BRETT MORRIS (#23)
Almost three weeks into the regular season, the Pioneers and Lady Pioneers are finally preparing for their home opener this Saturday, Dec. 3 when they welcome UVA-Wise to Glenville.
For the Pioneers, it has not been an easy road stretch as the GSC men are (0-3) following their first week of action.
While the men have stumbled, the women have opened strong with a (3-1) record following their first loss of the season last Monday, Nov. 21 at Fairmont.
Lady Pioneers Fall to Fairmont, 92-96
Glenville’s ladies could not overcome a slow first quarter last Monday, Nov. 21 when they fell to preseason favorite Fairmont State, 92-96.
The Lady Falcons, who return all five starters from a season ago, were responsible for knocking the Lady Pioneers out of the MEC tournament in March.
NEVER BACK DOWN – The Blue Devil line gave T. Shuff (#3) little time in the pocket Monday night, but the Titan quarterback was not afraid to take the hit. He stood strong and scoped out his pass against St. Marys.
From Glenville to Burnthouse, signs spotted the road last Friday, Nov. 18 as the GCHS Titans traveled to St. Marys for their Quarterfinal match-up.
The 2016 Titans had awoken a love for Friday Night lights that Gilmer County had not experienced in three decades. All along Routes 47 and 16, pockets of traffic headed toward St. Marys. Win or lose, the fans were going to be there to support.
For twelve minutes, the Gilmer team played Titan football in front of one of the biggest crowds the Bill Hanlin Stadium has held. For twelve minutes, the Titans proved just why they were the #7 team in the state.
In those opening minutes, GCHS accomplished something no other team had managed to do this year - they held the Blue Devils scoreless.
In fact, the Titans put fear into the St. Marys squad early. On the Blue Devils opening drive, Hunter Self picked off a pass that he managed to return inside his opponents five-yard line.