Sunday, October 9, 2016

Ram Ramblings: Blount nearly pulls off huge upset

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina -- It looked awful familiar to this veteran sportswriter on Sunday afternoon as I watched Winston-Salem State somehow beat Johnson C. Smith 15-14.

In one of the best views of any football-playing school in the CIAA with the Charlotte skyline in the background the old trench fighter, Kermit Blount, almost beat his alma mater.

As I watched the Golden Bulls stick around against the Rams it appeared to me that I’ve seen this before. Back when Blount was coaching the Rams for 16 years he often stayed in games despite having less talent than his opponents.

He was doing the same thing on Sunday only this time he was wearing the gold and blue of Johnson C. Smith. Blount is in his second season in Charlotte and he didn’t win 91 games and two CIAA titles at WSSU by accident.

Blount nearly pulled off what would have been the biggest upset in a long time in the CIAA.


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