Glenville State holds on to beat Bobcats; Battlers lose to KS

By Ben Simmons

Staff Writer

GLENVILLE – Jeremy Musselman and LaVaughn Hughes hooked up for three touchdowns Saturday, but it wasn’t enough as Glenville State earned a 35-32 Mountain East Conference win.

Glenville got on the scoreboard first when Rahman Lee found paydirt on an eight yard touchdown run with 3:16 left in the first quarter. The Pioneers piled on three more touchdowns in the second quarter, before the Bobcats could find the end zone on a 15-yard pass from Musselman to Hughes, bringing the halftime score to 28-7.

Wesleyan opened the second half with a solid drive, capped off by a 38-yard Kasper Bernild field goal. The Bobcats continued to battle back, scoring a safety, followed by Musselman and Hughes hooking up for their second touchdown. Wesleyan’s defense only allowed one more score, allowing the Bobcats to get back in the game, 35-19.

The fourth quarter opened with Mussleman and Hughes connecting for their third touchdown of the night to draw the score to 35-25. However, the Bobcats failed a two-point conversion attempt.

After a Musselman interception and a Bobcat failed 4th down attempt, junior Connor Arlia found the end zone on a 5-yard pass from Musselman. Bernild tacked on the extra point to leave the Bobcats down by three points. Wesleyan tried to seize the opportunity by attempting an onside kick. However, the kick did not travel the necessary 10 yards, giving Glenville the win.

Musselman finished the game 32 of 62 passing for 392 yards, four touchdowns and three interceptions. Hughes gained 230 yards on 12 catches, with 3 touchdowns.

The Bobcats will return home to host West Virginia State Saturday for homecoming.

Kentucky State 49, AB 20

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky State University scored 21 unanswered points in the second quarter to power past Alderson Broaddus, 49-20, in a weather-shortened contest on Saturday.

The game ended following the third quarter due to inclement weather.

The Thorobreds (3-2) punctuated six first-half possessions with touchdowns. KSU quarterback Adam Robinson tossed two touchdowns and tailback Jac Lockett rushed for two scores in the opening half. Lockett rushed for 137 yards on 17 carries and three touchdowns.

Quarterback Wesley Nesmith started under center for the Battlers (2-3) and put together another solid outing. He passed for 165 yards and threw a 66-yard touchdown to senior receiver Preston Bailey in the second quarter.

Bailey led all ABU wide receivers with 88 yards on two receptions.

Freshman Dakota Bruggeman played late in the second half in relief of Nesmith.

He connected on 5 of 9 passes for 58 yards and a touchdown.

The Battlers will travel to Point University (Ga.) at noon on Saturday.