Cook, Taylor earn CIAA honors
VSU’s Cook is QB of the Week, Hopewell alum is Offensive Back of the Week
Virginia State quarterback Cordelral Cook and Virginia Union running back Tabyus Taylor were among the collegiate student-athletes to earn CIAA weekly honors for Week 6. Cook was named Quarterback of the Week and Taylor, a Hopewell
High School alum, was again named Offensive Back of the Week.
Cook finished the contest against ECSU with 250 passing yards, going 18-of-26 and adding two touchdowns. He also rushed for 22 yards and two more touchdowns. Cook helped guide the Trojans to a 41-19 victory over the Vikings to open Northern Division play and improve the Trojans’ overall record to 3-2 and a still-unbeaten 3-0 mark in CIAA play.
Taylor rushed for 235 yards and three touchdowns in VUU’s 90-0 win over Lincoln. Taylor’s 235 yards rushing tied for the fifthhighest single-game total in school history.
Following the Panthers’ highest-scoring contest in over 90 years, Virginia Union players earned several Week 6 CIAA honors.
Offensive Lineman of the Week Shamdu Nalls anchored a VUU offensive line that allowed the Panthers to rush for a school-record 494 yards and nine rushing touchdowns in Virginia Union’s 90-0 win over Lincoln.
The Panthers racked up a total of 673 yards in total offense, smashing the old record of 623 yards set against Norfolk State in 1992.
Defensive Lineman of the Week Lonte Morton had a career day with five tackles, a sack, and
forced two fumbles.
Special Teams Player of the Week Jefferson Souza broke the VUU school-record by making 12 extra points. The old record was 10, set by Troy Krepich in 2014.
Saint Augustine’s also earned multiple weekly honors following a 26-15 win over Livingstone.
Defensive Back of the Week Demonte Hines was among the SAU
tackle leaders with seven (2 solo).
He also intercepted a pass; his pick deep in SAU territory stopped a potential Livingstone scoring drive.
Linebacker of the Week and Rookie of the Week Joseph Harris, Jr. amassed a season-high 17 tackles including 0.5 tackles for loss to help the Falcons beat Livingstone.
Harris was four
tackles off the modern school single-game record of 21 tackles.
From Bowie State, Receiver of the Week Lansana Sesay led all receivers with nine catches, 107 reception yards and the game-winning catch in Bowie State’s thrilling 20-17 home debut victory against the Rams of Winston-Salem State.