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Marching 101

S.C. State's Marching 101 entertains the crowd during the halftime show of the Bethune Cookman game on Oct. 25 in Orangeburg.

Jerome Pettiway gets MEAC rookie honor

NORFOLK, Va. – South Carolina State’s Jerome Pettiway earned Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Rookie of the Week honors.

Pettiway (P, 6-4, 6-4, 220, York) finished with nine punts for 368 yards with an average of 40.9 yards per punt and a long of 47 yards. He kicked four punts inside the 20-yard line and one touchback in a 30-20 win over Norfolk State.

Among other top performers from S.C. State were:

* Antonio Hamilton (SCSU) returned five punts for 122 yards with a long of 61 yards against Norfolk State.

* Andrian Kollock Jr. (SCSU) completed 15-of-29 passes for 232 yards with one touchdown against Norfolk State.

* Darius Leonard (SCSU) tallied five solo tackles, with two for a loss of two yards, in a win against Norfolk State.

Morgan State’s Moses Skillon was selected as MEAC Offensive Player of the Week. Howard’s Kenneth Russ was named Defensive Player of the Week.

Morgan State’s Clarence Swain was selected as the Offensive Lineman of the Week. Howard’s John Fleck was selected as Special Teams Player of the Week.

Marching 101 at Medal of Honor Bowl

CHARLESTON — Medal of Honor Bowl Chairman Tommy McQueeney has announced that South Carolina State University’s famed “Marching 101” Band will again perform during halftime of the second annual game on Saturday, Jan. 10, at The Citadel’s Johnson Hagood Stadium. Kickoff is set for 2:30 p.m.

The Medal of Honor Bowl is a premier all-star game the features the nation’s top draft-eligible college football players as projected for the NFL Draft. The game honors the Medal of Honor recipients and the game’s beneficiaries, the Medal of Honor Museum Foundation, disabled veterans and wounded warriors.

“South Carolina State’s ‘Marching 101’ Band is among the top college performance bands in America and they did a terrific job for us last year,” McQueeney said. “We are fortunate that SCSU President Tom Elzey and Band Director Eddie Ellis have once again accepted our request and are again sending this state treasure to the Lowcountry. The ‘Marching 101’ is entertaining, well-choreographed and exudes in American Patriotism.”

The halftime show of The Medal of Honor Bowl is being sponsored by Verizon.

Established in 1918, South Carolina State’s bands have been nationally recognized as one of the most entertaining and inspiring marching bands in the country. The “Marching 101” has appeared and performed at many NFL football games and bowl parades, in addition to a full schedule of community and university events. Graduates of the SCSU band have and currently serve as music educators throughout the state and region.

Tickets, which range from $15-$40, may be secured at the Medal of Honor Bowl Game’s dedicated website They will also be available at The Citadel Athletic Ticket Office at 843-953-DOGS (3647).

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