College Spotlight: Fairmont State, Glenville State Wrap Up Spring Football Games
The Spring season is supposed to be for homeruns, double-plays and scoring goals. But it's also known for another sport.
"We were putting on a little bit of a show for the people that were here and score some points, along with hearing some pads pop. It was good to get the guys out here and let them run around a little bit," Fairmont State Head Football Coach Jason Woodman said.
"I think the offense has had the upper hand the last couple practices. The defense came out today and showed that they were a little bit pissed off and came right out and played ball," Glenville State Head Football Coach David Hutchison said.
Football has been the talk of the Spring. The Fairmont State Falcons are trying to correct a 2013 season that witnessed only three wins. However that is something FSU players don't intend on happening again.
"Last year we had numerous games where we were up at halftime that we should have won. I think a lot of that had to do with youth. So I think as we mature, we're definitely not trying to win three games. We're trying to win a lot more than that," Fairmont State freshman wide receiver Nick Alvaro said.
The Falcon youth has grown up, including now sophomore quarterback Cooper Hibbs, who played a majority of last season under center.
"There's nothing that replaces experience, especially game experience. As a true freshman, he's going to have that. But it was a good competition through camp. All three of our quarterbacks, Tyler Pate, Cody Stevenson along with Cooper have performed well at times," Woodman said.
Down the Interstate at Glenville State College, the Pioneers are excited about the addition of Division-I transfer Tevin Drake, to go with last year's MEC leading rusher, Rahmann Lee.
"Him and Rahmann, that's a hell of a 1-2 punch. They wear number one and number two. You put either one in front of the other one, it doesn't matter. We've got two really good running backs," Pioneers sophomore running back Rahmann Lee said.
"He complements what we already have as far as the speed and a power back. We're versatile and we both can catch the ball. It's a good mixup to have -- smix upand dash in the backfield."
Glenville's new 1-2 punch should help pile up a few more wins, and possibly contend for a Mountain East crown.
"We need to be in the best shape of our life. We need to come in and everybody needs to be in the best shape of their life. If not, then there's somebody else behind you that's ready for that spot. So if everybody comes in in the best shape of their life, then we'll be ready to go," Glenville State junior linebacker Hunter McWhorter said.