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Steelers Move On to AFC Championship Game

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HERE to see the video at NFL.com The Steelers somehow came out of the daze they seemed to be in early he third quarter when Roethlisberger hooked up with tight end Heath Miller for a touchdown.  The Steelers were within seven points of tying the game.  The Steelers defense came to life, too.  Former LSU standout Ryan Clark picked off a Joe Flacco pass and returned it for seventeen yards.  Roethlisberger hit one of his favorite targets a short time later when Hines Ward caught an 8 yard touchdown pass.  With the extra point made, the game was tied. All of a sudden there was a real battle on the field. On the Ravens very next possession, late in the third quarter, quarterback Joe Flacco fumbled the ball, which Pittsburgh recovered.  The quarter ended and shortly thereafter the Steelers capitalized on the fumble recovery and turned it into three points to take the lead for the first time since mid-way through the first quarter. Baltimore fought valiantly and came back to tie the game with only 3:54 left to go when kicker Billy Cundiff nailed a 24 yarder. Roetlisberger and company took the field at their own 19 and began their march down the field – a march that would end with a powerful 2 yard run from running back Rashard Mendenhall which resulted in the game-winning touchdown.]]]]> ]]>

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Details revealed of JSU football coach Deion Sanders’ contract

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Deion Sanders (photo courtesy JSU)

Deion Sanders contract with Jackson State University to coach football is worth $300,000 a year.

Sanders officially became the university’s head coach last month. According to The Clarion Ledger, his contract extends through 2024.

He is also eligible to receive bonuses under the contract:

  • $25,000 for every win over an FBS opponent
  • $10,000 for winning the SWAC Eastern Division
  • $30,000 for winning the SWAC championship
  • $50,000 for winning the Celebration Bowl
  • $5,000 for a team APR greater than 970.

Sanders is currently the offensive coordinator for Trinity Christian High School in Texas, which will end its season in late November. JSU’s football season is scheduled to begin Feb. 21, 2021 against Edward Waters College after the SWAC postponed fall games due to COVID-19 concerns.

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St. Al Flashes defeat Washington School 43-28

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The Flashes' Brennan Williams (photo by YAS photo LLC)

The St. Aloysius Flashes traveled to Greenville Friday night to play Washington School, and they came up with a big 43-28 district win.

Running back Brennan Williams led the Flashes with 132 rushing yards on 13 carries and two rushing touchdowns. He also scored on a 75-yard kick return in the second half.

The Flashes scored on the first play of their first possession of the ball when quarterback Tristan Wilbanks threw a pass to Chase Tucker who stepped back and threw it to Cooper Madison for a touchdown. Padre Gray Jr and Wilbanks also had rushing touchdowns in the game.

On defense, Wes Warnock, Tucker and Adam Francisco each had 10 tackles for the Flashes. Warnock also caught the game-winning interception.

The Flashes are now 4-5 and are in a better position to clinch a playoff spot. They travel to Natchez to play Cathedral High next Friday in the final game of the regular season.

Other Scores

VHS lost to Ridgeland 49-32

PCA lost to Glenwood 48-13

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Former WC player Vertez Shorter got his second sack of the season Thursday

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Former Warren Central football player Vertez Shorter picked up his second sack of the season Thursday for Hinds Community College in the game against Jones Community College.

Shorter, who is in his sophomore season, was able to get to the quarterback for a big stop in Hinds 18-16 win. His first sack came last week against Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.

Shorter is gaining plenty of playing time this season at defensive tackle for the Eagles who now have a 1-1 record. He is a 2019 graduate of Warren Central High School and gained 72 tackles and four sacks in the 2019 season.

Shorter and the Eagles will be at home next week as they play Itawamba Community College at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22.

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