Glenville State hit the road on Saturday for its second WVIAC game of the 2012 season. The Pioneers traveled to West Liberty to take on the Hilltoppers.
Glenville started the game with possession of the football but 10 plays into its ensuing drive senior Quarterback Darold Hughes' pass was intercepted at the WLU 10. That didn't really matter because on West Liberty's first play Running Back Dominic Cooper was taken down after a four yard loss, he fumbled the ball and Kyle Warner recovered for the Pioneers. Starting on the WLU six, all it took was one play. Hughes hit Darian Cleckley on a scoring pass and Glenville State took a 7-0 lead about halfway through the first quarter.
With less than three minutes to play in the opening quarter GSC upped its lead. The Pioneers traveled 50 yards in six plays, capped up a 29 yard touchdown pass from Hughes to Orlandus Harris, making the score 14-0 Glenville.
In the second quarter, GSC was driving when Hughes threw his second interception of the day. Marco Ricchetti picked Hughes off and West Liberty took over at its own 32 yard line. The Hilltoppers capitalized on the turnover, six plays later Isiah Moody scored on a 15 yard run and brought the game back to a one touchdown difference with GSC leading 14-7.
At halftime, Glenville State led West Liberty 14-7.
The Pioneers started the third quarter off right. On their first possession Glenville got down to the 30 yard line then Eddie McKay hit a 47 yard field goal, giving Glenville a 10 point lead. Both teams missed field goals to finish out the quarter.
In the fourth quarter Hughes threw another interception. The Pioneers first drive was stopped short when Kyle Agustin grabbed the turnover. GSC matched the turnover with one of their own on West Liberty's next drive. Darren Elliott intercepted Dylan Lagarde in the endzone. Glenville didn't go far from its own 20 and when WLU got the ball back they made quick work of the possession, capping it with a two yard touchdown run from Kenj. Trueblood. Glenville held on to a slim lead 17-14.
Hughes would throw another interception before time expired. Justin Black picked off Hughes on the WLU 22 but the Hilltoppers had to punt that away. Glenville turns it's final possession over on downs and then the Pioneers defense stepped up. West Liberty couldn't score on its final drive.
Glenville State beat West Liberty 17-14.
Hughes was 19-34 on the day for 175 yards and two touchdowns. He threw two interceptions and was sacked twice.
Rahmann Lee had 21 carries for 81 yards, Hughes recorded 10 carries for 21 yards.
Darian Cleckley had five catches for 36 yards and a touchdown, Orlandus Harris had four catches for 73 yards.
Darren Elliott had nine tackles and one interception. Devin Cain had six tackles two for loss.