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    The Compass Wednesday, October26, 1994 15
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who ran in two touchdowns—the second
one with 14 seconds left in the first half.
The Vikings were able to scramble up
one touchdown by Aaron Murchinson
ona ISyard run with 13:40 on the clock in
the second quarter.
The Vikings jumped on the Broncos
early in the tWrd quarter as Aaron
Murchinson scored on a 30 yard run for a
touchdown with 12:10 on the clock.
Murchinson would score on another
touchdown in the third quarter which
brought the score (28-20). The Vikings'
defense held the Broncos scoreless in the
third quarter.
In the fourth qucirter,the Vikings scored
a touchdown with 3:54 on an eight- yard
pass from Kenny Crump to Jimmy White.
This brought the score to (28-26) with
minutes left in the ball game.
"We had no other choice but to go for
two in fear of not getting the ball back,"
said Crump.
Crump rolled out and threw the ball to
Jimmy White, who was tmable to catch it
in the eiKi zone.
The Vikings went on to lose their sec
ond game of the season.
Sept24broughtthe First Biannual Clas
sic between the Vikings and the Norfolk
State Spartans. An estimated 7,200 fans
and alumni of both schools filled Roe-
buckStadium, rooting their favorite team
to victory.
"Vikings fans really came through for
the foott>all team today," said Sports In
formation Director Kirt Campbell. "They
really helped the Vikings pull out this
victory."
The Vikings were led on offense by
Aaron Murchinson who had a total of 164
yards on 22 carries. The Vikings' defense
gave up a total of409yards to the Spartan
offense. Spartanquarterback Aaron Spar
row threw for 335 yards, hooking with
his favorite receiver James Roe for 143 of
those yards.
Despite the Spartans' impressive of
fense, the Vikings emerged victorious
with a (27-26) upset victory over Norfolk
State.
ThatvictorymadetheVikingsl-3over-
all and 1-2 in the CIAA.
Next the Vikings traveled to the Bull
City, Durham N.C. to take on theEagles
of North Carolina Central University.
NFL Hall of Famer Larry Little had his
team ready for the Vikings.
The Ea^es scored early behind junior
quarterback Brad McAdams' pass to
wideout Moses Ware. The Eagles added
a touchdown by Sheldon Slade and a
field goal by Kevin Houstouch.
At that early point the Vikings were
trailing 17-0.
The Vikings cut into that lead after
junior Barry Uscomb had an interception
and ran it back for a touchdown.
Just as the Vikings thought they were
in the ballgame on the ensuing kickoff
one of the Eagle players ran the ball back
for a touchdown.
"That play really broke our hack and
CBAC forum tackles
problem of ‘respect’
By Latisha Edwards
ECSU studentsaired frustrationsabout
problems between African-American
men aiKi women at a forum held Sept 13
in Johnson Hall.
These problems stem primarily from a
lack of respect between African-Ameri
can men and women, the students con
cluded at the forum, which was spon
sored by the Concerned Black Aware
ness Council.
"They (women) allow brothers to dis
respect them," said Papi, a panelist. "I
don't think brothers have a full under
standing of females, either."
The forum probed the causes of the
lack of respect between African-Ameri
can men and women. Panelist Kendra
Bemett attributed the lack of respect for
black males to a conspiracy sparked by
the media,"to destroy all biack males.
"We must have respect for ourselves if
we want to respect our wonnen," Bemett
continued. "We have iK)t been respecting
our womenbecauseof thebreak-down of
the family."
BrandonScott,arx)therpanelistaigued
that the problem was not thebreak-down
of the family. "A black woman can raise
a family if she is strong."
Several students agreed that negative
stereotypes and a lack of role models in
the nrtedia have influenced how African-
American men and women see one an
other.
"The media serKls subliminal messages
to our people," said Papi who added that
he believes "the media tries to break up
the African-American community for
control."
"If lama strongindividual,and Iknow
myself," he said, 'Tm not going to let
those outside things affect me."
Chris Johnson, Elizabeth City State
Uiuversity sophomore and president of
the Concerned Black Awareness Coun
cil, said that the council felt there was a
need for sucha forumbecauseof adrastic
decline in levels of respect between Afri
can-American men and women.
Although panelists reached no firm
conclusions about the dilemnas, Papi re
ceived applause after his final staten>ent.
There is a whole structure behind being
aman.Wemustbeconrtenrtan,notmales."
we were unable to bounce back, " said
Kenny Crump.
The Eagles won the ball game (37-25).
Oct. 8 the Vikings brought their 1-4
record back to Roebuck Stadium to take
on (1-4-1) Virginia Union.
The panthers scored on their first pos
session. It was a one-yard run by Donald
Ruffin with 13:06 in the first quarter. This
game proved to be an explosion by the
Viking offense as they scored 40 points
led by Crump. He had three rushing
touchdowns and threw for one.
was challenged to go to our room
and look in the mirror and check our
selves to see if we really needed to be
playing this game of football, " Crump
said.
Malcolm MackeyandMurchinsonalso
scored touchdowns.
The game winner came on a broken
play where Crump hooked with senior
wideoutShrano Woodley fromfouryards
out to score the winning touchdown.
The touchdown gave the Vikings their
second win at home and the season. The
play was supposed to option right but
Senior Abe Jones didn't get the call so he
went left This turned out good as he
blocked a heavily rushing linebacker,
thereby giving Crump time to see
Woodley open the end zone.
"In this win our offensive line played
its best game of the season,"said Coach
Moody.
The Vikings won the game (40-36).
Next the Vikings traveled toTennessee
to take on Knoxville College
Knoxville,a Division Three school, had
no football stadiim\ of their own so they
played at a recreation field that wasn't
even marked with hash marks. Unfortu
nately for the referees, who would have
trouble spotting theball on field, the game
went on as planned.
"The Vikings were not playing one of
their better ball games and they were
lucky to come out with a win," said Dr.
Edward Mclean, Athletic Director for
ECSU.
The game was characterized by many
mistakes by both teams— including sev
eral tumovers by the Vikings' offense
and several missed defensive assign
ments. The V ikings' win (27-26) improved
their record to (3-4) on the season.
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Saturday at 1:30 p.m.
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