Monday, November 21, 2016

Ram Ramblings: WSSU left it all on the field on Saturday

BROOKVILLE, N.Y. – Will Johnson, a four-year starter for Winston-Salem State, stood on the field at Long Island Post flanked by his family who came from High Point to see what turned out to be his final college game.

Johnson, an All-CIAA kicker and one of the best in school history, was in no hurry to get back on the team bus for the long 11-hour bus ride back to Winston-Salem.

For the roughly 300 WSSU fans who came to Saturday’s 48-41 loss to Long Island Post it didn’t seem like it was worth the trip late in the third quarter. The Rams trailed 48-24 and the Pioneers had started celebrating.

But what happened next was one of the more memorable moments for this year’s team, even if they couldn’t comeback all the way. The Ram scored 17 unanswered points to put a scare in the Long Island Post fans.

One of the fans who travelled from his home in White Plains, New York was Danny Woodward, who was in a wheelchair but wasn’t going to miss the game. Woodward, who is a 1953 graduate of WSSU, played football for the Rams in the 1950s.

Before the game many of the coaches and players shook his hand outside the locker room.


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