (2-3), which has lost three straight.

Samford: 44, Georgia Southern 34: Andy Summerlin threw for 495 yards and three touchdowns to lead Samford past visiting Georgia Southern.

Summerlin threw scoring passes of 79, 69 and 58 yards, the final one giving the Bulldogs (4-2, 2-0 Southern Conference) a 41-27 lead with 7:17 remaining.

Georgia Southern’s Jerick McKinnon (Sprayberry) rushed for 181 yards and two touchdowns, and Kevin Ellison (Habersham Central) threw two touchdown passes.

The Eagles (3-2, 1-2) built a 21-10 halftime lead on Ellison’s 24- and 58-yard scoring passes to Tray Butler (Woodland-Stockbridge).

Norfolk State 26, Savannah State 24: Norfolk State blocked John Barron’s 49-yard field goal attempt with 2 seconds left to hold off the visiting Tigers.

Savannah State’s Antonio Bostick threw for a career-high 337 yards and threw three touchdown passes, but was sacked five times and threw two interceptions.

The Tigers (1-5, 0-2 MEAC) started their final drive at the Norfolk State 47, but gained only 15 yards, setting up the field goal attempt for Barron (Wheeler), who made field goals of 26 and 30 yards.

Rolandan Finch led Norfolk State (2-3, 2-0) with 134 yards rushing.

San Diego 45, Mercer 13: San Diego’s Mason Mills threw for 413 yards and three touchdowns to hand visiting Mercer its first loss.

The Toreros (3-2, 2-0 Pioneer Football League) led Mercer (4-1, 1-1) 21-7 after one quarter, and the Bears managed two field goals from Tyler Zielenske (Walnut Grove) the rest of the way.

J.T. Palmer (Calhoun) caught four passes for 100 yards, including a 28-yard touchdown for Mercer.

Saturday’s scores

Georgia Military 46, Ellsworth (Iowa) 13

LaGrange 50, N.C. Wesleyan 26

Norfolk State 26, Savannah State 24

North Alabama 41, Shorter 0

Reinhardt 21, Union (Ky.) 18

Washington (Mo.) 44, Berry 7

West Georgia 49, Point 3

Samford 44, Georgia Southern 34

Valdosta State 52, Florida Tech 14

San Diego 45, Mercer 13

Tuskegee 21, Fort Valley State 13

Clark Atlanta 21, Morehouse 17

4 comments Add your comment


October 9th, 2013
6:44 pm

Go VSU – the University of South Georgia!!!


October 9th, 2013
10:25 am

Andy, thanks for keeping us up-to-date on the other colleges. I live a long way from Statesboro, so it’s good to be able to come here and see what the Eagles have done, as well as the other state schools.


October 8th, 2013
4:49 pm

FootballTopFan(c) loves college football !!!

USAF grand papa

October 7th, 2013
8:42 pm

How did Mercer do?