Monday, June 29, 2015

Here is #45 of 54 on the TAJT-10 HBCU 2014 Poll & 2015 Preview : Lincoln (Mo)

 Lincoln University  (Missouri)
1 wins  7 Losses in Great Lakes Valley  Conference
2 wins 9 Losses  overall

                          The setting is a windy , but  gorgeous day at  Arrowhead Stadium (Home of the Kansas City Chiefs) the   Blue Tigers  opened the 2014 Season in the Missouri Classic which turned out to be a classic against the Lions of Langston! Unfortunately for the blue and white it was the Orange and Blue that came away with a 49-48 win !

The name for the Blue Tigers  was  "Morris"  as  in  Senior QB  Jacob Morris who completed 18 passes for 301 yards and 4 TD's , While Senior  RB Morris Henderson went to the house 3 times and one time was 91 yards on a kick off return! 

Jacob Morris  Sr QB 
Owen Jordan Sr  QB 

PASSING GP Effic Cmp-Att-Int Pct Yards  TD Long Avg/G 
Jordan,Owen 10 116.8 160-288-10 55.6 1867 12 66 186.7 
Morris, Jacob 225.9 18-25-0 72.0 301 48 301.0 
Vinson,Dennis 101.7 7-18-2 38.9 143 37 47.7
Winfrey,Bryson11 341.2 3-4-1 75.0 72 27 6.5 

In 2014 the Blue Tigers Passing attack was lead by Senior Owen Jordan,  Senior Jacob Morris played one game , While then 6-2 Freshman  QB Dennis Vinson was bidding his time and May look to take over behind the center in 2015.

The Tiger Backfield ? Well that belonged to Senior Running back Morris Henderson !

Photo by Kris Wilson
Running Back Morris Handerson 

  • Wide Out Khiry Draine  Sr
  • Photo by Shaun Zimmerman

DB Kareem Joyner 
Senior DB  Kareem Joyner   Lead the  Blue Tigers Defense with 90 Tackles and 11 tackles for loss.

#58  Treston Pulley 

Junior Linebacker Treston Pulley will be a Senior in 2015 and may be the leading tackler after finishing  2014 with 83 Tackles but Jeremy Rives and Paul Dodson also return for their Senior season as well. Rives,Dodson and Pulley were the top three underclassman tacklers in 2014!

2015  Schedule All times are LOCAL and subject to change

DateHomeVisitor ScoreLocationStatus1-3
Lincoln (MO)
Langston, OK 
Lincoln (MO)
University of Faith
Jefferson City, MO  
Lincoln (MO)
Quincy, IL 
Lincoln (MO)
Truman State
Jefferson City, MO  
Lincoln (MO)

Jefferson City, MO  
1:00pm CT 
St. Joseph's College
Lincoln (MO)

Rensselaer, IN 
12:00pm CT 
Lincoln (MO)
Missouri S&T

Jefferson City, MO  
2:00pm CT 
Lincoln (MO)

Jefferson City, MO  
2:00pm CT 
Lincoln (MO)

Lebanon, IL 
1:00pm CT 
Lincoln (MO)
William Jewell

Jefferson City, MO  
1:00pm CT 
Senior Day 
Southwest Baptist
Lincoln (MO)

Bolivar, MO 
1:00pm CT 

Khalif Alao (Chicago, IL/Brooks College Prep)
Primarily a defensive lineman, but has experience playing linebacker and fullback

Shaun Bridges (Rich Central, IL/Rich Central)
Will play defensive back for the Blue Tigers ... converted to corner recorded 28 solo tackles, eight pass deflections and three interceptions, 

Jeffrey Byrd (Kansas City, MO/Raytown)
5-6, 130-pound defensive back.

Edward Collins (Kansas City, MO/Hogan Prep)
5-9, 201lb  RB.. ran for 1,600 yards on 100 carries and scored 21TDs as a high school senior.

