SHAW FOOTBALL HITS THE ROAD TO TAKE ON JOHNSON C. SMITH

SHAW FOOTBALL HITS THE ROAD TO TAKE ON JOHNSON C. SMITH

RALEIGH, N.C. -  The Shaw University football team will look to keep up its winning momentum going and hope add to their winning column when the Bears travel to Charlotte, N.C. to take on Johnson C. Smith University in a Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Southern Division game on Saturday, Oct. 21. The kickoff time at the Irwin Belk Complex is scheduled for 1 p.m.

 

The game will also offer live radio on WSHA 88.9 FM with Corey Hodges providing play-by-play commentary and Michael Rochelle as the color analyst. Shaw football radio can be found here or fans can visit http://www.shawu.edu/WSHA/home/default.aspx.

 

Shaw will be looking to get their first road win of the 2017 season in Charlotte after an 0-3 start on the campaign thus far. The Bears (3-4, 2-3 CIAA) are coming off a 34-14 win over Livingstone on Oct. 14 at Durham County Memorial Stadium. Shaw had five players score a touchdown led by senior quarterback Darron Downing (Portsmouth, VA) who completed 24-of-37 passes for 254 yards and two touchdowns.

 

Sophomore Devon Hunt (Rockingham, NC) padded 10 tackles, 1.5 tackle for loss and a sack while freshman Jaleel Scroggins (Raleigh, NC) added nine tackles, three tackle loss and a sack.

 

Under head coach Adrian Jones' leadership, the Bears have already won more games this season in the last two years for Shaw football. The Bears still have an opportunity to compete for CIAA championship if they could win their three remaining games against tough opponents JCSU, Winston-Salem State and Saint Augustine's. The Bears currently stand fourth in the division standings with a 1-1 record.

 

This will be the 60th meeting between the Bears and Golden Bulls as the JCSU leads the all-time series over Shaw, 31-25-3.

 

The Golden Bulls are still in search of their first win of the 2017 slate under second-year head coach Kermit Blount. JCSU stands 0-7 overall and 0-4 in the CIAA after suffering a 41-16 defeat by Fayetteville State last Saturday.

 

Harold Herbin led JCSU with 49 yards rushing and one score. He finished the game 3-for-10 in the pass completions for 16 yards and an interception. The Golden Bulls defense was anchored by David Francis who grabbed nine tackles, a half sack and 1.5 tackle for loss.

 

 

Following Saturday's clash, Shaw will continue its road-skid with a division game at Winston-Salem State University on Oct. 28.

 

For the most up-to-date information on Shaw football and its 13 varsity sport teams, please visit www.shawbears.com.