Black College football season gets underway

Are you ready for some football? If you’re not, you better get ready since there are several Black College games this weekend.

Locally, expectations are high at the Atlanta University Center as Clark Atlanta and Morehouse prepare for season openers. The Panthers, picked fourth in the preseason SIAC poll, travel to Fort Valley Saturday night for a match against the Wildcats while the Maroon Tigers, the conference’s preseason pick to finish third, will host Benedict tomorrow night at B.T. Harvey Stadium.

Morehouse finished second in the conference last season and returns several key players, including junior quarterback William Brack. In a recent profile of Brack in the AJC, Morehouse coach Rich Freeman said Brack’s emergence late in the season provided a spark desperately needed for the team.

It appears that Brack has picked up where he left off last year. The Memphis native remained in Atlanta over the summer and dove headfirst into preparing for the upcoming season.

“This is a guy that worked a couple of jobs and still made time to work out and watch film and come in here everyday for extra work,” said Morehouse quarterbacks coach Leon Murray, the former All-American QB from Tennessee State. “He showed the coaching staff a lot this summer with all his hard work and dedication. We don’t pay for summer school, so it was a huge burden he took on this summer to come in here and try and get himself ready for this season. I think it will pay off for him and for our football team as well.”

Albany State wins opener

The preseason pick to win the SIAC defeated Chowan of the CIAA on the road Thursday night, using a balanced offensive and defensive effort in its 36-21 victory.

Albany State QB A.J. McKenna had 210 yards passing in the win while the Ram defense had five sacks, three intereceptions and forced five fumbles against the Hawks.

Another week of preparation for MEAC, SWAC

While the SIAC and CIAA will jump into action this weekend, teams in the MEAC and SWAC will have another week of preparation for their season openers. One of the top games next week will be the MEAC/SWAC Challenge matchup between South Carolina State and Grambling State in Orlando.

THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE

(Courtesy of  Onnidan’s HBCU Sports Online)

West Virginia Wesleyan at Saint Paul’s, 1 p.m.
Johnson C. Smith at West Virginia Tech, 1 p.m.
Central State at West Virginia State, 1 p.m.
Catawba at Saint Augustine’s, 1:30 p.m.
Lincoln, Pa at Cheyney, 4 p.m.
Brevard at Edward Waters, 5 p.m.
Texas College at Concordia, 6 p.m.
New Mexico Prep at Langston, 6 p.m.
Lane at Miles, 7 p.m.
UNC Pembroke at Fayetteville State, 7 p.m.
Virginia State at Livingstone, 6 p.m.
Elizabeth City State at Shaw, 6 p.m.
Stillman at Kentucky State, 8 p.m.
Benedict at Morehouse, 7 p.m.
Upper Iowa at Lincoln, Mo. 8 p.m.
Bowie State at Slippery Rock, 8 p.m.
Clark Atlanta at Fort Valley, 8 p.m.

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Famuan

August 29th, 2009
1:29 am

Go Rattlers!

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Clark Atlanta Fan

August 31st, 2009
10:08 am

How about those Panthers. Putting a STOP to the Wildcats on Saturday Night. The Panthers came out and let the the Wildcats know, we are here to win and win they DID!. WAY TO GO PANTHERS!. Great way to open the season.

aQueFromNCA&T

August 31st, 2009
12:29 pm

Its Monday afternoon. Would it hurt to have an updated page with up to date results and comments about the past weekend games. Please. It is the 2009 and the technology does exist. I started tput in something about “CP time” and then I realized its not that serious. Keep up the good work. Go Aggies and win a game. Please. Ratller fans are killing me here in Atlanta. Thank goodness they got busted cheating ad had to give up some games. Naw. That’s a raw scene. The whole fiscal mismanagent situation there really hurts the students above all.

aQueFromNCA&T

August 31st, 2009
12:33 pm

Sorry about the mispelling. Spellcheck does exist. Typing skills need to improve. With all that junk I talked I can feel the knives coming. Aggie Pride!!! Bring it. Don’t let me go get that coach from Ok St to have my back.

Doug

August 31st, 2009
12:39 pm

OH MY!! Sounds like the “Dirty Blue” Defense is back at Albany St. Go Figure. GO RAMS!!

george

August 31st, 2009
6:34 pm

CAU’S football team was outstanding and so was the band when we defeated Fort Valley State University. on Saturday. The game was so exciting , The stadium exploded when we won by a score of 30-24 during overtime. GO PANTHERS GO!

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