From the Jackson Sun.....Lane falls to Fort Valley
BY DAVID THOMASDGTHOMAS@JACKSONSUN.COM
— David Thomas, 425-9637
• October 31, 2010
For three quarters, it was difficult to tell which team
entered Saturday's game at Lane Field No. 3 in the
nation and which team was winless.
Looking for its first win of the season, Lane College
(0-9, 0-8) took an 18-14 lead into the fourth q
uarter, but the Wildcats (No. 3, NCAA Division II,
HBCUDigest.com poll) responded with 17
unanswered points, pulling out a 31-18 win.
The Wildcats' Tony Reid scored on a one-yard run
on the second play of the fourth quarter after racing
53 yards in the wildcat formation that gave Fort
Valley the lead for keeps in Lane's final home game
of the season.
"(Lane president) Dr. (Wesley) McClure has
instructed me to put a quality team on the field,"
Lane coach Derrick Burroughs said. "I tried to tell
our guys it doesn't matter what's on front of our
opponent's jersey. We're a young team, and we're a
player or two away, but we were able to draw on
some positives (Saturday)."
One of the positives was a seven-play, 69-yard
drive after Fort Valley (8-1, 7-1) had taken its first
lead of the game, 14-12, with 6:08 to play in the
Evan Yabu accounted for what would be Lane's final
points of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic
Conference game less than three minutes later on a
Yabu was instrumental in the drive taking a Tahj
Dent pass 36 yards to the FVSU 33, and Dent
accounted for 15 yards to the 3-yard line on a
keeper one play later.
"There was fight in us all season," Dent, a freshman,
said. "We could never pull it out, but I'm real excited
about this team, win, lose or draw. I'm anxious
about next season."
Fort Valley didn't have far to travel the next time the
'Cats touched the ball at the Lane 25, after Dragonspunter Brian Wooten was dropped after fielding a
high snap from center.
"We had great preparation," Lane linebacker Patrick
Morrison said. "We studied all week ... but a great
team makes great plays."
Two plays later, Reid scored on a six-yard run and
with 12:03 to play, FVSU had a 28-18 lead.http://www.jacksonsun.com/article/20101031/SPORTS/10310329/Lane-falls-to-Fort-Valley