Reagan Cowley (Chicago, IL/Perspectives Charter)
Offensive lineman all-city and all-conference honors 

Antwan Davis (Saint John, IN/Lake Central)
6-0, 190-pound wide receiver ... accounted for 1,200 all-purpose yards and 18 touchdowns 

Joshua Drake (Kansas City, MO/Raytown)
Shifty running back who rushed for over 1,600 yards as a junior 

Aaron Dryden (St. Charles, MO/St. Charles)
Defensive tackle ... had 45 tackles, six sacks and two passes defended as a senior 

Elex Harris (Memphis, TN/Whitehaven)
A linebacker out of Whitehaven High ... was 6A all-state honorable mention had 123 solo tackles, five sacks and three forced fumbles last season.

Mike Million (St. Louis, MO/Christian Brothers College Prep)
Combination wide receiver/running back ... first team all-metro and first team all-state honoree 

Durrell Nash (Chicago, IL/Brooks College Prep)
6-1, 205-pound linebacker ... three year varsity letterwinner ... earned an invite to the NFL Prep 100 .

Jaquan Roberts (Macon, GA/Macon County)
Versatile defensive back ... recorded five sacks, two fumble recoveries and seven tackles for loss as a senior ...  projects at free safety for the Blue Tigers.

Kenneth Singleton (Saint John, IN/Lake Central)
6-0, 200-pound linebacker ... Helped Lake Central to a 9-3 record as a senior ... also played defensive back.

Xavier Thompson (Memphis, TN/Cordova)
Started all 36 varsity games at offensive line . earned first team all-metro and first team all-region honors as a senior.

Keion Tillman (Minneapolis, MN/De La Salle)
First team all-conference selection as an offensive lineman ..also played defense, totaling 82 tackles.

Miles Wallace (Memphis, TN/White Station)
Three-year starter on White Station's offensive line ... member of the preseason all-region team ...

Alexander Wallingsford (St. Louis, MO/Oakville)
Three-year starter on Oakville's offensive line ...  first team all-conference center.

Montell Williams (Kansas City, MO/Hogan  Prep)
Linebacker ... earned  first team all-district honors as a junior ... selected all-conference as a freshman.

Players Who Have Signed Lincoln Letters of Intent
Hollis Abernathy (Muscle Shoals, AL/Muscle Shoals)
5-9, 280-pound linebacker ... helped Muscle Shoals to an 8-3 record as a senior.

Corey Beckwith (Muscle Shoals, AL/Muscle Shoals)
6-0, 215-pound wide receiver ... helped Muscle Shoals to an 8-3 record as a senior.

Quinton Harrison (Macon, GA/Macon County)
Cornerback ... had four interceptions and made 47 tackles as a senior ... also defended 11 passes last year.

Eugene Irby (Ferguson, MO/McCluer South-Berkeley)
Versatile wide receiver who also returned punts and kickoffs ... compiled over 1,000 all-purpose yards as a senior and scored 10 touchdowns.

Ryan Stokes (St. Louis, MO/McCluer North)
All-state wide receiver at McCluer South-Berkeley as a junior ... had 1,167 yards in 2013 ... transferred to McCluer North for senior year ... finished career as one of the top-30 players in the St. Louis area.
New Players Who Are Enrolled in Lincoln This Spring Semester
Chavis Akins (Homestead, FL/College of DuPage)
6-4, 335-pound defensive tackle ...

Nick Thomas (Olive Branch, MS/Pearl River CC)
6-5, 315-pound offensive lineman ..

Darren Williams (Atlanta, GA/Georgia Prep)
6-0, 175-pound wide receiver and defensive back.

Check out who comes in at #44  in the TAJT-10 HBCU Final Football Poll of 2014 and Preview of 2015 ! 
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Saturday, June 6, 2015

Here is #46 of 54 on the TAJT-10 HBCU 2014 Poll & 2015 Preview : Mississippi Valley State

Mississippi Valley State
2-9 Overall
1-8  MEAC
(4 game losing streak) 

The Delta Devils started the season with a 32 -7 over the University of Faith in Ita Bena in September. Faith is what the Red & Green needed coming into the 2014 season as head coach Rick Comegy was in his first year at MVSU!

