Stevens Makes All Conference Team
Savannah native Ameen Stevens was one of 15 football players from Lenoir-Rhyne to make the 2019 South Atlantic Conference all conference team.
Stevens finished the regular season with 113 carries for 554 yards and 12 touchdowns. He also caught eight passes for 54 yards. His best game of the season came in a win against Tusculum where he carried the ball 19 times for 112 yards and three touchdowns.
The former Jenkins High standout who tips the scale at 5-foot-9 and 235-pounds helped his team to a 11-0 regular season. The Bears hosted SIAC champion Miles College in the first round of the Division II playoffs on November 23 in Hickory, North Carolina.
FVSU Fires Football Coach
The Kevin Porter era is over at Fort Valley State.
After four years, Fort Valley State has parted ways with Porter as their head football coach and immediately started a national search for his replacement as announced on November 14.
Hired to lead the Wildcat program in 2016, Porter led the team to backto back SIAC championship games in his first two seasons, capturing a conference title in 2016 and achieving runner-up status in 2017. FVSU slipped to 2-8 in 2018 but bounced back to finish with a 6-4 record in 2019. Porter had a 18-23 record with the Wildcats.
Raeburn Hired As Head Coach
Former Savannah State head football coach Erik Raeburn has been hired as the new head football coach at Gannon.
Raeburn spent the 2019 season as the Knights offensive coordinator and quarterback coach where they posted a 2-9 record, ending the season on a seven game losing skid.
Raeburn will be replacing Brad Rzyczychi, who recently stepped down and will remain at Gannon as the assistant AD for external relations.
The 48-year old Raeburn was the head football coach at Savannah State from 2016-18 where he had a 8-23 record in three seasons.
Gannon is a Division II program located in Erie Pennsylvania that participates in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference.