college football

Three in-state teams make FCS playoffs

Three in-state teams make FCS playoffs

Three college football teams from North Carolina are in the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs. Big South Conference champion Gardner-Webb and Davidson, which received the Pioneer Football League’s automatic bid, join at-large selection Elon. All three teams begin with road games Saturday in the 24-team field. Gardner-Webb (6-5), which lost a non-league encounter with Elon in September at Elon’s Rhodes Stadium, goes to Eastern Kentucky (7-4). This will be the first FCS playoff game for the Runnin’ Bulldogs. Gardner-Webb secured the bid by defeating visiting North Carolina A&T 37-18 in a winner-take-all game Saturday in the regular-season finale. No. 5 seed…
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Poole provides big freshman impact

Poole provides big freshman impact

Former Randleman standout Dominick Poole has been racking up honors after his freshman season with The Citadel football team. Poole, a defensive back, has received recognition on the Southern Conference and national levels. Poole was named Freshman of the Year in the Southern Conference by the Southern Conference Sports Media Association. Poole became The Citadel’s first media Freshman of the Year since 1982. That was the only other time a Bulldog has been honored with that award. Poole came off the bench in The Citadel’s first two games before starting the final nine. He finished the season with 51 total…
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