Harmony Beats Marshall Sub-Varsity 33-0

On a sunny Saturday perfect for college football, about 250 Marshall fans turned out to get a gridiron boost, with the Herd not playing until Tuesday at Memphis. The Harmony Hurricanes were in town to battle the MU Sub-varsity and "blew" through the 22-man Herd roster on the way to a 33-0 win. The real winner, however, is the program of Mark Snyder, as MU gets a free recruiting visit by Harmony.

Harmony Community School, located in Cincinnati, Ohio, has about a dozen players the Herd coaches were keeping an eye on in the scrimmage and is the prep school attended by current Marshall true freshman defensive end Vinny Curry. Among those players was 6-foot-3, 180-pound receiver Stan Warren-Huffman, who caught two passes for 11 yards including a 10-yard catch for the first score of the game. Warren-Huffman is also being recruited by his hometown college Cincinnati.

Another player was athletic quarterback Terrell Robinson. Robinson, 6-foot-1, 195 pounds, threw 19 times, completing 12, for 144 yards. He threw the one touchdown and one interception, on a tipped ball, in addition to rushing for 17 yards on six carries and another touchdown. The leading rusher in the game was Jeslean Godfrey, who had 12 carries for 82 yards and one touchdown from 24-yards out to start second half play. Godfrey also returned one kickoff for 32 yards. The other offensive standout for Harmony coach Dave Pool was wide receiver Irvin Kent. Kent, 5-foot-9, 175 pounds, caught five passes for 84 yards and returned one kickoff to start the second half 54 yards to set up another 'Canes score.

For Marshall, a recent walk-on led the Herd offensively as Payden Ludwick rushed 14 times for 43 yards. MU quarterback Seth Oskins only completed 2-of-13 passes for 14 yards and had an interception in the second half returned by Harmony's Vincent Harris 33-yards for a score that set the final at 33-0. Harris was recruited last season by West Virginia among other schools. Adding to the scoring total for the Hurricanes was defensive end Marquis Singleton, another player who was being watched by Herd coaches. the 6-foot-5, 278-pound defensive end had three tackles, a minus-15 tackle for loss that produced a sack of Oskin in the Herd's end zone for a safety.

The other points for Harmony came from the leg of New Mexico State recruit Tim Williams, who hit a 41-yard field goal to end the first half with the 'Canes up 19-0. Williams kicked off consistently inside the 10-yard line and was perfect on his four extra-points in the game. HCS running back Jamal Temple piles up 40 yards on just eight rushes late in the contest while receiver Jeremy Satchel had three catches for 33 yards in the second half. Defensively, Harmony forced four fumbles, with receiver Rolandis Woodland and defensive lineman Anthony White (6-foot, 267-pounds), who is being recruited by South Carolina, coming up with loose balls. White had two tackles while defensive tackle D'Andre Martin (6-foot, 275-pounds) posted four tackles to lead Harmony including two tackles for loss for minus-five yards. Also with three tackles each were defensive back Cornell Jones (and a pass broken up) and linebacker Bryant Gates (and one a tackle for a three-yard loss).

For the Herd on defense, safety Stuart Lips led MU with 11 tackles, a forced fumble, a pass broken up and two tackles for three-yards in losses. Lips is originally from Heron's Creek in New South Wales, Australia, but played last season at Paintsville, Kentucky. Also coming up big was another true freshman, Capital High School defensive end DeMetrius Thompson, who recorded nine tackles, forced a fumble and recovered that and one other fumble in the game. Cabell Midland's Tyler Torlone recorded the other turnover in the game when he picked off a pass tipped in the end zone by MU's Pete Culicerto, returning the ball for 37 yards. Culicerto had six tackles in addition to the tipped ball.

