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HBCU Weekend Roundup: Miles College Takes Potent Offense On The Road

Edwin Kleinpeter played extremely well in Miles's 55-14 victory over Clark Atlanta last week completing 15-of-20 passes for 260 yards and four touchdowns. (MILES COLLEGE)

By Donald Hunt

Special to the Birmingham Times

Miles College continues to play at a high level moving the football up and down the field.

The Golden Bears (2-0 league, 3-1 overall) will go on the road to play Central State (0-2 league, 1-3 overall) on Saturday, Sept. 30 with an offense capable of lighting up the scoreboard. The kickoff is set for 12 p.m.

Offensively, the Golden Bears are led by quarterback Edwin Kleinpeter who played extremely well in the team’s 55-14 win over Clark Atlanta last week. Kleinpeter completed 15-of-20 passes for 260 yards and four touchdowns and had five carries for 30 yards and one rushing TD.

Kleinpeter has two brilliant wide receivers with Jaih Andrews and Geordon Pollard who can get open and make some big receptions in the passing game with running back Brandon Hicks providing Miles with a solid ground attack which should help them in this Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) matchup against Central State.

In other SIAC action, Tuskegee University (3-0 league, 4-0 overall) will step out of conference and visit Alabama A&M (1-1 league, 2-2 overall) from the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) on Saturday, Sept. 30. The kickoff will be at 2 p.m.

The Golden Tigers are on a terrific roll with some big plays during this winning streak.

On offense, the Golden Tigers have a strong rushing game with running backs Zina Mulbah and Johnny Morris who can move the chains and create scoring opportunities with their running skills.

Defensively, linebackers Malik Moore and Vincent Hill have been Tuskegee University’s top players. Moore and Hill are the team’s leading tacklers with 38 and 25 tackles respectively.

The Golden Tigers’ defense will be tested with the Bulldogs outstanding running backs with Ryan Morrow and Donovan Eaglin.

Elsewhere in the SWAC, Alabama State (0-1 league, 1-2 overall) will host Alcorn State (0-1 league, 1-3 overall) on Saturday, Sept. 30. The kickoff will take place at 5 p.m.

The Hornets’ wide receiver Kisean Johnson has been one of the team’s best offensive players. Johnson has 24 catches for 322 yards and three TDs.


Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Schedule

Saturday, Sept. 30

Miles College at Central State 12 p.m. Wilberforce, OH

Fort Valley State at Allen University 7 p.m. Blythewood, S.C.

Albany State at Kentucky State 1 p.m. Frankfort, KY

Lane College at Clark Atlanta 2 p.m. Atlanta, Ga.

Tuskegee University at Alabama A&M 3 p.m. Huntsville, Ala.

Edward Waters at Savannah State 6 p.m.

Morehouse College at Benedict College 7 p.m. Columbia, S.C.


SIAC Standings

Conference                           Overall

Tuskegee University           3-0                                          4-0

Benedict College                 2-0                                         4-0

Allen University                   2-0                                          3-0

Fort Valley State                 3-0                                         3-1

Miles College                       2-0                                          3-1

Albany State                       2-0                                          2-2

Savannah State                   1-1                                          2-2

Edward Waters                    1-2                                          1-3

Kentucky State                    0-3                                          1-3

Central State                        0-2                                          1-3

Clark Atlanta                        0-3                                          0-4

Morehouse College           0-2                                          0-4

Lane College                        0-2                                          0-4


Southwestern Athletic Conference Schedule

Saturday, Sept. 30

Lincoln (CA) at Texas Southern 2 p.m. Houston, TX

Tuskegee University at Alabama A&M 2 p.m. Huntsville, Ala.

Southern at Arkansas-Pine Bluff 4 p.m. Pine Bluff, AR

Alcorn State at Alabama State 5 p.m. Montgomery, Ala.

Prairie View A&M at Grambling State 6 p.m. Dallas, TX

Florida A&M at Mississippi Valley State 6 p.m. Itta Bena, Miss.


SWAC Standings


Conference                           Overall

Florida A&M                       2-0                                          3-1

Jackson State                       1-1                                          3-2

Alabama A&M                    1-1                                          2-2

Alabama State                     0-1                                          1-2

Bethune-Cookman            0-1                                          1-3

Mississippi Valley State     0-0                                          0-3



Prairie View A&M              2-0                                         2-2

Grambling State                  1-0                                          2-2

Southern                            1-0                                           1-2

Alcorn State                       0-1                                           1-3

Arkansas-Pine Bluff            0-1                                          1-3

Texas Southern                   0-2                                          0-4

Game of the Week: Tuskegee University at Alabama A&M 3 p.m. Huntsville, Ala.