HBCU Classic Sports

            February 2024

     Football Edition, Volume I

CIAA FOOTBALL

Florida Beach Bowl 2023

Fort Valley State

23

Johnson C. Smith10
  

 

 
    
  

 

 
    
   
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
  

 

 

 

 

 

 
  

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

Standings

School 

Coach 

Conf. 

Overall 

Pct. 

Virginia Union

Alvin Parker

8-110-2.833

Virginia State

Henry Frazier

6-28-2.800
Fayetteville StateRichard Hayes8-18-3

 .727

Johnson C. Smith

Maurice Flowers

6-27-4.636

Bowie State

Kyle Jackson

5-36-4.600

Lincoln

Josh Dean 

3-54-6.400

Winston Salem State

Robert Massey

4-44-6.400

Livingstone

Shaun Gilbert

4-44-6.400

Elizabeth City State

Marcus Hilliard2-63-7

.300

Shaw

Adrian Jones

3-53-7.300

Bluefield State

Tony Coaxum

0-81-9.100

St. Augustine’s 

Howard Feggins*

0-80-10.000

Individual Leaders

Rushing

Player 

School 

YPC 

TD 

YDS/G 

 Jada Byers

Virginia Union

 6.6

 13

118.8

 Zechariah Adams-Duckson

Elizabeth City

 4.8

 1

 74.2

Kymani Clarke

 Virginia State

5.9

 10

 72.4

Curtis Allen

 Virginia State

 5.8

6

 65.0

 Sidney Gibbs

Shaw

 4.8

6

 64.0

Isaiah Freeman

 Lincoln

 4.2

 6

 49.7

Passing

Player 

School 

TD 

EFF 

 Isaiah Freeman

Lincoln

 25

156.0

 Daylin Lee

 Winston Salem State

 18

 133.0

 Jordan Davis

 Virginia State

 13

 152.1

Donovan Davenport

 Elizabeth City State

 12

 102.9

Marcus DrishLivingstone8

 112.4

 Joe Owens Jr.

 Fayetteville State

 4

 120.8

Receiving

Player 

School 

Rec. 

TD 

Avg/G 

  Malachi Langley

 Lincoln

 46

11

 104.2

 Quinzel Lockhart

Elizabeth City State

43

 6

 68.4

RJ Mobley

 Winston Salem State

 43

 7

 59.8

Kesha Hinckley

 Bowie State

 55

 5

59.5

Brevin Caldwell

 Johnson C. Smith

 51

 1

57.9

Ah’Shaan Belcher

Shaw

 35

 9

 42.0

DEFENSE

Tackles-Sacks

Player 

School 

Solo 

TFL 

Sacks 

 Benari Black

 Johnson C. Smith

 55

 14.5

3.0

 Jaden Echols

 Livingstone

 54

 7.0

 1.0

  Isaac Anderson

Virginia Union

 26

 13.0

 3.5

Shawan Lewis

 Bowie State

27

 13.0

 8.5

Adam Aiken

St. Augustine’s

4318.0

 7.5

 Connor Kyle

 Winston Salem State

 25

15.5

 5.5

Passes Defensed

Player 

School 

INT 

PD 

TD 

 Willie Drew

 Virginia State

 6

 22

1

William Davis

 Virginia Union

 5

 6

1

Quedrian Miles

 Virginia State

 4

 6

 1

Hasan Mosely

 Bowie State

 4

 8

 0

Donald Gatling

Virginia Union

 3

 5

 1

 Dylan Morris

  Fayetteville State

 3

 8

 1

2023 All-CIAA Football Team

Pos. 

Player 

School 

QB 

 Isaiah Freeman

 Lincoln

RB 

Jada Byers

Virginia Union

RB 

 Zechariah Adams- Duckson

Elizabeth City

WR 

R.J. Mobley

Winston Salem State

WR 

Malachi Langley

Lincoln

TE 

Kalen Carver

Virginia Union

OL 

Justin Meade

Virginia Union

OLJamaree Moyer

Virginia Union

OL 

Michael Todd

Fayetteville State

OL 

Justin Meade

Virginia Union

OL 

Darius McDuffie

Winston Salem State

 

 source:theciaa.com

 

courtesy: Virginia Union Athletics

2023 CIAA Football Coach of the Year

    Virginia Union Head Coach, Dr. Alvin Parker (39-13) named CIAA Coach of the Year, after DII Playoff birth.         (courtesy:vuusports.com)

