Erskine football season recap.
Week one: At Barton, W 30-28
Erskine College went to Wilson, NC played against the Barton Bulldogs and won. A game that was historic for both teams, being their first seasons in 70+ years. A game that was decided by a early safety for Erskine that pit the Fleet behind 7-2. The Game was sealed when QB Craig Pender escaped the defense getting a pass of to Senika Mckie. I loved Barton stadium and was amazing for a first year program.
Week two: At Edward Waters, L 21-20Erskine had a 20-0 lead in the game at one point. A 20-7 lead at the half. Edward Waters stormed back in the second half to win, 21-20. Overall it was a good game for Erskine but they blew their lead. I feel like if Erskine wins this game, they could have won more this year.
Week three: Vs Shorter, L 24-13
The first home game in 70+ years ended in a loss but, it was a good one. They pulled nearly 1,000 people and possibly more. Erskine was down 7-6 at one point but failing to score in the red zone hurt the Fleet. Their only touchdown was a WR pass from Kevin Cotae to Rashad Lucky.
Week four: At North Greenville, scrimmage N/A
No stats announced .
Week five: Vs Tusculum L, 47-7
The Fleet were blown out on homecoming vs the eventual SAC ( South Athletic Conference). It was a terrible game for Erskine. The Fleet were originally play Edward Waters in a rematch but, EWC failed to pass Covid-19 protocols.
Week six: At Newberry L, 54-14
A bad game by Erskine but it was preventible, Erskine lead this game, 7-6 but a couple turnovers led to Newberry scoring 28 points in the second quarter. If Erskine doesn’t turn over the ball so much this game could have been 28-14. Still a loss but looks better than 54-14.
Week seven: Vs Fort Vally State: L, 45-21
The score doesn’t show how well the team played. Coming out from a 30 minute weather delay FVSU scored 3 touchdowns in 3 minutes. Erskine fumbled 3 times, which killed them. Craig Pender threw for 260 yards a TD and a ran for a TD but, two costly picks hurt Erskine.
Week eight: Vs Limestone, cancelled
Erskine’s final game of the spring season was cancelled due to Covid-19 within the program.
Overall: 1-5 (0-0)
Though Erskine only won one game, it was still a historic season. The Fleet took the field for the first time since 1951 and brought back football to Due West, South Carolina.