Morehouse College, the nation's only private, historically black liberal arts college for men, who enjoyed the best season of football since 1930. The current team is 5-1 and trailing the leaders in the Conference, Albany State. Morehouse Maroon Tigers also ranked at number sixteen in (AFCA) Poll of the National American Association Football Coach. This is the first time that Morehouse was ever in the top 25 polls.
Morehouse plays in NCAA Division II Athletic Conference in the South. There are five games remaining on their schedule this season, two of which will be played in Atlanta. All game play Conference. Scoreboard infringement Morehouse has been led by a trio of quarterbacks this season: William Brack, Byron Ingram, Donnay and Ragland. Running back David Carter, a freshman from Marietta, Georgia, leading the team in rushing yardage. Senior defensive lineman Derrin "Freight Train" nettles has been outstanding on defense, forcing turnovers and sacking opposing quarterbacks.
Maroon Tigers head coach is Rich Freeman. The Atlanta native has been at Morehouse since the 2007 season. Before coming to Morehouse, Freeman spent two seasons at Lane College in Jackson, Tennessee, where he served as an assistant head coach and defensive coordinator. He has coached at several other colleges, primarily as a defensive specialist. Morehouse plays their home matches at B.T. Harvey Stadium. This facility was built in 1983 and was named Athletic Trainer of the most successful in the history of Morehouse. The stadium has a seating capacity of 9,000.
Morehouse College is located on the campus of 66 acres in the historic West End of Atlanta, just a few minutes from the city centre. Founded in 1867, the College is part of the Atlanta University Center, which is a consortium of colleges and universities in the black world. Other institutions within the group are Clark Atlanta University, Spelman College, and the Interdenominational Theological Center, Morehouse School of Medicine. Students from campuses regularly participate in joint classes and social events.
The next match will be against home rivals Morehouse major conference, Albany State University on October 23. It will be a Homecoming for Morehouse, and they will be trying to take over first place in their Conference. Students, alumni, and fans hoping for an interesting match up.
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