HBCU Classic Sports

             February 2024

     Football Edition, Volume I

SIAC FOOTBALL

Florida Beach Bowl 2023

Fort Valley State23Johnson C. Smith10
  

 

 
  

 

 
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    

Standings

School 

Coach 

Conf. 

Overall 

Pct. 

Benedict 

Chennis Berry 

9-0

11-1

.917

Fort Valley State

Shawn Gibbs

6-2

8-3

.727

Tuskegee

Aaron James

6-2

7-4

.636

Miles

Sam Shade

6-2

7-3

.700

Allen

Teddy Keaton

5-3

7-3

.700

Edward Waters

Toriano Morgan

5-3

6-4

.600

Albany State

Quinn Gray

6-3

6-5

.545

 Central State

Kevin Porter

4-4

5-5

.500

Kentucky State

Felton Huggins Jr.

2-5

3-7

.333

Savannah State 

Aaron Keaton

1-7

2-8

.200

Lane

Vyron Brown

2-6

2-8

.200

Clark ATL

Willie Slater/Richard Moncreif*

0-8

0-10

.000

Morehouse 

Gerard Wilcher
 

1-7

1-9

.100 

2023 All-SIAC Football Team

Pos. 

Player 

School 

QB 

David Wright

Allen

RB 

Brandon Marshall

Fort Valley State

RB 

Kylan Duhe

Lane

WR 

Nathan Rembert

Edward Waters

WR 

Johnny Jones

Edward Waters

TE 

Travaunta Abner

Miles

OL 

Jemeil Jackson

Fort Valley State 

OL 

Mitchell Romig

Benedict

OL 

Dylan Lampkin

Edward Waters

OL 

Joshua Simon

Albany State

OL 

Ty Lowery

Miles

 OL

 Roger Smith

 Benedict

Individual Leaders

Rushing

Player 

School 

YPC

TD 

Avg/G 

Kylan Duhe

Lane

 4.5

 8

92.8

 Brandon Marshall

 Fort Valley

 4.6

 8

 89.3

 Beau Herrington

 Allen

 4.3

 8

 68.4

Deondra Duehart

 Benedict

 4.8

 7

 53.7

Zaire Scotland

 Benedict

 3.9

1336.9

De’Shaun Hugee

 Edward Waters

 4.4

 7

66.4

Passing

Player 

School 

TD 

EFF 

 Jyron Russell

Edward Waters

 24

 152.0

David Wright

 Allen

 19

 132.9

 Aeneas Dennis

 Benedict

 19

 150.9

Kelvin Durham

 Ft. Valley

 15

 135.0

Dionte Bonneau

 Albany State

 9

 122.2

Jadon Adams

 Savannah State

 9

 108.3

Receiving

Player 

School 

Rec.

TD 

YDS/G 

 Antonio Meeks

 Tuskegee

 40

 5

 99.4

 Johnny Jones

 Edward Waters

 71

 6

 85.5

Jacquez Jones

 Lane

 52

 4

87.8

Jalen Jones

 Benedict

 42

 3

 50.6

 Nathan Rembert

 Edward Waters

32

 8

 81.1

Corintheus Edmonds

 Fort Valley

31

 4

 47.1

DEFENSE

Tackles-Sacks

Player 

School 

Solo 

TFL 

Sacks 

Asmare Hasan

 Lane

 67

 14.0

 1.5

Daylon Land

 Morehouse

 61

 7.5

0.0

Jalen Mitchell

Albany State

 50

 3.0

 0.0

Loobert Denelus

 Benedict

27

 18.0

 10.0

Jayden Broughton

 Benedict

32

22.0

 9.5

Mike White

 Central State

20

13.0

 7.0

Passes Defensed

Player 

School 

INT

PD

TD

Mikael King

Tuskegee

 6

 13

 0

Javoni Melidor

Benedict

 4

 7

 0

Sharrod Simmon

 Allen

 3

 11

 1

 Kamari Blankumsee

 Fort Valley

 3

 7

1

Ja’ron Kilpatrick

Benedict

 3

 6

 1

Jarod Washington

Benedict

 2

 4

 1

Source: thesiac.org

courtesy: Benedict Athletics

2023 SIAC Football Coach of the Year

Benedict Tigers Head Coach, Chennis Berry (27-7) named SIAC Coach of the Year for second consecutive season.   (courtesy:benedicttigers.com)

Lenoir Rhyne Earns 1st NCAA Playoff Road Victory

Lenoir Rhyne Bears (12-1) pull away from Benedict Tigers (11-1)  in decisive 3Q for first NCAA road playoff win.  (courtesy:lrbears.com)

Tigers Win Back To Back SIAC Championships

#6 Benedict Tigers (11-0) win consecutive SIAC Chips, dominate Albany Golden Rams (6-5) in Atlanta, GA.    (courtesy:benedicttigers.com)

Second Half Leads Benedict Over Savannah State

#5 Benedict Tigers (9-0) keep rolling, shut out Savannah State (2-7) in 2nd half in Savannah, GA.   (courtesy:benedicttigers.com)

Benedict Tigers Cruise Past Fort Valley

  No. 11 Benedict Tigers (6-0) put one nail in SIAC coffin, shut down  Fort Valley Wildcats (5-2) in Columbia, SC.        (courtesy:benedicttigers.com)

