Cumberland Times-News

Local Sports

September 6, 2013

FSU opens at Geneva tonight

BEAVER FALLS, Pa. — Frostburg State opens the season tonight againstt the Geneva Golden Tornadoes for the fifth-consecutive season.

Kickoff will be tonight at 7 p.m. at Reeves Field.

Last season, the Bobcats defeated the Golden Tornadoes for the second-consecutive year with a 56-53 thriller at Mountain Ridge High School.

The Bobcats will play Geneva for the 23rd time with the Golden Tornadoes holding a slim 11-10-1 advantage in the series. The two teams renewed the rivalry in 2009 after a 16-year hiatus. Geneva won the first three meetings after the series resumed before the Bobcats defeated the Golden Tornadoes 34-21 to open the 2011 season. Last season's touchdown in the final minute gave FSU its second-straight win.

The Bobcats return eight starters on offense including four on the offensive line that has arguably been the team’s biggest strength for the past two seasons. The foursome has combined to start nearly 80 games over the past few years and paved the way for the Empire 8's fourth best rushing attack last season at 150.6 yards per game.

On defense, Frostburg returns five starters from a unit that had its struggles at different times throughout the year. Peter Mayer was named the team’s defensive coordinator. The defense could be spearheaded by senior Tavis Henry and junior Keith Smith who combined for 123 tackles a year ago.

Last year in Frostburg, sophomore Ken Emmons and senior Anthony Young connected on a touchdown with 10 seconds left in the fourth quarter to lift the Bobcats to a wild 56-53 victory.

The two teams combined for 109 points, 73 first downs and 1,215 yards in total offense. The two combined for 33 points in the fourth quarter alone, all within the last 7:46.

1
Text Only
Local Sports
  • Allegany wins two as pitchers take control

    Allegany pitchers held two teams to eight base hits while defeating Smithsburg and Preston as part of the Mountain Ridge Easter Classic Friday afternoon at the Hot Stove Complex.

    April 18, 2014

  • Salisbury overpowers FSU

    Paige Knussman hit a grand slam during a seven-run third inning to lead Salisbury University to an 11-6 victory over Frostburg State, eliminating the Bobcats from the Capital Athletic Conference tournament Friday at Christopher Newport.

    April 18, 2014

  • Frostburg bounced from CAC

    Elliott Mortimer fired a four-hitter and Brad Wenzel and Colbe Herr had three hits as top-seeded York eliminated fourth-seeded Frostburg State from the Capital Athletic Conference tournament with a 5-1 victory Friday afternoon.

    April 18, 2014

  • Sellers’ five RBIs powers Alco’s rout

    Kyleigh Sellers tripled, singled twice and drove in five runs to lead a 17-hit attack that carried Allegany to an 18-6 win over Hope for Hyndman Charter on Thursday.

    April 18, 2014

  • Sports Calendar - 04/19/2014

    April 18, 2014

  • Miners win 57 in a row

    Mountain Ridge made it 57 wins in a row, scoring multiple runs in four of the five innings Thursday afternoon in defeating Keyser, 14-4, in an Appalachian Mountain Athletic Conference game at Mountain Ridge.

    April 17, 2014

  • Allegany hammers Hawks

    The bats have begun to click for the Allegany College of Maryland Trojans as a two-run first-inning home run by Tanner Klein got the ball, and the runs, rolling as the Trojans pounded out 14 hits in defeating Hagerstown Community College, 10-7, in a Maryland JUCO game Thursday at The Rock.

    April 17, 2014

  • Duncan helps ACM split two with Cecil

    Parris Duncan doubled home two runs in the top of the fourth to help Allegany College to a 2-1 victory over Cecil College in the first game of a doubleheader split Thursday afternoon.

    April 17, 2014

  • Unbeaten Alco beats Hyndman

    Undefeated Allegany took a five-inning 14-4 win at Hope for Hyndman Charter School Thursday, scoring five runs in the second inning and eight in the third.

    April 17, 2014

  • Ken Ayers hits ace

    Ken Ayers hit a hole-in-one Thursday on the No. 3 hole at Mill Creek Country Club during an MGA scramble.

    April 17, 2014