Scott Makes All- MVFC Team
Former Jenkins High football standout Tyrone Scott was one of 12 Missouri State football players to be named to the Missouri Valley Football Conference fall conference team or their outstanding efforts during the Bears’ memorable 2021 season.
A transfer from Central Michigan, Scott earned first team honors.
The red-shirt sophomore set a school-record for season receptions (66), receiving yards (1,110), receiving touchdowns (8) and 100-yard receiving games (6). He had 18 receptions this season of 20 or more yards. Some of his top games this season came against Dixie State (8 catches for 174 yards), North Dakota (10 catches for 147 yards and a TD), North Dakota
State (6 receptions for 104 yards), Indiana State (3 catches for 106 yards, 2 TD ) and Youngstown State (8 catches, 121 yards, 2 TDs).
Scott was also one of 24 players named to the Missouri Valley Football Conference All-Newcomer Team.
Tigers Game With Clayton State Postponed
The Savannah State men’s basketball game against Clayton State scheduled for December 30, 2021 was postponed, due to COVID protocols, according to the Clayton State athletics website. No makeup date has been announced.
SSU was set to start the 2022 portion of their schedule with conference road trips to Spring Hill on January 3 and Tuskegee on Jan. 5 before returning home on Jan. 8 to play Lane inTigerArenafora3p.m. tip-off.
Savannah State (3-6 overall, 2-2 SIAC) is led by Trey DeLoach and Marcus Scott who are both averaging 14 points game. DeLoach is also pulling down six rebounds per game. Daryl Richardson chips in 9.2 points and 5.6 rebounds per night while Christian Blue dishes out 5.3 assists to go with his 6.7 points a game.
SIAC Updates Basketball COVID-19 Protocols
The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) announced Friday that it has modified its COVID-19 protocols for the 2021-22 men’s and women’s basketball season. Based upon developments surrounding the Omicron variant, these changes are effective immediately.
Any SIAC game canceled by the SIAC conference office due to COVID19 will be declared a “No Contest” and will not be reflected in the league standings. The minimum threshold required to compete is seven (7) student-athletes, plus one full-time coach. If a team meets that minimum threshold, they are required to play.
Seeding in the SIAC Championship will be based on regular SIAC policy – win/loss percentage.
The 2022 SIAC Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournaments is scheduled for February 28 – March 5, at the Rock Hill Sport & Event Center in Rock Hill, S.C. All full-member SIAC men’s and women’s teams will compete in the tournament with the two tournament champions earning automatic bids to the NCAA Tournament. First-round games are scheduled for Monday, February 28 and both championship games are slated for Saturday, March 5, 2022.
South Carolina State Wins Celebration Bowl
Corey Fields, Jr. threw four touchdown passes while the South Carolina State defense forced two interceptions as the Bulldogs defeated Jackson State 31- 10 on December 18, 2021 to win the Cricket Celebration Bowl in Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
A Celebration Bowl-record 48,653 fans were in attendance.
Shaquan Davis, the game’s Dennis Thomas Offensive MVP, caught three of those touchdowns. In all, he caught five passes for 95 yards. MEAC Defensive Player of the Year Decobie Durant was the Dennis Thomas Defensive MVP after recording a sack and pass defense.
The MEAC is now 5-1 all-time in the bowl game and has won each of the last four. South Carolina State (6-6) won the game on its first appearance.
Jackson State took a 7-0 lead in its second possession of the game, when Shedeur Sanders found Keith Corbin from seven yards at the 7:24 mark of the first quarter. But the Bulldogs scored 10 straight points in the last 2:06 of the second quarter — including a 6-yard strike from Fields to Davis after the Bulldogs forced a Jackson State turnover — to go into the half up 10-7 after Gavyn Zimmerman hit a 26-yard field goal.
That momentum carried into the second half; the Bulldogs’ Kendall Moultrie intercepted Sanders on the Tigers’ first possession of the half, and South Carolina State needed just two plays before Fields found Davis again to make the lead 17-7.
Another Sanders interception on the ensuing drive — this one to Aaron Smith — set up a drive in which Fields connected with Richard Bailey from 15 yards to put the Bulldogs up 24-7.
Jackson State (11- 2) kicked a field goal near the end of the third to cut the lead to 24-10.
South Carolina State then put the game away in the fourth quarter with a nine-play drive that took up more than six minutes before Fields connected with Davis for the third time in the game — this one a 16- yard score that pushed the game to its final margin.
The Bulldogs held Jackson State’s offense to 194 total yards on the afternoon, including just 19 on the ground.