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Co-Ed Boot Camp is Nov. 11

Warrior Sports Management along with EJ Willingham and Kenya Robinson will be sponsoring a one day co-ed boot camp on November 11 at Southwest Middle School located at 6030 Ogeechee Road in Savannah. The camp will run from 9a.m. to 11:15a.m. and the cost is $15 per person (non-refundable). For more information, call 813- 919-3078 or 386-214-9993.

SSU 35 Delaware State 21

After starting the season losing their first seven games, the Savannah State football team has now won two in a row, thanks to their 35-21 victory over Delaware State (1-8) on November 4 at TA Wright Stadium.

Freshman JaMichael Baldwin was the hero of the afternoon with 237 all purpose yards. Baldwin had two catches for two yards, returned three punts for 66 yards and three kickoffs for 169 yards, including one for a 70 yard touchdown with the game to seal the Tigers (2-7) win.

D’Vonn Gibbons ran for two touchdowns (9 yards and 8 yards) and threw for another to Cameron White for 39 yards.

Elijah Shah recovered a touchdown in the end zone just before halftime

The Tigers led 14-0 after one quarter of play and 21-7 at intermission. SSU held a 28-14 lead after the third quarter and both teams scored touchdowns in the fourth quarter. Gibbons ran for 126 yards and threw for 162 while White caught three passes for 67 yards. Stefen Banks and Jeremiah Bundrage had seven tackles apiece.

The crowd of 2,371 saw SSU offensive line play their best game of the season and did not give up a sack while the defensive unit picked off four passes and had eight sacks.

Tigers Open Basketball Season

Savannah State opened their 2017-18 basketball season last week in Tiger Arena. The women won their exhibition contest against Wesleyan 102-39 on Nov. 2 while the men defeated Paine 105-91 on Nov. 3.

Donsja Scott, a transfer from Chicago State led the SSU women with 26 points and 16 rebounds while freshman Alexxus Sowell had 12 points, 10 rebounds and 4 blocks. Kaylee Allen added 19 points and Nadia Farmer chipped in 10 points.

For the SSU men, Alantee Fenner made seven 3-pointers to lead the Tigers with 29 points. Javaris Jenkins scored 14 points and Austin Dasent had 10.

Albany State Wins Fountain City Classic

Kelias Williams

passed for one touchdown and rushed for two more scores as the Albany State Golden Rams toppled Fort Valley State 34-9 at the 28th Annual Fountain City Classic Saturday afternoon at Columbus’ AJ McClung Memorial Stadium.

In his first start of the season, Williams a freshman from Thomasville, GA, was named the ASU MVP of the Classic with 141 yards passing and 16 carries for 106 yards (86 net) rushing.

Defensively, the Rams were nearly flawless as they held the Wildcats (5-4, SIAC 5-1) without an offensive touchdown and to just 209 yards of total offense. Fort Valley State was 0-12 on third down conversions on Saturday and ASU kept them pinned deep as the Wildcats’ average field position was their own 21 yard line.

The crowd of 13,391 saw Wildcats manage just 7 first downs and were penalized 8 times for 60 yards.

FVSU’s best drive resulted in their only offensive points of the day, a 39 yard Juan Serna field goal at the 13:06 mark of the second quarter.

Leading 10-3 at the intermission, the Golden Rams used an 8 play, 56 yard drive capped by a 12 yard touchdown reception by Quadrey Simmons and then Williams’ second rushing score from 9 yards out gave ASU a 24-3 cushion with 5:19 left in the third.

Kelan Fraise put another dagger in the Wildcat faithful when he broke for 72 yard rushing score and with 11:21 remaining ASU led 31-3. FVSU finally reached the end zone on a snatch and run 32-yard fumble recovery and score with 7:19 to go

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