by: Rick Jackson
This past Saturday the Delaware State Hornets football team travelled to Tallahassee, Florida to face Florida A&M. FAMU struck first midway through the first quarter scoring on an 18 yard pass. With 4 minutes and 19 seconds left in the first quarter the Hornets answered back with a tough 3 yard run by Jamaal Jackson to tie the game 7-7.
The game appeared as though it would be a tightly contested battle all the way to the finish. FAMU had no interest in trading punches with Hornets as they went on to score 20 unanswered points. The Hornet’s offense saw more of the same this year as they were unable to convert on third down especially in the second half of the game converting just 1/8.
Starting Quarterback Esayah Obado thinks that the offense needs to start the game more focused and with higher intensity. “I think the if we throw more passes in the beginning of the game it should help us with a faster start.” The Hornet defense continued to force turnovers this year with two interceptions, one by Terrick Colston the other by Gary Melton. Still this was not enough for the Hornets to overcome their woes on offense as the loss to FAMU in a blowout 41-13.
Terrick Colston told the Hornet “…for us to get our first win at homecoming will be great to do in front of our home crowd and the alumni. We will have to keep competing and stay focus.”
The Hornets look to earn their first victory of the season at their homecoming game this Saturday October 24 at 2pm at Alumni Stadium against South Carolina State University.