Harmony will travel down I-75 next week to take on the University of Kentucky Sub-varsity team. They also have a game coming up with Findlay College in the University of Toledo's Glass Bowl and two games with Division III power Mount Union. The Herd sub-varsity is finished for the 2007 season and were back on the field within 45 minutes of finishing the game to take their place on the scout teams as the varsity prepares to travel to Memphis for the opening game in Conference USA play for the Thundering Herd. ESPN2 will have the national broadcast, and things get going on the radio here in Huntington with the Insider Sportsline show Tuesday evening at 4 p.m. The Countdown to kickoff on both WRVC 930 AM, where the Insider show is heard Monday-Friday, and on The Dawg, 93.7 FM. The Thundering Herd/ISP Sports Network broadcast begins at 6 p.m. with the tailgate show and will wrap with the call-in show that night after the game.

STATISTICS:

RUSHING: Harmony - Jeslean Godfrey 12/82, TD; Jamal Temple 8/40; Terrell Robinson 6/17, TD; Keith Bosley 2/4; Rolandis Woodland 1/5; Anthony White 1/2; Jerry Lewis 3/(-3); Total 33/144 (4.3 ypc). Marshall - Payden Ludwick 14/43; Tyler Shick 5/5; Marcus Moresea 2/4; Seth Oskin 4/(-7); Team 3/(-16); Total 28/25 (0.9 ypc).
PASSING: Harmony - Terrell Robinson 19-12-1, 144 yds., TD. Marshall - Seth Oskin 13-2-1, 14 yds.
RECEIVING: Harmony - Irvin Kent 5-84; Jeremy Satchel 3-33; Stan Warren-Huffman 2-11, TD; Calvin Mann 1-11; Jeslean Godfrey 1-5. Marshall - Kyle Echols 1-11; Pete Culicerto 1-3.
FIRST DOWNS: Harmony - 12. Marshall - 6.
PENALTIES: Harmony - 6/(-55). Marshall - 6/(-40).
PUNTING: Harmony - Josh Jackson 2/85, 42.5 ypp. Marshall - Cody Ochoa 3/88, 29.1 ypp.; Calvin Purchase 1/36. Total 4/124, 31.0 ypp.
RETURNS: Harmony - Irvin Kent, KOR 1/54; Jeslean Godfrey, KOR 1/32. Total KOR 2/86, 43.0 ypr. Vincent Harris, INT 1/33, TD. Marshall - Lyndl Jones KOR 3/58, 19.1 ypr.; Kyle Echols 3/37, 12.1 ypr. Total KOR 6/95, 15.8 ypr. Tyler Torlone, INT 1/37.
DEFENSE: Harmony - D'Andre Martin 4 tkl, 2 tfl (minus-5); Marquis Singleton 3 tkl, tfl (minus-15), qbs, safety; Bryant Gates 3 tkl, tfl (minus-3); Cornell Jones 3 tkl, pbu; Jamal Gourdine 3 tkl, 2 pbu, 2 ff; Steven Johnson 2 tkl; Anthony White 2 tkl, fr; Octavius Leftwich 2 tkl, tfl (minus-1); Marcus Barnett 2 tkl; Adrian Carmichael 2 tkl; Vincent Harris tkl, tfl (minus-3), int-33 yds. TD retn.; Maurice Jones tkl; Preston Willis tkl, ff; Jamal Temple tkl; William Grissom tkl; John Goins tkl, ff; George White, tkl, tfl (minus-2); Kenneth Cooper tkl, pbu; Rolandis Woodland fr.
Marshall - Stuart Lips 11 tkl, 2 tfl (minus-3), ff, pbu; Demetrius Thompson 9 tkl, 2 fr, ff; Pete Culicerto 6 tkl, pbu; Payden Ludwick 4 tkl; Erik Vint 4 tkl; Joshua Wallace 3 tkl, tfl (minus-1); Tyler Shick 3 tkl, tfl (minus-5); Scott Gray 2 tkl, tfl )minus-1), pbu; Tyler Torlone 2 tkl, int-37 yds. retn.; Marcus Moresea 2 tkl, 2 fr; Brett Traylor 2 tkl; Adam Bare tkl; Chad Clay tkl, qbp.
KEY: tkl-tackles; tfl-tackles for loss; qbs-quarterback sack; qbp-quarterback pressure; int-interception; pbu-passes broken up; ff-forced fumbles; fr-fumbles recovered.


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