For the second straight week, the Shorter Hawks turned in a solid performance when they turned in a stout outing on both sides of the ball to hand homestanding Mississippi College a 42-23 defeat in the Hawks GSC opener.
Articles by Jim O'Hara
In the last nine games they played, a span that covered two seasons, the Shorter Hawks suffered through nine-straight defeats.
They had done everything within their powers to put themselves in a position to not only taste a win for the first time in nine outings but to knock off the newest NCAA Division I Football Championship program.
Despite a career-high output by junior fullback B.J. McCoy, the Shorter Hawks found themselves a victim of poor field position and turnovers when they were handed a 20-7 non-conference defeat by the Carson-Newman Eagles on Saturday afternoon.
Phil Jones has always been thankful for the opportunity to be a football coach and help teach young men about what the game can offer on and off the field. But as the man whose career spans 47 years prepares to begin his 11th season as the head football coach at Shorter University, Jones has even more reason to give thanks.
The Shorter Hawks left the cold and wind-swept field at Barron Stadium heartbroken.
On a night when they were hoping to finally make a statement in the Gulf South Conference, the Shorter Hawks were left speechless.
In their Gulf South Conference opener Thursday night at Barron Stadium, the Hawks rallied from a halftime deficit – the first time Shorter has trailed at the break this year – to turn in their best outing in the final 30 minutes and hand the Mississippi College Choctaws a 27-14 defeat.
The Shorter Hawks clearly understand what’s ahead of them Thursday night and, even more, are fully aware that it’s time to put a complete game together when they host the Mississippi College Choctaws, who have begun the process of returning to the NCAA Division II ranks and the Gulf South Conference, at Barron Stadium in a conference showdown starting at 7:30 p.m.
Shorter saw a 19-7 halftime lead quickly evaporate in the final 30 minutes of play as the West Texas A&M Buffaloes rallied to hand Shorter a 27-19 defeat in a Lone Star Football Festival showdown Saturday at AT&T Stadium.