The Winston-Salem State Rams will play for another CIAA Football Championship Saturday. The game will start at Bowman Gray Stadium at 1 p.m.
The Rams earned a spot in the championship game last Saturday with their solid defeat of the Fayetteville State Broncos. The 28–14 win moved the team to 9-1 overall and 7-0 in the CIAA.
It did not take long for the Rams to jump into the scoring column, as they took the opening kickoff and marched 66 yards in five plays, capped off with a Maurice Lewis three yard run to give WSSU an early 7-0 lead. WSSU scored again late in the first quarter after completing a 57 yard, eight play drive that ended with Lewis scoring again.
There would be no more scoring in the game until midway through the fourth quarter, when Fayetteville State finally got on the scoreboard, cutting the WSSU lead to seven, at 14-7. The Rams countered with a 74-yard, eight play drive that saw Joshua Glisson scamper across the goal line to push the Rams lead back to 14 points, at 21-7. Broncos Jemeryn Jenkins and Dwayne Lorrick helped cut the Rams’ lead to 21-14 with 2:11 left to play.
But Fayetteville State’s attempted onside kick was left null and void when WSSU’s Eric Williams recovered the kick, giving the Rams back the ball with just under 2:00 to play. Two plays later, Rudy Johnson would find a streaking Chase Powell, who outran the Broncos to the endzone to give the Rams the final score of 28-14.