Head Coach Rick Comegy
Unfortunately  Faith was not enough as Mississippi Valley state went on to lose  their next  5 games ( Illinois State,Alabama State, Alcorn State  Alabama  A&M and Texas Southern )by a combined score of 203 to 99.

The Delta  Devils stopped that 5 game losing streak with a huge win 27-23  over Jackson State a team they had not beaten since 1994, thus putting an end to a 19 game streak of futility against the Tigers.

#87  Joshua Rice 5'10" 185lb Redshirt Freshman wide out

QB Quantavius Peterson (SWAC Newcomer of the Year)  stepped into the Jackson State game and connected with Joshua Rice for a 36 yard TD and an MVSU  victory ( the QB combo of Peterson and Patrick Ivy lead  the Delta Devil offensive attack this season).

#1 Quantavius  Peterson 6'1" 205lb Junior  QB 

Peterson who returns in 2015  for his senior season may be the arm the Delta Devils rely on unless he gets competition from 6'2" redshirt Junior Dontrinell  Scott.
Recent signees 6'1"  185lb  "EJ" Faison who threw for 2300 yards in his senior season at Norview HS in Norfolk,Va in 2014  or 6'4" 220lb Slade Jarman out of Pensacola,FL may give Peterson competition as well,but its too early to tell at this time.One thing is for certain Patrick Ivy was a senior and will not be back .

PASSING GP Effic Cmp-Att-Int Pct Yards  TD Long Avg/G 
Ivy, Patrick 10 110.9 57-130-8 44.5 875 58 87.5 
Peterson, Quantavius 10 99.4 66-146-744.8 741 73 87.4 
Scott, Dontrinell 127.1 20-31-0 64.5 
49 57.8 

#9  Patrick Ivy  6'4"  215lb   Senior   QB 
Leading the ground game for the Delta Devils was Peterson ,Redshirt Junior running back Jerrell Moore (who only played in 6 games in 2014) who had 352 yards on 52 carries. MVSU also had ground support from Jeremy Dobson,Charlie Crenshaw and  DeShawn Davis.

#12  Jerrell Moore  5'11" 185 Red-Shirt Junior  RB
made it to MVSU by way of  Western Kentucky

RUSHING GP Att Gain Loss Net Avg  TD Long Avg/G 
Moore, Jerrell 52 325 23 302 5.8 61 50.3 
Peterson, Quantavius 10 96 483 194 289 3.0 45 28.9 
Dobson, Jeremy 63 256 23 233 3.7 20 29.1 
Crenshaw, Charlie 10 42 207 23 184 4.4 68 18.4 
Davis, DeShawn 55 189 16 173 3.1 23 19.2 
Ivy, Patrick 10 52 222 112 110 2.1 25 11.0 

Senior wide out Julian Stafford  who lead MVSU with 981 yards receiving and 9 touchdowns will not be around in 2015 and neither will  Trey Ford  (10 catches 180 yards). Coach Comegy may look to talented receivers like Joshua Rice,Joshua Banks,Keenan Daniels and Charlie Crenshaw.

#85  Julian Stafford 5'10" 185 lb Senior  WR
2014 MVSU Leading receiver

RECEIVING GP No. Yards Avg  TD Long Avg/G 
Stafford, Julian 10 62 981 15.8 68 98.1 
Rice, Joshua 10 16 145 9.1 36 14.5 
Ford, Trey 10 10 180 18.0 46 18.0 
Banks, Joshua 10 10 94 9.4 15 9.4 
Daniels, Keenan 156 19.5 58 17.3 
Crenshaw, Charlie 10 135 16.9 73 13.5 

Defensively the Devils defense was lead by the Jones gang! Le' Trey and Davon  amassed 119 tackles between the two of them  as well as 3 sacks and 3 interceptions! Davon Jones a 6'3" 226lb senior LB will not be back in 2015  and Le'Trey  Jones  a 5'9"  Junior Defensive back will have to find another partner  to help him hold it down next season. 

