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MEC football: Shepherd rolls over W.Va. State

Shepherd limited West Virginia State to only 77 yards of total offense, including just 17 rushing yards, en route to a 47-0 Mountain East Conference football victory Saturday in Shepherdstown.

The Rams (9-0, 8-0 MEC) got on the board first when Allen Cross scored on a 5-yard run in the first quarter. Shepherd increased its lead to 14-0 when Jabre Lolley found the end zone on a 5-yard scamper minutes later.

Shepherd gained 409 yards of total offense, with 117 coming on the ground. Jeff Ziemba connected on 17 of 30 passes for 183 yards for the Rams. Tyler Searls completed 11 of 20 passes for 50 yards for the Yellow Jackets (0-10, 0-8 MEC).

  • CONCORD 30, NOTRE DAME 14: Junior running back Ben Nester ran for three touchdowns and the Mountain Lions' defense held the MEC's leading rusher, Pedro Powell, to just 40 yards rushing as Concord defeated Notre Dame College in South Euclid, Ohio.
  • Concord's (8-2, 7-1) has won four in a row going into next weekend's showdown with Shepherd in Athens with the MEC title on the line. Notre Dame falls to 4-6, 3-5.

  • GLENVILLE 33, WALSH 21: Delvon Purvis rushed five times for 90 yards and a pair of touchdowns as Glenville State posted a home win over Walsh (Ohio).
  • Quarterback Steffen Colon went 15 for 28 for 166 yards with touchdown strikes to Rahmann Lee and Derek McRae for the Pioneers (5-5, 4-4). Aaron Male had a rushing touchdown for Walsh (3-7).

  • WESLEYAN 34, URBANA 13: Jeremy Mussleman went 17 for 31 for 213 yards with a pair of touchdowns and an interception as West Virginia Wesleyan rolled to a home win.
  • Lavaughn Hughes was on the receiving end of both of those touchdown throws for the Bobcats (5-5, 5-4). Special teams accounted for both scores for Urbana (6-4, 6-2) - Kelly Carter produced a 100-yard kickoff return and Terrell Hudson had a 20-yard fumble return.

  • WISE 24, WEST LIBERTY 13: Virginia-Wise scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns to come from behind and defeat the visiting Hilltoppers.
  • Chris LaVoi went 17 for 32 for 149 yards and two touchdowns for the Cavaliers (2-8, 2-7). Dylan Potts had nine receptions for 139 yards and a score for the Hilltoppers (3-7, 3-5).


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