Ferrum football opens season with win over Averett
Titus Jones was 21-30 passing for 239 yards and three touchdowns to lead Ferrum to the season opening win over Averett tonight at W.B. Adams Stadium. Tmahdae Penn made nine receptions for 131 yards and a pair of scores for the Panthers (1-0), and linebacker Deven Hanson had a 90-yard interception pick six. Bryce Jackson was 31-54 passing for 322 yards and two touchdowns for the Cougars (0-1). Ja’Kari Williams had nine tackles for Ferrum, while JaVon Lofton had eight for Averett.
Overstreet runs Wasps past Ferrum 17-0
Grayson Overstreet rushed for 196 yards and a pair of scores as Emory & Henry beat Ferrum in the season opener for both teams. Hunter Taylor was 9-27 passing for 101 yards for the Wasps (1-0, 1-0 ODAC). Titus Jones was 16-39 passing for 199 yards for Ferrum (0-10, 0-1 ODAC), while Tmahdae Penn made five receptions for 104 yards. The shutout loss was Ferrum’s first in 20 years, since falling 10-0 to Emory & Henry September 9, 2000 in Ferrum.
Maroons edge Ferrum on senior night, 49-48
Salem, Va. – The Roanoke College men’s basketball team honored lone senior Max Menzel on senior night. The Maroons rushed out to a 9 point lead midway through the first half, but Ferrum rallied to take a 1-point edge at halftime. A back and forth second half ended with a Roanoke bucket by Kasey Draper with 2.4 seconds left for a Maroons win 49-48. Draper led the way with a double-double of 17 points and 11 boards. Roanoke College moves to 2-1, 2-0 in ODAC play.
ODAC Hoops: Roanoke men win conference opener, Lynchburg women fall to Bridgewater
ROANOKE, Va. – After losing its season opener to Greensboro on Wednesday, the Roanoke College Maroons opened up ODAC play with much more intensity, leading to a 66-55 win over Hampden-Sydney. The Maroons, who were picked 4th as preseason favorites, welcomed the return of former Northside Viking Kasey Draper who made his season debut--tallying 16 points and 10 rebounds. At the Hive in Lynchburg, the women opened up ODAC play with Bridgewater. On the road, the Ferrum women also came up short to Randolph-Macon. The Yellow Jackets saw 4 players notch double-digit scoring performances including Cheridan Hatfield who lead with 16 points and Aimee Debell who added 15 points and 19 rebounds.
Watch: Ferrum falls to William Peace 93-85
Ferrum ,Va. – John Burwell had 34 points and was one of five players in double figures to lead the Pacers (1-1) to the win. Tyrell Donolly had 15 points, while Tyler Parton, Jalen Owens and Beau Bryant each chipped in 10 points. Kajuan Madden-McAfee led Ferrum (1-1) with 21 points, James Smith had 17 points, Nick Helton had 11 and Darius Kemp had 10 points and 10 rebounds. The two teams split the non-conference home and away series, with the visitors notching wins both times, including Ferrum’s 76-73 win this past Tuesday in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Tornado warning expired for parts of Franklin, Henry, Patrick counties
RONAOKE, Va. – The National Weather Service has expired a tornado warning for parts of Henry, Franklin and Patrick counties. The warning was originally set to expire at 3:45 p.m. This warning effected north-central Henry County, Southwestern Franklin County and Northeastern Patrick County. At 3:17 p.m., a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located over Endicott, 7 miles southwest of Ferrum, moving east at 10 mph.
Ferrums Adams looks ahead to an uncertain Fall
Ferrum, Va. area college football programs--are like all the rest of us learning new protocols. and taking things day by day as we wait to see how the fall will be handled--from the president to the governor to the each individual conference..and so on. ferrum alum cleive adams was named the panthers new head coach back in march after spending time at averett. In terms of the team and the program, I dont feel disconnected from the team. What I do feel is the same uncertainty as everybody else and just hoping we get some final answers on what things need to look like moving forward.
Ferrum football hosts annual Hank Norton Memorial Golf Tournament
Dozens of current and former Ferrum college football players came together for the 2020 Hank Norton Memorial Golf Tournament at Botetourt Golf and Swim Club. The outing serves as a fundraiser and great event for fellowship, giving former players the chance to have a homecoming of sorts while paying homage Norton who left a lasting legacy at Ferrum College. Former NFL star Chris Warren made a return trip to the valley, while Virginia Tech Hall of Famer and former NBA star Dell Curry made a celebrity guest appearance. Hes also the the brother-in-law of first year head coach Cleive Adams, who led the event for the first time since taking over the helm at Ferrum. Its a great program and you can see it here with the support, Curry said.
Washington & Lee rolls to victory over Ferrum
LEXINGTON, Va. - Courtesy: Generalsports.com/Brian LaubscherLEXINGTON, Va. - The Washington and Lee football team scored three touchdowns in the second quarter and held Ferrum to just 177 total yards in registering a 30-10 victory over the Panthers on Saturday at Wilson Field. W&L opened the scoring with 9:58 left in the second quarter when sophomore running back Alex Wertz (Sterling, Va. / Dominion) scored on a 7-yard touchdown run. Laughlin amassed 52 rushing yards on eight carries and he also completed 6-of-8 passes for 73 yards and one score. First-year running back Joe Burris III led the way with 58 yards and a touchdown on just eight carries. Washington and Lee will now enjoy a bye week, before returning to action on October 19 at Emory & Henry.
Ferrum football loaded with local talent, ready for second season under Grande
FERRUM, Va. – At fall football practice, the sun beats down on a Ferrum program that's just warming up. The Panthers went 6-4 a year ago and in his second year at the helm, coach Rob Grande is ready to build off a solid first season. That set a tone I think in the second year," Grande said. There are big moves ahead for Ferrum as it joins the ODAC next season, but the Panthers aren't looking too far ahead. Just aiming to do well in their final season playing in the USA South.