As they moved into the third week of their season, the Shepherd Rams looked strong in their 64-13 win over The University of Virginia’s College at Wise.
Shepherd dominated the game from the kickoff, shutting out UVa-Wise 19-0 in the first quarter. Shepherd was on the board early with a 36 yard pass to wide receiver CJ Davis from quarterback Jeff Ziemba for a touchdown. The Rams closed out the quarter with two more touchdowns including an impressive 67 yard run for a score by running back Deonte Glover.
Tensions were rising high between the opposing teams early on in the game. Near the end of the first quarter, an argument between several players ensued, resulting in one player from each team being ejected from the game.
Wise put ten points on the board in the second quarter, but the Rams kept the lead with three more touchdowns for 21 points.
Shepherd’s defense was the highlight of the second half, holding UVa-Wise to a single field goal. The Rams offense dominated, adding 24 more points to their total.
The key elements of Shepherd’s offense were Jeff Ziemba with 355 passing yards, Deonte Glover with 98 rushing yards and CJ Davis with 154 receiving yards. Wide receivers Billy Brown and Ryan Feiss also contributed with 129 and 113 receiving yards respectively.
The game clocked in at just under three and a half hours. Rams head coach Monte Cater commented on the game’s length stating that it seemingly “took forever.” Coach Cater was impressed with his team’s efforts in the game noting that the Rams were able to get off to a good start by being “very efficient in the first half.”
The Shepherd Rams played an impressive game this week, elevating their record to 3-0. Next week the Rams face off against Notre Dame College in South Euclid, Ohio.
This story has been corrected to show that no Shepherd University players were on field during the National Anthem and none took a knee in any kind of protest. The Picket regrets the error.