By Will Prewitt
WVIAC Associate Commisioner

Offensive Player of the Week

Dwayne Thompson, Glenville State, QB, Sr., 6-4, 195, Miami, FL: Thompson completed 16 of 20 passes for 213 yards as Glenville State ended Shepherd's 31-game regular season win streak with a 24-10 victory...The West Virginia University transfer did not a toss an interception on the afternoon and also added a one-yard touchdown rush...The efficient GSC offense accounted for 400 yards of total offense on the afternoon under Thompson's guidance.

Previous winners: 8/25-Dervon Wallace (SU)/Jerry Seymour (GSC); 9/1-Zach Amedro (WLSC); 9/8-Kevin O'Brien (WVSU).

Defensive Players of the Week

Andrew Eggleton, West Virginia State, LB/P, Soph., 5-11, 210, St. Albans, WV/Michael Harden, Glenville State, DL, Sr., 6-3, 230, Youngstown, OH: Eggleton contributed nine tackles, two quarterback hurries, a sack, and an interception during West Virginia State's 14-7 win over Fairmont State...The sophomore also contributed a pair of tackles for loss and dropped a pair of kicks inside the FSU 20-yard line during his punting duties...Four of Harden's six stops were for loss, including three sacks as Glenville State knocked off #10 Shepherd 24-13...His fourth quarter forced fumble ended a Shepherd drive deep in Pioneer territory and helped preserve the upset...On the afternoon, GSC limited Shepherd to 265 yards of total offense. Previous winners: 8/25-Chris Rotella (UC)/Tank Tunstalle (CU); 9/1-Nick Harding (WLSC)/Vince Black (FSU); 9/8-Darren Banks (WLSC).

Special Teams Player of the Week

Zach Boyd, Concord, P, Jr., 6-1, 220, Christiansburg, VA: Boyd's punting provided one of the few bright spots in Concord's 39-6 loss to West Liberty State...The junior averaged 43.2 yards per punt on ten attempts with a long of 51 yards...He dropped four punts inside West Liberty 20-yard lilne. and recorded a net average of 40.2 yards per punt...Boyd's 41.0 yards per attempt average currently leads all West Virginia Conference punters. Previous winners: 8/25-Xavier Drakeford (UC); 9/1-Billy Hager (WLSC); 9/8-Matt Vujaklya (FSU).

Saturday's Standouts

Jerry Seymour (GSC) rushed for 170 yards...Stephen Howard (UC) returned an interception 98 yards for a touchdown...T.L. Asbury (UC) had a pair of sacks...Terrell Parker (GSC) made a dozen tackles, including three for loss...Kevin O'Brien (WVSU) complted 24 of 39 passes for 235 yards...Jermain King (WVSU) had six receptions for 66 yards...Zach Amedro (WLSC) completed 14 of 18 passes for 136 yards...Nick Rocchio (WLSC) hit on 8 of 9 passes for 121 yards...Almonzo Banks (WLSC) caught seven passes for 108 yards...Drew Cannon (WLSC) made eight stops...Vince Black (FSU) accounted for a dozen stops...Dervon Wallace (SU) rushed for 138 yards and two scores...Brandon Geary (FSU) made 11 tackles...Mark Stolle (WVSU) had nine tackles...Allen Jewell (FSU) caught five passes for 85 yards...DaRonte Hunter (UC) rushed for two touchdowns and 93 yards...Josh Culbertson (UC) had 73 rush yards...Brandon Burton (WVWC) gained 79 rush yards...Alex Puente (WVWC) had six receptions for 65 yards...Chris Woomer (UC) led his team with eight tackles...Jacob Lilly (GSC) was in on two sacks...Nathan Tanner (CU) had eight catches for 52 yards.

Saturday's Recaps
Glenville State 24, #10 Shepherd 13

(GLENVILLE) - Glenville State (2-2, 1-0) used a balanced offense to end Shepherd's (2-1, 0-1) 31-game regular season win streak. Jerry Seymour rushed for 170 yards and Dwayne Thompson completed 16 of 20 passes for 213 yards to lead the Pioneers in the upset victory. Thompson rushed for a touchdown and passed for another in the opening half as Glenville built a 24-7 halftime lead. A 53-yard Seymour gallop accounted for the other GSC touchdown. Dervon Wallace tallied both Shepherd touchdowns on rushes of 8 and 3 yards. His 138 yards on 23 carries led the Ram attack. Glenville State held a 400-265 total offense advantage and did not commit a turnover. Shepherd was guilty of a pair of interceptions and a lost fumble. The Rams also only could convert on 1 of 10 third down tries in suffering their first WVIAC defeat since a 20-19 setback to Concord on November 8, 2003. The snapped 23-game league win streak in league play for Shepherd is the second longest in WVIAC annals.