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CELEBRATION BOWL: Underdog Alcorn focused on North Carolina A&T

ATLANTA – Entering the 2018 Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl, Alcorn State is the underdog but that’s nothing new to the players and coaches.

According to players, they’ve been counted out in many situations throughout the year. When Alcorn faced Georgia Tech at the start of the year, the goal was set to return to Atlanta and play in the Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

After a five-overtime loss to Alabama State, the road looked bleak but through it all, the Braves persevered reached the Celebration Bowl for their second time in school history.

Southwestern Athletic Conference head coach of the Year Fred McNair says that it’s been a great season for his program.

Coming into this game, the Braves are entering with De’Shawn Waller, the 1,076-yard rusher who’s accounted for 12 touchdowns on the season. Noah Johnson at quarterback is also looking good with 186 completed passes and 2,079 yards to go along with 15 passing touchdowns.

The Braves face North Carolina A&T noon Saturday.

Written by Darius

Darius Goodman is an alumni of Martin Luther King Jr. High School in DeKalb County and a former piccolo/flute player for the MLK Marching Lions. Upon high school graduation in 2011, Goodman attended South Carolina State University on a band scholarship up until 2015 when he completed his Bachelors of Arts in Mass Communication with a concetration in Journalism. Once finished with his degree, Goodman then joined Beyond the Flag a FanSided site. From there, Goodman started his career with the Henry Herald/Clayton News Daily in 2016. Within a few years, he attained a few awards: including company wide social media awards and a Georgia Press Association Sports Coverage award. Now, while balancing Henry County, Goodman is reaching out to DeKalb County.

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