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SPORTS byPeitric Davis
Welcome to New Season
Welcome back sports fans! Here’s a look at our foot
ball team as they stand pumped and ready for an all out
banner blue and white season.
The man: Head Coach Jerome Harper. The Plan; posi-
tivity and productivity from being fundamentally sound.
Last year’s 5-4 finish was just the beginning as the
Broncos prepare to “tum the comer,, with this year’s squad.
There are forty returning lettermen, five starters on of
fense, and another seven on defense. In addition to our
returning veterans, we have several new recruits to the
During practices. Coach Harper and his staff have
drilled their players on the fimdamentals of the game. With the players sound
in their own abilities as well as prepared for the roles they will play in the
games, they can’t help but play with confidence.
The offense will begin the season by establishing a sound running game
behind Luvie Lesane and Chris Corprew at the running back position. In addi
tion to the two upper classmen we have two true freshman in Walter Young
and Larcose McFadder. With the establishment of a tight running game, this
will give quarter- — back, Jerome
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non. Provided that tjjg offensive
line keeps the defense in check, these guys should do a great job.
On the other side of the ball will be the “smash mouth,, style of defense that
will keep our opponents’ offense off the field. With the total combined weight
of 835 pounds (just 3 players), this writer wouldn’t advise a trek FSU’s defen
In the second wave of attack, our linebackers are ready to eliminate any
wayward runner that happens to find a space for daylight. Elvis Dudley, an
other pre-season all CIAA pick, will lead this core of linebackers in the quarter
The last line of defense will be the secondary with there “no pass zone,, style of
play. FSU’s secondary is billed as one of the fastest in the league. Their focal
point will be on the play of Darnell Cox, James Dawson, Demarco Jetter, Peter
Steele and Allen Autrey.
According to Coach Harper the Conference is very well balanced. With
that m mmd “we are our own worst opponent,„ says Harper, “If we can elimi
nate our own fundamental errors, we should be in the thick of things as far the
conference race goes.,,
1 Finally Coach Harper would like to thank the community at large for their
contmumg and Rowing support. To his staff, thanks for the dedication and
I hard work. To his players, “this is your time to shine.,,
I With this in mind our team deserves your support. Join me and the bovs
every Saturday. See ya there!
Newest Bronco in Town
On behalf of Fayetteville State University and The Broncos’
Voice, a warm welcome is extended to Coach Antinous Smith.
Standing a solid 6’4" and weighing in at 210 pounds, Coach
Smith will serve as the new offensive coordinator for the FSU foot
ball team. He will be responsible for most of the play selections
for the offense, while Coach Harper will select plays during crunch
times. Coach Smith’s other duties will include serving as the quar
terback and receiver coach and training the FSU softball team for
the CIAA finals.
Taking a deeper look, it was discovered that this new brother
has a Degree in Physical Education with a minor in Human Ser
vices from Alabama A&M. While he was at Alabama, Coach Smith
was a quarterback from 1985 to 1990.
In addition to his passion for sports. Coach Smith has a pas
sion for older citizens as well as youth. In the meanwhile he will return to
school to receive his Masters Degree. Keep a look out for more articles on
Coach Smith in the future.
Bringin’ The Noise
In a continuing quest to bring you a taste of that flavor that you sa
vor, FSU is proud to present to you the 1995-96 edition of our very own
Bronco Cheerleading squad headed by Coach Rita Adams.
This year’s sqaud contains many new faces. There are five freshman
stepping in to lead the crowd in Bronco cheers. The new freshmen in
cluded are Jennifer Picket, Kemmia Hurst, Tonya Owens, Carmen
Nichols, and Shantee Thomas. There are three sophomores; Jennifer
Long, Regeena Harrison and NeSheil Wilson. Last, but certainly not
least, we have two senior men; returning cheerleaders Bobby Hostler
and Jerell Joyner.
These are the surviors of a very rigorous trainning schedule that be
gan at 6 a.m. in the morning and did not end until 8 p.m. There is a
serious amount of training that goes into being a Bronco Cheerleader.
The cheerieaders begin with conditioning exercises and calisthenics.
Then it’s on to weight lifting until lunch. After lunch they’re back at it
with a gymnastics workout at Countryside Gym and yes, still more prac
Assisting fifth year Coach, Rita Adams, during the cheerieaders’ sum
mer camp was Ms. Keisha Devon who was a former Bronco cheerleader
and Kelley McLuarin who is the squad’s stunt cordinator.
With such a big change in personnel. Coach Adams decided upon a
change in style to complement her squad. This year’s squad will be fun
damentally sound in all aspects of their sport. “We will present and fea
ture an aggressive [number] of stunts and pryamids ... [and] their cheers
will call for more crowd involment,,, says Coach Adams, “with a little
less dancing.,. However, there will still be that same foot stompin’, hand
clappin’, loud yellin’ and body movin’ style. Therefore, don’t expect
to come to the game and not be involved with the cheerleaders
With the kind of spirit that the new cheerleaders are exhibiting there
IS nothmg that our teams will not be able to do. Coach Adams stated that
there was some recruitmg done for this year’s squad, because if you
want the best, you’ve got to go out and get the best.
Finally thank-yous are in order for the members of this year’s squad
for their dedication and enthusiasim for wanting to represent this uni
versity and support its atheletic teams. Thanks especially to the fresh
man and newcomers.
So, to all you Broncos out there, catch them should they fall and
Stand and cheer when you hear them call!