Tuesday, October 25, 2016
ATLANTA, Georgia -- As we are rounding into shape of the HBCU Football Season, we are a little less than two months away from the 2nd Annual Air Force Reserves “Celebration Bowl” on December 17 at Noon, taking place right here in Atlanta, from the Georgia Dome. Last years’ event celebrated the absolute best in HBCU Football from the MEAC and SWAC Conferences; North Carolina A&T Aggies from the MEAC and the Alcorn State Braves from the SWAC. A&T was the eventual winner 41, 34 over Alcorn.
On the road to the “Celebration Bowl” this season, the SWAC representative from last season Alcorn is currently sitting at 3-2 in the conference and 3-3 overall and leading the East Division but out of the West Division the Grambling State is sitting pretty at 4-1, and 4-0 in the conference, already having defeated the Braves. The Tigers only loss was to Arizona, where they were leading deep in that contest. The Southern Jaguars are also undefeated in the West Division at 4-0.
From the MEAC side of things, the Eagles of North Carolina Central are leading the conference at 5-0 by virtue of total wins, followed by last years’ Celebration Bowl winner North Carolina A&T at 4-0, and South Carolina State at 3-0. A&T will play both the Bulldogs and Eagles but they will not be playing each other which may cause another repeat dilemma. Stay tuned for the MEAC side of thing.