Golden Bears Run Past VUU Panthers

Kutztown Golden Bears (10-2) take 35-7 halftime lead, eliminate Virginia Union Panthers (10-2) in Rd 1.   (courtesy:kubears.com)

VUU Panthers Win First CIAA Title in 22 Years

#18 Virginia Union Panthers (10-1) fend off Fayetteville Broncos (8-3) for CIAA Championship in Salem, VA.   (courtesy:vuusports.com)

Byers Leads VUU to Record Setting Win

  VUU Panthers (6-1) RB, Jada Byers rushes for 223 yds., 2 TDs, dismiss Bowie Bullogs (3-4) with prejudice.     (courtesy:vuusports.com)

VUU Moves to 3-0 With Win Over Livingstone

 Virginia Union Panthers (3-0) defense rises up, preserves perfect record; Livingstone (0-3) feisty.     (courtesy:vuusports.com)

VUU Panthers Outlast Shaw, Weather

Virginia Union Panthers (2-0) remain steadfast, undefeated, put down Shaw Bears (0-2) in Durham, NC.    (courtesy:vuusports.com)

VUU Defeats Morehouse in HOF Classic

Virginia Union Panthers (1-0) RB, Jada Beyers, rushes for 147 yds., 3 TDs; Morehouse (0-1) loses again.  (courtesy:vuusports.com)

courtesy: Virginia State Athletics

VSU Trojans Take Down Bluefield

Virginia State Trojans (7-0) play complete 4Q put down Bluefield Big Blue (1-6) for homecoming win.   (courtesy:govsutrojans.com)

Virginia State Defense Dominates St. Aug’s

Virginia St. Trojans (3-0) continue their march, walk through St. Aug’s Falcons (0-3) score 6 TDs in 2nd half.    (courtesy:govsutrojans.com)

VSU Trojans Win Home Opener

Virginia State Trojans (2-0) remain undefeated, defend home against Tusculum Pioneers (0-2) in Ettrick, Va.     (courtesy:govsutrojans.com)

VSU Trojans Stun Norfolk State Spartans

courtesy: Bowie Athletics

Bowie Bulldog Defense Limits Shaw Bears

Bowie Bulldogs (2-1) get 1st CIAA win, impressive defense, strong 2nd half shut down Shaw Bears (0-3).    (courtesy: bsubulldogs.com)

Davenport Hangs On For Win Over Bowie State

Davenport Panthers (2-0) remain undefeated, jump out early, put down Bowie Bulldogs (1-1) late drive.     (courtesy:dupanthers.com)

Bowie State Stuns Delaware State in Opener

Bowie Bulldogs (1-0) defense holds FCS, Delaware Hornets (0-1) to 196 total yds. in Dover, DE.    (courtesy:bsubulldogs.com)

courtesy: Fayetteville State Athletics

FSU Broncos Shut Down Panthers

Late FG Seals Win for Broncos Over Lincoln

Fayetteville Broncos (1-2) get off the schneid, struggle with Lincoln Lions (1-2) in Fayetteville, NC.    (courtesy:fsubroncos.com)

Defense Forces Five Turnovers in Win

Lenoir Rhyne Bears (2-0) remains undefeated behind stellar defense, Fayetteville Broncos (0-2) winless.     (courtesy:lrbears.com)

UNC Pembroke Holds Off FSU Broncos

courtesy: Shaw Bears Athletics

Benedict Tigers Crush Shaw Bears

     Benedict Tigers (1-0) open a can on Shaw Bears (0-1) take 28-0 halftime lead, cruise to victory.   (courtesy:benedicttigers.com)

courtesy: Winston Salem State Athletics

NCCU Cruises to Win Over WSSU Rams

 NC Central Eagles (1-0) jump out to 37 pt. halftime lead, call the dogs off WSSU Rams (0-1).   (courtesy:nccueaglepride.com)

courtesy: Bluefield State Athletics

Big Blue Takes Down Livingstone in Opener

Bluefield State (1-0) QB, Jai’que Hart, lights up Livingstone (0-1) accounts for 5 TDs, 245 yds.    (courtesy:gobstate.com)