    Tackles Sacks Pass Defense Fumbles Blkd   
DEFENSIVE LEADERS GP Solo Ast Total TFL-Yds No-Yds Int-Yds BU PD Qbh Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf 
31 Jones, Le'Trey 10 44 19 63  8.0- 28  1.0- 31- 0  .
22 Jones, Davon 10 39 17 56  8.0- 44  2.0- 252- 171- 0
42 Benson, Antonio 10 28 20 48  9.0- 24 .    .  .
96 Fugate, Sean 10 33 15 48  4.5- 26  2.5- 23  .2- 7
7  Boykin, Avery 10 31 13 44  3.5- 7 .    .  .
27 Johnson, Jeremy 29 12 41  1.5- 10 .    .1- 0

Coah Rick Comegy will lead Mississippi Valley  State into 2015 loading up with new talent and working his magic to create a team that will finish up surprising many fans! The schedule is not an easy one but with Coach Comegys track record and his ability to convince players to buy in to his program 2 wins in a season will be a thing of the past. 

Delta Devil's 2015-2016 signing Class: 

                               Pos     High School        Hometown
Raul Aranda            WR     West Jefferson   Gretna, LA 
John Brooks            CB      Tucker               Stone Mountain, GA 
Brandon Brown       ILB     Kipp Academy   Memphis, TN
Leon Brown Jr.       ATH    Miami C.C.       Miami, FL
Ladrelin Cheatam    ILB     Deshler              Tuscumbia AL
Roy Colum III         DB     Pensaco la           Pensacola, FL 
"Ej" Faison Jr.          QB    Norview              Norfolk, VA 
Marquis Green         DB    Landry Walker    New Orleans, LA 
Patrick Harbin Jr.    DE     Loyola HS          Reford, MI 
Reggie Jackson        LB    Mont. Christian    Montgomery, AL
Slade Jarman           QB    Pensacola            Pensacola, FL  
William Lulu            ILB   Homestead           Florida City, FL 
Brelon Malone        OLB   Gadsen HS           Gadsen AL 
Steve Mcintosh       WR    Miami Norland Sr. Miami, FL 
Melvin Owens        OL      Thompson HS         Alabaster,AL
Jermone Pledger    ILB      Norcross HS           Atlanta, GA 
Aubrey Powell       ILB      Landry Walker HS   Jesann, LA
Austin Sanders        OL     Stephenson     Stone Monuntain,GA
Tre Simms              WR     Southview HS         Toledo,OH
Darius Smalls          DL      Sandlewood  HS      Jacksonville,FL
Dytereous Underwood  CB Gadsen HS             Gadsen City, AL
David  Vincent        DL       Miami Northwest    N.Miami Beach,FL
Warren Watkins      OL       North Hunington     Pittstown,NJ
Hakeem Wilson      OLB      Pensacola              Pensacola, FL 

2015 Schedule All times are LOCAL and subject to change
DateHomeVisitorScore  LocationStatus0-4
New Mexico
Miss Valley State
Albuquerque, NM 
Miss Valley State
Itta Bena, MS
Rice/Totten Stadium
Alcorn State
Miss Valley State
Lorman, MS
Spinks-Casem Stadium
Family and Friends Day 
Miss Valley State
Alabama State
Itta Bena, MS
Rice/Totten Stadium
Jacksonville State
Miss Valley State

Jacksonville, AL 
1:00pm CT 
Prairie View A&M
Miss Valley State

Waller, TX
Waller ISD Stadium
Miss Valley State
Texas Southern

Itta Bena, MS
Rice/Totten Stadium
Grambling State
Miss Valley State

Grambling, LA
Robinson Stadium
2:00pm CT 
Miss Valley State
Jackson State

Itta Bena, MS
Rice/Totten Stadium
4:00pm CT 
Alabama A&M
Miss Valley State

Normal, AL
Lewis Crews Stadium
1:00pm CT 
Miss Valley State
Arkansas-Pine Bluff

Itta Bena, MS
Rice-Totten Stadium
1:00pm CT 

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