Benedict Tigers Defeat Morehouse Tigers

Benedict Tigers (5-0) remain undefeated, put down winless Morehouse Tigers (0-5).         (courtesy:benedicttigers.com)

Benedict Tigers Shut Down Lane Dragons

Benedict Tigers (3-0) defense limits Lane Dragons (0-3) to (-7) yds. rushing, record 6 sacks in Jackson, TN.     (courtesy:benedicttigers.com)

Benedict Tigers Shut Down Edward Waters

Benedict Tigers (2-0) defense immobilizes Edward Waters (0-2) held to 69 total yds., 14 yds. rushing.   (courtesy:benedicttigers.com)

Tigers Crush Shaw Bears to Open Season

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

courtesy: Tuskegee Athletics

Hornets Feast on Tuskegee in Turkey Day

Alabama State Hornets (7-4) shut down Tuskegee Golden Tigers (7-4) for 3Q in Montgomery, AL.   (courtesy:bamastatesports.com)

Golden Tigers Rally Late in Win Over Clark ATL

Tuskegee Golden Tigers (7-2) keep hope alive, pull out 4Q rally to fend off Clark ATL (0-9) in Tuskegee, AL.  (courtesy:goldentigersports.com)

Edward Waters Stuns Tuskegee

Edward Waters Tigers (4-3) last second Hail Mary stuns Tuskegee Golden Tigers (5-2) in Tuskegee, AL.  (courtesy:ewutigerpride.com)

Alabama A&M Routs Tuskegee for Homecoming

Tuskegee Golden Tigers Hold Off Central State

Tuskegee Golden Tigers (3-0) defense rises up, holds off Central State Marauders (1-2) down the stretch.      (courtesy:goldentigersports.com)

Golden Tigers Overpower Kentucky State

Tuskegee Golden Tigers (2-0) take 30-3 halftime lead, calls dogs off Kentucky Thorobreds (1-1) in Frankfort, KY.  (courtesy:goldentigersports.com)

Tuskegee Holds Off FVSU in Red Tails Classic

Tuskegee Golden Tigers begin Aaron James era in style, hold off Ft. Valley Wildcats (0-1) with goal line stand. (courtesy:goldentigersports.com)

courtesy: FVSU Athletics

Wildcats Win Inaugural Florida Beach Bowl

  Fort Valley Wildcats (8-3) jump on Johnson C. Smith Golden Bulls (7-3) early, take 16-0 lead, don”t look back.    (courtesy:fvsusports.com)

Wildcats Interceptions Key in Win over Dragons

Fort Valley Wildcats (7-2) remain in fray, hold off feisty Virginia Lynchburg (2-7) in Ft. Valley, GA.  (courtesy:fvsusports.com)

Benedict Tigers Cruise Past Fort Valley

No. 11 Benedict Tigers (6-0) put one nail in SIAC coffin shut down  Fort Valley Wildcats (5-2) in Columbia, SC.   (courtesy:benedicttigers.com)

Wildcats Set Tone Early, Finish Strong

Fort Valley Wildcats (4-1) open a can on Allen Yellow Jackets (3-1) jump out 21-0 in 1st qtr.   (courtesy:fvsusports.com)

FVSU Wildcats Hold Off Edward Waters

Fort Valley Wildcats (2-1) struggle with upstart Edward Waters Tigers (0-3) late 4Q rally saves the day.   (courtesy:fvsusports.com)

Wildcats Dominate Panthers in 2nd Half

Fort Valley Wildcats (1-1) get off the schneid, punish Clark ATL Panthers (0-2) held to 39 yds. rushing.   (courtesy:fvsusports.com)

courtesy: Albany State Athletics

Blazer Defense Comes Up Big Late

Valdosta Blazers (2-0) defense rises up, sacks Albany Golden Rams (0-2) twice on final drive.  (courtesy:vstateblazers.com)

courtesy: Miles Athletics

Miles Golden Bears Defeat Tuskegee

Miles Golden Bears (7-3) finish strong, dominate 2nd half, crush Tuskegee Golden Tigers (7-3) in Fairfield, AL.    (courtesy:milesgoldenbears.com)

Benedict Tigers Escapes Miles, 27-24

Benedict Tigers (5-0) capitalize on 5 turnovers, score late to escape Miles Golden Bears (4-1) in Fairfield, AL.   (courtesy:benedicttigers.com)

Miles Golden Bears Upset Hornets

Miles Golden Bears (2-0) 4Q rally knocks off FCS, Alabama State Hornets (1-1) in Montgomery, AL.     (courtesy:milesgoldenbears.com)

courtesy: Morehouse Athletics

Morehouse Tigers Part Ways with Coach Wilcher

Morehouse Tigers Head Football Coach, Gerald Wilcher (1-9) relieved of duties in first season.   (courtesy:morehouseathletics.com)

Albany Wins 2nd Toyota HBCU New York Classic

Howard Bison Roll Morehouse Tigers

Howard Bison (1-1) get off the schneid, punish DII, Morehouse Tigers (0-2) in Greene Stadium.     (courtesy:hubison.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)