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Ferguson's big day leads Rams

October 24, 2004

West Virginia Conference roundup


SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - Len Ferguson passed for 307 yards and Alex Herbert ran for 112 yards and three touchdowns as Shepherd beat West Virginia Wesleyan 41-25 Saturday to take sole possession of first place in the West Virginia Conference.

West Virginia Wesleyan's Marc Kimes went 23 of 48 for 435 yards and four touchdowns, but Fred Delvillar returned an interception 72 yards for a score to put Shepherd ahead 28-13 in the third quarter.

Herbert scored on runs of 10, 3 and 6 yards for Shepherd (5-3, 5-0), which won its fifth straight game.

Defensive back Fredy Del Villar intercepted a pass by Kimes in the third period and raced 72 yards for a touchdown to give the Rams a 28-13 lead.

Ferguson completed 19 of 36 passes, including a 20-yard TD pass to Rodney Jackson.

Wesleyan (6-3, 4-1) was held to 43 yards rushing and Kimes was sacked four times. Wesleyan's Raschid Smith caught TD passes of 17, 56 and 13 yards.

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Shepherd's Ricky Schmitt kicked second-half field goals of 33 and 20 yards.

Glenville St. 31, West Liberty 17

WEST LIBERTY, W.Va. - Arthur Bryant ran for 108 yards and two touchdowns to help Glenville State top West Liberty.

Quarterback Joey Conrad ran for a score and threw for one for Glenville State (4-5, 4-1).

An 8-yard run by Conrad opened up the scoring, followed later in the first quarter by a 7-yard TD run by Bryant.

West Liberty got on the board with a safety in the second quarter. The Hilltoppers' Mike Clark threw a 10-yarder to Brian Syzdek, the first of his two touchdown passes in the game, to close out the half.

Glenville State answered in the second half with a 10-yard run by Bryant, a 16-yard Conrad pass to Damon McDowell and a 28-yard field goal by Chris Owens. West Liberty's Clark threw his second TD pass, an 11-yarder to Brian Beyer, in the fourth quarter.

Concord 18, WVU Tech 14

MONTGOMERY, W.Va. - Two safeties and a scoreless second half helped Concord edge WVU Tech.

Concord (4-5, 3-2) sacked Chris Siegel eight times and held Tech to 88 yards rushing. Siegel completed 12 of 26 passes for 136 yards and one score.

After a safety early in the first quarter, Concord's Ryan Pimentel hit Ron Buskey with a 22-yard touchdown pass. Ben Thornton added a 1-yard TD run in the second quarter.

Tech (2-7, 2-3) pulled within 16-14 in the second quarter on a 62-yard run by Jon McDaniel and Siegal's 22-yard pass to Chris Lawson. But a second safety for Concord in the quarter finished the scoring.

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