Four Rattler football players were awarded top performer honors for the week, Shelley Anthony, Kevin Elliot, John Ojo and Brandon Holdren.
According to reports from the MEAC, Lenworth Lennon‘s game-winning catch that helped the Rattlers beat the FVSU Wildcats on Saturday, earned him MEAC Rookie of the Week honors. Lennon, grabbed a ball that was up for grabs as Kevin Elliott tipped it away from a defender, and scampered into the endzone to give the Rattlers a thrilling 28-22 victory in the home opener. The redshirt freshman from Ft. Lauderdale caught another pass for 5 yards in the game.
Students filed by the hundreds into Lee Hall auditorium for the vigil ceremony of Shannon Washington, a Florida A&M student and women’s basketball shooting guard. Athletes donned their respective team jerseys, and the rest of the student body entered with heavy hearts for the fallen Rattler.
The evening’s events provided many teary-eyed testimonies to the life of Washington. Her sister, Brittney Washington, was amongst those to speak. She appreciated the quickness of the Florida A&M family in paying homage to her sister’s life. “Even though most of you didn’t know her, I just want to thank you all for your love and support,” Washington said. “She was only here for a week or so, but in her time here she was really happy.”
Florida State defeats UAB Sunday afternoon in Birmingham. Four different Seminoles scored in their win over the Blazers.
The Seminole defense posted their fourth shutout of the season limiting the Blazers to six shots including just two shots on goal, according to seminole.com.
“In the first half, UAB did a good job of coming out and were strong in their defending,” head coach Mark Krikorian told reporters. “Our kids seemed a little bit sluggish and lethargic as the Marquette game on Friday took a little bit out of them. But playing a home game on Friday, getting up and traveling all the way here to Birmingham and having to play against a good UAB team on Sunday is a challenge.
FAMU High senior Dejuan Holton busted out runs of 90, 80 and 54 yards in the second half, while also playing middle linebacker for the Rattlers. As the Rattlers knocked off Maclay 48-21 on Friday. FAMU High finished with 501 yards on the ground.
Led by a major defensive performance and a pair of touchdown passes by senior quarterback Tres Penny, Chiles jumped out early and never looked back with a 23-0 shutout over the Rickards Raiders at Gene Cox Stadium on Friday.
The score was 13-9 with just over 90 seconds left in the third quarter. Then it was all the Cougars after that. The Godby High football team broke down a two year losing streak to rival Leon on Thursday night with a 37-9 victory that was sparked by two scoring plays 35 seconds apart.