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.
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.
Recruiting Reality: How no high school fall sports affected recruiting among prep and college football
That put Virginia prep football players trying to get recruited by colleges in a tough position. “So senior season was going to be a big one.”He’s not alone. William Byrd senior Bryson Lutz was depending on his senior season to seal a chance at the next level. “It’s a mouthpiece that makes for more efficiency for the kids, and me as well.”And as Leftwich says, the Twitter recruiting is an all-day, every day deal. That leaves high school football coaches as the liaison between their players and the next level.
Recruiting Reality: Part 2, how college recruiting is affected by no high school football season
According to Johnson, the average percentage of players the Flames are recruiting in states without fall football is 36%, and 19% of those are in the state of Virginia. “Where it sticks us, we will prioritize over states that are playing football," Johnson said. “The big challenge for us moving forward is the actual 2021 class, their senior film," Adams said. That leaves high school football coaches as the liaison between their players and the next level. That when the spring comes around and you can play, hopefully it all pays off?
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.