Gardner-Webb hosts twenty fifth-ranked North Carolina A&T in Saturday’s season opener, with the Aggies making their first soccer journey to Boiling Springs. Kickoff is about for six:00 pm in Ernest W. Spangler Stadium, and can air stay on The Huge South Community. Fabian Fuentes and Alex Visitor will present the video name. Recreation audio will even be broadcast by way of wgwg.org, with Brendan Boylan and Tyler Helms dealing with these duties.
Gardner-Webb and North Carolina A&T have by no means met earlier than within the sport of soccer … The Runnin’ Bulldogs haven’t hosted a workforce from the MEAC since No. eight Hampton got here to city on October eight, 2005 … The Pirates took a fifty two-21 win in that recreation … The Runnin’ Bulldogs are 10-four towards present members of the MEAC, with 5 of these wins coming in a 5-zero collection edge over then I-AA unbiased Savannah State.
Quarterback Tyrell Maxwell (6-2, 231, Sr.) enters his last marketing campaign with a locker filled with nicely-deserved preseason accolades. The Orangeburg, S.C., native has emerged as a excessive-degree sign caller with the power to stretch the sector together with his arm and legs. The 2016 Massive South Convention Offensive Participant of the Yr was named the Walter Payton Award Watch Listing by STATS earlier this preseason and was named to the School Soccer Efficiency Awards FCS Performer of the Yr Trophy Watch Listing as nicely. Maxwell’s 2016 marketing campaign was electrical, as he paced the Massive South Convention in dashing yards and complete offense – together with a document tempo of 118.2 yards per recreation on the bottom in 5 league video games. Maxwell handed for a profession-excessive 1,657 yards and 9 scores and rushed for a profession-greatest 965 yards and eight touchdowns – narrowly lacking a 1,000-yard dashing season. He was at his greatest in a win over No. eight Charleston Southern, dashing for a season-greatest one hundred sixty five yards and passing for 195 extra. Maxwell ranks seventh in class historical past with 2,014 yards on the bottom and eleventh in class historical past with 2,731 passing yards.
A HALL OF FAME FAMILY CONNECTION
Gardner-Webb and North Carolina A&T take pleasure in an area household connection, with former Aggies’ star Herbert Harbison (1983-1986) inducted into the varsity’s athletics Corridor of Fame in 2016. Two of his brothers, Charlie Harbison (1978-1982) and James Harbison (1990-1993) have been standout defensive backs at Gardner-Webb – and each are members of Gardner-Webb’s athletics Corridor of Fame. Charlie was inducted at GWU in 2007 and James was inducted in 2009. All three brothers starred at close by Crest…