Shepherd advances to 7th nationally in latest poll

SHEPHERDSTOWN — After moving its record to 8-0 with a 45-19 win over Glenville last Saturday, Shepherd advanced to seventh in the national polls. The Rams moved up two places in the rankings after Washburn and Bloomsburg lost for the first time this season.

The Rams are at home on Saturday for their last regular season game at Ram Stadium. West Virginia State provides the opposition in a Mountain East Conference game with a noon start.

The conference named Shepherd’s Corey Washington as its Defensive Player of the Week and C.J. Davis as its Special Teams Player of the Week.

Washington caused a fumble that led directly to a Shepherd touchdown and returned an interception 40 yards for a score. He was credited with three tackles and pass breakup.

Davis had a 90-yard touchdown on a kickoff return and totaled 140 yards on three kickoff returns. He totaled 29 yards on two punt returns.

Shepherd remained second in the Super Region One ratings. The top six teams in the final ratings all qualify for the NCAA Division II playoffs that begin on Nov. 23.

Unbeaten West Chester (9-0) is the top-ranked team in the latest Super Region One listings.

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