Old Dominion University pulled off one of the biggest upsets in years on Saturday when the Monarchs beat Virginia Tech, 49-35. A former Massanutten Military Academy standout ad a big role in the win.
Travis Fulgham, who played at MMA for a year before transferring to Broad Run High School, came up with some big catches in the ODU victory.
The ODU redshirt senior wide receiver had nine receptions for 188 yards and one touchdown. He made a game-tying 25-yard touchdown catch with 12:55 left in the game for his only score of the day.
For the season, Fulgham has 14 receptions for 252 yards.
The Hokies entered the game ranked No. 13 in the country in the Associated Press Top 25 poll, while the Monarchs were winless.
Dylan Rivers (Sherando ’17) led the Hokies’ defense with nine tackles.
Fulgham played for MMA in his junior year of high school in 2012-2013 before attending Broad Run in his senior year.
In the season-opening 52-10 loss to Liberty University on Sept. 1, Fulgham had two catches for 34 yards.
Last season Fulgham had 30 receptions for 394 yards and one touchdown. As a sophomore, he had 29 catches for 478 yards and eight scores.
The Monarchs play at East Carolina University this weekend.
LEADING THE WAY: Josh Ojo (Sherando ’15) is off to a strong start for West Liberty University this season.
The redshirt junior cornerback has five interceptions in four games for the Hilltoppers. For the season, Ojo has 10 tackles, including eight solo tackles. He also has four pass break-ups and nine pass deflections.
Ojo had two interceptions in Saturday’s 23-17 victory over UVa-Wise. His first interception in the third quarter helped set-up a West Liberty field goal. Ojo’s second interception came with 1:07 left in the game and sealed the win as UVa.-Wise was driving to try to win the game.
He also had two interceptions in a 24-10 loss to the University of Charleston on Sept. 13.
In the Sept 13 game, Ojo played against one of his former teammates Michael Perry (Sherando ’18). Perry, a true freshman, had one tackle and one fumble recovery for the University of Charleston in the contest.
Ojo has started all four games this season for West Liberty, after making six starts last season.
The Hilltoppers are 2-2 on the season and play at Notre Dame College (Ohio) this weekend.
QUICK START: It’s early in the season, but Jacob Smith (Strasburg ’15) is off to another strong season for UVa-Wise’s golf team.
The senior opened his final collegiate golf campaign by tying for 50th in the Glade Springs Intercollegiate Championships in Daniels, West Virginia on Sept. 2-4.
Smith shot a 74 in the first round of the three-day event and followed that up with a 79 and an 82. The Cavaliers finished 17th as a team with a score of 945. Arkansas Tech won the team crown with an 878.
Smith was able to shoot on one of his home golf courses on Sept. 9 in the Greene Turtle Invitational held at Shenandoah Valley Golf Club. He shot a 74 to tie for 34th place in the event, which was shortened from a two-day tournament to a one-day tourney due to rain.
The Cavaliers placed 10th in the tournament, which was hosted by Shenandoah University. The Cavaliers had a team score of 297, while Guilford won the team title with a 281.
Shenandoah University sophomore Josh Bianco (Sherando ’17) finished tied for ninth in the Greene Turtle Invitational with a 71. The Hornets finished ninth as a team with a score of 294.